two days ago, i returned for an IPL photo facial.
now, darlings, this is the grandaddy of facials for me. my mom turned me onto it... this is a woman who hasn't had anything "done" (no fillers, no tighteners, no nothing) except the IPL facial and her skin is FLAWLESS.
i've had to go on birth control over the last few years to correct a hormone imbalance... sadly, i'm not experiencing any of the BENEFITS of birth control (noooo sex in this city).... only weight gain, cramps, occasional acne (i know... annoying to admit i never had to deal with that before) and (woof) melasma -also known as the pregnancy mask....
the IPL facial is fantastic for tightening pores, boosting collagen, erasing spider veins and brown spots. while it hasn't completely gotten rid of the melasma (they gals at NIMA gave me a great pigment corrector and i'll let you know how that goes), it certainly helps and gets rid of all the damage i did this summer.
the facial really doesn't hurt much. the laser just zaps all over the skin (this laser hurt MUUUCH less than at previous location) and feels less painful than a rubber band snap. then a few days later, all the impurities come to the surface of your skin- it looks like lots of freckles or little coffee grounds. as the skin heals, the impurities just slough off. no big deal. no redness. no pain. no flaking skin. you can throw on makeup and go right out after the treatment. it's a breeze.
i have done IPL twice at other fab SLC medical spas and had GREAT results, but this girl is on a budget! who can afford it?!
NIMA to the rescue!
you can get a FULL day of treatments for less than ONE treatment at a non-teaching spa.
this would be so great for bachelorette nights or just a GNO.
just getting a pedicure, the usual....
you guys, i'm such a chic fashion blogger in my target shoes.
our incredible friends at NIMA are offering my FAVORITE treatment, the IPL photo facial to one lucky MiM reader! yeow!
let's all make our skin gorgeous before we ruin it again in the summer!
so ... go ahead and enter with this fancy giveaway thingy.... that way you know i'm not just gifting this to my dear friends....
i don't quite understand it, but it'll pick a winner for me and there are a bunch of different ways to enter and opportunities to enter more than once...
you guys, cut me some slack. i feel like a new blogger again!
i JUST learned what BLOGLOVIN is... don't worry, i'm claiming my blog today. yikes. i'm a nightmare.