I have this little gadget at home that is yet another thing I own to keep the lines at bay and it's called a Galvanic spa. And of all the products and gadgets out there that profess to work miracles, I actually notice the difference in my skin when I use it. The galvanic spa uses self adjusting galvanic currents that have interchangeable conductors that synergistically work with specially formulated products to deliver the key ingredients to your face. The brand I have is Nuskin and they make a range of serums that go with the spa. The intended result is to lessen the fine lines , tighten the skin and reduce the size of the pores and I can say that it definitely does all of that .
You use the pre treatment gel with the spa first and that is negatively charged and it draws the impurities from the skin. This contains marigold, sea kelp and vanilla extract to soothe and condition and cocoyl glutamate to cleanse and purify the skin.
Then you use the treatment gel with the spa and it's positively charged and this is when you start to see the difference. This gel contains arginine which helps the skin recover from stress and magnesium to promote cellular energy.
There is also a cream that you can use for the deeper lines but I find when I use this one my skin breaks out so I just stick to the pre treatment gel and the treatment gel. Nuskin recommends you use it 3 times a week but I usually only manage about twice a week . It takes about 10 mins all up to use the first gel and run the spa over your face, rinse it off and apply the second gel and run it over your face again for about 5 mins. I prefer to do this when no-one is around as I get some strange looks from my boys when they catch me doing it.
It's not cheap though, and I had to go without a pair of shoes to buy it (anyone who knows me knows how much that hurts). But I figured that if I could use this spa twice a week it would cut down on my maintenance at the beauticians . I have to say it has paid for itself , I visit the beautician far less. You can check it out at www.nuskin.com under "products".
As a postscript to my Gorgeous and Grey post I have decided to take the plunge and stop coloring my hair and go grey.... so the process begins. It is only 3 wks but I can already see the silver coming thru and I am ok with it. My hairdresser is going to help me grow it out gradually with some highlights as I go so I don't have to cut my hair off short and start again. He is great with color and I trust he is up for the challenge! The Feb edition of Australian Vogue has done an article on women who have all decided to give up the color and go grey, so clearly I am not the only one thinking about this. I took it as a sign.... standby for the updates.
2/3/2013 02:32:40 pm
hey mac, good for you, i dont think it will be too far away for me but is rather a daunting thought. cant wait to see how you like it - you'll look great anyway!!
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I have been a makeup artist for over 20 yrs and am passionate about beauty and helping women to look the best they possibly can. I believe that women are beautiful at any age , and being older myself, am constantly on the look out for products that will help the skin retain its glow and beauty. From a very young age I have paid attention to my skin and have always gone looking for new, innovative - or even tried and true products that make a difference. I take inspiration from my friends and women I meet in my work. These women are the reason I started this blog , so that I can pass on my knowledge and help women to keep looking, and feeling amazing . I love finding new looks that inspire and you can adapt to your own style . I am also a mum with 3 boys which keeps my life very busy ... and never dull as anyone who knows me will attest to! All items posted on this blog are chosen because I have personally tried them and like them. I hope you find something here that you will love and will work for you.