First off, the best decision I've made was to get monthly facials. My face has never looked as healthy and my skin tone as even as it has over the past twelve months. Since I don't spend a lot on beautifying (I rarely get mani/pedis, only go to the hair salon a few times a year for my perm/relaxer and I get my eyebrows threaded once a month for $9), it was well within my budget to splurge on a monthly facial--and it's been worth every single penny.
And in addition to drinking a TON more water and getting more sleep, I've also been trying to take vitamins as regularly as possible. I take a multi, vitamin D, biotin, folic acid and I'd like to think these have also contributed to fixing my skin as well.
Another thing that's worked wonders for my face has been my Olay ProX exfoliating face brush (which I use a few times a week). So with exfoliating in mind, I was in Whole Foods recently and got drawn into the beauty section which features some great-smelling organic body salt scrubs.
|Various Salt Scrubs by Woodspirits|
And last but not least, I started using Crest White Strips this week (and somehow convinced Mr. M to use them as well!) The first time I used these was like 4 or 5 years ago and let me tell you friends, they work. You just apply the upper and lower strips to your teeth for 30 minutes a day and voila! Whitened teeth without paying insane amounts of $$ at the dentist. One thing though--these make your teeth sensitive as HELL so I find that I need to take breaks every few days. But the results are worth it.
|Crest Advance Seal White Strips (20 Day Supply) / Image via Amazon|