10 At-Home Beauty Fixes You No Longer Need a Derm Appointment For

In my early twenties, I didn’t think twice about making the occasional appointment for a facial, massage, or laser hair removal. But then came kids—and with them sleep-deprived days and nap schedules to work around and baby colds to tend to and babysitters to hire. All of which made it a LOT harder to get out of the house for beauty treatments.

Not only did I have less time to get out of the house for treatments, I also had a whole new collection of skin issues to deal with thanks to having kids. Dullness from lack of sleep? Check. Melasma from pregnancy? Check. Hormonal acne? Check. Less time and more problems was not a great combination to have.


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Fortunately, moms today have more and more beauty tools and treatments that are moving out of the dermatologist’s office and right into your bathroom. From mircroderm resurfacing and microcurrent lifting to laser hair removal and actual derm diagnoses and prescriptions from your phone, now you don’t have to leave your bathroom to get those spa services and skin treatments that once used to require an appointment. Best of all, they work! True, many of them work on the slow-and-steady progress line, but if you’re willing to put in the time, you can see the same results you’d get from a professional from the comfort of your own home.

So whether you’re looking to fade fine lines or lift sagging skin, get rid of unwanted hair or give your skin that pregnancy glow (minus the baby bump), I’ve rounded up some of my favorite at home beauty fixes, tools, and treatments that you can now enjoy at home—no appointment or babysitter needed.

Check them out in the slideshow.

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