Crystalift Before You Jet Set: An Exfoliating System That Saves You Money
Microdermabrasion may be known for smoothing the skin of celebrities, but it’s also known for costing quite a pretty penny. So in lieu of expensive spa treatments that fetch over $200 a session, I decided to take the spa to my apartment.
The Crystalift System, a small machine that looks more like a kitchen appliance than skincare product, functions like a small vacuum for your face. By moving this small tube that is connected to the machine over the face, the Crystalift sucks at the face while emitting a sandy mask that washes off after the treatment. The entire process takes about 10 minutes, and it isn’t painful at all.
While I am a regular skin exfoliator, I am tirelessly attempting to find a way to clear my visibly clogged pores. While I hoped the Crystalift would immediately lift and unclear my pores, I realized this wasn’t too realistic of an undertaking. However after washing off the exfoliant, I was thrilled with the smooth texture of my skin. Lathering on my evening face cream felt cool and relaxing, as if I had just come from an expensive facial. My pores were still large, but the skin surrounding them was buffed and glistening.
If you’re a regular spa-goer with a penchant for expensive facials, I would recommend splurging on the Crystalift System, which costs around $200. You’ll be able to capture the same glowing essence you feel after walking out of the spa, without emptying your wallet. However, if you aren’t a seasoned microdermabrasion fan, I’d suggest starting out by exfoliating with a heavier scrub like brown sugar before splurging on an expensive machine.
Butterfly Diary is an online magazine, with stories on how travel can transform one's outlook. Charu left a career in Investment Banking to pursue her passions -- travel and writing-- several years ago and has not looked back since. A full time freelance writer and Social Media consultant, she loves to pen her journeys in the following beats: affordable luxury destinations, culture, vegetarian food and the digital community. As a new mom, she'll be paying a lot more attention to kid-friendly places. Her husband, Matthew Minucci, takes most of the photos found on the site and soon Baby Erika will be making several appearances in her travel posts!