Skin care has become a huge trend in the past few years. Some beauty fans have even dialed back their makeup buying to spend more time in the skin-care sections of their favorite beauty stores. It's all about finding the latest serums, cleansers, and masks that help us achieve that "glass skin" look. Should we be spending more to get the best results, or is there a holy grail drugstore brand that's equally magical? People want to know!
Everyone wants "glass skin" and will do and buy almost anything to get it — including trying a very interesting form of Botox. That's right. People are getting a special kind of Botox to clear up their skin, and honestly, I think it's worth it to ask whether or not that's taking things too far.
Before the beauty and woke police mow me down, let's get one thing straight.
People can do any- and everything they choose to do with their bodies. We all deserve body autonomy. We have the right to change something we're not 100% happy with. We also have the right to embrace our flaws as they are. That's the beauty of choice. I 100% support choice.
That said, it's also important to analyze why we choose the things we do. Independent choices are lovely, but it's irresponsible for me to act as if cosmetic procedures are always about that.
Now about this Botox for better skin thing...
This is a real thing, people. Botox is no longer only injected into muscles to temporarily paralyze them and eliminate wrinkles. People are getting another form of the procedure called mesobotox. It gets injected into the skin layers only. People often get it to minimize pores.
Mesobotox is also called a "Botox facial" or "microinfusion facial."
"It's no secret that we are big fans of neurotoxins like Botox for their anti-aging benefits. When we heard about a 'Botox facial' at GoodSkin Los Angeles, we knew we had to try it," the ladies of Mixed Makeup shared in a YouTube video. "It's a microinfusion facial that's similar to microneedling and it promises to shrink your pores and give you smoother skin."
The ladies paid $950 for their first treatment.
But is all this too much just to get "perfect" skin?
If you have the money to spend on such a procedure, then spend it as long as you've seen your primary care physician first and gotten the OK. There's nothing wrong with wanting to change something about yourself. Still, it's important to note that you don't have to have perfect skin or spend close to $1,000 to achieve it. Even if you are on a quest to improve your skin, it doesn't have to cost you $1,000 — especially for something like Botox, which we know only lasts a certain amount of time, then you'll be right back in that doctor's office to get more. I'd much rather be back and forth to the drugstore to grab more CeraVe.
You could consider that perfection is not it, people. You don't need to minimize your pores that badly. There's nothing wrong with keeping up the good fight against enlarged pores by using a regular-degular skin-care routine. Go to your dermatologist to determine what's best for you. Visit an esthetician if that's in your budget. Most important, BE CONSISTENT with the products you try. Having great skin is a process for many of us no matter what. Yes, even if you cheat the process with Botox.