My favourite dream involves visiting a skincare clinic every day and being pampered to within an inch of my life. Will this ever happen? Not unless I win the lottery, because if there's one thing I know, it's that having a professional facial costs a bomb. Luckily, finding affordable products for facials you can do at home is actually pretty easy.
Unsurprisingly, it hasn't taken beauty brands long to clock on to the fact that many women either don't want to or can't afford to spend hundreds of pounds on their skin in one go. While there are still a number of devices and lotions that will set you back that much, there are just as many that cost little more than a Domino's and are also effective.
Neutrogena's famed light therapy mask may have kickstarted the trend last year. Yes, it looks like a DIY Halloween costume, but as Boots reviews show, a lot of people love it because a) it works, and b) you never have to throw it away.
If you're still a little put off by more technological procedures, don't panic. Traditional face masks that involve little electronic work or simple facial massagers are for you. I've even found the perfect facial for people who, like me, want to look good but just can't be bothered at the same time. You are very welcome.
Here's how to get all the glow without the dough, with my pick of the best high street products for an at-home facial.