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Medical vs Over the Counter Skincare

There are so many times that I hear that medical skincare products are expensive, especially when compared to some over the counter products. A bottle of Obagi Clear can sell up to $99, retail, at a doctor’s office.

Effective skin care is expense. Heck, pistachios cost $18.99. $20 for a bag of nuts! Think about that. Some people would have to work 3 hours to buy a bag of nuts. Everything these days are expensive.

But to these women, I tell them you have to look at it as an investment. Buying products that actually work, and paying more for those products, end up being more cost effective in the long run. Time and time again, I hear complaints of women feeling that they are just throwing money away trying different over the counter products and not seeing any results. They move onto the next $19.99 special and end up saying “you get what you pay for.” The cycle repeats. Another $20 spent, another month wasted.

So don’t look at it as $20 vs $99. Think about it this way. An average morning skincare routine takes 5 minutes, and another 5 at night while your husband nags you to hurry along. That’s 10 minutes a day; 300 minutes (5 hours a month). After 5 hours of work, I want to see results, and I want motivation to keep going and keep improving.