Despite what you may have heard, beauty editors have a rough life. Our faces get poked, prodded, massaged, zapped, and injected on a near constant basis, all in the pursuit of good skin. I’ll pause here so you can take out your tiny violins and play me a mournful dirge for all the hardships I endure. In all seriousness, it’s that professional perk that allows me to experience and subsequently identify the things that actually make a difference for your skin. As you can imagine, I’ve had my fair share of facials over the course of my 13-year career in beauty. And there’s no denying they are a lovely treat for your skin. But I’ve never felt any type of transformative effects post-treatment. As someone who has battled adult acne and is starting to see the fine lines and dullness that comes from being in your mid-30s, my bar for success is set pretty high. Sure, it’s nice to have glow-y skin for a week or so, but I have a litany of issues I want to address, and extractions and oxygen infusions can only do so much. I blame the rise of non-invasive professional treatments for my unrealistic skin expectations. Botox, fillers, lasers, microdermabrasio...