Since I've been sticking to a budget for '08 I've eliminated facials from my monthly spending. I found these amazing beta hydroxy pads from Trish McEvoy that make your skin feel soft and exfoliated, fresh from a facial clean! And the other thing I noticed is that you can actually cut the pads in half and still get the full effect. I guess this would depend on your overall face size - if it's small to average size, half the pad works fine. But if you happen to have a pancake face like this then I'd recommend using the entire pad.
So for $65 you get 40 pads, which cut in half = 80. That comes out to about .81 cents a pad. And you're only supposed to use these pads on average 2 times a week so they have the potential to last you up to 10 months. $6.50 a month sure the heck beats a $150 facial!
I will find any reason to justify a shopping purchase.