Professional facials are a treat that every woman should enjoy every once in a while, but that’s exactly how often they are typically enjoyed: every once in a while. Facials at the spa are definitely not cheap, though the frequency in which our face could benefit from a facial is more often than we can probably afford to have one.
If you are interested in giving yourself your very own at home facial, you will need:
- A gentle cleansing product
- Warm water
- A wash cloth
- Exfoliating scrub
- A facial mask (clay based or cream)
To begin, start with:
Cleansing your skin
Before you begin the facial process, you will want to make sure that any dirt, oil or grime is removed from your skin. The type of cleansing product you use on your face should be appropriate for your skin type, i.e. oily skin should use oil free cleansers made to remove oil, dry skin should use products that are milkier and that will infuse the skin with moisture.
Wash the cleanser off of your face once you have lathed it into your skin.
Exfoliating your Skin
Leave your skin damp from after cleansing. Grab your exfoliating scrub, and put some on your finger tips. Rub the exfoliate into your skin in a circular motion, taking care to focus in on the spots that have drier skin than others (i.e. the corners of your nose, forehead, and any other patches of skin that tend to become more oily than then rest). Once you have worked the exfoliate into the skin, rinse it off well.
Steam your Face
The quickest way to give your face a quick facial steaming is to fill up a sink with water, and then to dip your washcloth into the warm water. Press the wash cloth to your face (don’t rub) and hold it for five seconds. Repeat this process up to 3 times to help open up your pores.
Mask your Face
When choosing your mask, it’s important to take your unique skin type into account. Do you have oily skin? Then try to choose a clay-based mask. If you have dry skin, choose a cream mask or a hydrating gel mask. Combination skin should choose their mask based on what their skin is primarily like. Taking care not to place the mask around the eyes, apply the mask all over your face and then leave it on up to 20 minutes. Rinse the mask completely and pat your face dry with a towel.
TIP: You can make your very own pampering facial masks at home too!
Moisturizing your Face
The moisturizer that you use for your face on a daily basis will do the trick. Always try to choose moisturizers that do not contain acids or retinols after a facial, and opt for moisturizers that are soothing instead.
Apply these home facial techniques to your face once or twice a week, and your skin will be absolutely glowing.