Do a Spa-Like Facial at Home and obtain beautiful skin like a pro
Professional facials are often expensive and time consuming, so why pay for one when you can do them yourself at home? This basic five-step at-home facial can be done once a week and works on all skin types including oily, dry and combination skin.
Step 1: Cleanse the Skin
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The first step is to cleanse your skin with a cleanser formulated for your skin type. There’s no need to binge on department store cleansers, a basic medical store cleanser will work well.
Cleanser gets washed down the sink, so you should spend your money on moisturizers and products that don’t get washed away.
To cleanse skin, rinse your face and neck first in lukewarm water. Then dot the cleanser on your forehead, cheeks, chin, and neck. Massage the product into your face and neck in a circular motion for at least a minute, making sure to get around the nose and the chin.
Rinse your face and neck with a warm washcloth.
Step 2: Exfoliate
There are several ways to exfoliate your skin. You can also try this simple 3-step method:
Apply a gentle exfoliating facial scrub in a circular motion on your face.
Using your fingers, concentrate on the areas around your nose and forehead or if you have combination skin, work harder on the areas that tend to be greasy.
Use a soft washcloth soaked in warm water to rinse your face. The washcloth itself acts as a natural exfoliant. Prefer a super soft baby washcloth.
Step 3: Steam
There are several ways to steam your face. You can fill your sink with warm water, dip a washcloth in and press to your face repeating two or three times, or you can take it further by boiling water in a teapot and keeping your face near it for 15-20 minutes wearing a towel on your head.
Step 4: Apply a Mask
For oily skin, use a clay-based face mask. For dry skin, go for a hydrating gel or cream mask.
Apply the mask, avoiding the areas around the eyes. Keep it on for 10-20 minutes (or, according to the directions on the product). Cucumbers, as pictured here, are not necessary. Rinse completely.
Step 5: Moisturizer
Smooth on a soothing, basic moisturizer over your face and neck. If you want organic and cheap, try extra virgin coconut oil. It works best on all types of skins.