5 Steps to the Perfect At-Home Facial

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Pampering your skin doesn’t mean that you need to go to a salon to get a facial all the time because you can still treat your skin to its much needed TLC even in the comfort of your home. Getting a facial every few weeks can help boost blood circulation which can make your skin glow more naturally. For sure you will notice a significant change in your skin’s complexion in no time.

If you want to do your own facial, here are some steps for you to follow.

Cleanse. The first thing you need to do before you do a facial is to cleanse your face first. If you are wearing any makeup,  you will need to remove all traces as much as possible. There are cleansers available over-the-counter, or you can use natural ingredients like raw milk to clean your face. Just dip a cotton ball in raw milk and wipe it all over your face to remove any dirt or traces of makeup. Rinse afterwards with water. Choose an oil free cleanser if you have  oily skin.

Exfoliate. After you have removed all traces of makeup and even dirt and any debris that may be clogging your pores, the next step would be to exfoliate. When you exfoliate, you are removing dead skin cells which makes it easier for any products to penetrate your skin deeper. Choose a gentle facial scrub and apply a small amount on your face and massage in a circular motion. Keep massaging your skin for 30 seconds then rinse afterwards.

Steam. Steaming is an important part of any facial as it helps open the pores. This releases any impurities and toxins in the skin that have been there overtime. To steam, you will need to bring a pot of water to a boil then remove from heat. Place a towel over your head to create a tent then lean over the pot so that the steam will rise up directly on your face. Make sure that you don’t lean too close to the pot as it can scald your face. To create a more stimulating cleanse, add a tablespoon of lavender, or rose petals, or even thyme to the water. Steam for around 10 to 15 minutes. Finish your steam with cool water.

Use a facial mask. After you have done steaming, the next step is to use a facial mask that is appropriate for your skin. There is no shortage of face masks being sold today such as clay, hydrating masks, or even light gel mask depending on your preference. Of course, it is always a good idea to choose a facial mask that is appropriate for the type of skin that you have. For example, if you have dry skin, a creamy or hydrating mask is appropriate. The mud or clay type of mask is perfect for oily skin while a light gel mask is recommended for those with sensitive skin. On the other hand, if you have combination skin, you will need to use two or more masks to address your skin type. A good place to start is to soak a cotton in rosewater or even place cucumber slices on each eye and leave it on for 15 minutes while you relax. Wash your face afterwards.

Moisturize. The last step to your DIY facial is to moisturize your face and neck completely. You will need an eye cream and moisturizer afterwards to help seal in the moisture so that signs of aging won’t come too soon.

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