Our skin can feel rough at times especially during the summer when we have soaked up too much sweat, sun, and even grime from our exertions outdoors. This is understandable because who doesn’t love stepping out of the sun during the warm season? But if your skin is starting to become rough, you know you need to take matters into your own hands to bring it back to its natural softness and smoothness. How exactly are you going to do this? Well, if you can’t get a facial in your local salon, you can still do your own facial right at home with these steps.
Get rid of makeup
Before you do any facial, the first step is to remove any traces of makeup on your skin. A facial wipe that doesn’t contain any oil, fragrance, or alcohol should be used to prevent further dryness. If you are wearing waterproof eye makeup that just won’t budge, there are makeup remover pads that are designed for this type of product.
Cleansers are useful too as they help get rid of remaining makeup particles on your skin. Use a cleansing brush with a cleanser that is free from sulfates. Brush your forehead, nose and chin for twenty seconds then brush your cheeks for 10 seconds each. Keep it light to prevent irritating your skin.
Steam it up
Another step for your at-home facial is to steam your face to help dislodge any impurities that may still be remaining on your skin. If you don’t have a steamer, simply boil some water then place it in a bowl then bend over it to allow the steam to purify your skin.
Remove dead skin
With your face properly steamed, exfoliating is the next step to do. This practice helps get rid of the dead skin cells that are accumulating on top of your skin that can also be a leading cause of clogging in your pores. Removing dead skin will help make newer cells appear for that smoother and younger look.
Clay masks are good for you
Doing facial at home requires some clay masks to really cleanse your skin from any impurities. There are pre-made clay masks that you can purchase from your local beauty store which can help do the job for you. Choose a clay mask that is based on your skin’s current needs.
Don’t forget toner
Use a toner to remove any remaining clay mask residue on your skin. Choose a non-drying formula so you won’t waste your facial at home.
Sheet masks next
Koreans are fond of applying sheet masks on their face to help soothe and calm acne-prone skin. They are usually soaked in essential oil suc as tea tree oil which is known for its ability to calm and soothe the skin.
Time to treat
After your sheet mask, if you have any blemishes that you want to treat, now is the time to do it. Topical ointments should be applied at this point to help the skin absorb the medication better.
Don’t forget your eyes
When it comes to DIY facial, don’t forget your eyes. Eye creams that can boost collagen around the sensitive skin around the eyes can be a welcome relief to your aging skin. Go for eye creams that come with hyaluronic acid as it diminishes puffiness and dark circles too.
Always add moisture
The final step to your at-home facial is moisturizing your face. Choose a moisturizing that is specially formulated for your skin type so you will get the best results.