You don’t have to go to the spa every week to get a facial. Beautiful, clean skin can be achieved in the privacy of your own home! Skin problems such as acne, dry, oily, uneven pigmentation, can also be treated at home. Don’t get me wrong, it also is important to visit your Esthetician or Dermatologist at least once a month for a deep treatment. Having a at-home regimen can enhance & make the results last a lot longer.
Before giving yourself a facial it is VERY important to determine your skin type & make sure the products you are using are made for your specific skin type. If you use the wrong products it can make your skin worse or even develop rashes, burns, etc.
Here’s a link to a site that will help you: http://www.wikihow.com/Determine-Your-Skin-Type
*I also suggest doing patch tests with the products you pick up. Its very simple. Take the product and apply a small amount behind your ear. Wait 24 hours to see if your skin has any reaction to the product. If you have a reaction DO NOT use the product. If not, your free to use it.
Things you’ll need:
- 1 or 2 Cleansers
- Daily Exfoliator
- Cotton pad
- Wash cloth
- Hand towel
If you’d like to know more about the products I show here feel free to comment or e-mail me.
1. With your cleansers we will be doing a double cleanse. Its easy & pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Wash your face making sure to get off as much makeup, dirt & oil left on your face. Once that is done, take your cleanser (the 2nd cleanser if you have two) & was your face again. The second cleanse is to get any impurities, dirt, oil, or makeup thats left over. Also, the product will be able to penetrate deeper into your skin since your skin is already clean. Make sure to cleanse your neck as well. Rinse well.
2. Take a dime size of your daily exfoliator & apply to your skin. Make sure to read the instructions on the product incase you can only leave it on for a certain amount of time. Apply the exfoliator to your skin in a circular motion. Concentrate on oily or dry areas, usually the T-zone (The T-zone is your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin). Rinse well.
3. Now it’s time for your mask. Again, read the instructions. Some masks need to be left on either longer or shorter than others. Apply mask to your face, you can also apply some to your neck. Make sure to keep it away from your eyes. Let it sit for the correct amount of time. Take your wash cloth and soak it in luke warm water. Use it to remove the mask gently. If the instructions say to peel off the mask, or remove it another way, please do so.
4. Apply toner. This will balance your skins pH level & close your pores. Put a small amount of toner on a cotton pad and apply it all over your face and neck.
5. Apply any serums, treatments, or eye creams.
6. Apply a small amount of moisturizer on your face and neck. If you feel a little oily after this you can take you hand towel and lightly pat your skin until your face feels less oily.
…And you’re done!!!
Your face should feel smooth, soft, and clean. Thanks for reading!
Enjoy your facial,