Home Facial Tips
Giving yourself a pamper session on facials at your local spa might not be within your financial limits or put a strain on your pocket but the beautiful thing is, you can treat yourself to a special facial session at home, at a reasonable cost and without hurting your pocket. Below is an easy and affordable facial to try at home to achieve glowing skin and take the stress off your face.
It works great for all skin types, whether oily, dry, normal, sensitive or combination skin.
Home Facial Ingredients
- Scented candles and soft music – these will help relax your nerves and put you in the right mood
- Gentle cleanser
- Lukewarm, warm and cold water
- A clean washcloth
- Slow cooker (optional)
- A good but gentle exfoliating scrub
- Cotton wool
- Mild toner (ensure that it is oil free and alcohol free)
- Facial mask (clay mask, gel mask or cream mask, depending on skin type)
After you have assembled all these materials, set a date for your facial and ensure that you keep all your materials handy to prevent interruptions during the procedure. To truly enjoy, this experience, put off your phone or ensure to put it on silent if you must keep it on. Try to use an environment that is calm and noise free to avoid getting tensed mid way.
Home Facial Directions
Light the scented candles and play some soothing music to put you at ease in readiness for your facial. Get into a comfortable position to avoid strain and remember that it is your time to relax and rejuvenate yourself.
Start your facial by washing your face; this will help to get rid of makeup and dirt. Oil-free cleansers are best suited for oily skins while cream or milk based cleansers are great on dry skin. Other skin types can use any of these, depending on skin needs. After applying your cleanser, use the tips of your finger to slowly work it into your pores. Massage in circles for a minute and rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Using your finger tips, massage in ample amount of your exfoliating scrub in circular motion. Let your focus be on oily and greasy areas, especially areas around the forehead and nose. Rinse off with lukewarm water after a minute or two.
Open up your pores with some steam. This will aid in deep cleansing. You can fill a basin with warm water, dip in a washcloth and hold close your face for some seconds. Repeat this process up to three times. If you have a slow cooker, pour some water in it, let it heat up, then, put a large towel over your head to trap in the steam and bend over the cooker to let the steam open up your pores for a few minutes. Add essential oils of your choice for a more luxurious experience.
Soak a ball of cotton wool in toner and rub on your face in upward, circular motion to get rid of excess grime and dirt
Apply your mask and leave for 20 minutes or as directed on product pack. For oily skin, use clay masks, for dry skins, gel masks and cream masks are more appropriate. Clean off with warm washcloth
Close off your pores by splashing cold water on your face. Apply generous amount of moisturizer but avoid ones with retinol or acids to prevent over exfoliation or reactions.
On a final note, be gentle when cleansing and massaging your face to avoid discomfort, reactions or irritation. Be careful when using products for the first time and quickly wash off any product that burns your skin or cause irritation.
Most importantly, have fun and enjoy your facial!