We all know the immense benefits that facials have for our skin. Facial services work best when you take regular sessions of it at your nearby spa. And it's easy to visit your local spa regularly for peels, hair removal, or waxing treatments, so why not do it for facials as well?
However, there may be times when you may be in a different city or country, or cannot make it to the salon for any reason. So what do you do?
You follow a DIY facial process at the home of course. In just about an hour, and with products that are easily available everywhere, you can give your skin a more youthful appearance.
Facials have immense benefits when done regularly. They keep your skin smooth and spotless. And when you do facials at home, you choose natural and fresh products that have no negative or side effects.
If you've grown blackheads, or your skin looks dull, it's time to get a deep cleansing facial. If you don't have a spa near you, gear up. With minimal preparation, you can create a salon-like experience at home and get started with a rejuvenating facial experience. Follow these steps below to get a fun and relaxing DIY facial at home:
The first thing to do here is to enjoy your facial session at home. When you're applying facial to yourself, you're rejuvenating your skin, unclogging its pores, and keeping many skin ailments at bay. Naturally, it's worthwhile that you create a spa-like atmosphere, where you can feel the goodness of revitalizing your facial skin. You can light scented candles and play relaxing music to enjoy your first facial session at home.
Starting with the facial process, the first thing you need to do here is to remove makeup by thoroughly cleansing your face. Deep cleansing of your facial skin will also remove other impurities such as dirt, dead skin, and excess oils.
You can use an Olive or Coconut Oil based cleansing oil and massage it gently on your face for five minutes before rinsing it off thoroughly with water. You can also apply a non-irritating makeup remover to remove heavy face and eye makeup or go for a double cleanse with a water-based cleanser to remove all grime from your face.
Our facial skin accumulates dead skin which clogs off the pores. Use an exfoliator that has natural ingredients and can penetrate deep into your skin.
The thing to remember here is that there are various kinds of exfoliators, and you should choose the one as per your skin type. You may use exfoliating powders if you have tough skin. An exfoliating powder will polish your skin effectively. Alternatively, you can go for chemical exfoliants like peels and toners.
Whatever your choice of exfoliant, start applying it to your face in areas with blackheads. Once you have covered your entire face, wash it with warm water. Use a clean towel to pat dry.
Though not a necessity, definitely advisable. Steaming your facial skin before the facial treatment makes your skin absorb the products better. To do this effectively, pour boiling water into a bowl and a towel to cover your head. Lean into the bowl and feel the steam on your face. Make sure that you don't go too close to the steam. Don't spend more than 5-10 minutes steaming. For advanced effects, you can also add essential oils or herbs.
Once you're done steaming your face, you're ready to apply the face mask. As with the choice of exfoliant, you should also choose a face mask that suits your skin type. Pick a mask that is beneficial to your skin. For eg., If you have acne, go for a mask with essential tea tree oils or turmeric and apply it in a circular motion. Remove your mask while it's moist.
Applying a toner after exfoliation and a face mask is essential to bring your facial skin back to its natural state. Toner neutralizes the excess pH soaked up by the skin after applying all these products. Use a spritzer or a cotton ball to apply toner. As with other products on this list, the toner should also be tailored to your skin type. You can also check out how to make a toner at home in just a few simple steps online.
Treatment serums hydrate your skin and have specific benefits, depending on their composition. Some serums that are commonly used are skin brightening serums, Vitamin C serums, anti-aging serums, and many more. Choose one according to your skin type and skincare goals. Serums keep your skin hydrated and moist.
The last step of your DIY facial process is moisturizing your skin. Moisturizers help your skin replenish its oils. You can use moisturizers with green tea oil, and coconut oil, or customize them with serums that are used solely for the eyes and neck. Again, apply the moisturizer in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes so that it's efficiently absorbed by your skin.
Congrats! You've completed your first DIY facial in the lounging comfort of your home. It's hard not to give in to the temptation of fixing facial sessions at home, especially when it's this easy. And there's no harm in doing this.
However, it's when you need a pro to do it before attending a special occasion or celebration, that you should go to a licensed spa for your facial treatment. You should also consult an expert if you're using facials as a pre-treatment for acne removal or hyperpigmentation treatment.
Are you looking for a deep cleansing facial treatment in London, Ontario, look no further than Revive Beauty Solutions. We're experts in hair removal and skincare treatments to accentuate your beauty and grace. Book a session and know how we can help you restore your beauty and confidence.