Facials are an important part of my skincare routine. I love the idea of getting profession facials once every few months, but they seem to happen probably once or twice a year. Blame it on lack of time or sheer laziness. But I do try to give myself a home facial every other week. It is a simple 5 step process which I do on Sundays mostly. You don’t need expensive products. You can do it with natural DIY masks or maybe get a facial kit from the market. These days a lot of brands have come up with facial kits, which contain the stepwise products you need to give your skin that glow. What I do is use the products that I already own. Here is how you can give yourself a lovely at home facial:
Step 1 – Cleanse
Remove all traces of makeup. I use the Clarins Facial Cleansing Oil to melt off all that stubborn mascara and other makeup. Then I use my Clarisonic Mia 2 with my regular face wash to doubly cleanse my skin. I am in love with my Clarisonic. It deep cleanses my skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth.
Step 2 – Exfoliate
Using a gentle scrub, exfoliate your skin. use your fingers to gently rub the scrub in circular motions all over our face. I use The Body Shop Pore- Cleansing Facial Exfoliator.
Step 3 – Steam
I love this step. Using a steamer, give yourself a 5-6 minute steam. If you don’t have a steamer then just soak a washcloth or a towel in hot water, ring off the excess water and press it to your face.
Step 4 – Mask
Use a mask according to your skin type. I use the Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes or as instructed on the tube.
Step 5 – Hydrate
Moisturize your skin using your regular moisturizer. Apply a thick layer onto your face and neck and give your face a little massage using your fingertips.
Share your tips and products in the comments section below. Also let me know id you have any DIY face mask recipes.