Read on to learn how to do a SPA like facial at home for getting bright, smooth & glowing skin on your face – Tips, Step-by-Step Instructions & Guide.
It’s a real relaxing & luxurious thing to get a facial at a spa. But you can get the same results by giving yourself a diy spa-quality facial at home.
For best results, you can do it once a week. Here you will learn natural at-home facial tips that go a little above and beyond the normal skincare routine.
6 Expert Steps For Best At-Home Facial
To get the best results, make sure to start on a clean canvas.
You don’t want your hair to come in the way during facial. So, use a hair band or headband or bobby pins to pull your hair back so that your face is fully exposed.
Wash your face using a gentle cleanser to remove all of the make-up. Warm water is the best temperature for delicate face skin, so use warm water instead of hot or cold water.
Here is a 2-steps cleansing method for the best results:
- 1st Step: First cleanse with jojoba, sweet almond, or extra virgin olive oil to remove all of your makeup, products, and sebum.
- 2nd Step: Now wipe with a water-based cleanser to clear your skin of any dirt, grime & sweat, leaving you with super cleansed skin ready for next steps.
Dead skin cells on your face make it look a little dull. Exfoliating the skin is an essential part of any effective facial, including at-home facial. This step will help brighten your skin.
Use a facial scrub of your choice to gently slough of the dead skin, focusing on the problematic areas that are oilier or have clogged pores, such as the T-zone (forehead, nose & chin).
If you prefer a natural scrub, try any of the following combination.
- 1 teaspoon milk, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon organic honey
- 1 teaspoon ground oatmeal, 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon organic honey
- 1 teaspoon ground sweet almonds, 1 teaspoon organic honey, and 1 teaspoon water
And if you want to use a store-bought, use an enzyme or chemical exfoliator (like a peel) instead of a physical exfoliator (like a scrub). Physical scrubs can leave little micro-tears on your face, which can irritate your skin and cause breakouts.
Rinse your face thoroughly to wipe off all the traces of the facial scrub. You may use a washcloth dipped in warm water to scavenge off scrub from around your nose & eyes. Pat your face dry using a clean, soft towel.
Learn here: The Best Way To Exfoliate
Massage Face Skin
Massage enhances blood circulation, leaving your skin healthier & radiant. As your face is clean now, a facial massage will further brighten up your skin. Use your forefinger and middle finger to give your face a massage in gentle circular motions, before moving to the next step of the at home spa-like facial.
- Forehead, starting from the middle and moving down to the temples.
- Nose & cheeks.
- Lips, chin, and jaw.
Learn here: How To Do Facial Massage At Home?
Purifying Skin Pores
Steaming your face helps open up the skin pores to prep your skin before application of a facemask, which helps pull out impurities. Remember not to over-steam your skin, as this can cause dryness. There are two methods to steam your face safely at home.
Boil a small pot of water on a hot plate or stove. Turn off the heat and stand over the pot with a towel draped over your head. This will ensure that the steam coming from the water is trapped around your face. Steam your face for about 5 minutes. Take care to come up for air when you need to.
Alternatively, soak a towel in hot water and place it over your face. Make sure the water isn’t too hot to burn you.
- For a more spa like sumptuous experience, add a few drops of an essential oil of your choice to the water. You’ll get a steam cum aromatherapy treatment in one. My favorite essential oils for this purpose are lavender, lemongrass, rose, or grapefruit to lift my spirit.
- If you don’t have essential oil, throw in an aromatic herbal tea bag into the water such as Chamomile, Chai and Peppermint tea.
Read here to learn: How To Do Steam Facial At Home
Use Facial Mask To Thoroughly Clean Your Skin Pores
You can choose a facemask based on your skin type & needs. But a clay mask will help draw out impurities (such as dirt, sebum and dead skin) effectively from your skin pores. Though you can buy a facial mask product from the store, but it’s easy and fun to make your own at home. Try one of these according to your needs:
- For dry skin: mix 1 tablespoon honey with 1 mashed banana
- For medium skin: mix 1 tablespoon honey with 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
- For oily skin: mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon cosmetic clay
- For any skin type: apply plain honey, which has antibacterial and moisturizing properties – good for any type of skin
Apply the mask over your skin, leaving the mask on for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, give this refreshingly, cool treatment to your eyes. Lie on your back and place 2 cool cucumber slices over your closed eyes. Or you can sit in a warm bathtub or warm shower – just kind of allowing the mask steam super gently on your face.
Rinse and Pat Dry Your Face
Use warm water to clear all traces of the facemask. Make sure to remove the honey from around your nose & eyes because if you leave it, it will feel uncomfortably sticky.
Read here for: Homemade Clay Mask Recipes
Toning And Moisturizing Skin
You can use a homemade toner to brighten your skin and restore its balance. Though, you may use a store-bought toner, but many natural products that are generally available in your home will work just as well. Try one of these natural homemade toners:
- Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon water
- Mix 1 tablespoon of witch hazel and 1 tablespoon water
- Mix 1 tablespoon of rosewater and 1 tablespoon water
Read here for: Cucumber Toner Recipe
The Final Step: The final step to achieve a radiant glow is to lock in hydration with a moisturizer that suits your skin type. This will keep your skin well hydrated, while preserving the results of the facial. Opt for a moisturizer that doesn’t has alcohol because this can cause your skin to dry out more quickly.
For those who believe in all natural homemade products, try one of the following:
- Argan oil, almond oil or jojoba oil.
- Aloe vera gel is another great natural moisturizer that contains healing properties as well. It’s particularly useful when you’re recovering from sunburn.
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