Let’s be honest: no one can deny an hour spent with a soothing facial! It treats the skin while giving you time to relax. And, there is nothing better than leaving the salon feeling fresh-faced!
But as much as we love getting the VIP spa treatment, sometimes life just doesn’t spare time for it. Instead, you can perform your own facial at home to get a similar outcome. So, pull your hair back and secure it with a headband!
Read on for our 6-step guide to do a facial at home. You will receive salon results from the comfort of your home and get the gleaming skin you want!
1. Start With a Clean Canvas
You must cleanse your skin of any cosmetics or pollution before an at-home facial. Start with an oil-based cleanser to remove excess oil and cosmetic buildup.
Then, use a gentle skin cleanser, like the Valmont Bubble Falls, and rinse with lukewarm water. Pat your skin dry, and get ready to have a DIY facial.
2. Add Some Exfoliation
After cleansing your skin, use a gentle exfoliator. This process will remove dead skin cells to reveal bright skin underneath.
3. Massage It In
No facial is complete without a facial massage! Not only will it improve blood flow, but keep the skin firm too. Over time, repeated massages will lead to a youthful appearance.
To perform a facial massage, use facial oil or cream and follow these steps:
- Place your fingertips at your brows and massage in an upward direction on your forehead
- Massage the skin in the center of your face, working outwards toward your ears
- Repeat this same motion near your chin and jawline
4. Open Those Pores
During your facial, you want to pay some attention to your pores. You should place your skin near steam to allow your pores to open. This will allow your skincare to penetrate better, too.
Boil some water and take it off the heat when it is steaming. Hang your head over the steam for about 5 to 10 minutes. Cover your head with a towel to trap the steam inside. Once finished, your pores will be open, refreshed, and ready for some skincare.
Beautiful Glow Pro Tip: Add some basic essential oils, like lavender or rose, to your boiling water for a salon-like experience! Or, add ingredients like green tea or rosemary for skincare benefits.
5. Put On a Mask
By now, your skin must be feeling thirsty! It’s time to quench that thirst with a sheet mask. A sheet mask is a paper-like facial mask soaked in a skin-loving serum. You only need to use it once a week to see improvements in your skin.
There are many to choose from for concerns like acne, uneven complexion, dryness, or aging. We suggest the SkinCeuticals Biocellulose Restorative Mask because it’s suitable for all skin types.
6. End With Moisturizer
At the end of your facial, you’ll want to seal in all your hard work! The best way to do so is with a moisturizer. It will hydrate your skin while locking in your other skincare products.
With clean hands, apply your favorite facial cream onto your face and neck. Experts at Beautiful Glow suggest the Magnolia Orchid Hypoallergenic Hydrating Gel Cream.
Treat Your Skin With a Facial
If your skin is feeling polluted or looking dull, consider making time for an at-home facial. It is easy to do one at home with these 6 simple steps. By the end, your skin will look and feel brilliant!
If you want to leave it to the professionals, contact us at Beautiful Glow. We have both classic Signature Facials and top-quality Luxury Facials for every need. Our skincare experts will schedule an appointment to learn more about your skin and how to best take care of it!