Just because we have been staying home for so long, it doesn't mean we do not or cannot take good care of our skin. DIY home facials are literally life-savers when we could not leave our home. Let's be real, we could not expect a luxury spa and professional massage to happen at home, all by ourselves. Still with the 5 steps below, we can give ourselves a good freshen up with nothing less than facials outside.
Step 1: Deep cleanse
Start off your at-home facial with a clean canvas. With any type of facial, the first step should always be a thorough cleansing to prep the skin for any input. Oil- based cleansers are good for melting away makeup and removing unwanted, dead skin cells.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Exfoliate is to slough off the top layer of skin cells and excess oils in order to ensure whatever you apply can penetrate and get the most out of the other steps. Depending on your skin type, you can either go for an enzyme-based powder, face-scrub or liquid formula to leave skin polished and super clean. Whatever method you use, remember not to overdo it and strip the skin's moisture barrier.
Step 3: Mask
Choose your face mask based on whatever current issues your skin is facing. For oily and prone to breakouts, use clay-based masks or those containing vitamin C. For dry skin, use a face mask that is formulated to replenish hydration. Masks can treat most general skin problems including dehydration, dullness, sensitivity, breakouts or oiliness, lack of firmness, and sun damage.
Step 4: Steam
Fill a bowl with hot water and position your face over the bowl with a towel over your head to let your skin 'open up' while masking. Add slices of oranges will do a fantastic job of softening the skin and opening the pores.
Step 5: Moisturize and Massage
After removing your face mask of choice, it is time to layer on serums and moisturizers. With the overall goal to hydrate our skin, apply from the thinnest to thickest, from serums to moisturizers and cream. Serums are super-concentrated ingredients straight to your skin. After applying all the products you love, give yourself a face massage to boost blood circulation. You can use your fingers, or even a roller, to begin with the chin, and gently stroke outwards. Don't forget spots like behind the ear lobes, around your nostrils, and the center of your forehead. Go lightly, don't bruise yourself and you are good to go!