While there’s nothing quite like going to a spa for a facial, it’s still possible to get smoother and softer skin in the comfort of your own home by carrying out your own recreation of the professional facial experience. If you’re up for a bit of self-pampering, follow this helpful advice, and you could improve the appearance of your skin in your own bedroom.
Don’t Take Shortcuts
You wouldn’t expect the therapist at the spa to take any shortcuts, so if you want a truly professional-looking result, you shouldn’t skimp on steps or products either. Always exfoliate, cleanse your pores and use rehydrating and skin calming products.
Use a gentle enzyme peel or scrub to remove any dead skin on your face and to unclog your pores. Apply but don’t rinse it off immediately. You should steam clean first. Of course you’re unlikely to have a professional standard skin steamer at home, but another way of achieving the same effect is to run your wash cloth under very hot water, squeeze it out then place it gently over your face and allow to rest for a while. The steam and enzymes then work in conjunction to open up your pores for a more thorough clean.
Use A Clay Mask
Clay masks are good for cleansing your pores and removing any skin impurities. When carrying out a DIY facial allow the clay mask to set for a minimum of quarter of an hour, however don’t allow it to become crumbly and too dried out. Once you’re ready to remove the mask, repeat your steam wash cloth process again.
Use A Hydrating Mask
Once you have completed your clay mask, it’s time for a hydrating facial mask. The clay allows moisturizers to penetrate your skin more effectively as all of the debris and impurities have now been removed, so the hydrating mask will have the best possible result. Once it is ready, use cool rather than hot water to rinse it away.
Moisturize And Massage
The best way to seal in your hydrating mask is to use a quality moisturizer. You can use the one you use every day, however don’t rush. Always take plenty of time to apply it to your skin, massing it in thoroughly using the right technique. Always move your hands upwards when massaging your face – pulling the skin downwards is not a good idea.
Never Pop Blemishes
Even if you find spots, blemishes or blackheads on your skin you should never pop or squeeze them. It will most likely result in further break outs or even an unpleasant infection which will take ages to clear up. Resist the temptation to squeeze and it will go away in its own good time leaving your skin looking clear and flawless.
Follow these DIY facial tips, and you’ll be able to recreate a spa experience yourself at a fraction of the cost, while still enjoying pretty impressive results. Your face is sure to thank you!