I can imagine how disappointed you are for being unable to enjoy facial treatments during this COVID-19 pandemic. But cheer up! You can still care for your skin while social distancing. Yup, being stuck inside our homes does not mean you have to neglect your skin. With all the stress, fear, and worries that this pandemic has caused you, you actually deserve a facial treatment. And the good news is, you do not have to go to a spa to revitalize your skin! You can totally do a facial right in your living space and get the exact same results, except for the relaxing strokes and massages of your favorite therapist or facialist, but still, a facial is a facial!
So come on and join us as we uncover these simple and easy steps to enjoy a salon-like facial at home!
Start by giving your skin a good cleanse.
Dirt or oil on your face will just block facial products that you will use so it best to wash your face first to remove unwanted dead skin cells. Use an oil-based cleanser to remove your makeup and a cream-based cleanser for a gentle cleansing experience.
Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate.
Did you know that exfoliation does not only remove dead skin? It also helps to even out your skin tone and lets whatever skincare products you apply to penetrate better. Plus it leaves your skin so soft!
Steam your face.
Now, this is the most relaxing. It may be difficult to recreate at home, but you surely do not want to miss it. Aside from increasing circulation, steaming your face can also open up your pores and soften your skin. You can utilize boiled water in a large bowl (keep in mind to keep your face six inches away from the bowl) or use an affordable steamer.
Put that awesome facial mask on.
Be sure to select a facial mask variant that suits your skin issue. For example, if you have an oily face that is prone to breakouts, opt for a clay-based mask with vitamin C. And if you have dry skin, choose a variant that is formulated to rehydrate your skin. Choose masks with antioxidants and peptides if you want to smooth lines.
Use a gentle toner.
Swipe away the traces of the facial mask by using a gentle toner on a cotton ball or pad.
Moisturize your skin and give it a relaxing massage.
Apply serums and moisturizers to hydrate your skin and give yourself a facial massage that will not only soothe you but also boost blood circulation. Do some gentle strokes on your chin and on all the areas of your face using your fingers, or you can use a roller.
Dab some eye cream on certain parts of your face.
Minimize puffiness and dark spots by putting eye cream under your eyes, under your brow bone, and on the inner part of your nose.
Your facial treatment at home won't be spa-level without soothing spa ambiance.
Make an area of your home look like a spa by setting up candles, essential oils, and relaxing music before doing all the facial rituals. You can feel more relaxed by doing so.
And here are some things you should not do when having a facial at home.
Leave extractions to the professionals.
Sure, you badly want clear a clogged pore, remove blackheads, and pop pimples, but unless you are an expert, it is best to leave those to professionals. You don't want to get your skin scarred, trust me.
Limit the devices you use when doing facial treatment at home.
Some devices can damage your skin and make some skin issues worse so it is recommended to use only one device per facial such as a micro-needling roller.
Voila! You have your cheaper facial without going out of your living space and risking your health! And take note, it may be less expensive than having it in a spa, but the results are exactly the same. So you don’t have to worry and feel sad that you still can’t visit your favorite spa right now. You can still indulge in a relaxing facial and achieve healthy and glowy skin at home!
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