Who says you need expensive products and facials to revamp your skin? While it is nice to treat yourself to these items, you can get a similar effect from the comfort of your home.
The seasons are continuing to change and that means your skin has to adjust to the climate. Wherever you are in the world, you may be feeling the wear and tear on your face and neck. Let’s give your skin a fresh drink of healing with an at-home DIY facial. Follow the steps below to revitalize your skin.
01. DUST OFF YOUR CANVAS
Remove all of the makeup from your face, eyes, and lips using a wipe, micellar water, or your preferred choice of product. We love the OG wipes by Neutrogena.
Hot tip: if you are in a bind and out of makeup remover, petroleum jelly works like a charm to remove eye and lip makeup. Avoid from using on your face as it can clog your pores.
It’s time to cleanse. Use your favorite face wash to clean out all of the impurities. Everyone’s skin is different so make sure you are using the right cleanser for your type.
Hot tip: Cleanser brushes can actually do more harm than good to your skin. They can hold dirt and grime in the bristles when not cleaned properly. Try a rubber cleansing pad to work in that product instead.
No steamer, no problem. Simply boil water and transfer it into a bowl. Stay several inches away to avoid any harm to the skin.
Hot tip: Sit with a blanket or towel over your head and the bowl like a fort to trap in the steam.
Once you have loosened the dead skin cells and oil plugs from your face, you can then exfoliate. This step will really remove all the grime from your face. You can’t go wrong with a St.Ives scrub that won’t break the bank.
Next up is a mask to purify your skin, moisturize, sooth, and potentially tighten your pores now that the impurities are out.
Use a light toner to make sure any remaining products are removed from your skin.
This step is up to you and your skincare regimen. If you have eye creams and other special oils, this is the time to use them and spot treat.
At the end of your facial, it’s time to put on your final product. Use a moisturizer to solidify all of your previous steps. If you don’t plan on leaving your house, you can apply a rejuvenating night cream to give it that extra oomph after your DIY facial. Our pick is the CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream.
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Gina Rivera skyrocketed to success when the company she founded in 2007, Phenix Salon Suites, became the fastest-growing salon suite company in the beauty industry. With more than 300 locations nationally and international expansion occurring in the UK, Entrepreneur Magazine named Phenix Salon Suites a Top 500 Franchise list seven years running.