Do you have a big event ahead and want to make sure your skin is looking its best? Are you struggling with breakouts and other complexion issues? Or maybe you want to take some time for yourself and give your skin some love? An at-home facial is a perfect solution! All you need most of the time are a few simple ingredients and tools that you probably already have in your home. This blog post will walk you through those easy steps to giving yourself a perfect facial. We’ll cover everything from how to choose the right products to how to massage your face correctly. By following these simple and amazing steps, you’ll be on your way to clear, beautiful skin in no time!
The first and foremost important step in any facial is cleaning your skin properly. It means using a gentle cleanser that will remove all of the dirt, oil, and makeup from your face without stripping it of its natural oils. For best results, you can double cleanse your skin using an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based one. It will remove all the impurities and leave your skin clean and refreshed. Invest in the best cleanser suitable for your skin type and use it twice a day for the best results.
The next step is exfoliation. It means removing the dead skin cells from the surface of your face to reveal the newer, healthier skin cells underneath. You can use either a physical exfoliator (such as a scrub) or a chemical (such as an acid peel). If you have sensitive skin, start with a gentle physical exfoliator and work your way up to harsher scrubs if needed. The exfoliant is the best way to remove deep-seated dirt and grime, as well as to unclog pores.
Scrub removes dirt and dead cells from the skin surface. It can be used every day without any harm to the skin. Use a mild scrub if you have sensitive skin. You can also make your homemade scrub with sugar, coffee beans, and the essential oil of your choice. There is a huge variety available at the market. The best scrubs are those that contain natural ingredients and are biodegradable. Apply a small amount on your face and neck and massage in circular motions. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. Use CouponGot coupons at your favorite skincare company to get the greatest scrub for less money.
A chemical peel removes the dead cells, making your skin look dull. A chemical peel also helps get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. If you have sensitive skin, start with a mild peel and work your way up to a stronger peel. You can purchase peels at your local drugstore or beauty supply store. The Ordinary and inkeylist have the best peels suitable for every skin type.
Purifying Mask Hydrating Mask
When your face is cleansed completely, it’s time to put on a purifying mask to deep clean your pores. It is especially important if you have oily skin. There are many different masks available, so find one that best suits your needs. If you’re unsure where to start, the Boscia Black Charcoal Purifying Mask is a great option. After 20 minutes, rinse the mask off with warm water and pat your skin dry. Next, put on a hydrating mask to give your skin some much-needed moisture. The Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Hydrator is a great option that will leave your skin feeling soft and silky. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water.
Steam opens up your skin pores, which allows the scrub and peel to penetrate deep into your skin. You can use a facial steamer or take a hot shower. It will open the pores and remove all the remaining and hidden dirt, oil, and sebum. A good steamer will also help to clear the sinuses and relieve congestion. Nowadays, small portable steamers are available that can be used anywhere. You can easily find them on Amazon and eBay. Use the Offers.com coupon code at the checkout when you buy one to save some money. To get steam, cover your head with a towel and lean over the pot of hot water, making sure that the towel doesn’t come in contact with the boiling water. Inhale deeply for five to seven minutes.
Toner minimizes pores and removes any leftover dirt or makeup. It balances the pH and prepares your skin for moisturizing. You can purchase toner at your local drugstore or beauty supply store. A toner we love and recommend is the Pixi Glow Tonic. It is the best toner for all skin types. Apply it all over your face, avoiding the eye area.
An essence is a watery serum that helps to hydrate and brighten the skin. It’s especially beneficial for those with dry or dull skin. It is a hydrating step in your skincare routine and helps hydrate and soften the skin. Essence is a key product in Korean skincare routines and is often called “the heart of the routine.” You can find essences at most drugstores or online. We love the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner. Or you can also use rose water as essence. Apply the essence to your face with your hands, or use a cotton pad.
A serum is a concentrated, lightweight formula that helps to target specific skincare concerns. Serums are packed with potent ingredients that help to improve the appearance of wrinkles, pores, and dark spots. If you have any specific skin concerns, choosing a serum that targets those issues is important. We love the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, which helps to brighten and firm skin. Also, snail mucin has become a popular ingredient in skincare products because of its hydrating and healing properties. If you’re interested in trying out snail mucin, we love the Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask. Apply it before the moisturizer, and you’ll wake up to hydrated, radiant skin!
Once you have your serum sorted out, it’s time to move on to the next step: moisturizer. Again, choose a moisturizer that targets your specific skincare concerns. If you have dry skin, we love Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. The Kiehl’s Oil-Free Ultra Facial Moisturizer is a great option if you have oily skin.
The next step is to apply eye cream. The skin around your eyes is thin and delicate, so it’s important to use an eye cream that hydrates and protects the area. We recommend inekylist eye retinol or Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. The best eye cream will help reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles.
In the End
Facials keep your skin looking its best, but they can be expensive and time-consuming. With these 11 steps, you can achieve the same results from the comfort of your own home. So go ahead and give yourself a facial. Your skin will thank you for it! Learn more