How to give ourselves a DIY facial at home
As we anxiously await the day (after Covid 19 safer at home) we can visit our favorite Esthetician or Spa, let's keep our skin looking it's best.
What is a facial and what does it do?
A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment and one of the best ways to take care of your skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin, at a deeper level. A well-done facial at home promotes a clear, well-hydrated complexion and helps your skin look rejuvenated, brighter, and more youthful.
Relaxation from your DIY Facial at home is a bonus.
I'm going to walk you through the facial I gave myself this past weekend to demonstrate how to do it at home. I'm using our PPI products to give you an idea of what type product to use and when. Use what you have at home.
First: Set the mood. This is YOUR time. I gave myself a facial in the late afternoon when I was alone.
Spa music - Set the mood with relaxing music.
Products to have on hand:
At a salon/spa, typically an esthetician would use a cool air steamer to open pores and make extractions easier. You can do something similar at home with a pot of steamy water, but I prefer to use a masque and exfoliant to accomplish the same thing -- pore cleansing-- but at a deeper level. I do not recommend extractions at home.
How to use: I prefer a misting type toner like ours because it delivers an extra dose of AHA's- the assistants to skin cell turnover.
How to Use: Apply to face, neck and decollete. Always let a serum rest on your skin 1-2 minutes before applying a face oil or moisturizer. I chose our Platinum High Potency C Serum for it's super high levels of Vitamin C.
Oil blends are in vogue today for a reason...they work! Whether it's an oil-based cleanser or a special perfect aging blend (like ours), While there is a common misconception that oil will clog your skin and make you break out, this is simply NOT true. A properly formulated face oil will do just the opposite and leave your skin nourished and glowing. Use only 4-5 drops on face and neck.
I chose our Flawless AHA Moisturizer. Of all our moisturizers, it's always been my favorite because it's lightweight and absorbs well. If your skin is dry, you will want a richer, heavier cream.
Are you feeling relaxed yet? I promise your skin will look and feel fabulous after your DIY facial at home. Now, just sit back and enjoy your healthy glow.
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