November 15, 2013

How To Give Yourself A Great Facial At Home

The best way to maintain the results of your facials is with regular care at home. With the right products, you can achieve fabulous skin with this weekly regimen. This facial is also great right before a special occasion or an evening out, as it will ensure a more even and longer lasting makeup application.

The wonderful thing about this facial is that most of the steps can be done in the shower or the bath. For extra relaxation, try an aromatherapy bath. Massage oils or pure essential oils are perfect for a calming soak, especially when mixed with dry milk beforehand to  better disperse the oils in the water. For the shower, simply place a few drops of essential oil with water in a small bowl and place it on your radiator or heating vent.  Try putting on some Celtic or Native American music, or sounds of nature, like ocean waves or thunder storms.

Or try out what I do each week – put on a robe, eat breakfast, follow the first 4 steps below, finish up some morning tasks while the mask is doing its magic, and then remove the mask in the shower. Simple!

An important note: Always remember to include your neck!

Step 1:    Wash with a lima bean-sized amount of cleanser. For best results, use a 
                complexion brush or a soft sponge.  Rinse thoroughly.

Step 2:    Massage skin gently with a small dollop of scrub for 30 seconds. (If you’ve used a 
                complexion brush and you have a more sensitive skin, you may skip this step.)  
                For skin that suffers with inflamed breakouts or impacted, clogged pores, apply 
                an exfoliating gel mask liberally and leave on for 5-7 minutes.  Rinse thoroughly 
                and then pat dry.

Step 3:    Apply 2 pumps of recommended serum evenly over your entire face. Follow this 
                with a light tapping all over like you’re playing a piano for approximately two 
                minutes, unless your skin has issues of redness.

Step 4:    Apply a layer of clay or gelle mask that's thick enough to not see your skin          
                underneath but not too thick unless directed. Avoid the area right below your       
                eyes, and your eyelids.  Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse very thoroughly with 
                cool water or rinse in the shower.

Step 5:    Spray face and neck well with toner, or apply with cotton if using a toner with
                salicylic acid.  Do not blot (unless directed to do so) and do not rinse. 

Step 6:   Apply 1 pump of recommended serum and work it in while the toner is still wet.

Step 7:   Apply your recommended daytime or nighttime moisturizer with warm hands, 
               massaging well into the skin.

And that's it! Enjoy your radiant skin.

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