Facials provide the skin with a balanced treatment of massage, moisturisers, exfoliation and extractions that aid regeneration and clearing impurities from our pores. Facial pampering sessions like many beauty treatments can be recreated at home. Take a look at a perfect at-home solution to keeping your skin in tip-top condition with six simple steps.
Step one: Prepare your skin
Step two: Cleanse your skin
Ok, so to begin your mini facial it is important to get rid of the day's impurities by cleansing your skin thoroughly, a brilliant facial cleanser such as Freshskin Clear Purifying Face Wash by Elemis provides a fresh purifying clean. It has soothing and balancing properties, which is perfect for all skin types. For the delicate eye area, be sure to gently remove any excess makeup with cotton wool.
Step three: Exfoliate
Exfoliating is perfect for concentrating on those stubborn, blemish prone areas such as nose and forehead. Using a facial scrub in a circular motion aids elimination of blackheads, uneven skin tone and supports cell regeneration for a fresh glowing complexion. Remember to stay clear of those harsh cleansing strips, however tempting and time saving them may be.
Step four: Steam
There are two easy ways to steam your face at home. Purchase a steamer especially designed for at-home facials or the very simple hot cloth method. For optimum benefit and to really open pores, use piping hot water, submerge your cloth and press to your face 2-3 times. Be careful not to burn yourself.
Step five: Apply a Facial Mask
Step six: Moisturising your Skin
Soothing and moisturising the skin after your at-home treatment provides essential hydration for the skin and helps protect against the elements and the signs of aging. It is best to choose two creams for day and night use as each provides vital ingredients to keep your skin looking bright and hydrated. The delicate eye area of your skin needs some special attention and as this is the first place to show the signs of aging, it can also be useful to use expert eye cream for tackling this zone.
Voilà, just complete this approximately once a month to help you achieve beautiful, glowing skin every day.