I don’t know about you, but I am due for a facial. Going to a spa and paying for someone else to do it for you is fine, but it will cost you. Why not give yourself an inexpensive at-home facial? There are tons of spa-worthy products out there that will have you feeling like you just walked out of a five star spa!
These 5 steps will have you well on your way to a beautiful fresh face:
You will need…
- gentle facial cleanser
- exfoliating scrub
- face mask (clay-based for oily skin, cream or gel mask for dry skin)
- face moisturizer
Here is what you do…
- Clean – You will need to remove all of your makeup then wash your face, neck and ears with a good facial cleanser.
- Exfoliate – Using an exfoliating scrub, gently use your fingers rubbing the scrub in small circular motions all over your face. Make sure to focus on the nose and forehead areas. Also, if certain areas of your face tend to be oilier than others, make sure you give those spots an extra rub.
- Steam – Although there any different ways to steam your face (over the stove, using a steamer), we suggest the safest way — the old wash cloth trick. Fill your sink with warm water to soak the wash cloth in then ring it out. Press the cloth to your face and repeat 2-3 more times.
- Mask – Depending on whether you have oily or dry skin, you will need a different mask. For dry skin, use a hydrating cream or gel mask. For oily skin, use a clay mask. For certain masks you should definitely leave them on for the allotted time and then wash off completely.
- Hydrate – The last step is to moisturize! You will need to smooth a thick moisturizer over your face and neck.
Tip: Making your own face mask is easy! All you need is an orange and plain Greek yogurt. Mix 1 tablespoon of the yogurt with about one fourth of the juice from the orange. Spread the mixture over your face and leave on for about 5-10 minutes then rinse.
Via Lauren Conrad