Thursday, 3 April 2014

My At-Home Facial


I love getting facials, however where i live, facials cost between £40-£60! I think it's a nice treat every so often, but i don't think i could justify spending that every month. For a while now, i have been giving myself an at-home facial and it's a great way to pamper yourself with your existing products and without breaking the bank!

Setting the scene

Make sure you have all your products that you want to use. I would suggest lighting some candles, have some relaxing music playing in the background. Have a comfy couch or bed nearby, so you can truly relax.


Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse

Remove all your eye makeup. I like using the Elemis White Flower Eye & Lip Makeup Remover* (review here) because it is very gentle and removes all traces of eye makeup.

Next, use a cleansing oil as your first cleanser. My favourite has to be the MAC Cleanse Off Oil, as this pretty much removes everything from my face. For my second cleanser, i love using the REN ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Cleanser (review here).

Exfoliate

Using an exfoliator is extremely important as it removes dead skin cells and prevents blocked pores, which leads to blackheads and then form into dreaded spots! I would recommend using an exfoliator that is for your skin type and my current one is the MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator. 

Give your skin a bit of steam

This is where i head into the bath or a shower, but if you don't want to do that you can fill up your wash basin with hot water. I like to add a few drops of essential oil and depending on my mood, it would either be lavender for relaxation, or eucalyptus oil for decongesting.

Cover your head with a towel, close your eyes and take slow, deep breaths. The steam helps open your up pores and will also allow for deep cleansing.



Mask Time

Depending on my skin concern, i use different masks. My top 3 masks are Ren Radiance Renewal Masque (review here), The Body Shop Tea Tree Mask and GlamGlow Supermud Mask Clearing Treatment (review here).

Some masks are great for drawing out impurities and others are radiance boosting masks. I normally try to leave my masks on for about 10 minutes, however, i always manage to leave them on longer, as i get sidetracked!

Tone

Toning is really important, as it will close up any pores that are still left open. My day to day toner is the Clinique Clarifying Lotion No. 2 (review here) and if i am going through a blemish phase, then i resort to using The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner.


Serum

Serums are a great way to help give your skin a targeted treatment. I normally give myself a facial in the evening, so i would just finish off using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair.

Moisturizer

When i give myself a facial during the day then i would make sure i use a good, hydrating moisturiser. My favourite one has to be the Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm (review here). My go-to night time moisturizer is the Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Night Cream (review here).

It's all about the eyes

The eye area is just as important as the face, if not more! My all time favourite eye cream is the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. It feels extremely light under the eye area and instantly hydrates.

I love giving my skin a facial every so often, because our faces always need a pamper! I hope you found this post helpful and would love to hear how you pamper your skin at home!

xXx

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1 comment:

  1. How often do you do a facial and how often should you effoliate?

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