You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars (or even leave the house) for a spa-like facial. Since most of us are stuck safe at home, I figured what better time to share how you can get glowing skin in six easy steps. As a skincare fanatic, you can do your own facial easily and inexpensively (I do all the time!)! So let’s get into these at home facial steps for glowing skin!
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AT HOME FACIAL STEPS FOR GLOWING SKIN
The first step to an at home facial is thoroughly cleaning your skin. You want to wash your face with a simple cleanser that will remove dirt, gunk, and makeup.
I like to use Simple Fash wash since it’s gentle, extremely refreshing and great for sensitive skin. However, apply any cleaner of your choice.
I find that wetting your skin prior to applying your cleanser will help it lather up better and be easier to apply across your skin. You’ll want to take a dime-size amount and apply it to your face using small circular motions, ensuring that you’re covering your entire face. Massage the cleanser into your skin for an extra spa-like level.
Once your face is covered, rinse off with warm water and pat your face dry with a paper towel. Regular towels can be full of bacteria so I prefer to try my face with an eco-friendly paper towel. Be sure to lightly pat your face instead of rubbing or wiping your face which can tug at your skin.
What are some benefits of steaming your skin? It gives your pores a deep clean, removes toxins, enhances circulation and helps other products work better (which thus saves you money!).
You can purchase a steamer such as this one (a top seller on Amazon) or you steam your face at home in the shower or with a bowl!
To steam for that at home facial, you want to bring a small pot of water to boil (no more than 4 cups). Once the water is boiling, turn off the heat.
From here, you can add some tea bags or flowers to the water. It’s best to use loose-leaf tea, but tea bags work perfectly fine as well. One of my favorite teas to steam my face with is Chamomile Flowers Herbal Tea.
Place your water inside a bowl and allow it to cool for about a minute (you don’t want it so hot that it burns your face!) Now drape a towel over your head to help direct the steam. Place your face about 12 inches away from the steam.
I recommend steaming your face for a minute or two and then taking a 1-minute break for a few minutes. You can repeat this process as much as you want. You should feel like your face is sweating a little. This means its working!
Exfoliating is one of my FAVORITEEEEEE things to do because it helps to get rid of dead and dull skin cells revealing beautiful skin!
You can make your own DIY facial scrub using simple ingreidents like baking soda and honey or sugar and cocoabut oil.
When I’m not using my own DIY facial scrub, I like to use NeedCrystals Microdermabrasion Crystals. What’s the difference? Microdermabrasion scrubs use aluminum oxide crystals to scrub away dead skin which is a much finer crystal. This scrub works great to even out your skin tone, smooth skin and can help makes you look younger.
You want to wet your skin and then apply a small amount of facial scrub. For NeedCrystals Microdermabrasion Crystals, I apply it with a little water or facial cleanser.
Apply your scrub in circular motions but please be gentle! You don’t want to over scrub your face (which can irritate your skin). Once your entire face is covered, rinse off with warm water and dry with a paper towel.
4. FACE MASK
Face masks help improves the overall appearance of your skin as well as soothe. You can make your own face mask and face wraps or purchase one. They’re pretty inexpensive and the options are endless for one that fits your needs the best.
I purchased the SpaLife Pink Spa Set which includes face mask, feet mask and hand masks. It’s not the best facial mask, I’ve ever used but it’s decent for a spa-like experience at a low price.
Be sure to follow the directions for your face wrap or face mask. Add cucumbers to your eyes for an extra spa life experience (plus cumbers on your eyes help reduce puffiness!)
Toning your skin helps to restore your natural PH balance and get rid of any traces of face scrub/face mask we previously used.
The last step to getting glowing skin with your at home facial is to moisturize your skin! You can use a moisturizer of a serum.
Serums are great because they’re able to pack in beneficial ingredients such as more antioxidants, and skin-restoring ingredients without needing other ingredients such as SPF, emollients or texture-enhancing ingredients that general moisturizers need (which is why serums also tend to be more expensive).
Look for serums with active ingredients in high concentrations. How can you figure this out? The higher the active ingredient is placed on the ingredient list, the higher the concentrations within the product.
Retinol is great at helping to fight acne, even out skin tone, reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen, and promote cellular turnover. I tend to use retinol during seasonal changes when my skin needs a little extra.
For active ingredients like retinol, too little of it and it’s a waste (real-life experience talking here) so make sure you’re choosing a serum with more than .000000001%. of active ingredients.
You only need a tiny amount of serum. Apply it to your fingertips and gently massage into your face and neck!
So this is how to do your own at-home facial for clean glowing skin (without the expensive spa bill or even leaving the house!). Do you like to give yourself facials at home too? If so, let me know below!