Everyone wants to have great skin and there are a lot of ways in which you can take care of your face and body. A good facial will leave your face feeling smooth, bright and flushed. While it is fun and professional to get a facial at a spa, you can also get the same results at the comfort of your home at half the cost. If you go through some of the steps needed to get a facial done right, you would easily be able to do it yourself. You start by cleansing and exfoliating to draw out any impurities from the pores. Finally you can finish with a toner and moisturizer to leave your face silky smooth and fresh. Find below some tips on how to get started.
Prepare Your Face
First pull back your hair and tie it in a hairband or headband to prevent any hair from getting in your face. You want to have your face fully exposed so that you can do the facial without anything getting in the way. Next step is to wash your face with a cleanser of your choice. The one you regularly use should do. Use warm water to do this so that it is not too harsh on your face. The best part of home facials is that you do not have to use skin care tools and beauty devices to do a simple routine. Make sure you thoroughly remove any makeup by cleansing and washing your face.
Use A Facial Scrub Or Exfoliator
Most of the dead skin cells generally build up on the face making your face look dull and dark. By using an exfoliator, you can almost instantly brighten up the face. Gently, scrub away the dead cell by using your favorite facial scrub. You can also make a simple one by adding sugar, honey and milk-one teaspoon each. Rinse your face and then pat it dry softly with a face towel. You can also give a small facial massage as this increases circulation giving a bright glow to your face.
A steam treatment helps draw out any impurities by opening your pores. Simply, boil a small pot of water and drape your head with a towel. The steam gets trapped inside allowing your face to get steamed. Doing this for five minutes should suffice. If you want a more luxurious experience, then you can also add a few drops of essential oil such as lavender or lemongrass to uplift your spirits and help you relax.
Add A Facial Mask And Toner
Next, you can make a homemade facial mask using a simple recipe such as one mashed banana and a tablespoon of honey. You will find plenty of such recipes on the internet if you wish to find a variety. Keep the mask on for 15 minutes and rinse it off. Apply a toner afterwards and finally some moisturizer to help you feel refreshed. A moisturizer will prevent your skin from drying out and will help preserve the benefits of your facial.