Here is a simple step-by-step tutorial for doing an at-home facial. All you need are a handful of products, which you already own, or can make yourself!
Before you begin: dampen a couple of wash cloths or hand towels, fold in half or into thirds depending on the size you’re using, and roll them up. Place the rolled towels onto a microwave-safe plate and heat them in the microwave for 30 second integrals, turning them over periodically, until they are hot to the touch. Remove the plate from the microwave and place a dry towel over top to help keep in the heat. Have these rolled towels handy wherever you plan to carry out your facial.
You may also choose to steep two chamomile tea bags as you prepare the towels, which you can then drain and use during the mask step of your facial. See below.
If you own a fan brush or a foundation brush, be sure to wash this thoroughly before beginning so you can use it to apply product to your face. It does not need to be fully dry to use during your facial. No brush? No problem! Fingertips work just fine!
One more thing: Remove makeup before washing your face so that your skin has no barrier between it and all of the wonderful ingredients in your cleanser. You can choose to use micellar water, a makeup melting balm, a microfiber cloth, or even a plant-based oil and a wash cloth to break down your makeup and remove it from the skin.
Now with everything prepped, it’s time to begin!
Pro Tip: with your skin in such great condition, skip the makeup for a day or two and savor the results for even longer. It’s the perfect time to let your skin breathe!
Enzymatic Scrub (not for sensitive skin)
DIY Face Masks
For All Skin Types to Achieve a Healthy Glow:
Share your results
Take a pic of your home facial and post it on social using #FacialAtHome. Be sure to tag our spa, so we can see your beautiful face!
During stressful times it can be tempting to occupy yourself with endless distractions, killing time until the day is over, and then waking the next morning to another stretch of time that may be harder to fill. If you’re at home these days, putting activities on a to-do list, especially self-care, will help you develop a sense of normalcy, giving your day the structure, you were used to having. Experts say a to-do list helps you control your time, as well as keep distractions at bay.
Here are some recommendations for your daily to-do list:
Morning aahh! First thing in the morning, take a few minutes for a stretch –a giant yawn, some yoga postures, or maybe just a few twists in the comfort of your bed. Breathe deeply during this brief session, and your body will be more eager to get going for the day ahead.
Beauty Time. Even if you’re not going anywhere today, take a few extra minutes to touch up where you can. Pat on an eye crème to refresh after sleep, style your hair like you have an appointment, and find some special accessory like a necklace or a scarf to add some flair.
Work Time? Make a list of the things you need and want to accomplish in the day. Work projects, online food ordering, connect with family members living at a distance, writing a card for the next holiday, birthday or anniversary. Write it down–make it a manageable list, so you’re not disappointed if you don’t get to everything–and check off the tasks as you finish them.
Happy Time. Be sure to include things that make you happy. This could be spending time on a creative project, taking the time to make a nice meal, or going for a walk with your dog. Your to-do list should always have some things that bring you joy.
Appreciation Time. Even if it’s just a short list of 3 things you are grateful for, write them down. Take a few minutes to consider what you appreciate in your world, it may be a person, or something you saw in nature today, or a reflection on some positive idea you had or heard about.some
Bath Time. The benefits of a warm bath are undeniable. The science says it increases your serotonin (feel good hormone) levels, blood and oxygen flow, and helps calm your nervous system, relieving stress and anxiety. That sounds perfect!
Relaxation. Down time and relaxation are not created equal. Real relaxation means spending some deliberate slowing down and recharging. Deep breathing, meditation, journaling the day’s thoughts, and a slow mindful cup of tea are some great ways to do just that. True relaxation improves mood and quality of sleep and lowers blood pressure and chronic pain. All good things.