How to do a Facial at Home: Step-by-Step
Giving yourself a facial at home is easier than you think. Follow these simple steps to give yourself a facial and take some time to relax. When giving yourself a facial it is important to always apply products from the neck area upwards to your face. This ensures that you don’t push your delicate facial skin downwards that can increase your chance of getting wrinkles. Also, remember to apply products to your neck area. Oftentimes this area gets overlooked and before you know it, starts to age and wrinkle.
- Face Wash
- Facial oil
- Facial Scrub
- Lip Scrub
- Clay Face Mask
- Facial Toner
- Cotton Balls
- Facial Serum
- Eye cream
- Facial Cream
- Spot treatment
- Lip Balm
- Sunscreen (optional)
Gently remove all makeup and cleanse skin with a gentle face wash.
2. Oil cleanse and steam:
Using a teaspoon of your favourite oil cleanser, massage skin in a circular motion, working from the neck and shoulder area upwards. Take a few large washcloths or hand towels and soak them in hot water until saturated. Ring them out (don’t burn yourself and test the temperature) and place them over your face leaving your nose and mouth exposed for breathing. Press the towel into your skin while taking a few deep breaths. After the towel has cooled, gently wipe from side to side to remove the oil cleanser from your face.
Exfoliate your skin to get rid of dead skin and smoothen your face using a facial scrub. Remember to also exfoliate your lips with a gentle lip scrub.
Apply a clay face mask to your face and neck. Let the mask go to work for 10 - 15 minutes to hydrate your skin and replenish it with moisture.
After you removed your face mask, it is time to tone your skin with a facial toner. Toners help to balance the skin's pH after you cleansed your face to lessen that tight feeling you get after cleansing. Use a cotton ball to apply the toner all around and give it a minute or two to absorb into your skin.
Apply a small amount of facial serum to your skin. Your skin will soak up the serum right away after it has been cleaned. The oils in the serum will help to replenish any lost skin oils and give your skin a boost.
Gently apply an eye cream with your ring finger to your eye area. Apply your favourite facial cream to your neck and face area in a circular motion. Remember to work from your neck area upwards to your face. Spot treat any blemishes with a spot treatment. Apply lip balm to dry lips as well.
8. Protect (optional):
Always remember to apply sunscreen to your face if you are giving yourself this at home facial in the morning or during the day. If you are giving yourself this facial in the evening, no sunscreen is needed.
Now that you have beautiful and glowing skin, take some more time to relax and drink some Rooibos tea and watch your favourite show.
Stay beautiful always,