How to Give Yourself a Spa-Level Facial at Home

While we’re all stuck indoors (or should be) for the foreseeable future, treating yourself to a much-deserved facial may seem like a far-off, unimaginable luxury — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue to care for your complexion. Your step-by-step guide for when you can’t visit an aesthetician – DIY Facial

1: Start with a double cleanse

With any type of facial, the first step should always be to cleanse in order to prep the skin, start to clean the skin – with an oil-based cleanser to melt away makeup and remove unwanted, dead skin cells while still keeping the lipid barrier intact. Next, choose either a foam- or cream-based cleanser – Rinse off the oil-based cleanser using a warm washcloth and proceed with either a cream or gel cleanser. Focus on areas of oil and congestion and massage really well into all the nooks and crannies of the skin.

2: Exfoliate

After cleansing, it’s time to exfoliate, or slough off the top layer of skin cells and excess oils in order to ensure that the ingredients penetrate and you get the most out of the other steps.

3: Mask

Choose your face mask based on whatever current issues your skin is facing. If it is oily and prone to breakouts, reach for one that is clay-based or contains vitamin C. Conversely, if it feels parched or generally dry, use a face mask that is formulated to replenish hydration; seeking out ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5. During quarantine time, we are all staying at home, so I suggest DIY recipes face mask

4: Steam

Fill a bowl [with] hot water and position your face over the bowl with a towel over your head to let your skin ‘open up’ while masking, a good old-fashioned bowl with slices of oranges will do a fantastic job of softening the skin and opening the pores.

5: Moisturize and Massage

After removing your face mask, it’s time to layer on your favorite serums and moisturizer — with the overall goal being hydration. Following serum, apply a layer of your favorite moisturizer. After applying as many hydrating products as you like (working from thinnest to thickest), give yourself a facial massage to boost blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.

You can use a Solar Beauty Bar for a self-massage, or follow instruction video below.