Usually when it comes to facials, most of us don’t have the time or the money to splurge on this totally relaxing indulgence. But while nothing beats spending a few soothing hours in a day spa being looked after by a professional beautician, it is actually possible to do a little DIY pampering of your own and not miss out on the great benefits a facial will give to your skin.
All you need to do is just follow these 6 simple steps.
What you’ll need:
- A shower cap are used to protect your hair.
- A cleanser, toner, face mask and moisturizer used in your choice that matches your skin type.
Step 1: Cleanser
Gently massage your cleanser into your face and neck (taking care not to drag or roughly handle your skin) and then, depending on the type of cleanser you are using, remove your cleanser by rinsing with water or wiping it off with cotton wipes.
Cleansing your face after removing makeup is a very important step. It is known as double cleansing to ensure that even a single particle of makeup should not reside on our face. Cleansing is really good as it makes your skin clean and supple. It is considered as the prime step of facial. From now the actual facial has begun.
Hasty DIY cleanser is here –
If you have oily or acne-prone skin then use neem water with Multani Mitti as a face cleanser. Mix both the ingredients well and massage it on your face gently. It looks like a face mask but we will use it as a face cleanser.
If your skin is extremely dry then you can use honey as a gentle face cleanser. Apply it on your face and gently massage it like a PRO.
You can also use milk to clean your face properly. Milk will not only nourish your skin but will also make it smooth and soft.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Use circular motions to gently slough off dead skin cells using a mild facial scrub (fine ground oatmeal mixed into a paste with water or sugar mixed with a soapy lather are great natural options) and then rinse. This will leave your skin soft and tender and prepared for the next steps.
A homemade scrub does wonders to your skin if it is directed in an exact way. DIY facial at home is undeniably very easy and affordable. The DIY facial for dry skin also helps in achieving a radiant and lustrous skin with ingredients that are present in our home. Exfoliation is one of the most important steps of facial at home. It helps in removing the dead skin cells from our face. To reveal your gleaming and lustrous skin it is extremely important to exfoliate it.
A zealous DIY scrub is here –
If you have dry skin, then you can use oatmeal scrub. Mix honey, oatmeal and olive oil in a bowl and gently exfoliate your face with the scrub. Use circular motions while exfoliating as it will regulate the blood circulation.
If you have oily skin then use a sugar scrubs. Mix sugar and few drops of lemon juice in honey and whisk it really well. Use this scrub to make your skin free from acne scars and dead skin.
You can also use tomato and sugar scrub. Cut a tomato in half and pour small granules of sugar in it. Now rub very gently to avoid any breakouts.
Step 3: Steam
Refill your sink with hot water and then lean over the sink with your towel draped over your head and use it to trap the steam around your face. To get any real benefits you’ll need to stay like this for at least 20 minutes so add some nice essential oils to make the experience more relaxing and fun.
Everyone here might have experienced the problem of open pores someday or the other. Some people don’t realize that it is very important to open our pores especially if you are doing a DIY facial. Steaming is the fourth step of DIY facial for dry skin. The process is based on opening the pores of the skin so that all the impurities can stamp out from your face. The step is important because it helps in removing grime, dirt, and everything that is stuck on your face from so long.
You don’t owe an expensive steamer? Here is your steamer
Take water in a pot and leave it on the stove. After it boils take it from the stove. Now, wrap a towel around your head and place it above the pot so that the steam hits the face eventually.
Repeat the process for good 3-5 minutes.
To provide extra nourishment and herbal feel to your skin, pour 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil or peppermint essential oil in the hot water.
Step 4: Apply a Facial Mask
After steaming, splash your face with cool water, give it a dry and then apply a mask to your face and neck for 5 to 20 minutes (the time will depend on the type of mask you use so check the instructions on the packet). Masks will help to tighten the pores of greasy skin or nourish dry skin so make sure to choose one that is compatible with your skin type.
When all the impurities are extracted from our face, it is very important to nourish and nurture our skin. For that, a facial mask works like magic in a DIY facial at home. A DIY facial mask is not only cost effective but it also provides a radiant and gleaming glow to the skin.
Don’t spend your valuable money on expensive facial masks. Here is your superfluous DIY face mask.
People who have extremely dry skin and normal skin can use a healing Avocado mask. Take the ¼ portion of an avocado and mash it properly. Now add yoghurt in it and blend the paste to make it smooth. You can also use essential oils in it to make it more herbaceous and enhance goodness. Apply it for good 10 minutes and then rinse it off with normal water and pat dry.
Step 5: Tone
The letting your mask set you should be feeling pretty relaxed. Now is the time to remove your mask and give your face another splash with water applied with a cotton pad.
Step 6: Moisturize
The final step is to inject some moisture into your newly refreshed skin. Moisturizers are essential for all skin types and will replenish any moisture that your skin has lost and will prevent any further loss. If you want to go all out with your pampering and really give yourself the day spa treatment then you can apply your moisturizer using the massage techniques outlined in our Skin Care Tips: How to Give Yourself a Facial Massage beauty blog!
Remove your makeup
The importance of removing makeup before sleeping or anytime cannot be stressed enough. It is utterly important to remove your makeup if you are going to take a good nap or even if you are done with your party/occasion. Removing your makeup is definitely a task because you need to ensure that every bit of your mascara and foundation is eradicated from your face.
A quick DIY makeup remover is here –
Coconut oil works like magic on your face to remove makeup. Take a little amount of coconut oil and rub it on your face gently in circular motions. Cleanse from the nose in the upwards and downward direction. Take it through your lashes to remove waterproof mascara easily.
You can also use Johnson’s baby oil to remove your makeup.
Rose water mixed with aloe vera gel is also perfect and works as a great makeup remover.