Did Someone Say Home Spa?
Everyone deserves a little TLC sometimes, and if the daunting spa prices are preventing you from that, you’ve come to the right place.
We’re giving you the ultimate guide to getting the Spa-Level Facial you deserve from the comfort of your couch. Not only will your wallet be thanking you, but your skin’s new healthy glow will be singing praises.
Get The Proper Tools
Unless you run a spa, you probably won’t have all the products to get the best results for an at-home facial. This means your first step should probably be to browse some buying guides to get your ideal products. There’s no need to be picky either. Choose your favorite brand and role with it.
Some products you’ll most likely be needing include:
- Facial Cleanser
- Facial Oil
- Exfoliating Scrub
- Face Masks
- Wash Cloths
- Steamer (optional)
- Bath Bomb
Don’t be afraid to add a few more products if you feel they’re needed. This is YOUR facial – make it unique.
Set The Vibe
Just because you’re not at the spa doesn’t mean you can’t make your home feel like one. Put on that comfy robe and slippers. Treat Yourself.
We recommend littering your bathroom with your favorite candles and dropping your favorite bath bomb in the bath before you even begin the facial. This is especially true if you can’t get your hands on a steamer. A relaxing hot bath or shower will do the trick.
If you’re used to heading to the spa with friends, make it a spa night and invite over your favorite people. It’s all completely up to you.
Clean Your Skin
Now that you’re totally relaxed – it’s time to get started. Even though you’ve most likely taken a bath or shower it’s so important to make sure your skin is completely clean. We don’t want to move unwanted bacteria into our open pores.
Make this a two-step process. We recommend using an oil-based cleanser first. This will get out all the leftover makeup and clean out the oil from your glands. Next, use a water-based cleanser to get rid of any excess sweat and dirt that may have found its way into your skin throughout the day.
Remember to cleanse in circular motions to reduce any unneeded stress on your skin.
Cleaning your skin may have gotten it squeaky clean of dirt and grime but how about all of those dead skin cells that are clinging to your face? That’s where exfoliation comes in.
This is where you’ll bring in your scrub or exfoliating peel of choice. If you’re using a scrub make sure to use gentle motions and focus on your dry spot problem areas. It’s recommended to only use the tips of your figures for exfoliation. Do this for 30 seconds with warm water.
If you’ve opted for a peel, make sure you read the instructions on how to apply it properly and be gentle when rinsing it out.
Now that your face is glowing with health it’s time to hydrate with a good old face mask. Of course, you can choose any mask you’d like. Whether it’s meant for hydrating, replenishing, or you just want to try out a new charcoal mask. Choose whatever you think is best for your skin.
The most important thing is that your mask’s detoxifying elements get deep into your pores. Massage the mask into your skin for 2 to 3 minutes. Then, let it sit for up to 20 minutes, but make sure you don’t leave it in for longer than the max amount of time given on the product’s label.
You’re skin will probably be feeling hydrated, fresh, and clean by this point. Which means it’s time to steam. If you have a steamer handy bring it out, it’ll be the cherry on top of the perfect facial. If you don’t have one, sit in the bathroom while you let your shower run and take in that heat – it has the exact same result!
You made it to the final step! Moisturizing. Grab your favorite moisturizer and give your skin a final massage, really working in the product. How do you feel?
Self-care should be everyone’s priority every once and a while. Why stop at a facial? Take your new home spa techniques and give yourself a pedicure and manicure.
Remember TLC is a must, and getting into the habit of practicing self-care will benefit not only your skin health but your mental health in the long run. Happy relaxing!