You exercise often, you eat right and you get frequent haircuts, so why wouldn’t you get a facial? As with most other beauty and health matters, facials help prevent and treat common problems!
While most professional facials can run about $60-120 you can have your own spa right at home! Follow these five steps for glowing skin that looks like you stepped straight out of a $100 treatment.
Step 1: Cleanse the Skin
Washing your face seems like an obvious step to skin care, but you'd be surprised how easy it is to do it incorrectly. The way that you cleanse your face could be attributing to acne, wrinkles, and pore size.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Getting rid of the grime and dead skin cells that accumulate naturally is essential for your skincare regimen. Using your fingers, rub a gentle exfoliating facial scrub in a circular motion on your face. Concentrate on the areas around your nose and forehead or if you have combo skin, work harder on the areas that tend to be "greasy."
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Step 3: Steam
Steam opens your pores and allows your body to get rid of all the nasty stuff that collects in there. It's the best way to get the deepest clean possible.
There are several ways to steam your face. You can fill your sink with warm water, dip a washcloth in and press to your face repeating 2-3 times or you can take it further by boiling water in a teapot.
Step 4: Apply a Mask
A mask will get your face clean, moisturized, tightened, and glowing depending on the ingredients. Keep it on for 10-20 minutes (or, according to the directions on the product). Rinse completely.
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Step 5: Moisturizer
Now that you have opened up your pores and made your skin nice and sensitive, its time to lock in the moisture with a gentle lotion. Aim for a non-scented variety, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your in-home spa!