Getting a facial done is one of the luxuries that we miss due to the pandemic. Though spas have finally opened, not everyone will be comfortable getting a facial done outside yet. Luckily, you can give yourself a facial at home if you have a suitable kit and learn the procedure. We have listed here the steps to make the process simpler for you.
Before starting the process, you need a clean slate; hence, you need to remove any makeup or dirt from the skin using a cleansing agent. Massage the lotion onto your skin first, gently using wet fingertips for a few seconds, then rinse it off with water. You can also use microfiber to lift your skin while cleaning it.
Exfoliation is a step that helps remove dead skin cells from your skin surface. You can use facial scrubs at home for exploitation. There are chemical exfoliators available too that dissolve dead skin cells. If you have dry skin, you should exfoliate once a week.
Now, as your skin has been freshly exfoliated, you can use an at home facial steamer to slightly dilate the pores. This also helps to increase blood flow to the skin and is very hydrating.
This is a crucial step, as doing it on your own is not that easy, and it is essential to do it right or else you will damage the skin. You can use an extractor tool following the manufacturer’s instructions. Using a finger is another method. You should wash your hands thoroughly, though.
There are different mask options, and in general, one comes with the facial kit itself. It can be gel-based, which is cool and calming to the skin. You can also go for cream-based for hydrating dry skin type. A clay-based mask is good for oily skin with clogged pores. Sheet masks are really popular nowadays and typically great for dry skin.
Next is targeted treatment for problem areas in the skin. Such as pigmentation, acne, and wrinkles. Serums should be used as they are concentrated with active ingredients and penetrate deep inside the skin.
Following serum treatment, you need to apply a good layer of moisturizer to lock it all in. Go for lightweight lotion if your skin is oily and heavier cream if it is dry.
The most relaxing part of the facial is a little massage that creates and increases circulation and helps in lymphatic drainage. Use your fingers to massage your face. Work from the middle out and go in upward motion only. Ensure to apply enough product around the eyes as you would not want to tug that area where the skin is a lot thinner.
The Bottom Line:
Many of us are still avoiding too much public contact due to the ongoing pandemic. With the right products and the right technique, you can give yourself a luxurious facial treatment at home.