BY: Majesty's Pleasure
It may be hard to believe, but treating yourself to a luxurious and soothing facial doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, it can be done in the comfort of your own home. And with DIY facials, not only are you saving money, but it’s also an opportunity to fully indulge in your skin-care products, as well as a chance to experiment with new tools. Below, you’ll find six steps on how to give yourself an at-home facial that’ll calm your mind and refresh your complexion.
Step One: Set the mood.
Creating some ambiance before you get started on your facial can aid in releasing stress and nudging out any lingering anxiety. Light a couple of candles, queue up a chill playlist on Spotify, and take a relaxing bath beforehand.
Step Two: Cleanse your skin.
In order to ensure that there’s no trace of dirt, grime, or makeup left behind on your skin, do a double cleanse. Start with an oil-based cleanser then switch to a water-based cleanser to leave your skin clean and well-prepped.
Step Three: Steam your skin.
Steaming your face allows your pores to open up, priming your skin for the exfoliation process. If you don’t have a steamer at home, don’t stress out. You can also get the benefits of steaming by hovering your face over a bowl of hot water.
Step Four: Exfoliate your skin.
Chemical exfoliants use acids to get rid of dead skin cells, even out your skin tone, and smooth rough texture for skin that’s more plump, dewy, and radiant-looking.
Step Five: Apply a mask.
After you exfoliate, smooth on a super-rich mask that best fits your skin’s specific needs. If dryness is a concern for you, grab a deeply hydrating mask; if dullness is your arch nemesis, reach for a mask that contains vitamin C or niacinamide.
Step Six: Moisturize your skin.
Seal in the hydration by layering on a moisturizer that works best for your skin type. And that’s it! Easy enough, right? And if you want to make this process even more pleasurable, I suggest pairing your at-home facial with a glass (or two) of wine.