DIY Facial in 7 Easy Steps

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I've read that it is advisable to get a facial at least once a month. Well, that's true. Getting facials does wonders to your skin. But it is somewhat heavy on the budget, especially if you're gonna do it monthly. Which is why I looked up some online tips and tricks for a less expensive alternative. Here's how to give yourself a facial at home in seven steps.

What you'll need
  • make-up remover or baby oil if you don't have one handy
  • facial cleanser
  • facial scrub or you can make-do with sugar and warm water
  • steamer or water heater
  • wash cloth
  • facial mask
  • toner
  • moisturizer
Keep in mind that with all these products, you must choose the one that's suitable for your skin type. So for store-bought ones, check the ingredients first.

What to do:
  1. Remove all traces of make-up. 
  2. Clean your face with a mild facial wash or facial cleanser. Pat dry.
  3. Exfoliate with a gentle facial scrub. Do it in a rotating motion around your face. Focus on the nose and forehead area and do it gently around the eyes.
  4. Steam. Now there are two easy ways to do this. One is that you can boil some water, pour it in a bowl, and let the steam be absorbed by your face. Or you can get a washcloth, soak it in warm water, and press it gently to your face for a few minutes. Whichever works for you.
  5. Leave on some facial mask for a few minutes. You can buy facial mask or you can make your own with what you can find in your kitchen. Click here for a list of single-ingredient facial masks that you can try at home. For myself, I used milk. I just dabbed some over my face using a cotton ball and left it there for a few minutes until my skin felt tight. Then I rinsed it with water.
  6. Apply some toner on your skin. This will leave your face feeling refreshed.
  7. Moisturize! This is the best skin care advice in the ultimate beauty book, if there is one. Never go on a  day without moisturizing. You future self will thank you for it.
For this, I used my skincare staple, St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub. 
Then I used Pond's Pore Tightening facial foam, kinda need this at
 these times.
And then some milk that I used as mask.

And you can do this in less than 30 minutes. Quick and easy, right? And very, very inexpensive too. After doing all these, my skin never felt this soft and supple. So I have a new monthly regimen now. :)
2 comments : :
  1. This is a very informative post. :) Thanks!

    I've been a fan of St.Ives Apricot Scrub since college.

    New follower here.

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    1. Hey there! Yeah, St. Ives Apricot Scrub is a great product. :)

      And thanks for dropping by my blog. :D

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