Professional facials are often expensive and time consuming, so why pay for one when you can do them yourself at home? This basic five-step at-home facial can be done once a week and works on all skin types including oily, dry and combination skin .
Step 1: Cleanse the Skin
Remove eye makeup with a makeup remover.
Cleanser gets washed down the sink, so you should spend your money on moisturizers and products that don't get washed away.
To cleanse skin , rinse your face and neck first in lukewarm water. Then dot the cleanser on your forehead, cheeks, chin, and neck. Massage the product into your face and neck in a circular motion for at least a minute, making sure to get around the nose and the chin.
Rinse your face and neck with a warm washcloth.
Step 2: Exfoliate
There are several ways to exfoliate your skin . You can also try this simple 3-step method:
Apply a gentle exfoliating facial scrub in a circular motion on your face.
Using your fingers, concentrate on the areas around your nose and forehead or if you have combination skin , work harder on the areas that tend to be greasy.
Use a soft washcloth soaked in warm water to rinse your face. The washcloth itself acts as a natural exfoliant. Prefer a super soft baby washcloth.
Step 3: Steam
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 two or three times, or you can take it further by boiling water in a teapot and keeping your face near it for 15-20 minutes wearing a towel on your head.
Step 4: Apply a Mask
Apply the mask, avoiding the areas around the eyes. Keep it on for 10-20 minutes (or, according to the directions on the product). Cucumbers, as pictured here, are not necessary. Rinse completely.
Step 5: Moisturizer
Smooth on a soothing, basic moisturizer over your face and neck. If you want organic and cheap, try extra virgin coconut oil. It works best on all types of skins.