Give Yourself an At-Home Facial
It is always good to pamper yourself once in a while by going to professionals for that longed-for body massage or that much needed facial. However, for most women, once in a while is definitely the operative word when it comes to their facial care. This is because the cost of going to professionals every week for that facial would really make a huge dent on your pockets.
This does not mean that you cannot do something to sustain the healthiness of your skin though. You can actually do at-home facials that are quite easy to do once every week. There are now many at-home facials that are so basic, they work for all types of skin, from the dry to the oily and even the combination of dry and oily skin. There are just easy to do and will only require 25-30 minutes of your time.
Here are the basics of giving yourself those home facials:
• Clean your face first.
This is the first and most basic step before you can actually start doing that facial. You would have to wash away all the dust and grime that settled on your face during the day. There are many cleansers available now in the market that will suit your type of skin. Just remember that if you have dry skin, the best cleanser that you should go for is the one, which is creamy or milky.
• Next stop: Exfoliate.
The next step is exfoliating your skin. Use a circular motion in rubbing that exfoliant on your face. Make sure to focus on your forehead and your nose area. If you have a combination skin, make sure to focus your rubbing on the oily areas. Once you're done exfoliating, make sure to rinse off all that exfoliant off your face, as these products tend to dry your skin. There are many exfoliating products now that come in formulations that would suit your skin type.
• Use some steam.
After exfoliating, it is now time to open up those pores by using steam. You could use your sink or a small basin for this. Fill your basin or sink with warm water. Wet a washcloth with this warm water and then, press the wet and warm washcloth on your face. Do this about 3 times.
• Put on that mask.
Once your pores have been opened, then it is time to put on that mask. While you can make your own mask from natural ingredients, there are also ready-made masks from your favorite beauty product makers that you can buy.
For those with dry skin, buy a cream mask or a gel that is meant to hydrate your skin. If you have an oily skin, then there are facial masks that are clay-based that you can use.
In applying the mask, be sure that you don't get any around your eyes. Keep your mask on based on the instructions of the product that you are using or for about 10 to 20 minutes. After this, rinse your mask off completely from your face.
• Never forget to moisturize.
After you have rinsed off your mask, put on a moisturizer on your face. There are moisturizing products that would suit your skin type. Even if you have oily skin, you would still need to put on a moisturizer that has been specially formulated for your type of skin.