Sunday, June 10, 2012

How To Do An At Home Facial



Today, I'd like to treat you to a guest post that focuses on good skincare and can also be used as a guide to pampering. Enjoy your read!!





Getting a facial at a spa is a real treat, but it can be very costly and even time consuming. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t pamper your skin like a pro at home. After all, who knows your skin better than you do? If you’ve never tried doing a facial at home or just want to brush up on your skills, here are a few tips.
 

Cleanse

 
You should always begin by cleaning your skin with a gentle cleanser. Whichever company makes your favorite one, make sure that the cleanser of your choice is meant to be used by someone with your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin do not use a cleanser for dry skin or you’ll end up with more oil. Apply a dime sized amount onto your fingers and using small circles work the cleanser onto your skin for about twenty seconds. Once done, wash your skin with lukewarm water or use wet tissues to remove the cleaner.

Exfoliate


You’re skin works hard to look good and dead skin can make it appear to be dull. Using the same consideration in choosing a cleanser, select a cleaner that is made for your skin type. Most cleansers are salt or sugar based but you can also find ones that have oatmeal in them which also work wonders. Again, apply a dime sized amount to your fingers and gently make round circles on your face. The texture of the exfoliator will work to gently remove any dead skin that is sitting on your skin so that you are left with clean, fresh, revitalized looking skin.

Tone


Since you’ve cleansed and exfoliated you may wonder why it’s important to tone now. The answer is that the toner will remove any trace of dirt, makeup or oil that’s left behind. It’s also a good idea to user toner to clean your skin after a long day. You’ll be amazed how much dirt you’ll see on that little cotton ball.

Apply A Mask


Masks hydrate the skin, stimulate blood circulation and give you a deeper cleaning all while making your skin baby soft. There are many different types of masks that you can use on your skin so make sure to consider your needs before purchasing one.

Steam


Steaming opens your pores so that you can really prepare yourself to remove pimples and so that the moisturizer you apply later on will sink into your skin easily. Chamomile or lemon zinger tea should be added to the hot water because they give a sense of soothing aromatherapy and because they nourish your skin. Place a towel over your head and keep your face over the steaming water for five to ten minutes. When you’re done, pat, don’t scrub your skin dry.

Remove Those Pimples


If you have pimples, now is the time to gently squeeze them away. If you have a skin condition it’s better to allow a professional to do this so that you don’t damage your skin.

Moisturize And Massage


Last but not least it’s time to moisturize your skin. Keep in mind that as the seasons change so should your moisturizer. When it’s warmer out, be sure to use a lighter one that has spf in it so that your skin can breathe and so that you have some sun protection. When it’s cold outside, use a heavier cream. Apply the moisturizer onto your skin while massaging your face. This will help the cream to penetrate the skin while relaxing your muscles.

The process will take ten to twenty five minutes depending on how long you steam and how many pimples you have. At the end though, you will be left with healthy looking skin. Enjoy.

This post was written by Aleya who own Spontaneous Chick which is a makeup and beauty blog which also features health tips, d├ęcor inspiration and fashion tips for women.    (Image provided can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/foundryparkinn/3763643058/)

2 comments:

  1. Great tips...I give myself home facials all the time, salons can be so expensive here in Australia. If you are interested...I am hosting another global blog swap. This time the theme is Xmas in July. Hope you check it out and take part! Details are on the blog!

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