Your face is the first thing that is seen when you interact with someone; it’s also the first thing you see when you look in a mirror so whether you’re trying to look good for yourself, someone specific or just anyone you come in contact with, ensuring you have gorgeous skin is the key to looking your best.
Because we can’t change the shape of our face without surgical intervention but anyone can achieve beautiful skin by having regular facials. Furthermore, it has been shown that clear, radiant skin greatly impacts attractiveness.
Unfortunately, going to the spa every few weeks can quickly add up and may put a strain on your finances if you’re not well off. Doing your own facials, on the other hand, will help you reap the same benefits while saving lots of money in the long run.
Do-It-Yourself Spa Day
You might think that a lot of special techniques and chemical ingredients are essential for developing an enviable face and neck, but that is a mere myth. When you get back to nature and create your own beauty recipes, your skin responds the way it should. Even more, you know exactly what formulas you are applying to your complexion and where these skin fortifiers are coming from.
Making room for a spa day in the privacy of your home is a great idea and way to take time, pamper yourself and be in charge of your own beauty routine. In addition, you can still receive professional results without busting your beauty budget.
Follow these simple steps, and watch your at-home facial produce glowing results:
A clean canvas is essential before a facial. Lukewarm water is best for not only opening your pores without outrightly burning your face..
Rinse the face first, and then, apply your cleanser, and use circular motions for exceptional exfoliation. If you want to go full DIY and make your own cleanser, there are several ingredients around the home that can be used individually or combined with others to make a cleanser.
To make your own homemade cleanser, combine ¼ cup of raw honey, ¼ cup of water and a tablespoon of liquid castile soap into a container. Lightly swish them around but don’t shake the container because it will start to foam.
A pinch or two of baking soda can also be added to serve as an exfoliant but a great little tool for even better cleansing and exfoliation is a facial cleansing brush. Many spas use these affordable little gadgets because they effectively loosen debris from the pores and rev the circulation for healthy skin balance.
Use a cotton ball to apply toner to close the pores after cleansing. Do not skip this step, and allow the toner to seep into the pores and dry.
Using a toner after your cleansing is important because it not only shrinks your pores but it helps to get rid of whatever traces of dirt and oil your cleanser may have missed.
You can either use a store bought toner or prepare your own. One popular homemade toner is apple cider vinegar.
To use ACV as a toner, add one tablespoon to about one cup of water.
Powdered masks are excellent to use at home and always ready when you are. They are fresh and made when you add water or other ingredients to activate these amazing complexion boosters.
Matcha green tea is a great example of a very effective mask that is easy to prepare and ready to go when water is added, and a quick paste is made by stirring. It contains the antioxidants and nutrients to truly improve your skin and have you looking your best.
Charcoal and bentonite clay masks are also great for drawing out impurities and leaving behind a beautiful, radiant complexion.
Your face will stay youthful and plump for longer when a moisturizer is applied following a facial. It doesn’t matter if your skin is super oily or very dry, a moisturizer that targets your specific need will add much to the post-facial routine.
Like everything mentioned in this article, you can either go the diy route or use a store bought product. In terms of diy, you can use shea butter or a non comedogenic oil such as argan or sunflower oil
Maintenance Is Key
Everyone can develop a smooth, radiant and youthful complexion by doing a facial at home. Skin care experts recommend one every four weeks; that is when skin cell growth has gone through its full cycle and is ready for exfoliation.