Monday, 27 January 2014

Step-By-Step DIY Facial

The other week when my family and I were doing some yearly planning I come up with the thought of having home pamper treatments with my daughter (now a flourishing teen) as a way of having special time with her.

So I thought I'd share some simple steps that you can follow at home if you would like to pamper yourself using the facial products in our previous posts.

We all deserve to be pampered by a professional from time time to time, but if you are low on cash or don't want to leave your home, just do it yourself!

It can also be an opportunity to spend time with other family members, you can invite them over for a natural skincare party were you make your own products and take turns to pamper each other.

Anyway let's get on to the facial.

Step One: Cleanse & Steam 

  • Cleanse once to take off all your makeup, and then cleanse again 
  • Make sure you use a clean facecloth to remove your cleanser 
  • Steaming your skin will help to improve hydration 

Step Two: Exfoliate

  • Remove dead skin cells using a scrub-type exfoliator 
  • Massage the scrub in small circles on your skin, avoiding the eye area and concentrating on the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) 
  • Wash off the scrub with lukewarm water

Step Three: Mask

  • Apply a mask to your face, again avoiding the eye area 
  • Use a deep-cleansing mask if you are prone to blackheads and breakouts, or a moisturising mask if your skin is on the dry side 
  • Leave the mask on for about 10 minutes then gently remove with a face cloth soaked in lukewarm water 

Step Four: Tone 

  • A toner will help to remove any traces of the mask and rebalance the pH of your skin
  • Apply to a cotton pad and gently wipe over your skin 
  • Try a hydrating toning mist if your skin is dry - spritz lightly over your face, then head to the next step while your skin is still damp

Step Five: Moisturise

  • For dry skin, massage first with an oil treatment. Apply 5 drops into your hands, warm the oil between your palms, then press over the face. Massage gently with small circular movements, upwards and outwards, until the oil is absorbed. Finish with a cream moisturiser to seal the oil in.

  • If your skin is oily or acne-prone, try a gel moisturiser – this will replace the water lost without adding more oil. 

There you have it, a nice and simple pamper treatment. For it to also be nutritious use natural and organic products.

What are some or your favourite natural facial recipes?

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