eBeauty: At-home feel good facial

By Kaye Robinson Keeley

The feeling of being pampered in a salon and coming home with beautiful, soft, glowing skin is amazing! Until we can get back into our salons here are my tips to achieve those results with our At-Home Feel Good Facial.

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What you Will Need:

  • Facial Cleanser/Oil
  • Mild foam cleanser
  • Mild Facial Scrub
  • Massage cream
  • Face mask
  • Toner
  • Moisturiser
  • Under eye cream
  • Bowl
  • Essential Oils (Optional)
  • – Lavender or Rose
  • Towel
  • Cotton pads

 Step 1: Cleanse

Firstly cleanse- this is really important that your face should be fully cleansed to ensure all dirt, make up and product build up is removed.

Then use an oil based cleanser and gently clean your skins surface using a cotton pad . If you haven’t got an oil based cleanser Coconut oil works well for this. Lastly wash in lukewarm water with a mild foam cleanser.

Step 2: Exfoliate

Using a pea sized amount of scrub rub in gently onto your face and neck in a circular motion. Exfoliating the skin removes dead skin cells. Pay special attention to the nose and chin area to remove any blackheads and impurities from the skin.

Step 3: Massage

Dampen your palms with a small amount of massage cream. Start with the middle of your forehead and work towards the temples. Then massage along the sides of your nose and cheeks, lastly massage your lips, chin, jawline and neck.

Use both hands to give yourself a massage. With the help of your fingertips moving them in an upward, outward circular motion - never downward. Upward motion will help firm and lift up the skin while downward can result in sagging the skin. This massage step is essential to increase blood circulation and improve muscle tones keeping the skin firm and bright. Wash face with water after a good 10min massage.

Step 4: Steam

Using boiled water, pour into your bowl.

Cover your head with a towel and lean over the bowl for a good 5/10 mins. Take off the towel every couple of minutes if you need to get air.

Steaming helps the pores to open making the skin more absorbent for the products to follow. Steaming works wonders for people with oily or acne prone skin.

You can add essential oils such as lavender or rose to give a more salmon like experience.

Step 5: Mask

After steaming your skin you need something to nourish and moisturise. Face mask are great for this as they remove all the impurities and give a radiant glow. My personal faves are the sheet masks from Image or No7.

You can make up your own facemasks using your kitchen ingredients. Oatmeal and avocado are great for Oily skin or for dry skin banana and honey. Leave on the mask for around 15/20 mins before removing.

Step 6: Toning

Now that your skin has absorbed the nutrients toner will help cleanse and close the pores. It also restores the balance of the skin. Using a cotton pad pour over a small amount of toner and gently move the cotton pad all over the face then let the toner dry. This shrinks and tightens pores that were left open during the steam leaving the skin clean and bright.

Step 7: Moisturiser

Finish off your home facial with a soothing moisturiser. This last step hydrates the skin helping to retain and seal in the moisture. Gently massage the cream onto your face and neck letting it all absorb onto the skin. If you are performing the facial at night time finish off with an under eye cream.  

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