How to do an "at-home" facial
Now that spas are closed across the UK, a weekly at home facial is a must! Especially in the winter when skin is more prone to dryness, dedicate some "self-care" time to take care of your complexion and your wellbeing using this easy facial routine that will give salon-worthy results without having to leave the house.
Here’s what you need for the ULTIMATE WEEKEND GLOW UP:
2. Exfoliator or toner
5. Candles (mandatory)
6. Your fave chilling out tunes
7. Glass of wine or big cup of herbal tea
8. Tell them they owe you a foot rub
9. Thank us tomorrow
The first and arguably the most important step in any skincare routine; cleansing. Cleansing removes all dirt, build-up and dead skin from your complexion, prevent pores from becoming blocked and paving the way for other products in your routine to work effectively.
A micellar water is the best way to kick-off your facial. The Micellar Water from Award Winning Danish brand Jorgobé uses micelle molecules and hyaluronic acid which gently but effectively removes makeup, dirt and impurities, leaving the skin clean, refreshed and naturally balanced.
The skin naturally sheds old skin cells during its natural renewal process that happens approximately every 30 days.
Exfoliation simply explains the process of removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. This can be done in a few ways such as chemical exfoliation using gentle acids like salicylic or glycolic, or physical exfoliation with a cloth, cleansing tool or scrub. The Codex Exfoliating Wash with exfoliating natural jojoba grains and infused with elderflower water, grapefruit, safflower and milk thistle that has soothing and redness-reducing properties.
3. Cleanse Again
After you have exfoliated, it’s important to cleanse again to make sure any loosened and remaining dead skin are removed from the skin's surface before moving on to the next step.
Use a gentle cleanser that won’t irritate the fresh layer of skin that you have just revealed. For sensitive or dry skin Ecooking Cleansing Milk is a gentler form of cleansing than cleansing gel which nourishes, cleans and moistens..
An essential step in any skincare and self-care routine; face mask.
If you really want to treat yourself, the Evolve Beauty Bio-Retinol Gold Mask will help to rejuvenate and protect those newly exposed cells....as well as literally making your skin glow with the golden sustainably sourced mineral, Mica.
Once you have removed your mask, tone your face to close the pores and completely refine the complexion before adding your moisturiser.
An effective toner helps to draw out any stubborn impurities and preps the skin for the rest of your routine. Floral Essence from The Glow is a super-hydrating liquid serum and toner in one with botanical alternatives to retinol and hyaluronic acid - hydrates, calms and brightens your skin to give you a radiant complexion and gorgeous glow! It's even suitable for sensitive complexions.
After you've cleansed and toned, it's time to top up the moisture levels of those fresh and delicate skin cells. If you're having a daytime facial, go for your favourite day cream.
If you're winding down with a relaxing evening facial, the Anti-Ageing Overnight Mask from Skin Regimen is the perfect way to naturally rebalance your renewed skin..
7. Lips and Eyes
These are the most delicate areas of your face, so make sure to give your lips and eyes some love.
The Cranberry Lip and Eye Butter from Ere Perez is the perfect partner to keep your lips and eyes fully protected after your perfect pamper!.