Do you like facials? So do I, but I don’t always have the budget to go to the spa. Instead, I try to block out some “me” time a couple times a month in the morning before I start my day with a home facial. It takes 30 to 45 minutes depending on the number of steps I plan to include. My typical facial includes my favorite CBD infused skin-care products and a few others for good measure. So let’s get started.
What you need for a home facial
Gather your supplies. I typically set up at the dining room table; I might as well use it for something, right? Put your supplies in the order you’re going to use them.
Set the mood. A facial should be relaxing. Turn on your favorite yoga playlist and tune out the rest of the world.
- facial steamer or bowl of hot water
- clean washcloth and towel
- essential oil
- clay mask
- cotton balls
- sheet mask (optional)
- eye cream
- treatments for problem areas, and
Step 1 - Cleanse
I know this sounds elementary, but you want to begin your facial with a clean canvas. Prepare your face by removing your make-up. Then cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser for your skin type.
I like to use an anti-oxidant-rich, CBD-infused cleanser by NAYSA. It has a creamy consistency and is gentle for all skin types.
Apply a nickel-size amount of cleanser to your finger tips and massage gently in an upward motion. Don’t forget the delicate skin of your neck and decollete!
Rinse with a warm water.
Step 2 - Steam
Turn on your steamer. If you don’t have a steamer, put hot water in a bowl. I use a pretty crystal bowl and heat the water in my electric teapot. Pretty classy, right?
Cover you head and the bowl of water with a clean towel. Keep you face at a comfortable distance from the steaming water so you don’t burn your nasal passages or your skin.
Relax. Steam your face for up to 10 minutes.
Caution: Do not steam longer than 10 minutes if you have acne or other skin issues.
Step 3 - Exfoliate
Now that your pores are open, you can gently exfoliate your skin. I like to use a coconut oil sugar scrub.
Apply an appropriate amount of face scrub based on the type of product you’re are using. With a sugar scrub, I use about a quarter-sized blob in the palm of my hand. Moisten your face. Working in sections, gently scrub your face.
Apply more water if needed and continue to gently massage the skin in an upward, circular motion. Pay attention to your trouble spots.
Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Step 4 - Clay mask or masque
However you spell it, a mask allows you to take a few minutes to lay back and relax. Clay masks can unclog your pores and decongest your skin. I like to use the Dead Sea Mud Mask from NAYSA.
Apply your clay mask to your forehead, cheeks, bridge of your nose, and chin. Keep the mask out of your eyes. Now head for the sofa and relax while listening to your favorite yoga playlist.
Masking has three phases. The first phase is the damp phase where your skin drinks in the beneficial minerals from the mask. As the mask begins to dry, it exercises your capillaries and stimulates blood flow as it cools and contracts. The end of the drying phase is when you want to remove the mask. If you let the mask dry completely on your face, it may actually draw moisture from the surface of your skin causing dehydration and irritation.
Finally, rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Step 5 - Tone
Use a toner to balance your pH, clean, and close your pores. Use a toner especially if you are prone to acne. Take a bottle of toner with you as you go about your day to keep your skin looking fresh and dewy all day.
You can apply toner with a cotton ball or spritz your face. Remember to avoid the eye area.
I like to use a CBD-infused toner with witch hazel and peppermint oil from NAYSA.
Step 6 - Sheet mask
Using a sheet mask is optional based on the time you have available or if you need additional moisture.
Sheet masks are great because they allow your skin to ‘rest’ while it is saturated in hydrating, brightening, or anti-aging ingredients, giving an extra boost to your current skin routine when you need it the most. … Sheet masks effectively gets moisture back into skin.
Never used a sheet mask, you can get some additional information here.
Step 6 - Treat your problem areas
I always use an eye cream, because let’s face it, the eyes are the window to the soul!!! Corny right! But seriously, eye is made specifically for the delicate skin around the eyes.
I also use a winkle cream on my forehead, on my crows feet, and around my mouth.
Maybe you need an acne treatment. This step in the facial is all about what you need to put your best face forward. Make sure to purchase products for you skin type.
Head over to our Skin Care page to see what products we offer.
Step 7 - Moisturize
A good daytime moisturizer is the final step in your home facial. I use CBD-infused AM-PM Moisturizing Cream from NAYSA.
As with the other applications mentioned in the post, apply the moisturizer using an upward, circular motion.
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