The Perfect At Home Facial

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Other things to remember: Drink a LOT of water. It’s so important in keeping your skin youthful and plump. If you are going to do this at home facial try to drink a glass of water in between every step. It will give your body that extra hydration. Also put cucumbers on your eyes if they are feeling tired and puffy while you are letting the scrub mask dry. Read a good book, watch a movie, talk with friends. Just relax pamper yourself sometimes- even from the comfort of your own home :)

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The Perfect At Home Facial

  • Everyone loves a good spa facial, don’t get me wrong- but between many facials, products, and a lot of trial and error- I’ve come up with a great at home facial routine that I wanted to share with you. Do it yourself, or with your friends perfect for a girls night in! (Or whenever you feel like your skin needs a total rejuvenation). I do this at least once a week – I’ll spend a calm night in, read a good book and give my skin a little TLC.

  • Step 1:
    Deep Exfoliation: First things first you want to get your skin as clean as possible and rid
    any dead layers. Glamglow’s YouthMud is one of my top scrub/masks. You apply a thin layer on your face and let it dry ten minutes (it will tingle don’t worry it means it’s working) and then lightly wash it off. The volcanic ash pieces really give your skin a good scrubbing and the clay soaks up excess oils. Afterwards my face feels tight and new.

  • Step 2:
    Extractions: In a spa facial an esthetician would squeeze out any clogged pores- but we all know by now not to do that at home. And if you do- stop! So these little guys work wonders. Bioré’s Deep Cleansing Pore Strips work by wetting your nose and applying the strip for 10-15 minutes. Once they are dry, you peel them off and they lift out blackheads along with any dirt and oil in your pores. And at less than 10 dollars for a pack of 14 they are a steal!!

  • Step 3: Hydration: Now that your skin’s all clean and free of any clogged pores- it’s time to hydrate. Since you hopefully have all night (or at least 30 minutes), now’s the time to let a moisturizing mask soak in on your face. Try one like SKII Facial Treatment mask. I try to leave it on for about 30 minutes for it to completely soak into my skin. It’s full of vitamins and amino acids that fully hydrate your skin.

  • Step 4:
    Oil Up: Oil isn’t bad for your skin! It’s long overdue time to bust that myth as matter of fact some oils are actually great for your skin. A favorite of mine is Rodial’s Superfood Facial Oil because it’s extremely hydrating without leaving your skin feeling greasy. And just a few drops is enough to go a long way.

  • Step 5:

    Moisturize: I can’t stress enough how important it is to keep your skin moisturized. At night I like to use a deep moisturizer. And don’t worry about it clogging your pores because you’ve already cleaned them and essentially filled them with good healthy products so this is just the extra hydration your skin needs. I go above and beyond and sleep with a thicker than usual layer of moisturizer, because why not.

     

14 Comments

  1. Thanks for this reminder about hydration and the need to pamper yourself. I have been insanely busy the last two weeks and I know it is going to get worse with the end of a semester and the holidays coming. This is easy enough to do and it will make me take the time to drink more water (instead of all the coffee I have been drinking!

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  2. Natali says:

    Fantastic products! I have to try out Glamglow and Roidal!

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  3. camille says:

    What a great routine ! I’ll try it
    Xoxo
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  4. liz says:

    I love doing at home facials! it’s so fun

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  5. nueyork says:

    This is how my at home facial usually goes as well! I really agree with the added point about water – when I’m dehydrated it shows in my skin!

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  6. miri says:

    I fully agree with Clarisonic. It si an amazing and helpful tool for cleaning your face!
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  7. Anonymous says:

    Much more subtle than Something Navy’s Biore promo.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Much more subtle than Something Navy’s Biore promo. But I really enjoyed the rest!

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