Facials are not only great for your skin, they can also reduce stress. While getting a professional facial can be expensive, you don’t need to splurge at the spa for a relaxing treatment to moisturize and revitalize your skin. It’s actually quite easy to give yourself a facial at home. All you need is about 30 minutes and a few basic skin care essentials.
A Good Cleanser
The first step in any facial is to cleanse the skin, so you’ll need a good face wash to get started. Finding the cleanser that works best for you is all about knowing your skin type.
If you have dry skin look for cleansers with added moisture, like Dr.Hauschka’s Cleansing Milk face wash. Or, if your skin is sensitive, try a mild face wash, such as Welada’s Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion. For normal skin types, a gentle all purpose cleanser, like the Vitalizing Cleanser by Living Nature, will leave your skin healthy and well nourished.
A Gentle Exfoliate
Exfoliators help to remove dead skin cells which allows your moisturizer to better penetrate your skin. However, be on the lookout for exfoliators with harsh chemicals, as they can damage your living skin cells. Instead, try an exfoliator like Pangea Organics Facial Scrub. It’s good for all skin types, and promises to leave your face looking radiant. Simply rub on the exfoliator in a circular motion, and be sure to rinse well.
A Soothing Facial Mask
Avoiding your eyes and mouth, cover your face with the facial mask and relax for 10 – 20 minutes, depending on the directions on the product. Facial masks are a great way to help hydrate your skin and promote a healthy complexion.
A mask like Primavera Revitalizing Antioxidant Mask, uses natural ingredients to repair tissue and prevent the signs of aging for most skin types. However, like cleansers, it is important to find the mask that best suits your skin type.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Moisturizer should be applied immediately after the mask to replenish your skin with natural oils that may have been washed away. A good moisturizer will leave your skin feeling soft and help to protect it from environmental damage.
A non greasy cream that will lock-in moisture, like Qunice Day Cream by Dr. Hauschka, will revitalize normal to dry skin. However, those with sensitive skin should look for lightweight organic moisturizers, such as Weleda’s Calendula Facial Cream, which nurtures the skin while maintaining its essential moisture balance.
Now that you know exactly what you need to give yourself a nourishing facial at home, go for it! Relax, de-stress, and revitalize your skin.