Steps to an at home professional facial

Hello lovlies!!

I thought I’d share some knowledge that I learned while being trained in cosmetology school. We did facials, all the time! Any time we had free time or were showing open houses, we always chose facials! You should get a professional facial at least once a month, to keep your skin glowing and healthy! However, I’m fully aware that it gets expensive and many people (including myself) do not have the money to keep that up.

So, once or twice a month, I’ll do my own facial and it works almost as well! I will say, this will be much, much easier if you grab a friend instead of attempting to do this on your own.

important: To start off with, you should always disinfect your hands. Even if you’re just doing it on yourself. I suggest hand sanitizer, or anti bacterial soap.

step 1. Cleanse the skin. Use any gentle cleanser to clean the skin. Be sure to remove all make up. (use eye make up remover with a cotton ball if you need to)

optional; Place cucumbers or eye gel pads over the eyes (obviously if your not doing it on yourself)

step 2. exfoliate the skin. Each skin type will need a different type of scrub. After exfoliate be sure to pat the skin dry. Do not rub it.

Normal skin: Like me, you’ve been lucky. Since there are no ‘problem areas’ you can focus purely on what you like best. I’d recommend something with buffing agents. That could be used daily. .Try This!

Dry skin: you guys need exfoliation. It will take away your dead skin cells, and make your face less flaky. You do have to be careful though because plenty of scrubs will strip the moisture and dry your face out even further. This one works well!

Oily skin: This one is tricky! You need something that won’t clog your pores, But you also want to balance skin and cut down on the oil production. You need something with a deep cleansing agent. this should do the trick, but follow it with a natural face oil, which will be light weight and replace your skins natural! This is the best beauty oil!

also, if you have a problem with blackheads, this is where you would work on that. Use any method you’re comfortable with, or remove them natrually with some honey and lemon. take a half a lemon with a drop of honey on top, rub it all over your face and wipe off.

Step 3. Do a light massage. Take massage oil or cream and spend at least 5 minutes, but ideally around 10 or 15. Do different strokes including upward circular motions, upward feathered motions and doing light taps on the skin with your fingers. The idea is to increase the circulation in your face to give you a glowing look.

Step 4: Take a moist (I hate that word i really try to avoid using it.) hot towel. Place it over your face and let it sit there for a few seconds. Use that towel to remove the excess oils and then toss it in the hamper.

TIP: sometimes I’ll make tea in a pot and soak my towel in the white or green tea (black might stain your face) and steam my face with that instead of the water. There are a few health benefits in tea that water doesn’t have.

Step 5: apply a mask. I would suggest a mud mask, they clean the best. But really, any mask would do. Leave the mask on for approximately 20 minutes, then wipe clean. I use anther warm towel, but it doesn’t have to be that.

TIP: if you have sensitive skin, be really careful with the mask! test it a bit first. The first one I tried burned my face and made me blow up like a balloon. Please learn from my mistake and don’t cover your face in something you’re unsure of.

Step 6. Apply a toner or astringent. You’ll need to close all the pores and remove all the excess impurities.

Step 7. Apply a moisturizer.

Your facial is complete! I know it seems like a lot, but trust me it’s SO good for your skin. Even just do it once a month with a friend, or get your boyfriend to help you out, I’m sure he’d be happy to give you one 🙂

These are the steps to a professional facial, (minus the black head extraction but I don’t suggest trying all that on your own) If you can afford a professional facial, I would definitely suggest you do that, but if you can’t, this will work well enough!

I hope I’ve been helpful to at lease one person! if you have any questions, comments or reccomendations, please leave some comments below! or you can email me at laurenelizabeth33@outlook.com

Thanks for reading! Please subscribe!! 🙂

-Lo

8 Comments

  • Kai February 17, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    I’m going to try the green tea. Usually I just used a hot towel. I’ll let you know how it feels when I’m done. Great tips

    Reply
    • beauty90 February 17, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Definitely let me know!! I’d love to hear your thoughts! 🙂

      Reply
  • Josune February 18, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Hi! Great post! I love me some spa time at home! 🙂 I recently started my own beauty-related blog, I’d love for you to come check it out! X Josune, Your Beauty Script

    http://yourbeautyscript.com/

    Reply
    • Lo February 18, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Of Course! Your blog is great 🙂
      I hope you Keep visiting my blog, I’ll be doing a free give away soon 🙂
      Have a great day!!
      -Lo:)

      Reply
      • Josune February 18, 2015 at 8:55 am

        Of course 😉 x

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  • chusgu March 2, 2015 at 11:18 am

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  • Daisy March 6, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I love this.I love taking care of my skin too.I like egg masks a lot as they are rich in protein.

    Since I have dry skin I use beauty oils for maasage.

    XOXO

    Reply
    • beauty90 March 6, 2015 at 8:45 am

      Yes! Eggs are good for so many things 🙂 I love beauty oils too 🙂 If you ever have a recommendations for oils let me know. I’m always on the hunt for a good one. haha
      xox Lo

      Reply

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