I don’t know about you girls but my skin has been in need of some major loving…ASAP!! With all the lockdowns and everywhere being shut, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and have a pamper day at least once a month. You can even make it part of your 2021 resolutions like I have! I’ve listed all my steps to help you achieve an at-home facial with products you probably already own.
Set the mood
Whether that is running yourself a nice warm bubble bath or just lighting one of your favourite candles. Try and set a relaxing mood to help you get in the right mindset.
1. Remove your makeup
Start by removing your makeup. I switch it up between the Garnier Micellar water for sensitive skin and the Neutrogena refreshingly clear face wash. Don’t forget to go all the way into your hairline and down your neck. I’d recommend using my favourite microfiber reusable makeup remover pads.
Open up those pores!! Steaming your face helps to open your pores to get all the dirt and makeup out. It will also makes room for your skin to absorbs the products you will be using in the next few steps.
If you don’t already own a facial steamer, I recommend this one from amazon or you can also DIY at home. Boil your kettle and fill either a bowl or large pot. Add in a few drops of essential oil and put your face over the bowl with a towel over the back of your head. If you decide to go the DIY route, remember to be extra careful with the bowl or large pot full of boiling water.
Now that you’re pores are fully open, go ahead and exfoliate. This step is great for removing all the dead skin that is on the surface of your skin and should be done for a good 1-2 minutes.
I’m not the biggest fan of this step but if you have the required tools then go ahead and get those blackheads out. I prefer using a blackhead mask on the area that needs it. Definitely give these Garnier Anti-Blackhead strips a try.
5. Apply a face mask
You probably have a face mask or two cluttering your bathroom drawers so now’s the time to put it on. If not, hop onto Pinterest and search DIY face masks, there’s plenty of easy recipes with items you’ll find in your kitchen.
I’m a sucker for the Emma Hardie clay mask, or if you’re feeling lazy, nothing beats a sheet mask.
Now to finish off your at-home facial with products you already own, don’t forget to moisturise. Whether you have dry or oily skin this will be the most important step.
If you’re on the lookout for a new moisturiser I would 100% recommend the Clinique moisture surge. I’ve been using it for the past 6 years and don’t see myself ever finding a better product.
Voila! It’s that simple! It’s so easy to forget to take care of ourselves with everything going on in the world but so important to remember that we all need it.
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