by Zach|February 09, 2017
Nothing beats a facial at the spa, but you can make the results of your professional treatments last longer just by following a few simple steps. With the right products and techniques in your repertoire, we’ll show you how easy it can be to do a facial at home.
1. Start with a gentle cleanse.
Your at-home facial should start with skin that’s perfectly cleansed, and one of our favorites for gently dissolving makeup, excess oil and other impurities is Epionce Milky Lotion Cleanser. This creamy wash soothes sensitive skin with hydrating glycerin and antioxidant-rich apple fruit extract.
2. Follow with controlled exfoliation.
Exfoliation helps your skin receive the full benefits of your masks and other treatment products, but the key is to shed those dull skin cells gently. LovelySkin LUXE Microdermabrasion Polish features a rich, creamy texture and three types of smooth exfoliating microspheres made from jojoba, bamboo and fossilized algae. With uplifting orange extract, soothing caper bud and skin-rejuvenating antioxidants, your complexion is left perfectly prepped for the rest of your facial!
3. Mask according to your skin type.
Masking is a great way to deliver intense doses of active ingredients and hydration to parched skin, and there’s a mask out there no matter what your main concern is. For oily skin types who want to reduce the look of large pores, look for masks containing kaolin clay and salicylic acid. For dry skin, hyaluronic acid, lipid-rich shea butter and vitamin B5 are prime ingredients. One of our favorite anti-aging masks is Jan Marini Luminate Face Mask, with alpha-arbutin to help diminish dark spots, lactic acid to gently exfoliate, along with green tea and pomegranate to protect and nourish.
4. Finish with a relaxing eye massage.
Not only is an eye massage the most soothing way we can think of to end your facial, it also increases circulation to help diminish crow’s feet, dark circles and under eye bags. The FOREO IRIS Anti-Aging Eye Massager uses patented T-Sonic pulsation technology combined with gentle tapping that recreates a professional treatment at home. The IRIS also helps your favorite eye cream or serum absorb more fully and deeply, so you get the maximum benefit from your products every time you use them.
Now that you know how to do a facial at home, which products are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments below!