The first step towards a healthy skin and the best skin care routine is to find out your skin type. If you already know yours, that's great. If you don't, click HERE . I know it's great if you can get a professional facial treatment done at a spa or a beauty bar, but it's also good if you can do it yourself at home, plus you can save a ton of money too and still get great glowing results.
This basic facial treatment i'm about to share works on oily, dry and combination skin ( If you have a skin type outside these three, watch out for a post soon), don't worry, it's easy and would only take at least 30 minutes of your time.
There are 5 basic steps in this facial...............
You’ll want to remove make-up with a make-up remover and then wash your face, neck and ears with a good facial cleanser to remove any grime, dirt or oil residue on your skin and in your pores. Use the cleanser you are most comfortable with or search for the one that best suits your skin type.
Use a gentle exfoliating facial scrub to scrub your face rubbing your fingers in a circular motion. Concentrate on the areas around your nose and forehead or if you have combinnation skin, work harder on the areas that tend to be "greasy." And then, rinse your face well...the scrub scrubs away dead skin and makes your skin feel refreshed and gives your face that glow.
The next step is to steam your face. There are several ways to do this........you can fill your sink with warm water, dip a washcloth in the water and press to your face repeating 2-3 times. Another way you can do this is taking it further by boiling water, turning the water into a bowl, and putting your head over the water with a towel over your head and letting the steam seep into your pores for a good 5 minutes. But be careful not to burn yourself. What the steam does is that it loosens up the remaining dirt and grime, and softens any hardened oils in your pores and makes it easy to remove all of them using the mask in the next step.
Facial masks are used for deep-cleansing purposes. If you have oily skin or combination skin, use a clay-based face mask. If your skin is dry or sensitive, then go for a hydrating gel or cream mask. Apply the mask, avoiding the areas around the eyes. Keep it on for 10-20 minutes (or, according to the directions on the product) then rinse completely.
This is the last step. Rub a soothing basic moisturizer over your face and neck, and you are done.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Gentle cleanser
- Exfoliating scrub
- Warm water & a washcloth
- Clay-based or cream facial mask (based on skin type)
- Basic moisturizer
Some people even include an extraction stage in their facials process which means extracting black heads and whiteheads that are visible. This extraction stage can come in after the steaming stage, just before doing the mask process.
You can do this facial once a week or once in 2 weeks if you want to. Try it and your face will feel very refreshed.