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Basic Facial Cleanup At Home
We all know how much dust and bacteria we are prone to in our everyday life. You can feel how exhausted your face is when you reach home after a busy day, so much so that the exhausting feeling brings your body down. Your face can even get exhausted even if you stay indoors the whole day, doing your daily work. In such moments, a basic facial clean up at home can recharge your face and give your whole body relaxing energy.
Everybody should know how to do a facial clean up at home. “Why?”, you might ask. Here’s why-
- A basic facial cleanup is extremely cheap
- It’s a simple step by step process
- It has only benefits, no side effects
- You can do a complete facial cleanup using only natural ingredients
I have divided this article into two sections-
- A step-by-step guide to a basic facial cleanup
- How to make DIY skin care products (for DIY Enthusiasts)
Let’s dive into the first section
Benefits of A Basic Facial Cleanup
It’s always a good idea to start with the benefits of the process. Because we all like to know what we are getting from the start. A facial cleanup is different from an actual facial because it’s less extensive. Less extensive means that a basic facial cleanup uses fewer ingredients, has fewer benefits and takes less time than a facial.
However, being less extensive is the purpose of a facial clean up, because you can do it every day. You can’t do a facial every day. Now let’s talk about the benefits of a facial cleanup.
A facial cleanup cleans up traces of dirt, makeup, pollution, sebum, dark spots, blackheads and whiteheads, blemishes, and dead skin cells. Yet that’s not the end of the story. The cleanup can rejuvenate your skin by hydrating it, improve blood circulation to your face, and give your face a revitalized glow. Lastly, the exhaustion from your busy day will be instantly gone.
6 Easy Steps to Do A Basic Facial Clean Up At Home
Yes, there are six steps to do a complete facial cleanup at home. It’s not just- apply cleanser, rub, and rinse- what a lot of us think enough. This is the first step of a facial clean up, as you will see. You need to use a scrub, steam, toner, and moisturizer along with the right facial cleanser for your skin type. Let’s dive into the step-by-step process-
Step 1: Facial Cleansing
You need to use a facial cleanser for this step. If you don’t have the right facial cleanser for your face yet, check out this article. To properly cleanse your face, first, you need to remove makeup from your face, then you can use your facial cleanser.
- Take a little oil cleanser or oil-based cream and gently rub it on your face in circular motions. Take a little warm water on your hand and continue to do the circular massage for 30 seconds. Finally, wash off the cleansing oil using water. The cleansing oil will combine with the natural oils on your skin and remove all traces of dirt, makeup, and dust.
- Now take a pea-sized amount of your facial cleanser and rub it all over your face. Sit for a minute and then clean your face with water.
This double-cleansing process makes sure that all the dirt and makeup is removed from your face because the cleanser alone can’t do this work.
Step 2: Exfoliation
The purpose of exfoliating your skin is to remove the dead skin cells from the outer layer of your facial skin. The dead skin cells would otherwise block the entry of other skincare products into your skin. Remember that you don’t need to do this process every day, once or twice a week is good enough. As you may know, there are two types of exfoliation process- with a scrub, with an acid peel. As a rule of thumb, the scrub process is safer than acid peel. Here I’m only telling you about the scrub process, you can check the instructions manual if you have an acid peel.
- Make sure your face is wet
- Take a pea-sized amount of the scrub on your hand. Apply it all over your face in a circular motion, focus on areas with blackheads, be careful of sensitive areas around your eye.
- Keep massaging your face for around five minutes, then wash your face with slightly warm water.
If you have an acid peel and are using it for the first time, please do a patch test to check if your skin can tolerate it.
Step 3: Steaming
Steaming builds on the good benefits of exfoliation. It works by opening up your pores to help other skincare products to be absorbed by your skin. Steaming can also remove toxins, get rid of blackheads and whiteheads, and hydrate your skin. Steaming process in case you don’t have a facial steamer-
- Pour warm water into a dish, don’t use water that is too hot for your skin to tolerate. You can add essential oils, or natural ingredients such as- Lavender, peppermint, lemongrass, eucalyptus, sandalwood, etc.
- Put your face over the steam and cover your head with a towel.
- Keep steaming your face for at least 5 minutes, the recommended time is 10 minutes.
- Do this process only twice a week
Step 4: Applying a face pack or a face mask
Face masks or Face packs can offer a lot of benefits when applied correctly. Facial masks can hydrate your skin, get rid of excess oil, and improve the appearance of the pores. They act as a blanket on your skin and deliver crucial ingredients that are necessary for your facial skin. You can also use sheet masks since they have the same functionality and benefits as facial packs or facial masks.
Applying A Facial Mask
- You can use a mask bought from the store, or you can use a DIY mask(you’ll learn how to make one later in this article).
- Gently apply the mask all over your face and let it dry.
- Wash off the mask with warm water when it’s dried enough.
Applying A Sheet Mask
- Apply the sheet mask on your face and keep it there for 20 minutes. The time can change depending on your manufacturer.
- Carefully take it off your face, don’t wash it with water.
- The sheet mask will leave some product on your face, massage that product in circular motions.
- Use the sheet mask no more than three times per week
Step 5: Toning Your Skin
Your toner is a tender purifying liquid that rejuvenates your skin and restores the pH balance of your facial skin. Some other benefits of skin toners include- reduces pores, removes dirt and dust, hydrates skin, fights acne and blackheads, evens skin tone, etc. Remember to use the right toner for your skin type, you can also use a DIY toner. Applying toner is the simplest process-
- Take a small amount of the liquid on your hand and gently rub it all over your face.
- Let the toner dry
- Do not wash with water
You can use a toner every day regardless of the facial cleanup, to maintain healthy facial skin.
Step 6: Moisturizing Your Skin
The benefits of moisturizing your skin don’t need to be described in detail. Every smart person is aware of how moisturizer is important for their facial skincare. But it’s important to choose the right moisturizer for your skin, otherwise, you will face a lot of problems.
Moisturizers can prevent dryness, slow aging signs, fight acne problems, protect your skin from the sun, and give your skin a nourishing glow. The last step of the facial cleanup is moisturizing your skin. Applying a moisturizer is also the simplest process. Just take a pea-sized amount of moisturizer on your hand, and massage it on your face in a circular motion. That’s it! You’re good to go.
How to Make DIY Skincare Products for Basic Facial Cleanup at Home
If you are a DIY enthusiast, you know how much fun it is to make skincare products at home. You can make 100% healthy skincare products at home while saving money at the same time. Now let’s dive into making DIY skincare products.
1. DIY Facial Cleanser
Ingredients for making a DIY facial cleanser
- Coconut, Jojoba(1 cup), sweet almond oil
- baking soda- 1 tablespoon
- lemon essential oil- 5 drops
- lavender essential oil- 5 drops
- Heat and melt the coconut oil. Skip this process if you are using another oil.
- Take all the ingredients in a dish or bowl and mix them
- Your facial cleanser is ready, now store it in a jar for preservation
2. DIY Scrub
Ingredients for making a DIY scrub
- half-cup of olive oil
- 1 cup of sugar
- 5 drops of any essential oil (lemon, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, etc.)
- take all the ingredients in one place and mix them
- store it in a jar for preservation
- take one tablespoon for each facial clean up at home
3. DIY Face Pack
Ingredients for making a DIY face pack
- 2 tablespoons Multani mitti (Fuller’s earth)
- 1 teaspoon rose water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice if your skin type is oily
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Make a paste by mixing all the ingredients together
- You’ve successfully made a face pack. Now apply it thoroughly on your face
4. DIY Toner
Ingredients for making a DIY Toner
- 1 slice of cucumber
- 5 tablespoons rose water
- spray bottle for storing the final product
- Squeeze the cucumber and use its juice
- mix the cucumber juice with rose water
- DIY Toner is ready. Make sure to shake enough before using it.
I hope that this article has been helpful for you to get the best facial clean up at home from now on. If you have any feedback on the article, be sure to let me know in the comment section down below. I would also love to hear if you want me to write about any of your personal concerns next.
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