While having various exotic and expensive facials done to you may make you feel beautiful or important, and while the benefits of those treatments are undisputed, sometimes it’s good to give your skin a break.
A regular facial is always a great option if you want to feel clean and refreshed without having to torture your skin with invasive treatments and heavy products. Facial will nourish the skin and help you to growing your skin, hydrate it and remove impurities while being incredibly gentle and soothing.
This treatment is so mild that it can be done several times a week, in combination with your own skincare routine or it can even be done at home using products bought over the counter or made by yourself from natural ingredients. Anyway, You can also read our another post where we have discussed about 11 best facial steamer in 2018!
Step 1: Cleansing
First, use a mild cleansing cream to rid your face of any makeup impurities or dirt that might have accumulated on it. Work over the face in circular motions, gently pressing the skin for several minutes.
In case there is any makeup on the face, make sure to double cleanse it and remove all traces of it afterward with a toner. The toner will additionally clean the skin as well as tighten it and close the pores. When finished, don’t remove the toner. Instead simply blot away the excess with a tissue.
Step 2: Exfoliation
After removing the dirt it’s time to exfoliate. For this step, a simple exfoliating cream with granules will be enough. Apply the scrub generously, if necessary activate it by adding a little bit of water and then begin gently moving your fingers in circular motions from the neck upwards.
When you have circled the face 2-3 times you can remove the scrub with wet sponges. In case the salon offers that service, the face can be steamed with a steamer or a hot towel before exfoliation to open up the pores and help with the exfoliation process.
Step 3: Mask
The next step is applying a mask to the face. The mask applied can be a regular cream mask or clay mask, depending on the skin type. A clay mask is a good choice for the oily and acne-prone skin as it pulls out the excess oil.
The mask can be applied in a thin layer with fingers or with a brush and left to sit for 10-20 minutes depending on the type of the mask and then remove with wet, lukewarm sponges.
Step 4: Toning
At this point, you should take a toner and apply it to cotton pads. Use the cotton pads to gently blot or swipe away any unwanted residue from the mask and then blot away the excess with a tissue, without completely removing the toner.
Step 5: Moisturizing
Finally, apply moisturizer and sunscreen for a hydrated look and added protection. Don’t forget to use sunscreen every time you go out in the sun to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. In the end, apply an eye cream on the ids and around the eyes for a more fresh appearance.
And there it is, a regular facial, completely safe, amazingly effective and suitable for all skin types. If you can’t choose which facial to get, you can never go wrong with a regular one. It may be nothing fancy, but it is definitely beneficial and easy on your wallet. What more could a girl wish for?