How To Do The Basic At-Home Facial
There’s nothing better than getting a
professional facial, but they can be expensive. To maintain your
healthy skin between professional treatments or to do them
yourself, try this basic at-home facial once a week. This basic
facial works on oily, dry and combination skin. And don’t worry,
I’m not going to make you whip up a batch of egg-whites &
Time Required: 25-30
1. Cleanse the skin
You’ll want to wash the face to remove any grime or dirt. If you
have oily or combination skin, try a foaming (but soap-free)
cleanser like Eucerin Pure Purifying Foaming Wash or Purpose
Gentle Cleansing Wash. For dry skin, try a cream or milky
cleanser such as Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser.
Using your fingers, rub a gentle exfoliating scrub in a circular
motion on your face. Concentrate on the areas around your nose
and forehead or if you have combo skin, work harder on the areas
that tend to be ‘greasy.’ Rinse your face well since exfoliating
scrubs tend to be drying.
3. Steam Fill your sink
with warm water, dip a washcloth in and press to your face.
Repeat 2-3 times.
4. The mask
For oily skin, use a clay-based face mask. For dry skin, 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). Rinse completely. Want to go all out and make your own
natural face masks?
Smooth on a soothing, basic moisturizer such as Crème de La Mer
Moisturizing Cream or the less expensive Clinique Dramatically
Different Moisturizing Lotion.
Tip: Stay away from strong moisturizers
containing retinols or acids. These will over-exfoliate your
What You Need:
- Gentle cleanser
- Exfoliating scrub
- Warm water & a washcloth
- Clay-based or cream facial mask (based on
- Basic moisturizer