Massages and facials are two of the most popular services that customers make appointments for at spas. Facials provide a myriad of benefits for the skin and help you relax.
However, you might not always have the money (or time) to visit the spa. Not to worry, you can do a facial at home that gives you all the benefits.
Before you dive in, here's what you need to know.
Facials go beyond removing your makeup at night. They are a multi-step regimen that should be done regularly to maintain optimal skin health.
There are different types of facials, but they all play the same role. They cleanse, exfoliate, and replenish your skin, leading to a bright, well-hydrated complexion.
Apart from pampering and relaxation, there are various other benefits that facials give you:
A facial can help with; a buildup of dead skin cells, too much sun exposure, and dehydration that can all contribute to a lackluster complexion.
Cold weather, dry air, overwashing, skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, exposure to chemicals, or an unbalanced skin pH can all cause dehydrated skin.
Facials can keep breakouts at bay, whether they're caused by medication, lack of hygiene, hormones, or a hereditary condition.
Sluggish blood flow can make your complexion appear dull and lifeless.
The buildup of dead skin cells causes uneven complexion. Sun exposure, dirt, and pollution are also culprits since they cause your skin to appear rough or dry. Facials undo these harmful effects.
Here are a few things to consider to stay on the safe side before giving yourself a facial.
For the facial to benefit your skin, you need to use the correct products for your skin type-dry, acne-prone, oily, or combination.
A facial is more luxurious than your usual daily routine. Don't skip any step or use less product than recommended.
Always do a patch test when trying out any new product, even if it's a natural one.
When applying products, take the time to massage them into your skin for a few minutes. Doing this boosts circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system, leading to a glowing complexion.
If you have acne, rosacea, or fungal infection, avoid steaming. The steam can aggravate these conditions while adversely increasing blood circulation.
Oily sheets and pillowcases will undo all the hard work you put into the facial. They can harbor fungi and bacteria that irritate the skin.
Every night, your body sheds around 15 million skin cells. These cells attract thousands of dust mites.
For your skin's health, leave extraction to a pro. Licensed estheticians have the right tools and know the proper method of extracting the pores.
Improperly done extractions present the risk of scarring.
We recommend all-natural products for a wholesome experience.
5. Rinse your face and gently pat until dry.
6. It's now time for a steam treatment. Steaming opens your pores and prepares your skin for a nourishing mask. If you don't have a steamer, boil some water in a pot. Next, add herbs or essential oils. When the water boils, remove the pan from the stove. Place a towel over your head and put your face directly above the steam. As the steam works on your face, take several deep breaths, and relax. When you're satisfied, move on to the next step.
7. Apply a facial mask suited to your skin type and needs.
8. Rinse face again and pat to dry.
9. Apply an alcohol-free toner- this product balances the skin's pH and removes excess product.
10. Next, apply a serum on your face, neck, and décolleté. Choose a serum that has a mix of natural ingredients such as botanical extracts, essential oils, nourishing oils, and aloe.
NOTE: you only need a little since serums are concentrated.
11. Lastly, apply a moisturizer and give your face a massage. Use a tool like the jade or rose quartz roller, or your fingers if you prefer.
TIP: Ensure you wait for several hours before applying makeup and sleep on fresh sheets and pillowcases.
The ideal frequency is once a month. The epidermis regenerates every 28 days, but as we grow older, this happens less frequently (40-56 days).
However, don't overdo your facials, especially if you have acne-prone or sensitive skin.
No matter your skin type, facials should be a vital part of your skincare routine. Facials improve the health of your skin's elasticity, tone, and texture by fighting the effects of age, free radicals, heredity, and hormones.
Your skin still needs daily care. This includes a well-balanced diet, broad-spectrum sunscreen, regular exercise, and sufficient water intake.
Facials aren't useful if you don't use the right products. Invest in certified organic products such as ours and watch your skin glow.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team