I used to be the person that would plan my schedule around every social invitation, but now my home is where the party is. Although I meant this figuratively, at times I do literally have a spa party by myself, complete with giving myself an at-home facial. I do this to fill the void of not going out, and also skip the unwanted social interactions. This is because I fell more in love with myself, and found that solitude is a necessary pleasure. One that I had taken for granted for quite some time. Spending most of your time with others limits the time you have for self-care and self-reflection, which should be priority. More so, you deserve the peace and joy that comes with spending a night at home and treating yourself. So take a social break, and learn how to give yourself an at-home facial you deserve.
I started scheduling weekly personal days. And not in the PTO sense. In the sense where I take one day out of the week and make sure I spend time with myself. I give myself the time to think about why I’m glad or sad, reflect on areas that need improvement, and simply do something that makes me happy. My personal self-care days also consist of giving myself an at-home facial while I dive into these thoughts. Treating yourself is a major key after all. And I feel more fulfilled because of it. So I urge you to take a break from social obligations, and prioritize yourself into your schedule. And learn how to give yourself the best at-home facial in these 9 steps. You deserve it.
HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF AN AT-HOME FACIAL
1. Cleanse Your Skin
To prep for an at-home facial, begin by cleansing your skin. It’s important that makeup, oil, or other grime is removed from your skin to get the most out of your facial. Starting with a fresh and clean skin canvas is essential. And a water based cleanser will efficiently do the job, in lieu of double cleansing, to prepare your skin.
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE SUPERFOOD CLEANSER
The YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE Superfood Cleanser uses the power of plants to gently cleanse the skin giving it a natural glow, pun intended. The 100% vegan gel cleanser uses cold-pressed plant extracts to wash your skin and prevent buildup in your pores. Chiefly, there is kale in the cleanser which delivers a powerhouse blend of vitamin-C, vitamin-E, and vitamin-K into your skin. Next is green tea which is fully of fatty acids and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Another main ingredient is spinach, which has a cooling feel as it soothes and moisturizes your skin. And the cleanser also has alfalfa extract, which relieves dryness and makes dull skin glow. And I’m sure you can already smell the light, but fresh and clean, aromatic scent. Kick off your DIY at-home facial the right way with this cleanser.
2. Steam Your Face
On top of adding to the spa-like ambience of your at-home facial, steaming your skin has numerous benefits. Using a facial steamer at home opens your pores, and loosens up any dirt and bacteria in them. Steaming your face also hydrates your skin, and increases the circulation so that you’re left glowing and primed for the rest of your at-home facial.
OKACHI GLIYA FACIAL STEAMER
The OKACHI GLIYA Facial Steamer is really a key touch to your DIY at-home facial. This facial steamer not only has a sleek design and double-sided mirror, but it also delivers on the skincare benefits. This facial steamer takes just 30 seconds to produce steam, and the steam lasts for 15 minutes. But the real magic in this facial steamer is in its nano-ionic technology, which uses ceramic heating to warm and transform water into tiny vaporized particles. The vaporized water dissolves away dead skin, and promotes collagen production for a beautiful healthy glow. And the steam works to open your pores faster, and penetrates the skin more quickly to prep it for the rest of your at-home facial.
3. Exfoliate Your Skin with a Facial Scrub
Exfoliating your skin is an important step in an at-home facial. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and any excess oils, as well as helps smooth your skin’s texture. Facial scrubs also clears your pores which will help you get the most out of the following steps of your DIY facial.
HEY HONEY PROPOLIS & MINERALS FACIAL SCRUB
The HEY HONEY Propolis & Minerals Facial Scrub has a hype that speaks for itself. It’s a rich face scrub that uses Dead Sea salt to exfoliate your skin, and propolis extract to heal and moisturize your skin. Propolis is a tarry mixture of beeswax, tree bud sap, and other bee-derived enzymes. Not only is propolis anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, it also has impressive skincare benefits. Propolis unclogs pores, heals and soothes your skin, as well as works to prevent acne. And propolis is also super moisturizing, and promotes cell turnover for healthy, radiant skin. The Dead Sea salt in this facial scrub removes blackheads, dead skin, and residues from your pores, while it simultaneously restores and rehydrates your skin. This cleanser is gentle and good for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Overall the straightforward recipe in this facial scrub leaves your skin smoother, clearer, and brighter.
4. Apply an At-Home Chemical Face Peel
At-home chemical face peels takes exfoliation a step further by unclogging your pores, and removing bacteria and dead skin cells. Face peels also have immense anti-aging and complexion benefits as they target fine lines, and dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Face peels work at the top layer of your skin to reveal a radiant and even complexion.
THE ORDINARY AHA 30% + BHA 2% PEELING SOLUTION
THE ORDINARY AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution is an exfoliating facial mask that reveals your skin’s radiance. This facial peel uses the mightiness of acids to drastically improve the texture of your skin and ward off blemishes. Now these acids are not for amateurs or those with very sensitive skin, because they are just as intense as the results they bring. AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acids which are used to exfoliate the top layer of your skin. And BHA stands for Beta Hydroxy Acids which exfoliate the top layer of your skin, as well as go deeper to clear your pores. You just apply this liquid peeling solution to your face for no more than 10 minutes, and then rinse off to reveal bright, even, and smooth skin. All of this professional-grade goodness bottled up in an affordable price make this at-home facial peel a must have.
5. Face Mask
No at-home facial is complete without an amazing face mask. Face masks can target many different skincare concerns, and come in many different forms. But after strenuously prepping and exfoliating your skin in this facial routine, a hydrating face mask is the next step. A moisturizing face mask is going to deliver the nourishing ingredients that your skin needs.
BLISS IN THE HONEY FACE MASK
The BLISS In The Honey Face Mask wraps your face with moisture using the power of honey and lavender. The combination of honey and bee propolis extracts not only protect and heal your skin, but also help it glow. The honey and propolis go deep to hydrate your skin, and help it seal in the moisture. The lavender oil and cocoa seed extracts in this face mask add more layers of protection against outside damages. And the lavender oil also soothes your skin, as well as your mood as it lightly scents this face mask. So for skin that is normal to very dry or irritable, this face mask comes to the rescue. Your skin will be left bright, dewy, and smooth. This honey face mask is a touch of pure bliss for your at-home facial.
6. Face Serum
At its core a face serum doubly treats and protects your skin, making it a vital part of an at-home facial. Face serums penetrate deeply and quickly into your skin to solve your skincare needs. They protect your skin from outside damages, soothe your skin, and work to visually approve your face’s appearance.
GARNIER GREEN LABS PINEA-C BRIGHTENING SERUM CREAM
The GARNIER GREEN LABS Pinea-C Brightening Serum Cream SPF 30 flaunts itself as a serum, cream, and sunscreen all in one and it lives up to the hype. Using pineapple and vitamin-c, this face serum revives dull skin and works to even your skin tone. The vitamin-C also provides antioxidant protection. Instantly this face serum brightens your skin, and over time it improves dark spots and uneven complexions. It does this all in a lightweight formula that hydrates your skin too. Not to mention it also provides SPF 30 sunscreen protection for your skin. And the hype would be unmet if the serum didn’t have a light pineapple to boot.
7. Face Oil
Face Oils moisturize your skin, and add a touch of luxury to an at-home facial. They hydrate and nourish your skin, and work for all skin types. Your face is left with a healthy and beautiful glow. Face oils are designed to deeply moisturize your skin, and seal in that moisture.
SUNDAY RILEY JUNO ANTIOXIDANT + SUPERFOOD FACE OIL
The SUNDAY RILEY Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil is a pure cocktail of plant extracts that hydrates and nourishes your skin. On their own these oils have immense benefits, so combined they create one powerhouse oil that makes your skin luminous. The blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, and broccoli seed oils are all full of vitamins and omega fatty acids that protect and treat your skin. These oils continuously nurture your skin from the inside out, and defend against outside damages, signs of aging, and dryness. Then there is black cumin seed oil that works to prevent clogged pores, and wild carrot seed oil that firms and smooths your skin. Your skin will be soft, hydrated, and its natural moisture barrier will be restored. This face oil is a really healthy way to instantly make your skin gleam.
8. Massage Your Skin with a Face Roller
What would an at-home facial be without a soothing face massage? Face rollers have amazing benefits for your skin. Not only do they relax your face, but they help to distribute your skincare products deeper into your skin. Face rollers can also help to get rid of puffiness, dark circles, and much more.
BEAUTYBIO CRYO FACE ROLLER
The BEAUTYBIO Cryo Face Roller is top-notch when it comes to relaxing, firming, and beautifying your skin. Similar to a body massage, face rolling releases stress and tension from your face which can often manifest itself into fine lines and wrinkles. This face roller uses cryotherapy to further tighten and depuff your skin. And the chill from this ice face roller also increases circulation in your skin which produces more collage, and helps to get rid of toxins from your face. It’s made of stainless steel and has two ends to give you the desired results. The bigger roller relieves tension and sculpts your face for a firmer look and smaller pores. And the smaller roller works to get rid of under eye puffiness and smooth the rest of your skin. The best at-home facial wouldn’t feel complete without this face roller.
The key to healthy, happy skin is moisture. So a face moisturizer culminates an at-home facial. Face moisturizers keep your skin clear, smooth, and glowing. And face moisturizers also provide protection for your skin to maintain its health. The value of a face moisturizer is unmatched.
LANEIGE WATER BANK MOISTURE CREAM
The LANEIGE Water Bank Moisture Cream uses a unique blend of vegetable extracts to hydrate your skin. Laneige’s secret sauce is its Green Mineral Water, which mingles Brussel sprouts, artichoke, and lima beans in a way like never before. This combination is antioxidant rich, full of minerals, smooth, and very moisturizing. Making it a great choice for normal, combo, and dry skin. The Green Mineral Water also works to strengthen the barrier of your skin so that it can effectively retain moisture. Thus the result is all day hydration, balanced skin, and a supreme glow.
Taking time to stop and smell the roses had truly been what I was missing for a while. Social obligations and overall responsibilities had been causing me to miss the benefits of staying at home and hanging out with myself. Of course I’ll still socialize and handle my duties, but I also have me nights now. And I love spending those nights treating myself, and giving myself an at-home facial. As a result I’m appreciating, learning, and falling more in love with myself because of it. And you deserve that too. So take a break, learn how to give yourself an at-home facial, and simply relax.