9 Steps to DIY an At Home Facial

9 Steps to DIY an At Home Facial

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STEP 3: EXFOLIATE AS PART OF YOUR AT HOME FACIAL

The next step to your at home facial, is to exfoliate your skin. Generally, you should be using an exfoliator about 2-3 times per week. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, allowing your products (i.e. moisturizer) penetrate deeper into the skin. Apply about a dime size of exfoliator onto your hands and rub up in circular motions on your face with your fingers. 

STEP 4: STEAM YOUR FACE

Here comes the fun part! One of the most memorable parts of a professional facial, is getting your face steamed. Replicating this at home will give you total facial feels if you haven’t felt it yet. You’ve got two options to steam your face.

Option 1: In true DIY style, boil about 1L of water. Pour the water into a large bowl. Allow the water to cool for about a minute. Hover your face about a foot above the bowl. You should start to feel the heat radiate onto your face. If you want something a bit more intense, take a towel and put it over your head to drape it, covering nothing but you and the bowl of water. Just be careful once you add the towel though, it can get pretty hot pretty quickly, potentially making it a bit difficult to breathe. So be sure to be *extra* careful since you’re dealing with boiling water, and do what’s most comfortable for you.