A facial is a best way to treat your face skin. Facial helps you cleanse, exfoliate, nourish and rejuvenate your skin and reveals the fresh, glowing, flawless and youthful layers of skin. Salon facials are quite expensive and most of them go ineffective. The products come with strong chemicals and slowly damage the skin ageing it faster than your actual age. Natural facials are the best option, which you can repeat even once or twice every week.
Usually facials involve 5-6 steps. Let us see how to do a salon style facial at home step-by-step:
This is the first step to do a facial. Use a deep clean facial cleanser like the one from neutrogena to cleanse the face and neck. Massage the cleanser on wet skin for few minutes to remove the impurities and clear the pores. Pat dry with a clean face cloth.
Use rose water to tone the skin. Wet a cotton ball with a little rose water and wipe the face and neck. Rose water soothes the skin and maintains the pH balance.
Fill a bowl with 3/4th water and bring it to a boil. Remove from the stove and steam your face and neck for 10-15 minutes by covering your head with a towel. This will open the pores and loosens the dead cells and stubborn dirt.
Now your pores are open and the dirt or dead cells are loosened, it is easy for you to exfoliate more effectively. Use baking soda or powdered sugar mixed with water or honey to exfoliate the skin. Remember to be as gentle as possible, since the skin will be a little sensitive due to steaming. Rub in circular motions on the face and neck concentrating on T-zone for 1-2 minutes very gently and carefully. Rinse well and pat dry.
It is the most important step of your facial. Use a moisturizer enriched with vitamin-E to massage your skin. Start from the neck and move towards your face by gentle upward strokes. Your finger strokes should be enough to stimulate blood circulation. Use circular movements from your chin towards the lower part of ears. Use gentle circular movements using ring finger around the eyes. Use up and down movements on your nose. Massage for 10-15 minutes very gently on every area of the skin on your face, neck and ears. Wet your hands with cold milk or rose water in between while you massage to smoothly glide your fingers. After massaging, wipe the skin with a clean wet face cloth.
Take a few chunks of apple, papaya and banana in a small bowl. Blend them in a mixer to make a smooth paste. Mix this with 2 tbsp of rice flour. Add little water if required. Apply this mask over clean face and neck after massaging. Leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse well and pat dry.
Now rub an ice cube over the face and neck to close the pores. This is important to keep the skin fresh and glowing.
Apply a moisturizing serum over the skin and massage gently.