If you have given up having a facial because it’s taking too much of your time, here’s good news for you, Ms. Busy Lady: a quick and home-based facial. You don’t have to go to a beauty center, spend your time sitting or lying, and expend some dollars. Because a home-based facial is quick and easy to do, you are done in a jiffy. Here’s what you should do.
Cleanse your face. First things first, grab a cleanser and wash your face. The cleanser should of course be appropriate to your skin type. Now, lather up your face and gently massage your skin in a circular motion. Do this for at least a minute. Then, rinse your face with warm water and pat it dry.
Exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and reveals younger looking skin. Remember to use a scrub that is appropriate to the skin. Massage it over the face, but don’t rub to avoid damaging the skin. Then, rinse with water.
Refresh your face. Soak a towel in a bowl of hot water for a minute. You can do this while cleansing and exfoliating your skin to save time. Then, when it is ready, put the towel over you face. This will open up your pores and promote deep cleansing. After at least three minutes, remove the damp towel and dry your face.
Apply a facial mask. You are now ready for a facial mask. Carefully place the facial mask over your face, and using your fingertips, gently press the mask against your skin. If the mask has eye flaps, fold them so you can keep your eyes open. But if you want your eyelids to benefit from the mask, keep the eyes flap up. Leave the facial mask on according to the recommended time on the package instructions. Remember to avoid keeping the mask on beyond the recommendation. The facial mask you should use generally depends on your preference and the result you want to achieve. There are masks that hydrate, moisturize, tone, and lighten the skin. Some masks also have natural ingredients. Look for your preferred facial mask in beauty stores and department stores.
Remove the facial mask. Carefully peel the mask off your face. Then, using a soft towel or tissue, wipe the excess mask liquid from your face. Dispose of the mask after. Remember that facial masks are only for onetime use.
Moisturize your skin. The next thing you need to do is keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Do this by evenly applying your favorite moisturizer to your face. The moisturizer you should use must match your skin type. If you have dry or combination skin, you can use oil-based moisturizer. Water-based is best for oily skin. Normal skin can benefit from moisturizers with mild ingredients.
This whole routine can run for 20 to 30 minutes. Quite short, isn’t it? After this, you can prep up and go with your day with fresher and clearer skin.