December 18, 2015 Great Waves Blog No Comments

Everyone deserves to pamper themselves every now and then. A nice homemade facial could be the perfect remedy. Being within the comfort of your own home and knowing your skin is going to feel fresh and radiant afterwards are great preliminary perks. But maybe you don’t know where to start? Follow these steps for a great facial of your own creation!

Cleansing

First and foremost you always want to wash any dirt and grime off the gentle skin of your face. Cleaning the skin will make other steps of the facial work much more effectively. Make-up remover may also be needed. The goal is to be left with a fresh canvas.

Exfoliating

After excessive filth is washed away you’ll want to reach for exfoliation scrub. Rub and concentrate this product on the more greasy areas of your face, like the nose or cheeks. It acts much like a second deep cleanse, and helps open up your pores.

Steaming

Always do this after exfoliation so that the steam can really seep and pull out more dirt from your exposed pores. The heat works to dissolve any lingering grime away and is really the last step of getting a thorough cleansing of the skin.

Facial Mask

The most fun part of any facial!At home you can create your own concoction which can add to the fun and lend you a piece mind with ingredients fresh and natural you choose for yourself. A mixture of honey, oil, and vinegar is best suited for those with drier skin. For sensitive skin you can make a mask of oatmeal base by grinding up oatmeal and adding water until it becomes pasty. If you have time on your hands don’t be afraid to infuse herbs like thyme and rosemary to the mixture. That pairing is best known to help breakouts, while ingredients like yarrow and sage are especially beneficial to anyone with oily skin. All face masks should be allowed to sit and dry on the skin for 10-20 minutes. Always wash thoroughly afterwards.

Moisturize

After all is said and done, apply a layer of your favorite moisturizer to the face and any other areas that have undergone exposure. This will help soothe the skin and leave it even smoother than before.

With these newly learned steps, go out and make a perfect spa day for yourself!

Written by rufinamo