A good facial leaves your face smooth, bright and flushed. It’s fun to get a facial at a spa, but since you can’t at this time, try this at home:
Start by thoroughly cleansing and exfoliating your skin, then use a steam treatment and mask to draw impurities from your pores. Finish with toner and moisturizer to help your skin look beautifully soft and refreshed.
Step 1– Cleansing and Exfoliating. Pull your hair back from your face. Use a headband, hair band, or bobby pins to pull back your hair and bangs so your face is fully exposed. Remove your eye makeup. Wash your face with gentle cleanser. Use warm water, instead of cold or hot, since warm water is the best temperature for delicate facial skin. Be sure to remove all of your make-up before you continue with the facial.
Step 2- Steam. Boil a small pot of water on the stove. Turn off the heat and stand over the pot with a towel draped over your head, so that the steam coming from the water will be trapped around your face. Steam your face for five minutes. For a more luxurious experience, add some essential oils to the water. You’ll get a steam and aromatherapy treatment in one. Try a few drops of lavender. Use a facial scrub or another ex-foliant. Dead skin cells build up on the face and leave it looking a little dull. Ex-foliating your skin to brighten it up is an essential part of any facial routine. Use your favorite facial scrub to gently rub away the dead skin. If you don’t have a scrub, you can make your own. Try this simple combination: 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon milk. Rinse your face and pat it dry. Give your face a final rinse to remove all traces of your facial scrub.
Step 3- Give yourself a facial massage. Massage increases circulation, leading to brighter, healthier skin. Now that your face is clean, give yourself a massage before moving to the next phase of your facial. Use your forefinger and middle finger to massage your face in a gentle circular motion.
Step 4- Facial Mask– You can buy a facial mask product from the spa, but it’s easy and fun to make your own at home. Try one of the following masks: For dry skin: mix 1 mashed banana and 1 tablespoon honey For medium skin: mix 1 tablespoon aloe and 1 tablespoon honey For oily skin: mix 1 teaspoon cosmetic clay and 1 teaspoon honey for any type of skin: use plain honey, which has antibacterial and moisturizing properties perfect for any skin type Apply the mask for 15 minutes. Smooth it over your skin, then wait for it to do its magic. In the meantime, give yourself an eye treatment? Lie back and place two cool cucumber slices over your closed eyes. If you don’t have cucumbers, two chilled teabags work just as well. Rinse your face and pat it dry. Use warm water to remove all traces of the facial mask.
Step 5- Toning and Moisturizing– Toner helps to brighten the skin and restore its ph balance. You can use a store-bought toner, but many products you probably have on hand at home work just as well. Try one of the following homemade toners: 1 tablespoon witch hazel mixed with 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon rosewater mixed with 1 tablespoon water.
Step 6– Finish with a moisturizer. The final step is to apply moisturizer that suits your skin type. Moisturizer will keep your skin from drying out, preserving the results of your facial. If you want to use a homemade, all-natural moisturizer, try argon oil, almond oil or jojoba oil. Aloe is another great natural moisturizer that has healing properties as well.
Step 7- Eye Creme
Margot recommends a Biodroga Caviar facial. You will need the following products:
- Cleanse-Biodroga Cleanser and Toner
- Massage-Biodroga E&P Oil
- Mask- Biodroga Caviar Sheet Mask
- Moisturizer- Biodroga Caviar Moisturizer and Eye crème
You can call the spa and a Skin Care Specialist is available to answer all of you questions and can help customize a facial for your skin type.
Here is a list of some Natural Anti-Aging Secrets:
- Green Tea- rich in anti-oxidants, which helps battle wrinkles and increase skin turnover.
- Banana- It is known to boost collagen.
- Olive Oil- Anti-aging properties can be traced to the polyphenols and oleic acid in it.
- Avocado- High levels of fat and Vitamins like A, D and E which helps retain moister.
- Aloe- Powered with beta-carotene and Vitamin C and E
- Cucumber- helps reduce wrinkles around the eyes
- Lemon Juice- Contains Alpha Hydroxy acids, a common ingredient in anti-aging treatments which helps peel away layer of dead skin.
- Orange-Powered with Vitamin C, which is a natural skin brightener.
Your home care is extremely important during this time. Please follow this daily regimen:
- Eye Creme
Two times per week:
Exfoliate and mask
All products are 20% off until April 15th. A Spa Professional is available to take your orders and your product will be shipped directly to your home.