Nothing beats a great facial. You come out of the spa feeling clean and with a fresh glow on your cheeks. The only thing that kills your vibe? The damage to your wallet. Ouch!
The use of facial treatments is on the rise, which really adds up. Why not try a facial at home? It’s easier than you think!
The Essentials to Doing a Facial at Home
Before we break down some easy spa treatments for you to try, it’s important you keep these things in mind:
- Don’t rush – It’s a true spa experience! Don’t use shortcuts or you’ll cheat yourself
- Go lux – Try to use the best quality ingredients without breaking the bank
- Get comfy – Put on silky PJs, drink your favorite tea, and put on soothing music. Treat yourself!
Ready? Here’s everything you need to have a satisfying solo spa day!
Start with a Clean Slate
You need a fresh canvas before you start your facial at home. Begin by washing up with a gentle cleanser.
Go with something that’s gentle and non-abrasive. A foaming or creamy cleanser is a perfect choice.
One of the best things about a spa experience is getting a microdermabrasion treatment. It feels like you have a brand new face!
To get the same results from your facial at home, make sure you’ve got the best microdermabrasion kit for the job. You can damage your skin if your kit is too harsh on your skin. Keep it clean and make sure you use it correctly for the best results.
Make It a Mask
Masks are a bit messy but you can’t deny they’re effective. There are a lot of wonderful masks at great prices in the drug store.
Want to DIY? Try this recipe for a delicious chocolate mask:
- Mix one and a half teaspoons of good quality cocoa powder to one teaspoon each of olive oil, brown sugar, and a few drops of vanilla extract.
- Gently scrub your face in circular motions.
- Leave on your face for 10 minutes.
- To make it extra detoxifying, a teaspoon of milk and one of sea salt to your mix.
If you’re not into a mask you need to apply, try a paper mask. They are paper face cut outs infused with serums that you wear for 10 minutes. They peel right off and leave a minimal mess.
To cap off your facial at home, give yourself a face massage.
Have you heard about face yoga? It’s a series of gentle stretches and massages but for your face. Just like regular yoga, it can help tone your muscles.
Here’s a few to try:
- To tone your neck, place your finger tips at the bottom of your neck. Stroke downwards as you tilt your head back.
- To help get rid of forehead lines, place your fingertips facing each other on your forehead. Sweep them across your forehead, applying light pressure.
The biggest reason women spend their hard-earned cash on facial treatments is concerns over aging. Try some face yoga instead of creams and scrubs!
Don’t put off pampering yourself because you’re worried about the cost. It’s easy to have a simple spa day at home all while saving some cash.
Got a go-to facial treatment you like to DIY? We want to hear all about it in the comments!