Facials are an essential part of a woman’s skin care regime. Facial involves thoroughly cleansing your face, steaming to extract blackheads, exfoliation, face masks and a good facial massage using a suitable cream. Below is a simple procedure to do a facial effectively at home.
The first step is to thoroughly wash your face and neck using a mild soap wash or a cream cleanser. Remember to gently rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Place water in a large pot and allow it boil. You could also add herbs such as mint, rose or other natural oils for an aromatherapy feel and a more relaxing experience. Once the water boils, lean your face the bowl about a foot away and cover your head and the bowl to preserve the steam. Allow your face to soak in the steam for about 5 minutes. Take care not to burn your skin as the steam can sometimes turn too hot. Steaming opens up your pores and also helps better blood circulation.
Exfoliating And Removing Blackheads
After the skin pores open up post steaming, use a sterilized blackhead extractor to gently remove dirt and blackheads around your chin and your nose. Then, exfoliate the skin using a gentle scrub such as oatmeal, apricot or walnut based natural scrub. Concentrate on areas around your nose, chin and forehead. Rinse your face using lukewarm water and pat dry.
This is an important step of the facial procedure, as it provides nourishment to your skin. Depending on your skin type, select your face masks. Honey, avocado, olive oil, etc are great ingredients to impart a glow to dull and dry skin. For oily skin, use clay based face masks that will soak up the excess oil and impurities. Leave the face mask for 20 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Last but not the least is to use a moisturizer all over to leave your face smooth and supple. Those with dull and dry skin can use a massaging cream to massage the face in circular motions for around 10-15 minutes. This will improve blood circulation and impart a radiant glow to your complexion.