At Home Beauty Facials


A beauty parlour is not the only place to get beautiful skin. You can save a fortune by simply doing your own beauty facials at home. Far simpler and less time consuming than you think, a basic at home facial is easy to do and all one needs to do is to follow the three basic steps of cleanse, tone and moisturize, something one does without paying much heed everyday of the year. And, as for facemasks and scrubs, you would be doing yourself a favour by making them from natural ingredients to be found in one’s kitchen or garden. Begin your at home beauty facials by:
1. Giving yourself a gentle steam treatment that will open the pores and prepare the skin for a thorough cleansing. Either, get yourself a facial steamer or simply soak a soft face cloth in a bowl of hot herbal tea, wring it out and place it over your face, while you sit back and relax till it cools. Repeat again in case there is a need to.
2. Next, cleanse your face with a gentle home made Rose Cream Cleanser made from one tablespoon sour cream, one teaspoon rose hydrosol and two teaspoons extra virgin olive oil. Apply cleanser to face and neck in gentle, upward sweeping motions. Rinse well with warm water.
3. You can now exfoliate the skin with a mixture made of one tablespoon each of finely ground oats and almonds, plus one teaspoon of honey and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Massage into face and neck using gentle circular motions. Rinse well with warm water and follow with a facial mask.
4. Rinse off the facial mask with warm water and pat dry. Toning, an essential for restoring the pH balance of the skin is the next logical step. You can use green tea as a toner, as not only is it an effective anti-oxidant, it also makes an excellent toner for most skin types. Soak a piece of cotton wool in it and pat gently all over your face and neck.
5. The last and final step in your at home beauty facial is to moisturize the skin with any aromatic facial oil that catches your fancy. Seal in the moisture by applying to a face still damp from the toner.