Giving yourself a facial at home is an excellent way of keeping your skin fresh and glowing. Recreating the professional experience at home you really can make your skin smoother and softer. So this weekend, light some candles, get the aromatherapy going, pour yourself a big glass of lemon water and follow these steps for some self loving and goddess skin care.
Step 1 Cleanse
Remove your make-up, then using a facial oil or serum begin massaging your face. Apply enough oil to your face so it is slick and shiny and massage your face for at least 5 minutes. Click here to read our blog post on how to massage your face.
The benefits here are:
- Increased circulation promoting healthy glowing skin.
- Lifting dirt and impurities
- Adds nutrients to skin
Softens dead skin (this is helpful for the next steps)
Using the right facial oil is important. Don’t accidentally clog your pores using the oils like coconut oil. A great option is our Astral Elixir Facial Oil, made up of a combination of oils that your skin loves and won’t clog your pores.
Step 2: Remove Oil and Spritz Face
Using a warm damp face cloth gently wipe off the facial oil.
Optional - Spritz your face with a beautiful face mist.
Step 3 Exfoliate:
Using a gentle exfoliating scrub, gently massage scrub on face and then remove. This helps to remove any dead skin to leave your skin smooth.
Face scrubs can be a bit harsh, instead try using a silky soft konjac sponge. Konjac sponges like the Zen Facial Sponge gently lifts dead skin without over stripping the skin and helps improve circulation. Massage the konjac sponge over your skin for 3 to 5 mins.
Step 4 Deep pore cleanse
Use an activated charcoal based face mask to draw out any toxins and impurities from your pores. Activated charcoal based masks will draw up impurities and dirt from your pores helping to reduce blackheads and improve the appearance of pores.
Try a wipe away face mask in combination with healing bentonite clay like Astral’s Charcoal Detox Face Mask.
Step 5 Moisturiser
After removing the face mask, moisturise with your favourite moisturiser or facial oil or serum.
You have to try it! Our DIY home facial will leave your skin soft, smooth and glowing while you feel like a Goddess. :)