A proper skin care routine is a must – and regular facials are no exception. While turning to the pros is a sure way to give your skin the pampering it deserves, with the right steps and products you can efficiently and effectively give yourself a facial in the comfort of your own home. It’s easier than you might think – and we’re here to help you along the way. Your DIY facial will leave you with a radiant complexion – not to mention allow you to disconnect from the world, go within, reset, and relax. Plus, you won’t have the stress of fighting traffic or finding parking. It’s easy and fun to turn your bathroom into a Zen oasis. Read on to learn more about what a facial entails, along with seven steps for a fabulous at-home facial using our favorite Skin Gym products.
What is a Facial?
So, what exactly is a facial? A facial is a multistep skin care treatment usually performed by an esthetician at a spa or facial bar that targets concerns, cleans, and rejuvenates the skin. The steps can be customized to suit the individual’s specific skin care needs, but the basic steps in a facial remain the same for everyone. Experts recommend incorporating a facial into your skin care routine about once a month for your skin to reap maximum benefits – be it at the salon or a DIY facial at home.
How to Give Yourself a Facial at Home
- Give Your Skin a Deep Cleanse
Take off all your makeup and girl, wash your face! The first and most important step in any facial is getting the skin as clean as possible. Skin Gym’s Tilka Cleansing Brush with LED is the ultimate face brush and will leave your skin squeaky clean and spotless. This cleansing device combines sonic vibrations and LED light therapy into one tool. The silicone brush has three adjustable speeds to comfortably remove any debris or impurities on the top layer of skin.
- Exfoliate to Rejuvenate Your Skin
Exfoliating gently removes dead skin cells and other impurities from the skin. There are many different types of exfoliants from scrubs to peels but our favorite is a tool— The Dermaplaning Beauty Wand. This wand amplifies exfoliation by removing peach fuzz and fine stray hairs which trap oil and clog pores. After the skin is clean and dry, gently glide the blade on an angle over a small area of the skin using short strokes. Repeat this process until you’ve gone from forehead to jawline. The Dermaplaning Beauty Wand will boost your skin’s brightness and make you feel like an at-home facial pro.
- Let Off Some Steam
Steaming enhances any facial, not to mention detoxes and opens the pores while it hydrates the skin. The Voda Facial Steamer gives you a spa-like steam at home with the literal press of a button. Just add water, turn it on, relax, and prepare to be impressed. The device uses advanced micro-steam technology that purifies pores and levels up your facial in just 8 to 12 minutes.
- Extract to Eliminate Clogged Pores
Now that your pores are open it’s time to get rid of those pesky blackheads. We won’t sugarcoat it, extraction is our least favorite part of any facial, but eliminating blackheads that clog pores is non-negotiable for clear, healthy-looking skin. Luckily, Skin Gym has made the extraction process easier with their Porie Pro Blackhead Tool. The device has four interchangeable attachments to clean different areas of the face and attack and suction blackheads away head-on.
- Mask On, Mask Off
Now that the heavy lifting of the facial is done, it’s time for your skin to take a break and relax with a mask. You can choose any mask that best fits your skin’s needs – or use a few on different areas for a multi-masking dream. We’re partial to a mask that calms and restores. The Pink Diamond Face Mask is infused with antioxidant protection along with Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, and Camellia Oil. This mask also protects skin from pollutants and helps with anti-aging. Pop the Pink Diamon Face Mask on for 15 to 30 minutes and relax. To get that extra umph out of the mask, put it in the fridge before you start your facial so when it’s time to use it, it feels cool on your skin.
- Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
You’ve targeted the whole face throughout your facial so far, so it’s time for your eyes to get a little extra attention. The Under Eye Reusable Patches from Skin Gym not only deliver a custom treatment to your eyes but they’re eco-friendly! Apply a thin layer of your favorite serum or cream, wet the reusable eye patches with water for five seconds, then place them over the serum. Wear them for 10 to 20 to reveal brighter-looking under-eyes! Clean the patches with some warm water and store them in their case for their next use. Saving the planet while saving your under-eye area amps up your inner and outer beauty.
- Moisturize and Massage
The final step in a facial routine is a 2-for-1. Now that your skin is clean, extracted, and nourished, it’s time to seal in all the good you’ve just done. That means your skin needs one last layer of hydration and a facial massage. A massage can reduce puffiness, lift, and define your face. Skin Gym’s Rose Quartz Gua Sha + Signature Oil Kit has this step covered. The all-in-one rose oil moisturizes, smooths, and adds radiance to your skin. It also makes it easy to glide the curved Rose Quartz Gua Sha for the facial massage. The shape of the gua sha allows you to sculpt and massage every contour of your face while increasing circulation, promoting lymphatic drainage and increasing collagen production to give your skin one last anti-aging boost to end your facial.
There you have it — an easy at-home facial. Whether you can’t make it to the spa or enjoy adding a FFH (facial from home) to your skin care repertoire, these Skin Gym products turn you into a pro and give your skin the radiant complexion you crave!Next: What Is My Skin Type & How to Deal with Concerns?