The face itself tells someone largely about the owner’s lifestyle and personality. Good and clean skin often gives someone the impression of a well-groomed person. And nothing can help your face look its best than a facial, so in this article let me tell you the basics about beauty facials.
Caring for the face does not mean spending hours or even hundreds of dollars in-salon treatments, spa sessions, or beauty products. It only means devoting some of your time to listening to your skin needs and attending to them. Caring for your face is not a burden, instead, it is a lifestyle essential one must grow accustomed to.
WHAT IS A FACIAL?
A basic facial is a skin treatment that cleanses pores, exfoliates dead skin cells and nourishes the skin, promoting a well-hydrated complexion, helps your skin look younger and also treats common skin concerns. Its also a popular spa treatment to pamper and relax.
Getting a facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, especially when it’s given by an experienced, knowledgeable aesthetician.
BENEFITS OF A FACIAL;
•Reverses visible signs of aging
•Improves skin tone and texture
•Alleviates redness and sensitivity
•Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
•Reduces blemishes and breakouts
BASIC FACIAL TREATMENTS
• Ideal for maintenance, to keep skin impurity-free, with anti-biotic mask.
• Purifying treatment for instant brightening, with bleaching mask.
• Ideal for tired skin, to improve strength and elasticity, with collagen mask
• Alternative treatment using purely organic components to cleanse, de-stressand soothes skin.
Each facial begins with a consultation that helps the aesthetician determine the right products for your skin type and concerns. Once that’s been determined, the relaxing part begins!
You don’t need to go to a spa, you can simply follow a few simple steps to your own basic facial skincare treatment right in the comfort of your home.
These are the simple steps for a Basic At Home Facial ;
First and foremost, start with a clean canvas. It is really important to cleanse your face thoroughly to remove any dirt, makeup or product build-up before you start with your facial. Wipe off any makeup residue from the face using cleansing wipes/pads then use a mild foam cleanser or a facial cleanser that’s best for your skin type on your face and wash off with lukewarm water.
Exfoliating skin with a mild scrub helps remove dead skin cells, polish the skin and making it brighter. Take a pea-sized amount of your face scrub and rub it gently onto face and neck in a circular motion. Then wash off with Luke warm water.
This step is essential to increase blood circulation and improve muscle tones, which keeps skin firm and bright. Dampen your palms and take a small amount of face massage cream. Start with the middle of your forehead and work towards temples. Then massage along the sides of your nose and cheeks. Lastly massage lips, chin and jawline. Don’t forget to massage the neck. Use your fingers and massage in an upward direction working towards the chin. Wash your face with water after good 10 minutes of massage time.
It helps the pores to open and makes skin absorbent for the products to follow. Heat is also good for the skin as it makes skin relaxed and moist. This step does wonders for oily and acne-prone skin. Boil water in a pot and take it off the stove. Lean over it and take steam for 5-10 minutes. Cover your head with a towel and to make sure the heat is trapped and skin gets the steam. Take the towel off every now and then if you need air.
Face masks get all the impurities out and give its radiance back. Grab your favourite face mask and enjoy some relaxed time while your skin relaxes as well.
DIY face mask according to your skin type and requirement using natural ingredients from your kitchen. for oily skin, prepare a face mask with oatmeal and avocado or for dry skin, blend banana and honey.Aloe Vera is also a great Natural option as well. Just put chilled cucumber slices on your eyes and leave the face mask for 15 minutes before washing it off.
Toning is very important in a facial. Now that your skin has absorbed the nutrients and goodness of the face masks, toner would help to close and clean the pores. It also restores the balance of the skin and is essentially beneficial for acne-prone skin as it doesn’t let the dirt settle in on the skin. Take a cotton pad and pour a small amount of toner, gently move the cotton pad all over the face and let it dry.
This last step hydrates the skin and helps to retain and seal in the moisture it lost. Make sure your hands are clean. Get a lightweight moisturizer and apply it all over your face using your fingertips. Gently massage the cream onto the face and neck and let it absorb in the skin.
●AFTER FACIAL CARE
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