Get a Professional Facial at Home

By Aniela M / June 15, 2009

Today we'll show you how to give yourself a professional facial at home! Getting a professional facial can get expensive, especially in this economy, but you don't always have to rely on other people to make you look beautiful; you can do it yourself in the comfort of your own home! Maintain your skin's health by doing this at-home facial once a week that's great for oily, dry, and/or combination skin.

Get a Professional Facial at Home

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Step 1: Cleanse

Before beginning your facial, make sure you cleane your face thoroughly. Choose a cleanser that matches your skin type and make sure you remove all makeup as well. Getting the dirt out is very important when it comes to keeping healthy and clear skin since dirty skin causes bacteria.

Step 2: Exfoliate

Exfoliating is one of the most important steps in skin care because this is the part where you actually slough off dead skin cells that can pile on top of one another and cause flakiness, dry skin, and even pimples, depending on your skin type. Gently massage an exfoliating face wash into circular motion on your face, concentrating on the oily parts such as your chin and forehead.

Step 3: Steam

When you get a professional facial done, they always steam your skin, and you can do that too. Just fill your skin with hot water (but not too hot so you burn your skin!), dip a washcloth and press to your face. Repeat this step about 2-3 times. This will open up your pores and make your face softer and easier to work with.

Step 4: Mask Yourself

Apply a mask to your face. For dry skin, use a hydrating gel or cream mask and  for oily skin use a clay-based mask. Leave it on for 10-20 minutes (depending on the directions on the package), making sure to avoid the eye area when applying. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Step 5: Moisturize

The last and final step is to moisturize your skin. Make sure you choose one that matches your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, go with a very light moisturizer as not to clog your pores. For dry skin, choose a thicker moisturizer. Massange gently over your face and neck using slow, circular motions.

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