Everyone wants glowing and flawless skin these days. People are willing to spend huge amounts of money on getting beauty product, treatments, and even a simple facial. When you’re on a tight budget, getting a full-fledged facial can seem like an impossible task. But the fact is, facials are very essential to rejuvenate the skin. We come in contact with a lot of dirt, pollution, and harmful sun rays that damage our skin and, hence, it is highly recommended to indulge in a facial once every few weeks.
Today, we are sharing with you a detailed tutorial on how to get a facial with ingredients you’ll probably find in your kitchen. Our guide will not just include organic things that won’t be harsh to your skin and will be easy on your wallet too! These tips will work just fine for people who don’t have sensitive skin. If you suffer from a skin disease, consult a dermatologist before moving ahead.
The first step is cleansing and, as the name indicates, it involves removing all superficial impurities from your face. Before diving in, tie your hair back so that they don’t drop all over your face. Next, pick your most trusted, everyday-use moisturizer and apply it on your skin. Rub it gently in circular motion and keep at it for at least five minutes. Do get a little softer skin, you can mix coconut or olive oil in the cleanser. Once you’re done, rinse your face with water and then clean it with a moist towel.
Exfoliation is the most important step of a facial as it will remove all the dead cells from your skin and make it appear very bright. However, a home facial calls for a natural exfoliator and you’d be surprised to find out all the things that are perfect for it. An equal ratio of brown sugar and olive oil forms the perfect combo for skin exfoliation. You can use this on your face as well as on your lips to get bright pink lips free of dry skin. If you have oily skin, opt for honey and water instead of oil. People with normal and dry skin can add honey along with olive oil. If you don’t have sugar then ground oats and almonds work best too. Once you’ve formed the right mixture for yourself, rub it gently on your skin in circular motion for 5-7 minutes. Then rinse properly and pat dry.
3. Steam Treatment
The steam treatment is an essential step for the next steps to be more effective. Steaming basically allows your pores to open up so that all the dirt and impurities can come out easily. Just fill a pan having a large diameter with water and bring it to a boil. Take it off the heat, cover your head with a towel and take in the steam from the pan. If you want a more rejuvenating experience, you can add a few drops of scented oils or flavored tea bags in the water. But plain water will be just as effective.
4. Mask Application
A homemade mask, with its natural ingredients, is brilliant for your skin and just as effective as a store-bought mask. If you’re having a particularly busy day, honey acts as the perfect mask and is extremely moisturizing too. But if you want to take things up a notch, use Fuller’s Earth if you have oily skin, yogurt if you have normal skin, and half a mashed banana if you have dry skin. Make a nice paste with honey as the base ingredient and select one of these add-ons based on your skin type. Once the mask is ready, lather it on your skin, put cucumbers on your eyes, and lie down for a good twenty minutes. Then rinse your face properly and clean it with a moist towel.
Once you’ve removed the mask and cleaned your face, move on to applying a toner. Rosewater is available at any grocery store or pharmacy. Pick a bottle and spritz it on your face or dab it on a cotton bud and apply. A mixture of equal parts apple cider vinegar and plain water also works as a great toner. Toning closes your skin’s open pores so that they don’t become prone to pimples and also evens out your complexion.
Once you’ve gone through the process of giving yourself a facial, remember to always moisturize. Otherwise, your skin will become dry and the effects of the facial won’t last as long. Olive oil, aloe vera gel, jojoba oil, almond oil, and coconut oil are the perfect natural moisturizers.