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How to do a facial at home: steps involved in doing a facial at home.

Updated on February 12, 2016
Steps on how to do your own facial at home.
Steps on how to do your own facial at home. | Source

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How to do a facial at home

If you cannot afford to get professional facials done frequently, then you should try to do a i facial at home which can give you similar results.

  1. Set aside an hour of uninterrupted time so you can relax and complete the facial.

  2. Set up a space where you can do your facial.

  3. Ensure that everything you need for the facial in on hand and set up in your space.

Steps involved in facial

Steps
1. Cleansing
2. Toning
3. Steaming
4. Extracting
5. Facial mask
6. Facial Massage
7. Hydrating
8. Moisturising

You can also use an oil based cleanser to cleanse your face.

Using an oil based cleansers has the added benefit of keeping your skin moisturised. It won't dry out you skin like some other face washes out there.

Over time you see the difference from using a cleansing oil instead of a face wash.

L'oréal Paris Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil

L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil (150ml)
L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil (150ml)

I've used this cleansing oil and you will find even after the first use that your skin feels a lot softer. You will also notice that it reduced the risk of dryness to your skin.

 

Choose a cleansers for your skin

Before you begin your facial, you need to determine what type of cleanser you should use on your face.

  • If you have dry skin

- then you should use a cream cleansers.

  • If you have oily skin

- you should use a water based cleansers.


It is important that you choose the right type of cleanser because it will affect the appearance of your skin.


Preparing for your facial

Before you begin your facial, tie back your hair with a clip and put on a hair band to stop any loose hairs getting into your face while you are doing the facial.


What You Need In Advance of Your Facial

It is better to make a list in advance of doing a facial to ensure that you have everything in the house before your begin.
It is better to make a list in advance of doing a facial to ensure that you have everything in the house before your begin. | Source
First you need to prepare your face for your facial.
First you need to prepare your face for your facial. | Source

Stage one of at home facial : Cleansing & Toning

CLEANING FACE

Using some baby wipes, gently remove any makeup, lipstick, eye shadow and mascara from your face.

Next use either the cleansing milk or the water based cleanser to remove any excess makeup from your skin.

Get two pieces of cotton wool pads and dab some of the cleansing liquid onto each pad. Now move these pads up from your neck to your chin, left to right from your nose to your ear and across your forehead and the finally down from the top of your nose.

Once you are sure that you face is totally devoid of dirt and makeup, use a gentle toner on your face. Now your face is read for the next step.

SCRUB

Next wet your face and apply a facial scrub to remove any dead skin cells. Using the tips of your fingertips gentle apply the scrub onto your face using circular motions. Do this motion all over your face for 5 minutes.

After the 5 minutes, use a warm wet face cloth to wipe the facial scrub of your face. Rinse your face with water and then pat it dry.

Stage 2 : Steaming & Extracting

Once your face is clean you now need to steam it to help open your pours.

You can use a facial steamer to achieve this or rely on a basin of hot water.

Put your head over the steam, not too close to it as you don't want to burn your skin and then place a towel over your head for 10 - 15 minutes.

Using the blackhead/whitehead extractor tool for a facial

Once your pours are opened take a blackhead/whitehead extractor tool to help remove blackhead and whiteheads on your skin. Use a large magnifying mirror when performing this procedure on your skin.

(Make sure that you have sterilised your extractor in boiling water before you use it).

As you are using this tool, make sure you wipe the tool down as you are carrying out each extraction to ensure no bacteria is spread around your skin.

Once the extraction is completed, you need to clean your face with a toner and then apply a facial mask.

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Once your have cleansed your face, you are ready for the next stage of the facial.
Once your have cleansed your face, you are ready for the next stage of the facial. | Source
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Montagne Jeunesse masques Travel Pamper Pack of SIX Masques for face, hair, feet, body

Montagne Jeunesse masques are one of the products I love to use. Not only do the company not test their products on animals but they also have a unique range of products which are suitable for all skin types.

 

Stage Three: Facial Mask

Now you need to apply a facial mask to your face for at least 15 minutes.

You should try to use a product that is suitable for sensitive skin and that isn't tested on animal.

If you have dry, oily or combination skin, you can actually use different face masks on the various parts of your face.

Just remember to store the unused facial masks in the fridge if you use only part of them.

Once you have applied the facial mask to your face, sit back and relax for the next 15 minutes.

When your time is up, remove the facial mask with a wet face cloth.


How to do a massage on your face at home

Doing facial exercises can be beneficial for your face as you grow older.
Doing facial exercises can be beneficial for your face as you grow older. | Source

Moisturising

Once you have wiped the face mask of our face, you need to apply a moisturiser to your face.

You need to choose one that is suitable for your skin type.

There are a lot of different brands out there and they all claim to have different benefits. But use one that you like and one that will satisfy your needs.

If you have oily skin you need to use a moisturiser that is suitable for you skin. The same if you have dry or combination.

Remember not to apply the moisturiser under your eyes as they will get puffy if you do. Instead apply eye gel to this area if you have any.

Hydrating

Once your face moisturiser had been absorbed into your skin, you can now apply a facial mist to your face. This will complete your facial process and help seal moisture into your skin.

There are a variety of these hydrating products out there that you can use.

You can buy many types of tonics that you can apply to your face that have added vitamin and minerals added to them.

Choose a brand you know that has a good reputation. You don't want to use one that you have an allergic reaction too.

Create your own facial mist

Need:

Spray Bottle

Rose Water


Instructions:

Fill your spray bottle up with rose water. Then apply this mist onto your face after every facial or before you go to bed.

Introduction Video on Facial Exercies

Facial Exercises to keep skin muscles firm

If you want to keep your face looking good then doing additional facial exercises after your facial can help keep the muscles in your face firm.

Doing these facial exercise can over time improve the firmness of your skin and help keep your skin looking better.

They won't make you look 10 years younger but just like all types of exercises promise they will help firm up the face.

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      Sp Greaney 2 years ago from Ireland

      Hi jtrader, thank you. Thanks for dropping by. :)

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      jtrader 2 years ago

      This was very thorough. Thanks for sharing what is needed. I shared this on Pinterest!

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      Sp Greaney 2 years ago from Ireland

      Thanks Alli Rose, the great thing is that rose water isn't even that expensive to buy which is great.

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      Alli Rose Smith 2 years ago from Washington, DC

      Wow! I love your recipes, and will definitely try the rose water moisturizer, since there is no need to spend a lot of money for brands. Good job!

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