Getting a facial treatment gives the skin a feeling of freshness and renewal, all from the comfort of your home. If you want, you can even make most of the products you need from ingredients you might already have in your pantry. You will need about 30 to 40 minutes for a complete treatment, but you can also choose the parts you prefer for your daily skin care routine. Pamper your skin and take the time to take care of yourself, because you deserve it!
Method 1 of 4: Wash and exfoliate
Step 1. Use a product that cleans and hydrates the skin without drying it out
To choose a facial cleanser, check the ingredient list. Most contain sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium lauryl ether sulfate which really helps cleanse the skin, but can also dry it out. Make sure the product you choose contains other ingredients that promote hydration.
- Even sulphate-free cleansers can dry out the skin, the key is to find a balanced formula.
- For example, you can choose a facial cleanser, which contains jojoba oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, olive oil, 'argan, avocado oil, oat oil, almond oil, shea butter or similar ingredients to have a natural solution that will help cleanse, calm and hydrate your skin.
- If you have acne-prone skin, look for a facial cleanser that contains tea tree oil to treat acne while fighting dry skin.
Step 2. Remove makeup with a mild cleanser and warm water
You can start by pulling your hair back or keeping it away from your face with a headband so it doesn't get wet. Gently wash your face, making sure to rinse off all the lather before drying your skin with a clean towel.
It is important to start your facial treatment with clean skin. The natural ingredients should penetrate your pores more easily for best results
Step 3. Wash your face with raw honey
Raw honey is a fantastic ingredient that can be beneficial for all skin types. It has regenerative and healing properties in addition to fighting acne. You can either look for products that contain honey or use raw honey on its own as a cleanser for your face. All you need to do is work it into your skin in gentle circular motions before wiping it off with a warm, damp washcloth.
Raw honey has not been filtered, processed or heated, which means it contains a few more pollen fragments that regular honey may not have
Step 4. Exfoliate your skin with a light scrub
Rub a dab of exfoliant between your palms, then gently apply it to your cheeks, chin, forehead and nose. Use circular upward motions for 2 to 3 minutes to penetrate the product. Rinse it off with lukewarm water before drying your face with a clean towel.
- For dry or sensitive skin, avoid exfoliators that contain glycolic and salicylic acids.
- For oily, normal, and combination skin, look for products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
Step 5. Prepare a gentle exfoliant with sugar and natural oil
Sugar is a great ingredient that you probably already have at home that won't be too rough on your skin. You will only need 10g of sugar per 15ml of liquid oil, for example coconut oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, or olive oil. 'almond. Mix your ingredients, then work the mixture into your skin in upward circular motions. Then wipe off with a damp washcloth.
You do not have to follow these steps to the letter. You just need to make sure that the grains of sugar have something binding them together so that you can apply the exfoliant to your face without it falling off or being too abrasive
Method 2 of 4: Apply a facial cleanser
Step 1. Choose a mask with calming and moisturizing ingredients
You can make your own face mask or buy something from the store. Always check the ingredient list to see what benefits you will get from it. For example, a mask that contains oats or oat oil will soothe irritated skin, avocado will promote hydration, and honey will help clear acne.
- To fight inflammation, look for a mask that contains coconut oil, jojoba oil, or shea butter.
- Choose a mask with turmeric to treat redness and acne.
- Vitamin C has anti-aging properties that make the skin appear fresh.
- Eggs are often cited as an ingredient in homemade face masks, but you might consider keeping them and having them for breakfast instead. Although eggs contain cholesterol which helps hydrate the skin, it would be really difficult to get enough of it on your face to achieve this particular benefit.
- However, you can buy products that contain a concentrated version of eggs to help your skin benefit from this exceptional cholesterol. You just have to look for "egg oil" in the list of ingredients.
Step 2. Apply the mask on your face
If you are using a sheet mask, take it out of its packaging and place it on your face so that it covers as much skin as possible. For a mud mask or a peelable mask, this usually involves applying a small amount to the fingertips and then covering the skin. Some products may be supplied with an applicator to avoid getting your hands dirty.
- Avoid spreading the mask around your hairline so you don't have to rinse it off afterwards.
- If you've made your own mask, you'll usually just have to smear it all over your face so that no part is left uncovered.
Step 3. Rinse off or remove the mask after 10 or 15 minutes
Use a clean, damp washcloth to wipe off the mask or remove it carefully if it is a sheet mask. If you used a sheet mask, your face will likely be wet once it is removed. Allow it to air dry before moving on to the next part of your skincare routine.
If necessary, rinse your washcloth regularly and continue wiping until the mask is completely removed
Step 4. Prepare a cleansing mask made from clay and oatmeal
Mix several pinches of oatmeal in a grinder or food processor, then add a few drops of water to moisten them. Pour in about 10 g of clay and mix it with the oatmeal. Gently apply the mask to your face, then let sit for about 10 minutes. Wipe off with a damp washcloth. If your face feels sticky, you can also use a facial cleanser.
You can buy a small clay container on the Internet to make your own masks with various ingredients. The clay helps absorb excess oil and cleanse the pores. Look for kaolin if you have sensitive skin, green clay if you have oily skin, and bentonite if you have combination skin
Method 3 of 4: tone and hydrate
Step 1. Use a toner to balance your skin tone
Simply dip a cotton ball in the toner and rub it gently on your face. Remember to go around your nose, down your jawline and at the roots of your hair. Allow the toner to air dry before moving on to the next part of your routine.
- Look for a paraben-free toner that will absorb oil and balance your pH level if you have oily skin.
- If you have acne-prone skin, look for something that contains salicylic acid or tea tree oil to help fight blemishes.
- For combination skin, choose a toner that can both treat excess sebum, but also balance and soothe dry areas. Choose an alcohol-free witch hazel product.
- If you have dry or sensitive skin, you should avoid the toner as it may dry out your skin even more. If you choose to use it, avoid anything that contains alcohol or witch hazel and instead look for a green tea product for a more soothing effect.
Step 2. Use diluted apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is something you might already have in your house. It is a great natural ingredient that contains antioxidants and anti-fungal properties that are effective against acne. However, you should never put it on your face without diluting it with water first. It is quite acidic and can irritate sensitive skin.
- For oily skin, mix 10 ml of apple cider vinegar with 60 ml of water. Apply this mixture with a cotton ball.
- For more sensitive skin, use 10 ml of apple cider vinegar, but double the amount of water (120 ml).
Step 3. Massage your skin with vitamin C serum
Vitamin C helps your body make collagen, which helps heal acne scars. It can also lighten your skin and reduce hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. Place 2 to 3 drops of the serum on your cheeks, chin and forehead, then apply it by patting lightly on your skin until it is absorbed.
- Vitamin C is a great choice for all skin types. There are many different options available, which means that you are sure to be able to find the ones that are perfect for you.
- For dry and sensitive skin types, look for a serum that contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid, argan oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E, or ceramides..
- If you have oily or combination skin, choose a serum that will hydrate and soften it without clogging your pores. Tea tree oil and vitamin C are your go-to ingredients.
Step 4. Finish your routine with a dab of moisturizer
For gel and cream moisturizers, the equivalent of a hazelnut will do while you only need 5-6 drops for an oil-based moisturizer. Use gentle circular motions to work it into your skin, paying special attention to areas that tend to be drier than others.
- Be careful not to rub too hard around your eyes. The skin here is particularly sensitive, so take it easy.
- A small amount of moisturizer will do the trick, while too much can make your skin look greasy or oily.
Step 5. Treat specific problems with your own moisturizer
If you have a moisturizer that you already use and love, you can keep using it! If you are interested in using pure ingredients, you can try one of the following options:
- jojoba oil reduces the amount of oil your skin produces, making it a great choice if your skin tends to be oily;
- treat dry skin with shea butter or coconut oil;
- relieve irritated and sensitive skin with aloe vera gel. It helps soothe redness and hydrate the skin.
Method 4 of 4: Get medical treatment
Step 1. See a doctor if you have an allergic reaction
If you have any negative reaction, such as a burning or itching, when using a facial treatment that you have prepared at home, rinse your skin immediately. Contact your doctor or go to an emergency care center to make sure the reaction is not serious.
- If you have wheezing or difficulty breathing, a rapid heartbeat, nausea or vomiting, go to the emergency room immediately.
- Mild symptoms like runny nose, itchy eyes, hives or a rash are also signs of a reaction.
Step 2. Talk to your doctor if irritation persists
It may be normal for your face to feel a little sensitive after using an exfoliating product, but this feeling should go away within a few hours. If your skin is irritated for more than a few hours and doesn't seem to get better, contact your doctor. You may be prescribed a medicated cream to relieve your problem.
- Redness, pain, and tenderness to touch are all symptoms of skin irritation.
- Prolonged irritation can lead to infection if left untreated.
Step 3. Get treatment if a pore becomes infected
Natural facials dilate your pores and can let in harmful bacteria. This can sometimes lead to an infection that must be treated quickly to avoid a serious problem or facial scar.
Signs of infection include pus coming out of a pore, red streaks on the skin around a pore, and pain or tenderness to touch
Step 4. See a dermatologist if you have persistent skin problems
If you regularly suffer from acne, clogged pores, blackheads, or facial blemishes despite the treatments and treatments you've tried, make an appointment with a dermatologist. He will be able to deal with any underlying problems.
- A dermatologist can prescribe medicated creams that cannot be purchased over the counter.
- Some skin conditions may require oral medications which must be prescribed by a doctor.