We’re all missing our spa treatments right now, whether it’s a weekend away with copious amount of champagne, or a quick hand massage at the local nail bar.
However, that’s no excuse to let your skincare routine go awry, instead – it’s time to take matters into our own hands with the perfect home facial, all in six easy steps.
Start your Home Facial
First of all, you’ll need to remove all the make up and dirt which has accumulated on your face with a cleanser. Warm Omorovicza’s Melting Cleanser between your hands, then work into your dry skin over the face, neck and decolettage with a firm pressure until it turns into a milky emulsion. This can then be removed easily with water.
Yes, a two step cleanse is necessary. The Elemis Pro-collagen is a great second cleanser which soften and comforts the skin. Form a lather and then work into your complexion for 1-2 minutes, especially focusing on the forehead, nose and chin.
Giving yourself a face massage may feel odd, but it’s a vital step for your home facial. Firstly, warm some massage oil and spread evenly across the face, neck and décolletage. Be sure to use upward and outwards movements from the centre of your face. The best pressure is firm and consistent in order to tone and sculpt – it’s really important to not pull inwards. Do this for as long as you feel comfortable with.
Apply a generous amount of the face mask all over, if you’re using a brush make long, sweeping brushstrokes. Allow to activate for up to ten minutes, or until it dries. Once done, remove with a wet cloth.
Feel the benefit of an at-home facial by investing in a quality serum set. This trio from Perricone MD is firming and includes Vitamin C to brighten and tighten, Alpha Lipoic Acid to minimise imperfections, as well as Copper Complex and other rejuvenating factors. Apply liberally and press these into your face as step three of the process.
Lock up your home facial with the perfect moisturiser. This one by Rodial is worth over £130, but now has an unmissable 70% off. It also includes SPF, which is all-important when it comes to looking after your skin. Again, warm the cream between your hands, then sweep all over your face, neck and décolletage to secure the moisture. You’ll look ten years younger in minutes.
Words: Maria Loizou