Facials at Home

ImageHappy New Year everybody! This officially marks the end of the winter holiday madness, so kip a nice, cushy chair and take some time to give yourself some good ole TLC with a homemade facial.

1) Cleanse your skin to hydrate it and loosen the bond between old skin cells for a nice glow.

2) Exfoliate by gently massaging the cheeks in circular motions; rinse with warm water and pat dry. For a homemade exfoliant, try a mixture of 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, and two drops of lemon juice.

3) Steam your skin; warm some water and several towels in a crockpot on low heat. Hold the warm towels to your face and relax–this will also remove na leftover exfoliant. To avoid burning yourself, check the temperature of the towels against your wrist first, or open them up and shake to cool them down.

4) Apply your mask. If you don’t have a mask, try applying honey to your skin! Honey has antimicrobial properties, and is also very hydrating. For those who have masks, clay masks are best for those with oily skin, while gel or creamy hydrating masks will best suit those with normal, dry or sensitive skin. Regardless of the mask you use, make sure to rinse it off with warm water.

5) Apply moisturizer. If you plan to go out after your facial, don’t forget to use one with SPF!

Source: Sweet Jack

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