For years facials have been among the most popular spa treatments and are used to nourish, pamper and treat the skin thus evoking a feeling of wellness and relaxation. Right now with social distancing requirements in place to keep us all safe, we are not able to receive our much needed treatments, so medispa owner Tammy Norman has put together an invigorating facial you can do in the comfort of your own home until it is safe for in-spa visits.
This at home spa facial will not only help you look amazing, it will help bring calm and zen that we need now more than ever to boost our mood. Look great, feel great, pass it on!
Step 1 Remove Your Makeup
Start by setting the spa scene and wrap your hair back from your face. Gently remove your eye makeup. Eye makeup remover usually contains an oil base that easily allows mascaras and shadows to slide off. Careful not to rub the area! As we age lashes that get inadvertently pulled out may not grow back. Also, the area around your eyes is a little more sensitive, vigorous rubbing can result in bruising or broken capillaries. Be gentle.
Step 2 Cleanse
With clean, wet hands apply dime size dollop of cleanser to your full face, avoiding the eye area. Gently apply your cleanser in a circular motion to the forehead (20 seconds), cheeks (10 seconds), nose (20 seconds), then chin (15 seconds). Make sure your products are sulfate and paraben free. Remove your cleanser with a clean, warm, damp facecloth.
Tip: . I recommend Azela Cleanse for this spa treat as it will leave your face feeling invigorated, tingly and clean. It contains azelaic acid, kaolin clay, biosulphur and arnica extract.
Step 3 Steam
If you have a facial steamer at home, great, if not, not to worry. Instead fill a large bowl ¾ full of boiled water and hold your face 6 to 8 inches above it (putting a large towel over your head to keep the steam in is optional, always being careful not to burn yourself). This can be done for 2-5 minutes. This will relax facial muscles, open pores, soften blackheads, whiteheads, and loosen dead skin cells getting them ready for removal.
Tip: If you have used the Azela Cleanse from step 2 you will be feeling the tingle, with a bonus of opening your sinus’.
Step 4 Peel / Extractions
I do NOT recommend regular extractions at home as more often than not it is ineffective, often results in spreading bacteria, can cause bruising, broken capillaries and sometimes permanent damage. Instead a good enzyme peel will go deep into the already loosened dead skin, open pores and help remove the oil plugs of blackheads and whiteheads. Apply a thin to medium film cover of enzyme peel to entire face except eye area with a silicone flat facial brush. Your face will redden and tingle. Remove with a wet facecloth after 15 minutes.