Steps to a Wonderful Facial

Steps to a wonderful facial include:

Cleansing

Exfoliating

Steaming

Massaging

Masking

Toning

Moisturizing

What to do:

You probably have some facial products in your bathroom cabinet that would be thrilled to be taken out and used tonight.

A gentle cleanser will remove dirt, oil and makeup residue.  Apply lukewarm water and a dime size amount of cleanser and work up a nice lather.  Then rinse with warm water and pat dry with a washcloth.

Use a gentle scrub to exfoliate for 30 seconds to remove any rough skin.

Run some hot water (but not boiling) and add a couple drops of your favorite essential oils.  Put a towel over your head and breathe in the steam for up to five minutes.  This should not be too hot!  You want to open your pores but not burn your face.

Next, massage your face with medium pressure with your ring and middle fingers.  Sweep up from your chin to your forehead and then beside your nose to your forehead.  Then sweep down by your hair and jawline.  Finish by making small circles on your forehead and cheeks.  Feels pretty good, huh?

Next you want to apply a deep cleaning or hydrating mask.  There are several recipes on Pinterest if you’d like to make one at home.  Otherwise there are a ton of fun ones you can get at your local store.

Time for toner!  Soak a cotton round in alcohol free toner and smooth it over your entire face.

Finally, use a moisturizer that is right for your skin type to replenish your skin’s natural oils.  

I am so proud of you for taking care of yourself!                        Erika

 

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