How to give yourself a facial at home

how to give yourself a diy facial at home

Your favourite spa may be closed or next to impossible to get in to right now, but that doesn’t mean your next facial has to wait! We’re sharing expert tips for a facial at home from owner and founder of The Facial Room, Patricia Asmar. Patricia is a C.I.D.E.S.C.O. trained and internationally certified esthetician with over 25 years in the spa industry!

What’s the difference between an at-home facial and a spa facial?

Eminence Organics at home facial vs spa facial

A spa facial can delay the signs of aging, eliminate blackheads, improve skin elasticity and give you a lovely, youthful, healthy glow. Your esthetician can also help you address any skin concerns you may have. This is thanks to the many years of training most estheticians go through, as well as the highly potent chemical products an esthetician is trained to use.

We are thankful that Eminence Organics has created a line of at-home products that can give you a similar experience to being in a spa.

It’s important, when you are giving yourself a DIY facial, that you go slow and use gentle products, so you don’t damage your skin. Don’t attempt to perform any extractions yourself, as you can permanently scar your skin. 

While nothing can replace the experience of a professional facial, an at-home facial can maintain the health of your skin and help you reach your skin care goals.

Step-by-step at-home facial guide

The best time to give yourself an at-home facial is just before bedtime, as this will allow your skin to fully absorb the benefits of each step!

Step 1: Preparation

Just like a good chef gets all of their ingredients ready before starting to cook, setting up all your products and setting the mood with a lovely candle is a great way to start your facial. 

You’ll need:

  • Washcloths and towels
  • Boiled water and heat-proof bowl
  • Your favourite candle or diffuser with a relaxing essential oil

Recommended products:

rosco emmit fogust candle – at home facial

Rosco Emmit Fogust Soy Candle

A soothing blend of Lavender, Coconut, and Vanilla.

Step 2: Double Cleanse

Apply an oil cleanser to thoroughly cleanse the skin and remove any make up. Rinse with a warm washcloth. Massage in another cleanser for 2 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

Recommended products:

Eminence Organics Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser Eminence Organics Stone Crop Cleansing Oil - at home facial

Eminence Organics Stone Crop Cleansing Oil

Gently remove impurities and restore the look of balance with this non-greasy cleansing oil.

Eminence Organics Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser

A calming cream cleanser for sensitive skin prone to redness.

Step 3: Tone

Spray the face with toner or apply with cotton pads.

Recommended products:

Eminence Organics Neroli Age Corrective hydrating Mist - at home facial

Eminence Organics Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist – for mature skin 

Eminence Organics Red Currant Mattifying Mist - at home facial

Eminence Organics Red Currant Mattifying Mist – for combination skin

Eminence Organics Stone Crop Hydrating Mist - at home facial

Eminence Organics Stone Crop Hydrating Mist – for all skin types

Step 4: Steam

Cover your head with a towel and steam your face over a bowl of boil water 2 minutes at a time for a maximum of 10 minutes. This will open your pores and prepare your skin for exfoliation and absorption.

Step 5: Exfoliate

Apply a physical exfoliant or leave-on chemical exfoliating peel to gently erase the dead cellular debris build-up and allow your moisturizers to absorb properly.

Recommended products:

Physical Exfoliant:

Eminence Organics Turmeric Energizing Treatment - at home facial

Eminence Organics Turmeric Energizing Treatment

Formulated with turmeric, citrine gemstones and zeolite, this spicy golden powder awakens the skin. As you slowly add water, activate your treatment into a fluffy mousse bursting with energy. Embrace the warm, exfoliating sensation and reveal silky, luminous skin.

Chemical Exfoliants:

Eminence Organics Yam & pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5% - at home facial

Eminence Organics Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5%

Accelerate the exfoliation process with this enzyme peel that removes dead skin cells, reduces the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and sun damage. 

Eminence Organics Radish Seed Refining Peel - at home facial

Eminence Organics Radish Seed Refining Peel

This hypoallergenic peel helps prevent the appearance of breakouts with its antiseptic and detoxifying herbal extracts.

Step 6: Mask

Eminence Organics at home facial diy Eminence Organics Clear Skin probiotic masque

Apply a thin layer of your favourite masque and leave on for 10 minutes or until dry. 

Recommended products: 

Eminence Organics Clear Skin Probiotic Masque - at home facial

Eminence Organics Clear Skin Probiotic Masque

The clear solution to problem skin. Attain the appearance of a radiant and clear complexion thanks to cooling cucumber tones and refining yogurt, which exfoliates and eliminates the appearance of blemishes. This masque is particularly nice after an exfoliant treatment that contains paprika, like the Turmeric Energizing Treatment.

Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Masque - at home facial

Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Masque

Replenish your skin’s youthful appearance with our Strawberry Rhubarb Masque. The strawberries gently exfoliate while the rhubarb and vegan-friendly hyaluronic acid calm and plump, for a refreshed appearance. This masque is great for normal to dry skin.

Eminence Organics Calm Skin Arnica Masque - at home facial

Eminence Organics Calm Skin Arnica Masque

Calm the appearance of sensitive skin with this naturally soothing Arnica Masque. Ingredients including calendula, ivy and arnica soothe and detoxify the skin while reducing the appearance of inflammation. This masque is perfect for sensitive skin types.

Step 7: Massage

Using a facial oil, massage your face for 5-10 minutes. Focus on upward strokes with your massage to gently lift the skin and help with lymphatic drainage. Gently rinse after your massage is complete.

Recommended products:

Eminence Organics Facial Recovery Oil - at home facial

Eminence Organics Facial Recovery Oil

Crafted with precious herbs and nourishing oils that soothe and renew sensitive and aging skin. This luxurious facial oil is perfect for all skin types.

Eminence Organics Camellia Glow Solid Face Oil - at home facial

Eminence Organics Camellia Glow Solid Face Oil

This beautiful solid face oil is blended with luxurious camellia oil, pink tourmaline gemstones and marula oil to soften and deeply hydrate the skin. We love the aromatherapy effects of this luxurious facial oil!

Step 8 Serum, Eye Cream & Moisturize

Now it’s time to apply active ingredients targeted to your particular skin concerns, followed by a protective layer of hydrating moisturizer. Thanks to the previous steps, the important active ingredients from your serum and moisturizer will be able to penetrate your skin deeply.

Recommended products:

Serums

Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum - at home facial

Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum

Naturally derived hyaluronic acid and vitamins from juicy strawberries and rhubarb nourish your skin for a youthful glow, to make this serum a top best seller at The Facial Room!

Eminence Organics Eight Greens Youth Serum - at home facial

Eminence Organics Eight Greens Youth Serum

Treat the visible signs of aging with this powerful combination of organic phytoestrogens. 

Eye Cream

Eminence Organics Snow Mushroom Moisture Cloud Eye Cream - at home facial

Eminence Organics Snow Mushroom Moisture Cloud Eye Cream

Revitalize the eye area with a luxuriously fluffy eye cream. Super-hydrating snow mushroom provides intense hydration while powerful botanical peptides smooth roughness, decrease puffiness and diminish the appearance of under eye bags to reveal a refreshed appearance. 

Moisturizer

Eminence Organics Guava & Bamboo Age-Defying Moisturizer - at home facial

Eminence Organics Guava & Bamboo Age-Defying Moisturizer

Bring the appearance of elasticity and hydration back to your skin with this strengthening moisturizer for all skin types. Bamboo is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and proteins that will leave you with strong, healthy looking skin. 

Eminence Organics Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face & Neck - at home facial

Eminence Organics Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face & Neck

Our exclusive Anti-Aging Stem Cell Complex leaves your skin looking finer, smoother and more youthful. It’s just one of the reasons the Eminence Organics Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream is one of The Facial Room’s best sellers! This night cream is a great option if you do your at-home facial before bed.

At-Home Facial Aftercare

1. Keep your skin hydrated

Drink lots of water after your facial, since staying hydrated will prevent dehydration, flush out toxins and help with a healthy, glowing complexion.

2. Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliating regularly after a facial will keep your skin soft and smooth. It can also help prevent dead skin build up which can dull your complexion. But it’s important to wait a couple of days after your facial to exfoliate, as your skin will be more sensitive. Wait three days, and then try exfoliating at least once a week.

Recommended product:

Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant - at home facial

Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant

Achieve a bright and radiant looking complexion with our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. Rice powder absorbs oil while lactic and salicylic acids remove dead skin cells. The strawberries and rhubarb infuse the skin with antioxidants. 

3. Add vitamin C to your skin care routine

Your skin will be susceptible to environmental stressors like UV rays, pollution and extreme temperatures. Adding an antioxidant that can battle skin-damaging free radicals, like vitamin C to your daily routine will help protect your skin and prolong the effects of your at-home facial.

Recommended product:

Eminence Organics Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil - at home facial

Eminence Organics Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil

Blended from results-oriented actives and ingredients that promote intense hydration and protection, the Eminence Organics Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil provides a daily facial treatment in a few drops, for all skin types.

 

An at-home facial can be a great way to relax and unwind and treat yourself to a little self-care, something we all need a little more of right now! If you have questions about which products to use for your skin type and condition, please reach out for a free skin consultation with Patricia!

DM us on Instagram 
Send us a Facebook message
Email patricia@thefacialroom.ca

Read more

Give the gift of eminence organics Canada skincare this Christmas

Give the gift of great skin with these Eminence Organics gift sets

Fall skincare eminence organics Canada skincare for autumn

Swap Your Skincare To Get Glowing Skin This Fall

2021 skincare routine, skincare essentials, skincare guide, skincare steps, skincare resolutions

How to create the best 2021 skincare routine for your skin

Comments

Be the first to comment.
All comments are moderated before being published.