How to give yourself a 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?
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.
- Washcloths and towels
- Boiled water and heat-proof bowl
- Your favourite candle or diffuser with a relaxing essential oil
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.
Gently remove impurities and restore the look of balance with this non-greasy cleansing oil.
A calming cream cleanser for sensitive skin prone to redness.
Step 3: Tone
Spray the face with toner or apply with cotton pads.
Eminence Organics Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist – for mature skin
Eminence Organics Red Currant Mattifying Mist – for combination skin
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.
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.
Accelerate the exfoliation process with this enzyme peel that removes dead skin cells, reduces the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and sun damage.
This hypoallergenic peel helps prevent the appearance of breakouts with its antiseptic and detoxifying herbal extracts.
Step 6: Mask
Apply a thin layer of your favourite masque and leave on for 10 minutes or until dry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Treat the visible signs of aging with this powerful combination of organic phytoestrogens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!