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How To Do A Facial At Home

Everyone loves glowing skin. It makes you feel confident and look good. Taking care of your skin is a great way to ensure you have glowing skin, and one way to achieve this is through regular facials. Life gets in the way, and skin care can easily be back-burner. If you do not have time to go for facials, you can carve out time in your busy schedule to do one at home.

A facial is an extension of your regular skincare routine. So, if you already have a routine, a facial will not be difficult.

Know Your Skin

Knowing your skin type is the first step in maintaining healthy skin. If you are unaware of your skin type, you will not know the products to use. Using the wrong products can further damage your skin. Your skin type will probably fall into the following skin types.

Dry. Dry skin appears flaky, rough, and dull.

Normal. This type of skin is neither too dry nor oily.

Oily. This is when your skin feels greasy and looks shiny, especially around the T-zone.

Combination. Those with combination skin have areas on the face that are both dry and oily.

Once you know your skin type, you can also get a skin analysis from a dermatologist or esthetician, who will thoroughly inspect your skin to see if there is any sun damage, premature aging, dehydration, or blackheads.


Gather All Your Products

The reason why you need to understand your skin is to ensure you have the right products for the facial and for the ordinary routine.

Create an Atmosphere

Though this is not necessary, experts suggest creating a relaxing environment to make the facial feel luxurious. To achieve this, you can dim the lights and light your favorite scented candles. You can also add your favorite music or show.

Cleanse Your Skin

Cleansing is the process of removing dirt, dust, makeup, and other particles from the skin. This is why it is the first step in a facial. Cleansing allows the rest of the processes to have maximum effect. A double cleanse is recommended to ensure you get all the dirt.

You can use cleansing wipes or any other cleanser you have. If you have sensitive skin, a cream-based cleanser will work best, while anyone with oily skin should use a gel cleanser. Once you are done, you can wash your face with lukewarm water.


The next step is to go in with an exfoliator. Exfoliating opens up your pores and removes any dead skin. Massage the exfoliator with your fingers. Do this in a circular motion to allow blood to increase blood flow to the skin. Do not scrub your face vigorously, as this can create micro-tears on the skin. Leave the exfoliator on your face for around 5 minutes to let the ingredients absorb, then rinse it off.


Steaming your face opens up your pores to deeper cleansing. Some skin experts suggest steaming before exfoliating. This is because steaming will allow the exfoliator to remove any deep-seated dirt. Steaming also softens blackheads and whiteheads, making it easy to extract them. However, the extraction process should be left to the professionals. Extracting blackheads and whiteheads is a painful process that can damage your skin if done incorrectly.

To steam your face, boil some water and pour it into a bucket or basin. Cover your face with a towel and tilt toward the basin or bucket to allow your face to steam. Do not put your face too close to the hot water. Doing that can easily cause burns.

Mask up

After steaming, you can now mask. A mask will pull out any excess impurities, hydrate your skin, add a glow, remove excess oils, and detox the skin. Any mask will do as long as it does not irritate your skin. Apply the mask


Toning is an important step in taking care of your skin. A toner returns your skin to its normal pH. Put some toner on a cotton pad and apply it on your face and neck. You do not need to wash it off. Remember to use a toner without alcohol, as it can easily dry out your skin.


This is the final step in your facial. Your face has just gone through a lot, and a moisturizer is the icing on the cake. The benefits of a moisturizer speak for themselves. A moisturizer hydrates your skin, soothes it, and protects it.

Can I do a Natural Facial?

Yes, you can do a natural facial. If you don't have the products you need for your facial, consider going the natural way. Nonetheless, like other skin care products, choose natural products that suit your skin. Just because it is natural does not mean it will benefit your skin.


A facial is just one of the many ways of taking care of your skin. Always remember that your skin glows from the inside out. Eating a healthy diet will help your skin look great. Do not skip fruits and vegetables, as well as lean protein, fatty fish, and healthy oils.