Your guide to DIY home spa skincare during Coronavirus
After a full week of social distancing and spending most of the day inside, you, like so many others, might be wondering why your skin isn’t glowing like it usually does. You might be wondering, I’m staying home, I’m not coming into contact with pollutants and sunshine — I’m not even wearing makeup! So why is my skin freaking out?!
To help you rejuvenate your face Take your at-home skincare routine to the next level by recreating a facial experience at home.
Steps for an at-home facial
- Begin by creating a spa-like atmosphere so your body and face is completely relaxed by playing relaxing music, using a diffuser with an essential oil of your choice or lighting a candle.
- Next, wash your hands and try a double cleanse for your face, first with an oil cleanser and following up with a soap-based cleanser. If you do not have an oil cleanser, just skip it and wash your face with any cleanser you have.
- Use witch hazel (if available) to wipe down the face. Witch hazel has been tested and evaluated for various uses: analgesic, antiseptic and antioxidant.
- Give yourself a pressure point massage to reduce stress
- Face scrub. Regular exfoliation is important for removing dead cells which can accumulate on the skin's surface, leading to dull, dry skin
- Use any any masque on hand (if you don't have any, refer to homemade ones below)
- Hydrate with your favorite moisturizer
- An extra step that you can add is an at-home steam before your facial: "First, to help open your pores (if you don't own a mini at-home steamer), simply take a hot shower to create steam for your face. Or another easy method is to take a washcloth and soak it in water, ring it out and place in the microwave for 30 seconds only and voila -- steam. You would just simply open the washcloth up and place over your face for about 30 seconds
Face masks are having a moment in beauty and wellness -- and for good reason. They're inexpensive, relaxing and simple. Face masks are a great stand-in if you're used to getting regular facials or professional skin care services since they give your skin an extra nourishing boost with whatever ingredients you feel you need at the moment. Here is a great link to homemade recipes https://www.allure.com/gallery/homemade-face-mask-recipes