Do you have a special event coming up? Do you want to look your best but you are too lazy to go out of the house to get your skin taken care of? Or maybe, you just want to pamper yourself without any major expenses? Then, you are on the right page. Continue reading…
Eid 🌙 (the day where Muslims will celebrate the end of one month of fasting) is coming up in a few days and we all know that during this period, the beauticians are already booked or if you manage to get a rendez-vous, you will end up waiting 1 hour for your turn.
Doing a facial on yourself is no magic.
Disclaimer: Of course, the results that you will get at a spa and at home will be different. It’s like you trying to make a Starbuck’s drink at home. You will most probably get a latte which will be satisfying but the real deal is something else. ☕️
Let’s get back to our Spa Facial at home before I get sidetracked with food talk again. 🙌🏼
You will need products that you already own (which means 0 expenses) and might take 1 hour of your time.
Gather around these products and we shall start:
▽ Makeup Remover
▽ Face wash
▽ Exfoliator (a home-made recipe is mentioned below)
▽ Toner (I use Rose Water)
▽ A bowl (to steam your face)
▽ A towel
▽ Extractor (also known as comedon)
▽ Your favorite mask
▽ Moisturizer/ Serum/ Aloe Vera Gel
That’s it my lovelies. Let’s get into the steps and give some love to our skin!
Step 1- Cleanse your skin/ Remove any left-over makeup
This step is really important. Why?
Even if you didn’t wear makeup, follow this step. Your skin is exposed to all kind of bacteria during the day and even if you don’t see it, there is a layer of “dust” on your face. Take your makeup remover and a cotton pad, gently go through your face and NECK, which we tend to forget most of the time.
Next, wash your face thoroughly with your favorite cleanser and pat your skin dry (DON’T RUB).
Step 2: Exfoliate to remove any dead cells
Now that your skin is clean and feel fresh,it’s time to gently exfoliate to remove any dead cells and prepare the skin for the next step – STEAM!
You can use any gentle scrub that you already have or make one. I made my exfoliator using Olive Oil and Brown sugar.
Brown sugar is an excellent skin-exfoliator. It helps slough off dead skin cells on the outer layer of the skin.This allows room for new healthy skin cells to regenerate and function properly. It will also deep cleanse your skin, removing grime and germs from within skin pores and preventing further breakouts. Use brown sugar instead of white sugar because it is more gentle on skin and works well for very sensitive skin.
Olive oil because it is a natural skin moisturizer. Rich in vitamin E and healthy fat, olive oil lubricates and hydrates dry, withered skin. It does not clog pores unlike coconut oil and prevents further breakouts. Use extra virgin olive oil for best results. Processed products may irritate your skin or cause acne breakouts.
Add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of olive oil to a small bowl. Stir well and you are good to go. Plus, it is an amazing lip exfoliator as well. 😉
Wet your face and your lips, apply the exfoliator and gently start rubbing your skin and your lips. Make sure not to eat some, especially if you are fasting. 😂
Do this for 5 mins and wash it off. The oil might stay on your face, go on … use your face wash to remove it off. Your skin will feel so soft, like the butt of a baby.🍑
P.s Your face may be a bit red after the scrub. This is because of the sugar scrub which stimulates proper blood circulation in your face. The redness will disappear after some time and your face will be glowing and free from peeling skin and dead cells.
Step 3: Steam and open them PORES!
This step is very important if you have blackhead and whitehead. The steam will open up your pores and make the extraction part easier and less painful.
- Boil some water and fill in your bowl halfway. If you feel extra, add some essential oil or even rose petals and be a DIVA that you are under the towel. 👸
2. Place your head over the bowl and make sure you are comfortable. Don’t be too close to the hot water but close enough that the steam is opening up your pores 🔥
3. Stay under the towel for a good 5- 10 minutes. Sneak out for a few seconds when you feel you need some fresh air.
Your face should look like this! Sexy, na?
After you are done, pat your face very gently and get to the next step right away! 🌬
Step 4: Let’s get them nasty blackheads out!
Now that your pores are open, you have to be very gentle with the extraction. At this point, if you don’t feel sure about doing it with an extractor, a towel on your nose. The blackheads/whiteheads should come off easily from the steam. Nasty but feels so satisfying to watch.
P.s: Be VERY VERY VERY gentle with the extractor loves. It might leave scars if you are too rough with it and might even bleed.
If you are used to an extractor, then carry on and have fun!
Once you feel that your face is cooled off, stop using the extractor because your pores are closed. I don’t recommend doing the steam again because it is a very delicate step.
Let’s jump into the next step instead. I promise we are almost done!
Step 5: The MASK
This is my favorite step. Now that your face is clean and your pores are not clogged, it’s time to use a mask. This is the appropriate moment where it will work the most and you will feel that the mask is seeping in your skin.
Use a sheet mask, a clay mask, a homemade mask, any favorite mask of yours at this moment. Here is some of my favorite one.
Enjoy your time, go on snapchat and play with the filters. Even Instagram have them now. If you are on this step, do send me a picture or tag me 😁 I would love to see your mask face. Here is mine!
After your mask is dry, wash your face and pat it dry!
Step 6: Moisturize your new face and ENJOY!
Here comes the end of our Spa at home journey. Use any of favorite moisturizer, your serum or even Aloe Vera Gel which will sooth the skin. At this moment, your product will get right into your skin. I used Aloe Vera Gel. Don’t forget to moisturize your lips as well and just relax my loves! 💋
I hope you guys found this helpful. Don’t forget to like and share it with your friends and on your social media.
Let me know if you had your mini spa day.
I’m sending lots of love to you guys!💖