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6 Easy & Quick Steps To A Luxurious DIY Facial At Home

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Being busy career girls, you may not have time to book in an appointment at your local beauty salon for a much-needed facial. But fear not, you can give yourself a flawless, model worthy glow in the comfort of your own home by giving yourself a DIY facial with these simple steps.

1. You should start your DIY facial by gently massaging a cleansing oil into your face, not forgetting your neck and décolletage. Spend a good couple of minutes thoroughly massaging the oil in with your fingertips, especially focusing on the T-Zone, forehead and chin. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

For a truly indulgent cleansing oil, opt for Bobbi Brown’s Cleansing Oil enriched with Olive and Jojoba oils, Ginger Root and French Jasmine flower extract to dissolve every last drop of makeup. If you have drier skin, then the Murad Renewing Cleansing Oil is a gorgeous alternative. This oil-based cleanser is full of botanical oils and extracts including sunflower seed, grape seed, pomegranate seed and sweet almond and jojoba oils. The hydrating oil, nourishes and softens the driest of skins, leaving skin super clean and deeply hydrated.

2.After cleansing with the rich oil, cleanse your skin again with your usual cleanser suited specifically to your skin type. Starting from the bottom of your face, massage gently working upwards and outwards; this will help to keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay as the motion doesn’t drag your skin downwards.

One cleanser to suit all skin types is renowned cult beauty cleanser by Eve Lom. Smooth the balm onto skin before removing with a muslin cloth, leaving your skin looking more radiant, glowing and refined. If you have combination skin, then choose a foaming cleanser like the Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Cleansing Mask. It targets oil without drying out skin or creating blocked pores, so your skin is left glowing and radiant. For those with dry skin, Sunday Riley Charisma Creme Cleanser is a great alternative. Chamomile, aloe, acai and green tea are a handful of the soothing ingredients in this milk-based cleanser, leaving your skin soft and supple.

3. Now, use a gentle exfoliator to buff away any dead skin cells but opt for a product with small microbeads or sugar as this is much kinder on the skin. Exfoliating using gritty exfoliators can exacerbate oil production and worsen breakouts by spreading bacteria. If a scrub stings or leaves your skin red and blotchy then it’s best not to use it, as well as wiping away flaky skin, it will also get rid of your skin’s natural hydrating oils. Origins GinZing Refreshing scrub cleanser is perfect as it contains Jojoba and Carnauba wax to gently exfoliate to help unclog pores. For a cheaper option, the Super Facialist Range by Una Brennan is great value for money and the Rose Hydrate Brighten & Refine Facial Scrub is an ideal exfoliator. Lacklustre or dull skin will benefit from this gentle scrub packed full of natural moisturisers, whilst the soft rose scent is a lovely addition to make you feel refreshed and awake.

4. Fill a bowl with hot to warm water and hold your head over the bowl, whilst placing a towel over your head. If you maintain this position for 5-10 minutes, your skin will thank you for it as it’s the perfect way to remove any impurities deeper below the skin’s surface. For a less intense steam, fill your sink with warm water and soak a muslin cloth or a washcloth in it. Ring the cloth out, press and hold it to your face for several minutes. Then repeat this 2 to 3 times for maximum benefit.

5.Your skin should now feel much softer and clearer than before, but it’s important to apply a face mask that suits your specific skin needs as your pores are now open and primed to absorb all the benefits of a face mask after the steam. For a hydrating face mask, try GLAMGLOW’s Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment. This cult favourite restores, replenishes, moisturises and soothes the skin making it perfect for those with naturally drier skin. Whilst for those with blemish prone skin, Dr Organic Rose Otto Face Mask is a gorgeous rich clay based formulation that draws oil from the pores whilst ridding the skin’s surface of dead cells and impurities, leaving a clearer complexion.

6. Finally, the final crucial step in your DIY facial is restoring hydration to the skin. You can either use a rich serum, followed by a moisturiser or you can always skip out step 5 and finish the facial with an overnight hydrating mask, like our Managing Editor’s favourite Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.

If you opt for a serum, then Clarins Double Serum is an oil-serum hybrid packed with 20 powerful plant extracts that revitalise skin cells overnight. Follow the serum with a rich overnight moisturiser, like the Clinique Turnaround Overnight Revitalising Moisturiser. Finish with a dab of eye cream; the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream works wonders on diminishing dark circles.

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A self-confessed lipstick addict, puppy lover, horse rider and designer handbag enthusiast, Alexandra enjoys writing about all things fashion and beauty.

  • http://www.pixics.com/ Jenny Kim

    Great tips, it’s so unfortunate that my schedule is so hectic that I barely have time to put moisturizer on my skin. But I’m always on the lookout for anything that can get me back on track with my skin regimen.

    http://www.pixics.com/

  • http://www.walkaboutbeauty.com Louise

    I’ve been loving the Antipodes Manuka Honey mask! It hydrates and helps fight blemishes, plus it smells beautiful.

    • http://careergirldaily.com Celina

      Sounds amazing!

  • http://jasminehardingmakeup.com Jasmine Harding

    Amazing tips and such a good bunch of products. The Dr Organic Rose Mask sounds incredible! Glamgldw masks are on my wish list after reading this post, as well as the Bobbi Brown cleansing oil!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com

  • http://casuallychicbymonique.com Monique

    This is a great post! I never have time to book let alone attend a facial! I can’t wait to try this!

    Best,
    Monique
    Casually Chic by Monique