How To Create An At-Home Spa Facial In 5 Simple Steps.
No aesthetician? No problem. Your step-by-step guide to creating a spa-worthy facial in your own bathroom.
One of the biggest pleasures in life is treating yourself to a relaxing facial. Read on for a step-by-step guide to transforming your own bathroom into a haven of pampering.
Step 1: Set the mood
The key to replicating a spa environment is to create a relaxing atmosphere. Put on calming music, don your fluffiest robe and light a fragrant candle to create that soothing ambience. To maximize the sensory appeal, opt for a candle that not only smells great, but looks beautiful on your bathroom counter. We love Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Arancia Candle, which has an uplifting aroma of Italian sweet orange, cardamom and caramel and is housed in a charming blue vessel inspired by the Mediterranean Sea.
Step 2: Take extra time to cleanse
Any good spa treatment always starts with a thorough cleanse. By double-cleansing the skin, you ensure that the face is fully prepped for any treatments that follow. First, massage Quo Beauty Banana Cleansing Balm into the face to dissolve SPF, makeup and grime, and use a warm, damp towel to wipe away the residue. Then, to ensure your skin is completely clean, wipe your face gently with Marcelle Eco-Friendly Ultra-Gentle Cleansing Cloths, which are biodegradable and come in a recyclable pouch. Each plush, luxurious cloth is infused with moisturizing lotion to leave skin feeling soft to touch and ready for the next step in your routine.
Step 3: Indulge in a face massage
When performing a DIY facial, the trickiest thing to replicate is the magical touch of a trained aesthetician’s hands. Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Facial Serum Roller makes it easy to de-puff and sculpt the face the way massage does. The firming serum contains a blend of peptides and fruit extracts to stimulate collagen, while the roller applicator creates a cooling sensation and helps to contour the face by draining excess fluids. Use the roller in an upward, lifting motion to see optimal results.
Step 4: Add plenty of moisture
After cleansing and massaging the face, make sure to use a hydrating moisturizer, like Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, to lock in all the benefits of your facial treatment. This unique gel-cream feels pleasant to the touch and can keep skin plump and supple for up to 100 hours, so you can hold on to that post-facial glow for days.
Step 5: Don’t forget your eyes
Emerge from your at-home facial bright-eyed and visibly refreshed by adding an eye treatment into the mix. Dr. Roebuck’s Down Under Collagen Boosting Eye Treatment is a lush, non-irritating cream that employs hyaluronic acid and peptides to improve moisture levels and increase the production of collagen, along with plant oils like brightening rosehip and soothing arnica to diminish the look of dark circles.