Your at-home facial routine, bring the spa to you

Facials are a great way to maintain your skins complexion, elasticity and health. Yet, most of the time, having spa facial can cost a pretty penny. In Australia, the average facial costs $200-$350 depending on the spa and that’s just for one sitting. Instead of paying a one-off price for a facial, why don’t you try one in the comfort of your own home? 

There are many different types of facials, which focus on various skin types, the five main skin types are dry, sensitive, oily, acne-prone and combination skin. There are a variety of facials that cater to different skin types and needs of the individual. We have decided to create a simple, affordable, yet achievable routine that caters to all skin types so everyone can enjoy an at-home facial. Hold on though! We are not doctors! So before trying our skin care routine if you think your skin is irritable or if you have any skin related health problems we advise you to consult your doctor before proceeding. Now let’s get our hands dirty and our faces clean! 

Step 1. Clean & Prep

Firstly, remove all makeup and wash your face, neck and ears with a facial cleanser that is preferably alcohol-free. 

Step 2. Exfoliate 

This step is designed to get rid of all your dead skin and any unwanted oil and dirt. Using just your fingers use an exfoliating scrub in small amounts in circular motions all over your face. Focus on areas like the nose and forehead as this is where its most common for oil build up to occur. If you want to go the extra mile, try lightly scrubbing your lips too!  For best results try the Comfort Zone Essential Scrub

Step 3. Steam 

Steaming your face opens your pores and instantly plumps up your skin. A few easy ways to steam your face at home is by filling your skink up with warm water and then soaking a washcloth in the basin, lightly ring out the water and dab it onto your face. 

Step 4. Mask 

Use a mask for your problem areas. If you have dry skin, you can use a hydrating cream or gel mask or if you have oily skin try using a clay mask. Mainly use the mask on your forehead and nose or in your problem areas. For best results try the Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing & Perfecting Mask

Step 5. Hydrate 

Finally, hydrate! After removing your mask use a well-balanced thick moisturiser which can add some hydration back into your skin.