At Home Facial.

At Home Facial.

Recently, Connor and I started a little Sunday night ritual: soup, yoga and facials. I've always LOVED doing masks, but I wanted to do something a bit more extensive. I somehow convinced Connor to join, and now he's hooked. 

Below, are a list of all the products we use. We both have skin on the more sensitive side and a little on the dry side. However, these products are all for normal skin. 

At Home Facial

  1. First, you need to prep your skin. You can either do this by creating steam in the sink and wrapping a towel around your head OR taking a shower first. Either way, allow the moisture to open up your pores. It's important that the water isn't too hot; you don't want to startle you skin.
  2. Cleanse your face. We use our normal bar soap. This is a great video on proper cleansing.
  3. After cleansing, gently pat your face dry.
  4. Between each step, I spritz rose water on our faces. This balances the pH in our skin and keeps our skin hydrated through each step.
  5. Next, we exfoliate. The exfoliant we use is best used once a week because of the active enzymes. I will admit that it burns a bit. Leave it on for about 3 to 7 minutes OR as long as you can handle it! You only need a thin layer. Wash off using luke warm water. I actually like the water a bit on the cooler side as it feels refreshing. 
  6. Spritz rose water all over face.
  7. Apply charcoal mask. Leave on until it's dry, and remove with luke warm water. I love using this mask after exfoliating because it feels cooling on the skin.
  8. Instead of spritzing with rose water, we tone twice all over our faces. This balances the pH in our skin, and ensures we've completely cleaned off all of the mask. 
  9. Apply a sheet mask. Sheet masks will rehydrate your skin after the exfoliant and mask. I like to leave on the mask until all of the moisture is complete gone; this is usually about an hour. It's a great time to read or take Hannibal Lecter selfies. (or both!) Normally, I'll use either a brightening, hydrating or collagen mask. 
  10. After the sheet mask, we apply an overnight mask to our skin. I like to apply a medium layer to the skin. My favorites are the Sephora overnight masks, and I get about 3-4 uses out of each pod. I like the rose or pearl ones as they add lots of moisture back into the skin. 

The whole process is about 2 hours, but most of it is just waiting for masks to dry. It's a fun self-care Sunday ritual! 

Products

Cleanser

Rose Spray

Exfoliant

Clay Mask

Sheet Masks

Overnight Masks

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