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
- 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.
- Cleanse your face. We use our normal bar soap. This is a great video on proper cleansing.
- After cleansing, gently pat your face dry.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spritz rose water all over face.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!