A natural skin care routine can do wonders for your health and confidence. Our skin is the largest organ in our body; so taking good care of it is a must. Many people rely on the occasional facial to cleanse, nourish and boost their skin. Today, we’re going to be talking about a natural home facial so that you don’t go too long before giving your skin the attention it deserves.
The Benefits of a Home Facial
There are many benefits to a DIY facial at home. One of the best things about it is that you have full control over the products you use, ensuring they’re made naturally and ethically. Also, your own home routine is a great way of maintaining the health and well-being of your skin. And of course, when it comes to cost, a routine at home will be much more efficient as you will be able to use the products again and again.
Now, let’s talk about what your own routine entails. In a nutshell, the premise behind a facial is to deep cleanse your skin and your pores, and then to hydrate and moisturize your skin to give it the glow it needs. A professional facial is recommended every four to six weeks, and when it comes to dealing with blackheads and extractions, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.
The rest, however, can easily be done at home, so that you can maintain all the benefits of a facial. Remember, like everything else, there’s no quick fix, and healthy skin requires consistent attention.
A Step-to-Step Guide
Okay. Let’s talk about the steps to a natural and healthy home facial. We’ve even got some amazing homemade recipes we’re going to share with you.
Step 1: First things first. Cleanse your face and neck area and make sure there is no makeup or dirt left on your skin. A Black African Soap will do wonders for your skin. Not only will it deeply clean your skin, but it will also leave your face feeling soft and nourished. In addition, the soaps are 100 percent vegan and made ethically.
Step 2: The next step is to exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin and impurities. The best part is that you can easily make a very simple and effective scrub at home. All you have to do is mix your favorite oil (coconut, olive oil, sweet almond oil) with sugar in equal parts and add a few drops of tea tree oil. Gently massage the scrub on your face in circular motion and then wash with water. This natural recipe will clean your skin without drying it out.
Step 3: Your next step is to steam your face to open your pores. Here you can place your head over a bowl of hot water with a towel over your head. Make sure you keep distance to keep safe. Another way is to place a warm towel on your skin and gently pad down. Make sure that the towel isn’t hot and that you don’t burn your skin. The next step is usually extraction, where you remove blackheads. However, it is best to keep that for the professionals.
Step 4: Once you’ve opened the pores, it’s time to put on a hydrating mask, sit back and relax. Check out these homemade recipes and choose one that suits your needs.
Step 5: It’s now time to tone your skin, making sure you close the pores and prepare for the final step. It’s important to select a natural and alcohol-free toner so that you don’t dry out your skin.
Step 6: Finally you’re ready to hydrate and moisturize your skin. If you have dry skin, then start with an organic oil of your choices. Sweet almond, rosehip, and coconut are great choices. Make sure you finish up with a nutrient-rich cream so that you can keep all that goodness on your skin and protect it from the environment.
A natural and simple home facial can ensure that your skin looks and feels its best. It’s important to take time for yourself, sit back and relax while giving your skin all the nutrients and goodness it deserves. Remember that while performing a skin care routine does great things for the skin, it needs to be accompanied by a healthy diet and lifestyle as well. This means, eat good food, exercise and drink lots of water.
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