After a long week, a pampering facial can help refresh your skin, remove impurities, and improve your mental health. For many of us, however, getting to appointments at our favourite salon is difficult. By taking beauty into your own hands (literally), you'll feel fabulous and your wallet will thank you.
Let's get your 'me time' ritual started this weekend with our recommendations.
Start with a cleansing oil
When using a cleanser, your skin should feel clean, comfortable, and never tight or dry. Natio's Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil is the perfect solution. This product removes makeup, leaves skin smooth and supple, and works on all skin types.
For a deeper clean and more concentrated nourishment, we recommend double-cleansing.
Next, let's look at Treatments Radiant Skin Exfoliating Wipes. These pre-soaked, ready-to-use biodegradable wipes work to gently dissolve away dead skin cells without abrasion. The result is a smoother skin texture and a healthy, radiant, glowing complexion.
When applying masks, a face mist is helpful. We love using the Rosewater and Chamomile Gentle Skin Toner Face Mist at this step. It's infused with natural essential oils to help product penetration and effectiveness before masks.
You can experience smoother, calmer, and more balanced skin with a deep charcoal mask like the Clear Deep Detox Charcoal Mask. Its Kaolin Clay-based formula effectively removes congestion and excess oils. While Hemp Seeds balance oil production and Aloe calms redness. Let it on the skin for 10 minutes or less if your skin is sensitive. Rinse well and wipe your face with a clean cloth.
For those of you hoping for a five-star facial, this added step is for you. We recommend adding another mask, yes you read correctly. By adding a thick nourishing repair mask, you can add moisture back into the skin it might have lost by detoxifying with clay. Our Marine Mineral Overnight Repair Sleep Mask is an intensive mask formulated with vitamin and mineral-rich plant extracts from both land and sea, along with hydrating Hyaluronate for brighter, firmer and more refreshed skin.
Face Oil and Cream
Our recommendation is to apply a thick moisturiser after the above treatments, such as the Ageless Extra Firming Night Cream.
Application tip: Mix 1-2 drops of the Precious Oils face oil into your moisturiser before applying to ensure greater slip and effectiveness. The 4-piece suite of face oils from Precious Oils are vegan-friendly, made in Australia, and each one is made with natural plant oils, extracts and essential oils.
Don’t forget to treat and nurture your lips with a nutrient-rich lip balm. Lip balms like Paw Paw Lip Balm are perfect as they provide a silky barrier against moisture loss.
Let us know on social media what DIY facials you do!