A facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, especially when it’s given by an experienced, knowledgeable esthetician. Homemade facials are good to pamper your skin. A facial cleans, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help your skin look younger. This is a beauty treatment which helps to rejuvenate the skin and keep it looking fresh and young.
A facial is the second most popular spa treatment after a massage. Facials increase and improve natural cell regeneration by helping with faster cell renewal of skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.
Most of the women like to pamper their face and take great care and go to well known salons to have facials. There are various types of home facials, depending on the skin type, whether it is dry, oily, normal, combination type or sensitive. Facials are done for different purpose, some are for keeping the natural smoothness intact in the face, some are done for removing skin tan and returning the skin to its natural color, some are done for controlling aches and pimples, removing spots and blemishes and dark under eye circles.
Facial mask for all skin types
Apply a facial mask that covers the face with a thick and layer. Avoid delicate areas around eye. There is a broad range of masks that you can select from a market. The homemade facial mask is the best mask for your face.
Facial mask for oily and acne prone skin type: Take ½ cup of blueberries with a fork. Blend them well with 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of rice flour and 1 tablespoon of witch hazel. Leave it for about 15 minutes.
Facial mask for dry skin: Take a half ripe avocado. Blend them well with 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Add ½ teaspoon of honey and ½ teaspoon of oil. Choose any of the oils such as olive, coconut or almond oil. Leave it for about 10 – 15 minutes.
Facial mask for skin pores: The facial mask to shrink skin pores is by preparing and making an egg white mask with one raw egg white. Add 5 drops of lemon juice into it. Dab them well in mayonnaise. Leave it for about 20 minutes.
The basic steps of a facial
Cleansing: After wrapping your hair with a towel or a headband. Remove any makeup that you may be wearing. Some spans have their estheticians rub cream, gel or lotion onto your face and neck and use cotton pads, cloths and warm water remove the cleanser.
Take some cleansing cream and it over your face. Give circular movements and apply the cream all over your face and neck, gently, massaging it. Rub it into your face and leave it to absorb dirt, grime, overnight makes up reside and oils. Take a cotton swab and gently wipe the cream off the face and neck area. Then wash your face with lukewarm water.
Exfoliation: Exfoliation using a mechanical or chemical exfoliated. Mechanical exfoliates have a gritty texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells. An exfoliation gel, cream, mask, peel will usually be applied before or after the steam. This type of exfoliation usually happens during the steam. Steam will be used to open up the pores. A treatment is then applied to the skin that will exfoliate, release congestion and clarify and brighten the skin. Chemical exfoliation uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between the skin cells. Exfoliating the top layer of skin helps to reveal younger skin, as new skin cells are created in the dermis. A gentle enzyme treatment can be done during the steam. Stronger chemical peels, which vary in intensity, can be a stand-alone treatment or part of the face. You have to stimulate collagen and slough off the top layer of the skin. This treatment blasts tiny crystals onto your skin to exfoliate, reduce fine lines, and lighten skin discolorations.
Extractions: Extractions are then made if needed to rid your pores of any impurities and eliminate harmful bacteria which can cause acne. This is the removal of blackheads or whiteheads if you want it and need it. People have different pain tolerance for extractions. They can be uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin. Extractions can cause broken capillaries and discoloration if done improperly.
Steaming facial mask: Steaming is another step in facial mask. Steam to open the skin pores as it helps to release toxins and impurities built with the skin. Let bring the water to boil in a big vessel. Remove them from heat and with a towel, cover your head and body. Lean your face over the vessel and steam to capture your steam. Make sure not to go too close as it might scald your skin. Add a tablespoon of rose petals or lavender or thyme or rosemary to the water. This is better to get a stimulating cleanse. Steam for about 10 – 15 minutes leave a gap in between. Finish off by splashing cool water on your face. This is a problematic skin or have a sensitive skin, consult your skin specialist prior to facial steaming.
Facial mask for skin type: Apply facial mask by choosing the skin types. According to your skin type with oily skin by using mud/clay mask. This helps to absorb excess oil. Dry skin is by using a hydrating mask or creamy mask for sensitive skin by using a light gel mask. Combination skin needs more than one mask to spot treat different areas. Dip a cotton in rose water or place cucumber slices on each eye and leave it for 15 minutes. Apply it for 15 minutes and rinse it with plenty of water.
Moisturize your face
Moisturizing the skin with different skin types that need moisturizing. Choose a moisturizing suited for your skin type. The oily skin is a light moisturizer or water based product. For dry skin use a heavier, oil based moisturizer. For sensitive skin, avoid moisturizer contains fragrances or acids. Moisturizer helps to protect your skin and maintain the texture.
- Facial massage using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax you and stimulate your skin and facial muscles.
- A facial mask targeted to your skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition. During the facial, the esthetician should stay in the room and give you a scalp massage or some other service. If they leave the room to let you “relax,” don’t go back.
- Final application of toner, serums, moisturizer, and sunscreen if it’s daytime.
- Advice on home skin care. The esthetician will tell you how she thinks you can take better care of your skin and recommend products. Some people feel uncomfortable with this step because it involves product recommendations, but it is part of her job. You aren’t obligated to buy anything, and he or she shouldn’t be too pushy or make you feel bad about your skin.