While every woman loves to pamper herself with a facial, going to the spa every weekend or even twice in a month can be an expensive affair.
The benefits of DIY facials are endless. It keeps your skin flawless and radiant. You really can make your skin smoother, softer, and less irritable by re-creating the professional experience at home.
Give yourself a rejuvenating and inexpensive facial with some DIY tips. Monika Sood, MD of TBC by nature has shared some tips to pamper yourself through facial spa at home.
The first step is to remove any makeup or dirt from your face through various homemade cleansers. Some of them are:
• Coconut Face Cleanser
To make coconut face cleanser, you need
Coconut oil - 2 Tsp
Olive oil - 1 Tsp
Glycerin - 1 Tsp
Water - 1 Tsp
Mix all the ingredients and boil it for two minutes. After taking it off the flame, whisk it for five minutes and keep it to cool down. Apply it on your face after wash, rubbing it in circular motion throughout your neck and face and wipe it with the help of cotton. You can store it in any jar and keep it in cool place to use every day for skin care routine.
• Rose Water cleanser
To make rose water cleanser, you need
Rose water - 1 cup
Glycerin - 3 Tsp
Rose essential oil - 5 to 6 drops
Rose water has the properties of being anti-inflammatory, antiseptic that helps you in removing dirt deeply. Simply mix these ingredients and blend them nicely and then keep it in a jar. After applying it on your face and neck, wipe it with cotton.
Taking steam to weaken blackheads and whiteheads is a traditional method to clean up your pores. You just need to fill a big bowl with hot water and keep your face above the water with towel surrounding your head. Keep your face above the steam for 10 minutes to generate the deeply rooted black and whiteheads in your skin. Don't take steam for too long as it can cause inflammation if the exposure is too high.
Exfoliation is the most vital step to remove dead cell from your skin. Although many people perform this step before steaming but it produces better results after steaming your face. Exfoliation includes scrubbing your face to make your skin soft and clean.
• Sugar Scrub
To make sugar scrub, you need
Sugar - 3 Tsp
You need to mix these ingredients in a small bowl and slowly rub it on your face using your fingers. Keep in mind to not scrub it roughly and avoid the eye area while rubbing it on your face. Afterwards rinse it with water and pat the face dry.
• Coffee Scrub
To make coffee scrub, you need
Mix these ingredients in a bowl and rub it on your face thoroughly to clean your pores deeply. This scrub helps in removing flaky skin. After rubbing, wash your face and pat it dry.
After steaming and scrubbing, the blackheads and whiteheads become weak enough to pull them out through extractors. You can get a small extractor from any nearby beauty product shop or you can use dental floss as an extractor to remove them. This process can be little painful but really helps to pull out all the dirt from your face.
After completing the little painful procedure, you can sooth your skin with a massage. It's great relaxation to sooth your red and irritated skin and pamper it with coconut oil or any lotion. Just massage the lotion in circular motion on your face for at least five minutes and avoid eye area while continuously rubbing around that part of your face.
Facial Mask is the most essential step of your facial spa. You can try out various facial masks that are suitable for both oily and dry skin. Some of them are mentioned below:
• Sandalwood Mask
You have to mix three tsp of sandalwood powder in milk. If you have rashes or blemishes on your skin, you can add on turmeric powder. If you tend to have dry skin then you can mix sandalwood powder with almond or castor oil. Apply a thick layer of the mixture on your face and leave it for 15-20 min. After it has completely dried out, rinse it with warm water for better result.
• Egg Mask
Egg Mask is the best mask to get glowing skin. You just need an egg and one tsp of honey. Remove the egg yolk and mix the tran sparent liquid part of egg with honey and apply it on your face. Rinse it with warm water after 15-20 minutes and pat your face dry.
After removing mask, you will feel more relaxed and will see the change on your face clearly. For the final step, all you have to do is apply a moisturizer and sun screen as a final step.