Professional facials involve a high cost and several skin treatments, usually with various chemicals that can be absorbed by your body and cause damage over time, or damage sensitive skin. To save tons of money and avoid harmful chemicals, consider giving yourself an all-natural facial at home. The best part is, you probably already have everything you need!
Step 1: Cleansing
This is just meant to clean off any dirt and makeup that you may have on your face. You can use any natural soap or facial cleansers that you normally wash your face with to prepare your face for your facial.
Step 2: Steaming
The next thing you want to do is steam your face to open up your pores which will allow for deep exfoliation and cleansing of your pores. It also allows the natural ingredients in the following steps to better soak into your skin which allows them to be more effective.
Get a clean washcloth or hand towel and a pot of hot water. Make sure the water isn’t boiling, but it should be hot enough that there is a decent amount of steam coming off of it. Soak the washcloth in the water and wring it out thoroughly. Place it gently over your face. Repeat 3 – 4 times as the washcloth becomes cool.
Step 3: Exfoliating
Next you’ll need to get deep into your pores and remove built-up grime including dead skin cells. You can try mixing baking soda with water to form a paste, or use sugar with olive oil. These are two of the easiest natural exfoliating scrubs that you can use. Be sure to focus on areas that are greasier such as around the nose and the forehead.
Step 4: Face Mask
A facial mask is meant to revitalize your skin by providing nutrients to it and continuing to cleanse it on a deep level. You’ll apply your natural face mask all over your face, avoiding your eyes, and allow it to dry for 10 – 20 minutes. Then, rinse it off well with warm water.
Raw honey and plain yogurt (not Greek) are both amazing natural facial masks that you can use with no extra work or ingredients. You can also try making a facial mask with oatmeal by grinding the dry oats in a food processor and then adding water to make it into a paste. Or consider using an egg white which can simply be whipped and then applied to your face.
Step 5: Moisturizing
Be sure you don’t skip this final step, because now that you have removed all of your face’s natural oils, you will need to replace the moisture so your face doesn’t over-compensate and produce extra oil. There are many natural moisturizers to choose from, so pick your favorite and gently rub it into your face and neck. Some of our favorites are coconut oil, shea butter, and fresh aloe.
And you’re done! Do this natural facial once a month to keep your skin looking and feeling great!