Sunday, February 6, 2011

Skin Care Blog Post - AT-HOME FACIAL HOW TO

A facial at the spa can cost a pretty penny.  In this economy, it's hard to afford this type of luxury.  A facial done at home, however, costs virtually nothing.  All you need are a few essential items and you can refresh and rejuvenate your skin.

Here are the steps to an at-home facial:

Step 1: Wipe makeup off of your face

You always want to start with a clean face.

Step 2: Wash face thoroughly

Step 3: Steam face with a face steamer for 5 minutes

This will open the pores, where dirt and oil is likely trapped.

If you don't have a steamer, you can boil some water with a pot and put your face over the hot steam from the boiled water.

Step 4: Apply a peel-off face mask

When the pores are open, the mask can get into the pores.

After the mask is peeled off, you can see the dirt and blackheads leaving with the mask.

Step 5: Apply an ice pack 

(I used a home-made gel ice pack made from liquid dish detergent.  
Find out how from this link.)

Applying something cold will close the open pores.

Step 6: Dip cotton ball with toner and apply all over face (Optional)

Step 7: Apply night cream

Protect your skin through the night with a layer of night cream.

An at-home facial is easy and cost-effective.  It leaves your skin full of radiance and leaves your wallet with little damage.



  1. So smart to do this at home! I haven't used a peel-off mask in a while; usually I use the kind you wash off. But there is something really satisfying about peeling it off, huh?? And I never apply cold afterward--that's a good tip!

  2. Ooooo I LOVE those peel off masks! Is that a Clarisonic?! I need one of those ASAP! I love your at home tutorials.. so helpful!

  3. This post reminded me that I have a steamer for my face. It's stored in the back in one of the cabinets in the washroom. I think it's time for me to bring it back out! Great steps!

  4. Great tips!! I used to have a steamer way back when - I should probably look into getting another one :)

  5. Lovel! I love your blog and look forward to seeing you on mine sometime.keep up the great posts!

  6. Ooh you've just reminded me to whip out my steamer!

  7. Great tips, I really want to have a go at doing my own!
    Thanks for your sweet comment.


  8. I definitely need to do this. What cleanser do you use with your clarisonic?

    If you haven't already have a chance to check it out, I have a makeup competition going on right now:


  9. I haven't seen a facial steamer and peel-off face mask in ages. I use to do this all the time when I was younger. I think I am due for a home facial or a spa one.

  10. Wow! All that would cost you a fortune at a salon LOL Good thing you do it at home, plus you don't have to worry about anyone seeing you..well, except for the whole internet world.

  11. this is brilliant! i soooo need to get a facial done. but i might just tighten my wallet this time and do it your way! Thanks!

  12. I want a facial steamer. Where did you purchase your? Please do share. :-)


  13. the peel-off face mask looks so fun! :P

  14. wow! I've never seen a face steamer before. I need one! :)

  15. this is very great. you can see how to make a home facial.
    thanks :)
    you have a very nice blog :D


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