how to give yourself a facial at home
This facial routine is for the wise. This is for the people who don’t prescribe to the “I have to have hundreds of different products for my skin to heal” or “I have to spend lots of money to look good” philosophies. At PAYARU, we certainly do not believe in those mindsets. We are all about harnessing what nature gives us to take care of ourselves. We are all about simple and natural skincare.
An at-home facial can do wonders for you - it will not only rejuvenate your skin but also your mood.
Typically, if you go to a facial spa, they will follow these four steps and that is what we recommend here as well. The steps are:
- Cleanse your skin
- Exfoliate your skin
- Put on a mask
- Treat your skin
Before we dive into our natural, do-it-yourself facial, let’s first set the mood. This is your time to really nourish your body and soul so put on some calming music, make sure you won’t be distracted too much, and make space for your relaxation. You can bring a mug of hot tea, an interesting book, and a cozy blanket to tuck into once you have your mask on.
Now that we have set the mood, let’s get started:
1. CLEANSE YOUR SKIN
First, wash your face with cool water and gently pat your face dry. We will get ready to cleanse your face with oils. Oil cleansing has been around for a while now but it has recently caught the attention of many beauty gurus and beauty brands. The basic idea is this: “like dissolves like.” Oil cleansing cleans out clogged pores and lifts excess sebum off the skin. It is not only good for dry skin, but also for oily and sensitive skin. We will discuss oil cleansing specifically in an upcoming blog post - so stay tuned for that.
To cleanse the skin with oil, take:
- ½ tsp of castor oil
- ½ tsp of jojoba oil
Pour these oils into the palm of your hand. Apply the oils to your skin and massage it around with your fingertips, making sure to massage around the nose and underneath your chin. Once you have done so, use a damp, warm washcloth to gently wipe away the oils, making sure not to scrub or rub your face too hard with the cloth.
2. EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN
Once you have cleansed your skin, it is now time to exfoliate. This is where our minimalistic, all natural mung bean face scrubs come in. These scrubs are so gentle and made with only 3-4 ingredients - so you can be guilt-free about what you are putting on your skin. You can check them out here. They are made with 100% biodegradable and vegan formula, without any marine-life harming plastic microbeads.
After wetting your face with cool water, put a quarter size amount of our scrub onto your hands and gently massage the scrub onto your face with your fingertips. Once you have thoroughly exfoliated your skin, wash off the scrub with cool water once again.
3. PUT ON A MASK
It’s mask time! Now is your time to sit back and fully relax. We suggest you make the mask ahead of time, before you start your facial routine, and place it in the refrigerator. This way it will be refreshingly cool when it is time to put it on.
Okay, your skin has been cleansed and gently exfoliated with our wonderful scrubs and it's finally time for the mask. We have written a whole blog post with several homemade face masks you can try, with ingredients you may find in your pantry.
Put on the mask, sit back, take a sip of your tea, and relax for 20 minutes (or however long you prefer).
Once you are ready to remove the mask, wet your face again with water and gently take the mask off.
4. TREAT YOUR SKIN
You are almost done with your at-home facial and now it is time to moisturize and treat your skin. We have listed a couple of our favorite recipes for getting the summer skin glow (recipes for Whipped Body Butter and Coco bliss) here in this blog post. Be sure to try out those recipes and let us know what you think.
Your at-home rejuvenating facial is now finished and your skin is looking mighty fine and glowing. Your skin is thanking you.