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We all need a little pick-me-up every now and then. Facials are not only relaxing, but they are a great way to rejuvenate your face

In this article, we give you expert tips on how to treat yourself to a great facial!

1. Cleanse

This might be an obvious first step for some, but you would be surprised at how many people forget this step. 

Whether you’ve been at home all day, or are coming back from a day out, cleansing your face should be your first step.

If you have a little more time, you might want to double cleanse with a cleansing oil followed by a water-based cleanser.

Starting off your facial with a clean and prepped face is important for optimal results. 

2. Exfoliate

Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, making it much easier for your products to penetrate through. 

An at-home facial scrub or chemical exfoliator will work perfectly.

It’s important to consider your skin type before purchasing any products. Go through the ingredients list on each container and/or speak to a qualified professional on what products are suited for your skin.

3. Steam

If we were to talk about the benefits of steaming, we’d have to create a separate blog post for it????. 

Steaming dilates the pores on your face, drawing out dirt and oils from them. The heat also improves blood circulation in your skin and hydrates it at the same time.

If you don’t have a facial steamer at home, you can heat lemon water over a stove. Pour the water into a bowl, throw a towel over your head, and hover your face over the bowl to trap in the steam. 

Do this for about five to ten minutes.

P.S. The water should be hot but not boiling. 

4. Extract

If you don’t know how to extract your own blackheads, you can move on to the next step.

Extractor tools are a great alternative for people who can’t do it with their own hands.

Doing this part incorrectly could lead to scarring or inflammation

5. Mask

This is perhaps everyone’s favorite part of the process????.

There are different types of masks in the market, and you’ll need to pick one that best suits your skin’s needs. If you’re suffering from dryness, for example, you might want a hydrating facial mask. For people looking to brighten their skin, try a Vitamin C or Turmeric mask. 

Some masks can be used overnight while others only need 5 to 20 minutes. 

If you’re feeling a little adventurous, you can also create your own mask using commonly available products like avocado, yogurt, honey, and even oatmeal. 

6. Serum

Once you’re done with your mask and you’ve rinsed your face – it’s time to use a serum.

Serums offer amazing treatments for specific skin conditions. They deliver concentrated ingredients directly into the skin, helping you treat these conditions.

Whether you’re looking to reduce wrinkles, to treat dry/flaky skin, or to even out your skin tone – there is a serum specifically designed for each function. 

7. Moisturize

Lock in your serum with your favorite moisturizer right after. Once again, be mindful of your skin type when choosing a moisturizer.

8. Massage

What’s a great facial without a massage? Massages are great for relaxing and improving your blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.

Have you ever tried a jade roller? Now might be the time to invest in one. 

In Conclusion

Self-care should be an important part of your weekly routine. Facials are a great way to wind down while giving your skin the care it deserves.

If you’re looking for more permanent solutions to your skincare needs, book a consultation with our professionals here or contact us for more info at 818-213-2576 or and find out what will work for you. 

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Furthermore, none of the statements on this blog should be construed as dispensing medical advice, nor making claims regarding the cure of diseases. You should consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement, dietary, or exercise program, especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing injuries or medical conditions. 

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