How to Do a Facial At Home

By Contributing Writer

Everyone loves to have glowing and healthy skin. However, professional facials can be costly. With these simple steps, you can do a facial at home for a fraction of the cost.

How to Do a Facial At Home

Step 1

Cleanse your face. You are going to want to wash your face with a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water. Once you have washed your face, softly pat it dry with a white towel.

Step 2

Exfoliate your face. After you've cleansed your face, it's time to exfoliate. Put some of your exfoliant on your face and gently rub it into your skin. Do this for about a minute. Put a little water on your hands and continue to rub your skin. Do this for thirty seconds. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and towel dry.

Step 3

Steam your face. Drape the towel over your head and put your face above the bowl filled with steaming water. Make sure not to get too close to the water. This should not burn or sting. If it does, stop immediately. It should feel similar to a sauna. Continue this for five minutes.

Step 4

Extract any blemishes. Once your finished with the steam, it's time to extract any blackheads or whiteheads. If you are extracting whiteheads, you want to use the lancet to puncture the whitehead and then extract it using tissue paper. If you are extracting blackheads there is no need to use the lancet. All you need to do is gently apply pressure on both sides of the blackhead using your fingers.

Step 5

Apply your facial mask. Now, it's time for the final step. You are going to apply your favorite facial mask. If you have dry skin apply a moisturizing mask and if you have oily skin apply a deep cleansing clay mask. If you extracted blemishes in the past step you need to apply a dab of the Queen Helene Mint Julep mask over the blemishes prior to applying your facial mask. After your mask has been applied take two of the cucumber slices and put them over your eyes. Lay down and relax for fifteen to twenty minutes. Once the time is up, rinse your mask off. Apply toner and moisturizer. You're done!