Step-by-Step Facial Treatment

By Mimi Abney

If you want to pamper your skin, an at-home facial is a spa treatment that works wonders to keep your face in tip-top shape. While some procedures like dermabrasion and chemical peels are best left to the dermatologist, you can achieve complexion perfection with a low-cost skin facial treatment. Using expert tips and beauty secrets, you can apply a skin soothing treatment in the comfort of your home.

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Revamp and revitalize skin with an at-home facial treatment.

Step 1

Move your hair away from your face with a headband, or wrap your hair with a large towel. Wet your face with a dampened small towel dipped in warm water to remove makeup. Gently blot your face with a large towel.

Step 2

Bring a small pot of water to boil. Pour the hot water in a large basin. Sitting at least 12 to 18 inches away from the bowl, place your face over the bowl to steam. Close your eyes and steam for 5 to 10 minutes maximum. Pat face with a warm, wet towel or cloth.

Step 3

Place a quarter-sized amount of a gentle facial scrub in your palm. Rub your hands together to warm the product.

Step 4

Apply the scrub to your face using your fingertips. Starting at the forehead, smooth the scrub into your temples using a small circular motion for 30 to 40 seconds. Spread the product to the rest of your face, including your cheeks, underneath the eyes, and on your chin and neck.

Step 5

Wet another washcloth with water. Exfoliate your skin by moving the cloth around your face in a circular motion to remove dead skin cells and stimulate circulation. Remove the scrub granules off your face with a clean facial tissue. Rinse the skin with warm water.

Step 6

Lightly pat a mask onto your face. Avoiding the eye area. Leave the mask on for no more than five minutes. Rinse your face with warm water to remove the mask.

Step 7

Apply small dots of the moisturizer to your temples, cheeks, chin and nose using your fingertips.