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At-home facial

For everyone who does their own facials at home, what steps do you do and in what order?  I usually use a scrub, then steam, and finally put on a mask.  I've heard of people using a scrub after the steam but that seems like it would be too abrasive, does anyone have experience with this?  Thanks Smiley Happy

Here is a list of some "at home" facial masks t...

Here is a list of some "at home" facial masks that I've accumulated over the years.  You may or may not be interested, but I thought I'd show you just in case:

  Cucumber Face Mask
Make a paste by mixing one small cucumber and one cup of oatmeal.  Mix one teaspoon of this paste with one teaspoon of yogurt (for oily skin) or milk malai (for dry skin) and leave for 30 minutes and then rinse.

  Turmeric Facial Mask
This is the traditional mask, also used for a bride, seven days in advance of marriage.  Take in a cup half a cup of besan (gram flour), 2 tsp of turmeric powder, 2 tsp of sandal wood powder, 2 tsp of ghee or almond oil, add some water to make a paste.  Apply to face and whole body and leave for 5-10 minutes.  Rub with pressure with both palms and fingers to remove all the paste.

  Honey Facial Mask
Rinse your face with warm water to open up the pores.  Apply honey and leave for half an hour.  Rinse with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores.  Rinse with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores.

  Oily Skin Mask
Mix 1 tsp. brewers yeast with plain yogurt to make a thin mixture.  Apply it thoroughly into all the oily areas and leave for 15 - 20 minutes.  Rinse with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores.

  Dry Skin Mask
Mix 1 tsp of butter in 1 tsp of water.  Apply it thoroughly into all the dry areas and leave for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse with cold water,

  Banana Mask for wrinkles
Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy and apply on face and leave for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores.

  Avocado Facial Mask
Mash the meat of the avocado into a creamy texture.  Apply it thoroughly on face and leave for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores.

  Oatmeal Facial Mask
Take 2 tsp oatmeal and 1 tsp baking soda and add water to make paste.  Apply to face and all over the skin and rub gently.

  Facial Mask
Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice with one beaten egg white.  Apply on your face and leave on overnight.  In the morning, wash your face with warm water.

  Clay Facial
Choose the right clay for your skin type.  Add plain water or floral waters or try wetting agents such as fruit purees.  Make a thick paste of the clay.  Apply the mask to your skin and let it dry for 20 minutes.  Rinse well with warm water and pat dry.  Repeat weekly.

  Multani (Gypsum) Mitti Body Mask
Make a paste of multani mitti adding water to the mitti powder.  Apply to whole body and hair.  Take bath after half an hour.

  Grape Cleanser
Split 2-3 grapes and rub the flesh over face and neck.  Rinse with cool water.

  Banana Face Pack for Dry Skin
Mash half a cup of natural yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1/4 ripe banana.  Apply this pack on face and neck, leave for 10 minutes and then rinse off.

  Cucumber Face Pack to get Smooth Skin
Mash a whole cucumber, strain water, add 1 tablespoon of sugar and mix well.  Put in a container, keep refrigerated and take out whenever you want to use it.  Apply on your face and leave for 10 minutes, then wash with cold water and enjoy the smoothness of your skin.

I hope this helps you.  🙂

Re: Here is a list of some "at home" facial masks t...
That's an awesome list! I've heard that turmeric is good for acne but I've never found a proper recipe before so I'll definitely be giving that one a try ASAP, thanks!
I LOVE doing at home facials. I think doing them at night...

I LOVE doing at home facials. I think doing them at night is the best because you wake up looking radiant.  Start by taking off any eye make up you have on (making sure not to tug your delicate eye skin), then wash your face with a gentle cleanser, then with an exfoliator.  Steaming is crucial here because it opens your pores to let your masks get deep in and clean them. Use a clay or mud mask on your T-zone, rinse off the clay mask with just water and then apply a hydrating mask.  While you've got your face mask on, massage a lip exfoliator into your lips for about 2 mins or until smooth (you can purchase one or mix brown sugar with olive oil until its pasty and use that!).  Soak a wash cloth, wring it out and stick it in the microwave for 7 seconds, let cool off a little and use this to take off the mask.  Use a toner on a cotton pad and smooth over your face...you can feel your pores tighten! Apply an anti-aging serum (try to find one with Hyaluronic Acid), let it dry for a few minutes.  Pat a rich eye cream around your eyes, then lightly massage a rich night cream onto your face and neck.  

 

Here are the products I'm using currently, in step-by-step order:

TheBalm Balm's Away, massage lightly for a FULL 30 seconds

Korres White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser

Yu-Be Foaming Skin Polish, love that you can use it on your body but is gentle enough for your face

Boscia Clarifying Detox Mask

Ole Henriksen Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask, use a clean fan brush to apply if you have one

Kiehl's Acai Damage-Protecting Toning Mist

L'Occitane Fabulous Serum

Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream with Biospheric Complex

Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins

 

Have fun, gorgeous!

 

 

Re: I LOVE doing at home facials. I think doing them at night...
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the tips, you rock!
Re: I LOVE doing at home facials. I think doing them at night...
Forgot to add: Philosophy Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub
Scrubbing after steaming can inflame your skin. I'd exfol...

Scrubbing after steaming can inflame your skin. I'd exfoliate, steam, then use the mask.

Re: Scrubbing after steaming can inflame your skin. I'd exfol...
Cool that's what I thought, thanks for the tips!
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