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April 17, 2020
In light of what’s happening in the world and these special circumstances we are all a part of, we have created a step by step guide for you to get the best results from an at home mini facial. Let’s face it, Covid-19 is taking a toll on almost all aspects of our lives, increasing stress levels and impacting our sleep patterns. All of these stressors influence your skin biome.
Added stress is known to cause a rise in cortisol which in turn can make your skin breakout more. As a result we all need to be putting more intention into our skin care routines. One of the things you may be missing right now is a great facial, and in this post we want to teach you how to best mimic the effects of a facial, in the comfort of your own home.
With the right preparation and skin care products you can enjoy an effective facial at home and get great results.
How to prep your skin for optimal results
Start by creating a sanctuary for yourself, this can be in your bathroom or bedroom and can be as simple as dimming your lights, lighting a scented candle and setting up a sacred space. In addition, make sure that you have the following ready:
- a towel,
- access to warm water
- your skin care products
Tip: ask Alexa to play your favorite quiet music for an extra relaxed atmosphere.
A perfect at home facial in 7 steps
Time for the step-by-step plan! Below we explain 7 simple steps for an ideal facial treatment and tell you which products are needed. Don't forget to relax, this is your moment!
Step 1: Clean your face
A facial cannot begin until all makeup and other dirt particles have been removed from your face. Start your facial with a double cleanse; massage a facial oil (Be Clean Detoxifying Elixir) into your skin to loosen up any residual dirt or make up, follow with your favorite soap such as our Green Tea Superfood Facial bar. Rinse your face thoroughly for at least a minute with lukewarm water.
Step 2. Scrub!
Using a gentle exfoliant, give yourself a good scrub, but make sure you are careful around the eye area. If you don’t have a scrub at your disposal you can use our Just Add Sugar Cacao Herbal Infusion Masque which doubles as an exfoliant. Take your time with the scrub and work it into your skin for at least a minute or two, then rinse your face thoroughly. If you have sensitive skin, do NOT over scrub or use hot water to remove.
Step 3: Use steam or a warm wash cloth to clean the skin and open your pores.
You can apply a warm washcloth to your face or take it up a notch and steam by holding your head over a pot of boiled water for 5 to 10 minutes. Steaming is very good for your skin, it softens your pores so you can remove blackheads and other dirt particles easier. In addition, steaming has a soothing effect on the skin and offers an extra moment for relaxation.
Step 4: Remove excess sebum and impurities
Take a simple gauze pad and spray some Be Clean Detoxifying Toner on it, then press and roll to remove any blackheads or breakouts. This method should be effective yet gentle, making sure you are not applying too much pressure or you could break skin tissue or a capillary. Your skin will now be ready for the next step: a masque treatment.
Step 5. Layering your skin care products for optimum results
For best results we suggest layering your skin care products, especially when using Jenette Skin Care. Based on your skin type and goal you can either start with Be Calm Brightening C Serum for a boost of vitamin C or if you are experiencing breakouts, you can start with Be Clean Detoxifying elixir. Massage them in well and give both a couple of minutes to be absorbed by your skin before you layer on Just Add Sugar Cacao Herbal Infusion Masque. Apply a thin layer of masque with a brush or your fingertips and leave the masque on for about 20-30 minutes. Netflix and chill while you wait for this masque to tighten your skin and perform its miracle.
Step 6: Rinse and tone
Wash your face and remove all remnants of the masque (for easier removal you can mist a toner and then begin to massage and rinse off), your skin will feel super soft at this point. Follow with your favorite toner; Be Clean Detoxifying Toner, Be Happy Brightening Toner or Be Divine Age Defying Toner. We suggest you apply your toner with a reusable cotton round such as these from Marley’s Monsters.
Step 7: Moisturize
After a thorough masque removal, it is time to apply your favorite serum, followed by a moisturizer. You can do this while the skin is still slightly damp, your skin will quickly absorb. Make sure you wait a minute or two until your serum has been completely absorbed before you apply your moisturizer. Make it a relaxing moment by massaging the cream in soft, upward circular movements.
We hope you have been able to decompress and relax with this facial treatment, now radiating super smooth and clean, bright, vibrant skin! If you are looking for more in depth skincare guidance, we are now offering one on one personalized Skin Care Consultations with Jenette, our founder, alchemist and aesthetician via Zoom at a discounted rate. You can find more information about that here.
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