Saturday, January 14, 2012

How to: Do it yourself at Home Facials advice from an Expert

Let's admit, that for some people leaving the house for a day for themselves might not be an option. From having kids, work and a husband sometimes time will fly away. So thinking about having a spa day but really have to be in a rush to get kids after school, I rather advice you to just do your facial at home. Quick easy way for those who are not professional. Just follow my way. You wont regret it :)

Some Benefits:
  • You can relax on the couch in your pj
  • You can also catch up on reading magazines or watching tv while you do it
  • it’s free and supplys are cheaper
  • It’s not always possible to replicate some of the higher-tech salon facials at home, but for a standard cleanse, treatment mask and massage, there’s no reason you wouldn’t be able to do it just as well at home
  • So if your skin is in need of a bit of a treat, read on to find out how to do it my way
You can go to the nearest Sally Beauty supply and get the following;
  1. Queen Helene Brand cleansing cream
  2. Queen Helene massage cream
  3. your favorite face moisturizer
  4. face toner
  5. and Queen Helene face Mask
  6. 3 small towels
  7. 1 cotton ball or wipe
1. Cleanse time - apply a small amount all over face with the cleansing cream for about 1 min or so. This removes oils. dirt and makeup. Get one of the small towels and put in hot water (hot enough you can bear it) squeeze excess water and remove the cleansing cream off your face.

2.Massage cream - you lay anywhere you want for this next step. While you lay confortably you can apply the massage lotion all over face. Paying extra careful the skin around the eyes and massage your face for about 10 minutes. Whatever massage techniques you do make sure is all upward movements. It takes practice so have patience. You can also go to Youtube and see the massages for facials. Here's a tip from me though:

3. Mask
This is the ideal time to apply a face mask. If your skin is dry, try a hydrating mask or if it tends to be more oily, a purifying clay mask is a good option. You can also combine masks if you need to – applying the purifying formula to your t-zone and using a moisturising mask on drier areas like the cheeks. Apply the mask in a generous layer, avoiding the eye area and then relax for 10 minutes or so. Then you remove with a hot, small towel.

4. Toner
Once the mask is removed –  sweep a cotton pad soaked in a gentle toner over your skin. Not only does this feel refreshing, but it also helps moisturizer to sink into the skin. (upward movements)

5. Last you can Moisturise
You can just apply your usual moisturiser at this point, but consider extending the skin-pampering experience by applying a serum underneath, such as the antioxidant-rich Perfect Intense Serum. (Optional) Follow that with a soothing and hydrating moisturiser, pat on some eye cream and you’re all set.

Oh, and the final benefit of the DIY facial? No need to worry about the state of your hair as you make your way home from the salon – for some reason I can’t make it out of a salon facial without a hairline full of oils and chunks of whatever mask was used, but my hair always stays safe when I’m in charge of the treatment at home!

This process can take as long as you like. Take advantage when your kids are at school and your husband at work :)

I hope you like and let me know how it goes. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Thank you (all pictures is from google :)

Gisell xoxo


  1. Such a great post, I like it!!! The tips are simply great!

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  2. Thank u so much. ofcourse I follow ;)

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  4. Thanks for this nice post moreover ! skin care involves different steps i.e. cleansing, toning, moisturizing. There are thousands of skin care products are available in market at economical rates.

    1. You are so right.many, many steps but so worth it at the end:)

  5. Thanks for sharing tips for skin care. Papaya mask can be used in 3 step.
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