Hey Babes! Today on our YouTube channel, I am sharing about my DIY facial that I do at home around once a week. This has been a game-changer for me. Let’s just say that the closer I get to 30 the more attention my skin needs. I had a few years in my twenties- post accutane- where I didn’t have to wash my face and my skin was plump and radiant. That is sadly, just not the case anymore. Currently I have to consume 100oz of water per day, wash my face every night, AND do this at-home facial once per week. Otherwise I look like the walking dead. It ain’t pretty friends.
I know what you’re thinking. Why don’t you just schedule a facial at a spa once a month, Jenne? And I agree, that sounds lovely. BUT, that’s just not in the budget right now. Enter my budget-friendly, at-home facial. Please keep in mind that I’ve learned everything I know about these tools and their uses from online beauty gurus and estheticians. Make sure you spot test on a small area to see how your skin reacts to these products/tools before attempting on your entire face.
For reference, my skin is combination and can be both dry and a little oily. Also, I typically perform this routine at night so that my skin can remain makeup free for several hours following.
At-home facial steps
Wash your face. This may seem like a no-brainer but this is an essential first step in any facial. My favorite cleansers are Simple Moisturizing facial cleanser and Meow Meow Tweet Face Cleanser. Also, have you seen all the buzz about these new magic makeup removing cloths? I’ve been so curious about them but decided to test out a basic microfiber (we had just purchased a new set) that you would typically use for dusting. Let me tell you, it works so well! I only need the smallest amount of facial cleanser to get off my mascara otherwise the microfiber takes care of everything! The original Makeup Eraser costs a hefty $20 and a pack of 24 microfibers is under $12!
Exfoliate your skin. You can opt for something like Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Cream which I received a sample of in a Sephora Insider Reward. Or you can make your own deep exfoliating sugar scrub by following my recipe found here.
While applying gentle pressure roll sections of your face in horizontal, vertical, and diagonal directions. I typically divide my face up into 5 sections; forehead; right cheek; left cheek; mouth & chin.
Facial cupping is like an at home facial lift. Say what?! That’s what I thought at first too. I was first introduced to facial cupping with this instagram video but the method is all over pinterest as well. Every time that I do this, I immediately notice a difference in my skin’s elasticity and hydration.
If necessary use an extraction kit to clear any blackheads or pimples. There are also plenty of videos on the internet of estheticians popping zits, but I think it is pretty self explanatory. I so wish that this was around back when I was battling cystic acne and left scars from my picking.
Apply any facial serums, oils, and/or moisturizers. I like to reapply the Frankincense and Flowers body oil from Meow Meow Tweet. I also use a DIY beauty oil and a thick moisturizer that I will share soon!
The essential oils that I mentioned in the video are the Anti-Age Synergy and the Zit Fighter Synergy. Click below to check them out! Save more on 100% pure essential oils with free shipping on every order at Plant Therapy!
One final tip is to use this ice roller prior to applying your makup the next morning. It helps to further tighten your pores and calm redness.
You guys!! I wish that I could capture images that did justice to the results I see with this DIY facial! Last month I missed my weekly facials and my skin was looking rough. Here I was thinking that my age was catching up to me and dehydrated skin, massive dark circles, and crater-sized pores were just my destiny. BUT, I did this routine yesterday morning and this morning I woke up to plump, firm skin, and tightened pores. Even my dark circles were barely there! And let me tell you, it was not because I got incredible sleep. Quite the opposite was true, in fact. Haha! This is definitely going on my self-care priority worksheet in my powersheets this month!
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