Helping you to recreate innovative, bespoke treatments in your own bathroom. Here are some tips on how to perform the ultimate at-home facial. Whether to boost radiance, texture or tone – or just to pamper – read on for her step-by-step guide...
Remove Eye Make-Up
Firstly, thoroughly remove eye make-up with compressed coconut oil. Apply a small amount to a damp cotton pad. Try not to drag the delicate skin around the eye area.
Cleansing is vital to remove any final bits of make-up as well as any pollution and natural oils that build up and oxidize on the skin’s surface. Try Ordinary - Lactic Acid
Advise from Clinique: Stay away from exfoliator if you are prone to acne. Exfoliator cause more damage to the skin when you have acne as the bacteria is them spread around the face. Try Clinique - Anti-Blemish Solution
As a general rule, apply skincare products with the lightest formula first to make sure they’re properly absorbed by the skin and not wasted. Try Naissance - Rosehip
Take a moment to assess your skin – is it dehydrated? Is it congested? Does it need brightening or soothing? Or perhaps it needs a bit of everything in different areas? Choose your mask according to concerns, and don’t be afraid to multi-mask (use different formulas on different areas of the face); you can even leave this on overnight if you’re pushed for time. Try 7th Heaven - Charcoal Mud
To revive and refresh the delicate eye area, mix two pumps of SkinCeuticals, Coffee. Try my body scrub
Mix two pumps of Lavender oil, Shea Lip Butter. Try Aviela Shea Butter
While your mask and lip and eye treatments are activating, perform a lymphatic drainage massage to brighten and lift the skin – this kind of massage is also beneficial for those prone to acne or rosacea. However, as lymph vessels are very fine and can be easily damaged, check with your facialist before carrying this out at home. Try Ordinary - Naicinamide + Zinc.
After removing masks thoroughly with warm water and a face cloth, you need to rehydrate skin. There’s a reason hyaluronic acid serums are so big right now – hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the skin and works wonders to hydrate, plump and soothe. Try Ordinary - Plant-Derived Squalane.
Never try to remove blackheads on your own – leave this to the pros otherwise you risk damaging your skin.
Book in for an advanced clinical facial once per skin cycle (six weeks) to target specific problems, which can then be managed and maintained with the correct at-home care.
If using an acid-based cleanser, always massage into the skin for at least a minute to activate the ingredients.
Boost the effects of your at-home facial by sleeping in your mask – simply wash off in the morning and carry on with the final few steps.
If you’re looking to invest in an anti-aging hero, try ZO Skin Medical Brightenex, which targets skin discoloration, hyperpigmentation and boosts collagen production.
Steer clear of products containing retinol or salicylic acid if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding