Summer is here and with it have arrived multiple skin woes we dread dealing with. Dullness due to increased sun exposure and clogged pores due to excess sweating and dirt accumulation are a few common concerns we deal with come summer. One of the best ways to deal with these woes is by indulging in a facial. Relaxing and rejuvenating, a facial is a monthly ritual for many. However, did you know you could get a facial done at home as well? It is not as difficult as it seems, and when you do it at home, you can modify it according to your needs. Keep scrolling as we tell you how to do facials at home for fresh and glowing skin this summer. Try it, and we are sure you will thank us later!
- Step 1: Cleanse with aloe vera gel
- Step 2: Exfoliate with scrubs
- Step 3: Apply a face mask
- Step 4: Tone
- Step 5: Moisturise
Step 1: Cleanse with aloe vera gel
When you want to treat yourself to a facial, the first step is to start with cleaning the face. Cleansing the face thoroughly will ensure that whatever products you use afterwards will be absorbed deeply into the skin, thus nourishing your skin intensely from within.
Among several other things, aloe vera is an exceptional cleansing agent. Splash some water on your face, and using your fingertips, apply the Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel evenly on the face and the neck area. Massage in circular motions for a minute, and then wash your face. This will clean your face instantly.
Step 2: Exfoliate with scrubs
To do a facial at home, this is the next step. Exfoliation sloughs off dead skin cells, revealing fresh, new skin hidden within. That’s why, when you’re done with this step of the facial, you will notice an instant radiance on your face. You can make pretty fantastic exfoliating scrubs at home using natural ingredients, and we’ll tell you about two such scrubs!
Oat is the best ingredient for exfoliating your skin. Along with being a great exfoliator, it is a natural humectant, which means even after scrubbing, it doesn’t strip the skin of its moisture. Get your hands on the St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask. Made with oatmeal and walnut shell powder, it provides deep exfoliation for fresh and glowing skin.
Step 3: Apply a face mask
Now that the skin is all cleaned and prepped up to absorb nutrients, it’s time to apply a face mask. This step is probably the most fun part of a facial. A face mask keeps your skin moist and radiant. However, the face mask you use in this step must suit your skin type, so choose accordingly.
If you have oily skin, use a detoxing sheet mask like the Pond’s Vitamin Duo Sheet Mask Detoxing Sheet Mask With Vitamin B6 100% Bamboo Charcoal. Keep it on for 20 minutes and rinse it off with warm water.
For dry skin, a hydrating sheet mask does wonders. The Pond’s Vitamin Duo Sheet Mask Hydrating Sheet Mask With Vitamin B3 Natural Coconut Water is our go-to. Since both the ingredients are natural moisturisers, they will leave your skin smooth and supple.
A face mask prepared using aloe vera gel and a few drops of tea tree oil is excellent for acne-prone skin.
If you have sensitive skin, a face mask prepared by blending honey, cocoa powder and yoghurt can calm irritation and tighten the skin. The probiotics in yoghurt soothe the skin.
Step 4: Tone
Using a face mask provides your skin with abundant nutrients, and after that, toning is crucial as it helps close pores and tightens cell gaps after all the cleansing you have done. So, do not skip this step if you want fresh and glowing skin in summer. One of the best toners is the Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner. It unclogs and tightens the pores to reveal a clean, smooth surface.
Step 5: Moisturise
After all the cleansing and supplying nutrients to the skin is done, we arrive at the last step. Moisturising is essential because it seals in all the goodness your skin has absorbed. It deeply nourishes the skin and locks in moisture, giving you lasting radiance. A lightweight, gel-based moisturiser it your best bet during summer. The POND’S Super Light Gel Moisturiser is infused with vitamin E and hyaluronic acid, both of which hydrate the skin like nothing else.