7 Steps To Doing A Facial At Home….Like A Pro
I already posted an article on DIY at home facial but at the end of my post, I promised to post an alternative approach which is DIY at home facials like pro. The method is quite similar to the DIY AT HOME FACIAL but just slightly different because this approach is simply like the professional facial we get in salons/spa which includes cleansing, exfoliating, steaming, extracting,masking,TONING AND MOISTURIZING.
Here is how to do it, and also you can have a facial party with your friends by actually doing it for one another, this will actually make it look more spa like, don’t you think?
THINGS YOU’LL NEED
ANTI BACTERIAL SOAP/GEL
A FACIAL CLEANSER
FACIAL EXFOLIATING SCRUB
A WASH CLOTH
TEA TREE OIL
CLEAN COTTON WASH CLOTH/COSMETIC WIPE
STEP ONE: CLEANSING
Pull your back from face using hair band, remove all traces of make up with make-up remover then wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap/gel and cleanse your face with cleanser for your skin type. Wash off all traces of cleanser with warm water and pat dry.
STEP TWO: EXFOLIATING
Exfoliate using your exfoliating scrub in circular motion, gently massage in to skin. Wash off with Luke warm water and then pat dry.
STEP THREE: STEAMING
you either use a steamer if you have one,or you boil water in big pot when it is boiling, you place your head over it not too close so that it wont burn your face, remember it is the steam you need to open your pores and then prepare the skin for extraction. place a towel over your head so that the steam wont escape, steam for 15 minutes or when you feel your pores is ready to be picked.You can also customize your steaming with essential oils/herbs after steaming is completed you wash your face with warm water and pat dry.
STEP FOUR: EXTRACTING
THERE are two methods of extracting pimple, the first involves the use of tissues and the second involves using a pimple extractor to remove acne.
USING TISSUE TO EXTRACT ACNE
This method comes in after the steam have been done,you need the areas with blemish properly steamed to open pore.
Take a tissue and wrap around the finger after the thumb for both fingers, use the wrapped fingers and start to apply pressure to areas where there is acne.UNTIL THE PIMPLES POPS OUT, AND THE ENTIRE PUS ARE OUT. YOU STOP WHEN YOU PRESS AND BLOOD COME OUT NOT PUS.
REPEAT IN OTHER AREA AND CLEAN PUS WHEN PRESSING WITH WIPE/TISSUE
ALL PIMPLE REMOVED, THEN WASH FACE WITH LUKE WARM WATER AND ANTISEPTIC AND APPLY TEA TREE OIL [I WILL GO WITH TEA TREE OIL WILL KILL THE REMAINING GERM LEFT IN PORES AND HELP HEAL], WASH HANDS CLEAN WITH SOAP AND DISPOSE OF THE TISSUES
USING AN EXTRACTOR TOOL
THIS METHOD INVOLVES THE USE OF PIMPLE EXTRACTOR.THIS INSTRUMENT IS MADE OF STAINLESS STEEL,AND HAS A LOOP ON ONE END AND A NEEDLE POINT ON THE OTHER.BUT THIS TOOLS SHOULD BE USED VERY CAREFULLY.
AFTER STEAM YOUR FACE,YOU DISINFECT THE EXTRACTOR WITH ALCOHOLIC, START EXTRACTING PIMPLES BY SQUEEZING THEM USING THE LOOP SIDE OF THE EXTRACTOR.IF IT FILLED WITH PUS USE THE NEED POINT TO PUNCTURE AND AID THE PROCESS.
AFTER puncturing, start squeezing out the pimples by pressing the metal loop around the [pimple region, move it front and back to take out pus completely
After you are done extracting one pimple, wipe the region with tissue /wipe and clean the extractor in warm water and wipe it with tissue. Then proceed to remove the next pimples.
After you are done extracting all the pimple, wipe your face with astringent and cleanse with an antiseptic cleanser ,then rinse off with with Luke warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Finally dispose of the used tissue and disinfect the extractor.
Tissue or extractor can also be used to remove blackhead and whitehead, make sure you use gentle pressure. Keep doing this every week and you will prevent acne to a great extent.
STEP FIVE: MASQUE
AFTER CLEANSING AND ALREADY DRY IT, THIS WHEN FACE MASK US APPLY ACCORDING TO SKIN TYPE LEAVE ON FOR 15 -20 MINUTES.THEN RELAX UNTIL TIME IS UP, REMOVE MASK WITH WARM WATER AND WASH CLOTH.
PAT DRY FACE AND LIE DOWN THEN COVER YOUR FACE WITH THE COTTON WASH CLOTH DAMP IN COOL WATER FOR 5 MINUTES TO CLOSE UP PORES.
STEP SIX: APPLY TONER AND MOISTURIZER ACCORDING TO SKIN TYPE AND SUNSCREEN IF HEADING OUT DOOR.
YOU CAN APPLY TEA TREE OIL ON ZIT TO AID THE HEALING PROCESS.
KEEP THE EXTRACTING TOOLS CLEAN BEFORE AND AFTER USE.
MAKE USE OF HAIR PIN OR PAPER CLIP IN PLACE EXTRACTING TOOL JUST
MAKES USE OF THE LOOP SIDE AND SANITIZE BEFORE AND AFTER USE.
USE SKINCARE PRODUCT ACCORDING TO SKIN TYPE.
MAKE TIME FOR FACIALS ONCE A WEEK/ TWICE FOR PROBLEMATIC SKIN AND WILL PREVENT ACNE TO A GREAT EXTENT.
NEVER USE UNSANITIZED TOOL TO EXTRACT ACNE.
DON’T FORCE OUT ANY ZIT WHEN NOT COMING OUT, INSTEAD YOU STEAM THE AREA IN OTHER TO SOFTEN IT BEFORE YOU THEN EXTRACT IT.
EXTRACTING STEP SHOULD ONLY BE DONE ON MINOR ACNE NOT SEVERE, CYSTIC ACNE OR INFLAMED ZIT INSTEAD YOU OPT FOR THE DIY AT HOME FACIAL THAT DOESN’T INVOLVE EXTRACTING, OR VISIT YOUR DERMATOLOGIST.