Pamper your skin with an easy-to-follow natural facial at home. Learn how to use products and ingredients your skin will truly love!
An Easy Guide to DIY Natural Facial
Step 1: Know Your Skin Type
The purpose of having natural facial is to nourish your skin even when you’re on a tight budget or can’t go the nearest skincare clinic. It should not ruin your face.
You can avoid that when you know your skin type by heart:
- Dry Skin – If your skin looks dull, brittle, or rough, there’s a good chance you have dry skin. It happens because you don’t produce enough sebum (or body oil) to improve and retain moisture.
- Oily Skin – If your pores are big or visible or if you have face shine, your skin may be oily. It means you’re producing too much sebum.
- Normal Skin – It is a well-balanced skin: not too dry, not too oily.
- Combination Skin – You can also have two or more of these skin types. For example, your T-zone, or the center of your face, may be oily, but the rest is normal or dry.
- Sensitive Skin – If your skin reacts on skincare products or other ingredients in a bad way, you have sensitive skin.
The ingredients or products you use should match that of your skin type.
Step 2: Clean Your Face
Before you begin any home facial, make sure your skin is clean and dry. Consider it as your canvas: you can paint well when it’s dirt-free.
Here are the steps in cleaning your face:
- Remove your makeup first. Usually, people use oil-based makeup remover since oil removes oil. If you have oily or sensitive skin, though, you may have to consider using products such as micellar water since it’s gentler.
- Wash your face with room-temperature or lukewarm water.
- Apply a clarifying cleanser. It can remove the dirt and begin to nourish your skin by enhancing moisture retention.
- Wash your face with water again and pat your towel to dry your skin. Don’t rub as it may only lead to irritation.
Step 3: Exfoliate Your Skin
One of the essential homemade facial tips is to exfoliate your skin. It is the process of removing the dead skin cells accumulating on your face.
An essential step, it can help brighten your face quickly. It also reduces the risks of acne as these skin cells can clog the pores.
There are many natural facial recipes you can use for exfoliation. One of our favorites is this purple tea sugar scrub.
The purple tea contains antioxidants to help rid your skin from toxins while the sugar is a natural ingredient to help lift the dead skin cells.
Another option is to combine coffee grounds with olive or coconut oil. The grounds can function like sugar while the oil helps trap or retain the skin’s moisture.
You can then add some essential oils into the mix, but these are optional. Some people are sensitive and can be allergic to them.
Some excellent oils are:
- Tea tree, which is antiseptic or antibacterial (great for people with acne)
- Lavender, which soothes the skin and improves blood flow on the face
- Lemon, which also helps in toning the skin
- Patchouli, which is helpful for those with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
Step 4: Open Up Your Pores
The best facial at home won’t be complete without opening up the pores. After all, it’s where your skin soaks up all the benefits of your products and ingredients.
There are different ways to do this, but if you want cheap and simple facial at home, opt for steaming:
- Get a pot and boil at least a liter or two of water.
- Remove about two cups of hot water and place into a bowl. Use mitts to protect your hands.
- With a large towel, cover your head and face and then lean over into the bowl about two inches away. Ensure your face is within the towel to help trap the steam.
- Feel the steam on your face and maintain your position for the next 5 minutes.
- Pat your face dry afterward.
Step 5: Apply a Facial Mask
By now, your pores and skin are ready to soak in as many vitamins as you can give. What better way to do that than to make a mask.
Vitamin C acts not only as an antioxidant but also as a booster for collagen production. Collagen is the protein that helps keep your skin tight and supple.
One of the important tips for facials at home is to combine your mask with eye hydration to reduce the puffiness and under-eye circles.
You can go old school with cucumber, which cools the eyes or take a shortcut with this firming eye cream with cucumber and aloe vera.
Keep your mask for at least 20 minutes. Don’t sleep with it on and avoid wearing it too long so you won’t dry your skin.
Step 6: Use a Toner
You can follow up your at-home facial treatment with a toner, which can do many things to your skin.
For example, it can deep clean your face to remove excess dirt and makeup. It can also help restore the skin’s pH balance and control oil, which can exacerbate acne.
What is pH balance? It measures the alkalinity or the acidity of the skin. It is one of the indications of health.
Here’s how to apply toner:
- Get a cotton ball or pad and dab a small amount of toner to it.
- Gently apply it all over your face.
- Let it sit on your face for a few minutes or wait for it to dry.
Step 7: Moisturize Your Skin
You’re almost there! To seal all the nutrients and healthy oils on your skin, apply moisturizer. If you’re doing a natural face treatment at home in the morning, try a hydrating day cream.
Then, you can end your day with extra nourishment courtesy of a night cream. It helps replenish collagen and enrich your skin with vitamins while you’re asleep.
Nourish Your Skin with Purple Tea
The steps above show you how to do a facial at home using natural ingredients such as purple tea. What makes it unique?
Purple tea is rich in anthocyanin, which provides its color. It is a polyphenol and an antioxidant, so it helps fight the free radicals that cause the signs of aging.
This compound provides the tea leaves their protection against UV rays. The good news is you can enjoy the same benefit!
Natural facial at home demands time, but it’s perfect for women who want to pamper their skin without breaking the bank.
Most of all, it’s a beautiful way to show some self-love from time to time. When your skin is healthy, you also feel good inside.
What are your favorite natural facial recipes? Share them in the comments section below!