We all enjoy being pampered, but going to a local spa gives you little control over what is actually going on your skin and, in effect, into your body. Plus, many spas feature a high price tag for limitedly beneficial products and practices. So, we’ve come up with a list of 5 at home facials that are sure to give you the skin you’ve always wanted.
What Is a Facial?
A facial is one of the many ways you can take care of your skin. The process is a skin treatment that is applied to the face to clean, exfoliate, and nourish the skin to reveal a clear, hydrated complexion.
Facials are an essential element of an effective skincare regimen. These treatments function to regularly exfoliate the skin and reveal fresher, younger looking skin. Think of it as a “deep conditioning” treatment for your face. You deep condition your hair, so why not do it for your face too?
Facials are typically applied once a month to maintain the health and vibrancy of the skin. Additionally, regular facials help prevent breakouts, maintain the health of the cells at the skin’s surface, and ensure that your skin looks the best it can.
5 Incredibly Easy DIY Facials
Home facials are, in essence, the best way to get facials. At home you have total control over what is going on your skin and can use ingredients right out of your kitchen or pantry. Plus, you can experiment with different things to find something that works perfectly with your skin type and budget. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 best homemade facial treatments below.
Yes, all you need for this treatment is a banana. Mash a ripe, medium-sized banana into a smooth paste and apply it to your face and neck. Let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes and rinse. The banana tightens and moisturizers the skin, leaving it softer and younger-looking.
2. Milky Delight
Mix together 1/4 cup powdered milk and enough water to create a thick paste. Apply the paste to your face and let it dry. Rinse the mask away with warm water. Your face will feel restored and rejuvenated.
3. Breakfast Oatmeal
An old standby, the oatmeal facial is one of our favorite treatments. Combine 1/2 cup hot water and 1/3 cup of oatmeal. Allow the mixture to settle for 2 to 3 minutes and then add 2 tablespoons of honey, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and a splash of milk. Apply a thin layer of the mixture to your face and allow the mask to dry. Rinse with warm water.
4. Plain Jane Yogurt
Yogurt is good for more than just digestive health. Slather some plain ole yogurt on your face and let it sit for 20 minutes to cleanse your skin and tighten your pores. Add a tablespoon of orange juice and 1 teaspoon of aloe for a more revitalizing mask.
5. Squeaky Clean Lemon
For a facial that exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time, try this lemon facial recipe. Mix the juice of 1 lemon with 1/4 cup of olive oil or almond oil. Apply the mixture to your face and allow it to soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Doing a facial at home is one of the most effective ways to pamper yourself and refresh your skin. Try one (or all) of these homemade facial treatments and let us know which is your favorite!