Facial in the Comfort of your Own Home!
Source: Cosmetic Laser Beam
With the cooking, cleaning, taraweeh, worship and other things that we have to do during Ramadan, I doubt many of us can find the time to get out and get a facial. Getting a professional facial is definitely worth the money as it gives you great skin but, who says that you can’t get results just as good, if not better at home?
All of the steps are according to the different skin types so use whichever will apply to you the best:
Cleanse: Getting rid of your make-up, the grime you’ve collected over the day and sweat is crucial. Clean with your usual cleanser but never with soap! There are soaps specially designed for the face though, so in that case you’re allowed!
Exfoliate: Exfoliating will give you a smoother complexion as you’re removing the dead skin sitting at the surface of your skin. Never use anything too coarse or harsh on your face as you’ll probably irritate it and cause red marks, blotches and even spots. These are the following scrubs for your skin type:
- Oily & Acne: Mix together yoghurt and baking soda to help regulate sebum.
- Combination: Mix olive oil, lemon juice and fine sugar. The olive oil will moisturise the dry parts of the skin and the lemon will help the oily parts.
- Dry: Honey, olive oil, rose water and brown sugar is a great scrub. Honey is great for keeping skin hydrated and the rose water will help to balance the pH of your skin.
- Normal: Mix rosewater and baking soda to enhance that great skin of yours!
- Sensitive: Rosewater and ground almond is gentle enough to exfoliate your sensitive skin.
Massage: Pick an oil best for your skin and follow the massage technique below. Even if you’ve got oily skin, it’ll work very well. After you’ve massaged, wet a clean towel with warm water. Gently remove the oil with the towel:
- Oily, Combination & Acne : Grapeseed, Hazelnut and Jojoba Oils.
- Dry: Avocado, Olive and Sweet Almond Oils.
- Normal: Olive, Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oils.
- Sensitive: Apricot Kernal, Grapeseed and Evening Primrose Oils.
Mask: A face mask will allow your skin to fully take in it’s benefits as you’ve exfoliated, massaged and had a slight steam (with the towel). Leave on the face for 30 minutes:
- Oily & Acne : Mix together 3 tablespoons of yoghurt with 1 tablespoon of Bentonite clay and 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil.
- Combination: Mash 1/2 an avocado with 4 tablespoons of Rosewater and 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil.
- Dry: Mix 1 egg and 2 tablespoons of Sweet Almond Oil.
- Normal: Apply just raw honey.
- Sensitive: Puree 1/4 of a cucumber and yoghurt.
Tone: When you’ve washed the mask off, don’t forget to tone your face. It’ll remove anything else from the mask and tone the skin. Use just Rosewater; it’s the best toner ever!
Moisturise: Gently massage your usual moisturiser. Your skin will absorb the moisturiser much better than before the facial.
And there you have it, a wonderful facial tailored to your skin needs and issues that doesn’t break the bank and will fit into your Ramadan schedule perfectly! You’re welcome :)