How to Give a DIY Facial Treatment

Full Instructions for a Spa-Quality Facial
Facials are a wonderfully relaxing experience that result in instantaneous glowing skin. In 30 minutes or so you can make someone's day. Why not schedule in a loved one from your support bubble for a super luxurious and effective in-home spa day.

What You'll Need

Gather together a few essentials before you start your facial treatment.
  • A warm room with a high backed chair (a dining chair might do)
  • Something to hold the hair off the face
  • A towel
  • A face cloth
  • A bowl of warm water
  • Your cleanser (we're using Rosehip & Comfrey cleanser here)
  • A face mask
  • A scrub, sunflower or olive oil (we're using Brown Sugar & Black Seed Oil)
  • A moisturiser
Massage cleanser into a dry face
Remove the cleanser with a damp face cloth

Step 1: Cleanse

Cleansing removes any dirt and grease from the skin allowing active ingredients to penetrate the skin more deeply.
  • Add your cleanser to dry skin
  • Massage the cleanser into the skin paying special attention to any oily areas
  • Remove the cleanser with a warm damp cloth. Wipe the cleanser outwards from the centre of the face.
  • Repeat if you have been wearing makeup or SPF
  • No need to dry the skin at this point

Step 2: Steam

Steaming helps soften the skin and draws blood to the surface helping active ingredients get deeper into the epidermis
  • Put a face cloth in warm water
  • Place it over the face leaving space to breath through the mouth
  • leave for a minute or two
  • This is a good time to patch test the mask on your "client's" arm.

Step 3: Mask

A treatment mask contains high concentrations of active ingredients that you choose to treat a condition that you want to fix, such as hyperpigmentation or fine lines. Leaving the mask on the skin for a period of time allows it to sink deeply into the epidermis
  • Apply the mask with your fingers of a mask applicator to the face and neck. Leave gaps around the eyes and nostrils.
  • The mask does not need to be applied thickly. This is a waste of product.
  • Leave the mask to do its work for 15-20 minutes
Add half a teaspoon of scrub or oil to the palm
Massage the hands while the scrub does its work

Step 4: Hand Massage

While the mask is doing its work you can spend a little time pampering your "client" with a hand massage
  • Take half a teaspoon of oil or scrub
  • Spread the oil over the front and back of the left hand in long slow strokes
  • Take the hand palm down and hold each finger tip firmly while pushing your fingers up over the knuckle
  • Once all of the fingers have been massaged turn the hand palm up and push your thumbs up the palm into the wrist. Do this 7 times.
  • Turn the hand over. Push your thumbs in between the bones of the hand up to the wrist. Do this 7 times.
  • Lace your right hand with their left hand. Gently shake their hands to loosen the wrist.
  • Hold the wrist and pull their hand through yours in long stokes. Do this 4 times.
  • Repeat all of the above on the other hand.
Remove the face mask with a damp face cloth
Massage the cleaner into a damp face
Remove the cleanser with a damp face cloth then dab dry

Step 5: Mask Removal & Cleanse

Once the mask has been on for 20 minutes it will have seeped into the skin and done its job
  • Remove the mask with a damp face cloth
  • Apply cleanser to the face
  • Remove the cleanser with a damp face cloth
  • Dab the face dry with a towel
Apply dots of moisturiser around the face
Massage the moisturiser into the face

Step 6: Moisturise

The final step in this facial treatment is to moisturise. This locks in moisture from the cleansing and actives from the face mask preserving that glow

  • Dip your fingertip into the moisturiser and place dots of it centrally on your forehead, cheeks, chin and neck
  • Massage the moisturiser into your skin pushing it towards the outside of your face

That's it!
Your "client" should be relaxed, happy and glowing.

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