We’re all spending more time at home these days, but that doesn’t mean your skin has to suffer. If you’re missing your favorite treatments, like our world-famous HydraFacial, there are ways to help preserve your results and keep your skin looking fresh until your next treatment.
Here, we’ll teach you how to DIY a facial for those times that you can’t come in to see us. And when you need professional skincare intervention, know that we are still here and ready to serve you.
Use the Right Products
High-quality products lead to high-quality results. To get the best results from your at-home facial, use advanced skin products. We highly recommend Epionce, SkinBetter, and ZO skincare brands, which are all industry-leading options.
Jenna, our skincare consultant, would love to help you choose the best product for your needs. At our Skin Bar, she creates personalized, high-end treatment plans using her more than 15 years of experience to choose the best products for your skin.
Follow These Simple Steps for a DIY Facial
- Cleanse – Your first cleanse will remove makeup, dirt, and grime from your skin. We love using a makeup wipe for this step when we do a facial at home.
- Cleanse Again – Use a gentle cleanser to refresh the skin. We recommend SkinBetter’s Oxygen Infusion Wash, a multi-tasking cleanser that infuses the skin with oxygen to refresh and revitalize the skin.
- Exfoliate – Exfoliating removes built-up dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from the skin. This layer of dead and damaged skin leaves the skin looking dull and tired. By removing it, you can refresh your skin and brighten your appearance. At home, use a gentle exfoliant. Some exfoliating products, like those containing ground apricot pits, are very harsh and can be damaging to the skin.
- Mask – A mask is a great way to nourish the skin while recreating the relaxing environment of a spa day. There are many great mask options– both professional products and at-home DIY concoctions. Kick back, relax, pop some cucumbers on your eyes, and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet.
- Steam – Fill a bowl with hot water and hold your face over it for a few minutes. For a luxurious experience, pop a few orange or lemon slices in the water to tickle your senses.
- Moisturize – Now that your skin is fresh and clean, it’s time to moisturize. Use a quality moisturizer to refresh the skin and lock in hydration. ZO’s Renewal Crème is one of our favorite hydrating moisturizers for oily or acne-prone skin.
- Massage – Massage increases blood flow to the skin. It’s a relaxing way to finish off your facial. Gently rub the skin as you apply your moisturizer. Tapotement is a fun technique to try once your moisturizer is absorbed. Tap on the skin lightly to stimulate blood flow and relax the face.
Don’t DIY These Treatments
There are a few facial treatments best left to the professionals. Call us and schedule a treatment instead.
- Microneedling – Microneedling uses needles to pierce the skin and induce a collagen-building, healing response.
- Extractions – Extractions, or manually removing zits and blackheads, can lead to infection and skin damage if they aren’t done by a professional.
- Deep Chemical Peels – Light peels are fine at home, but for deeper skin removal, come see us.