Skin Care Routine Steps

What Is A Facial?
A facial is considered to be a beauty treatment
which is designed to exfoliate, energize or treat the
skin on your face. It’s a procedure that involves
steam, creams, masks, peels and massages.
Experts say that they are used for general skin
health as well as for specific skin conditions. Facials
can help with clearing your complexion, against
aging and also just to relax.
What Are The Benefits Of A Facial?

  • Removes Dead Skin
    Facials are mainly done to get rid of dead skin. This
    process is called exfoliation. The dead skin cells, that may be piling up on a layer of new skin, are scrubbed off.
    According to Dermatologists, If these aren’t removed, they make your skin rough and dry.
    Sometimes, face peeling masks are also used to get rid of dead skin cells. But any kind of scrubs, ranging from
    apricot to coffee.
  • Reduces Stress
    Facials are one of the most relaxing skin treatments to opt for. They can help you get rid of unwanted stress and
    tension. A study says that there are hundreds of pressure points on your face that are connected to various
    systems in your body that activate your sympathetic nervous system. This reduces your anxiety levels and also
    uplifts your mood. When the pressure points are massaged, your body responds to it. So, facials not only
    rejuvenate your skin but also your mind.
  • Anti-aging
    With age, your skin loses its luster and that’s quite natural. Skin experts say that your lifestyle and also external
    factors like pollution and dirt can make it difficult for your skin to form new cells. Facials can help rejuvenate the
    skin and improve your skin texture. Regular facials and face massages boost cell regeneration and promote
    better skin defense. This gives you younger and better looking skin.
  • Detoxification of the skin
    With our daily routine, a lot of dirt accumulates on the skin. It’s imperative that this is washed off on a daily basis.
    Washing your face can help, but some dirt can find a way into your pores and facials can help detoxify your skin.
    According to Doctors, During a facial, the treatment opens up pores and removes all dirt, thus preventing acne
    and other skin issues.
    Effective ways to do facial
    Step 1: Cleansing
    Cleansing is the first process before any skin treatment. It is really important to
    cleanse your face properly to remove any dirt or makeup before you start with your
    facial. You can even begin by wiping off any makeup residue from the face using
    wipes or a makeup remover. Then, use an oil or water-based cleanser, depending
    on your skin. Use a mild foam cleanser, in case
    you have sensitive skin.
    Step 2: Exfoliation
    The second step is to exfoliate and remove the
    dead skin. Exfoliating also helps polish your skin
    and give you a glow. You can use any scrub that suits your skin and rub it
    gently onto your face and neck in a circular motion. Scrub for at least a minute
    or two and rinse with lukewarm water.
    Step 3: Massage
    Incorporating a little massage into your facial not only feels great, but
    it also helps to increase circulation and lymphatic drainage. This can
    result in a dewy, de-puffed complexion.It may also reduce dullness
    and skin irritation, according to Swisher.
    If you want to use your fingers, you can. But, this is also a great
    opportunity to dust off your Herbivore Jade Facial Roller or
    DEOYOKA Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool and pair it with a nice facial oil
    for a final flourish (think of it as a topcoat for your moisturizer).
    “Work from the middle out, and always go upward in motion,” says
    McCord. “If you’re going to work around the eyes, you need to make
    sure you have enough product around them. You certainly don’t want
    to tug on that area, since the tissue around the eyes is a lot thinner.”
    If your skin is on the oilier side, you may be wary about using an oil on top of your moisturizer, but McCord
    recommends it, “because it actually helps to balance out [your] sebum production.”
    For oily skin, McCord recommends jojoba or sesame oil, while coconut, borage, rosehip, or avocado oil are great
    options for those with dry skin. If your skin is a little in between? You can never go wrong with frankincense or
    marula oil.
    Last but not least, dab on a little eye cream, like the Fresh Crème Ancienne Eye Cream, around the eyes.
    Step 4: Take Steam
    Now that you’re working with freshly exfoliated skin, you can steam with
    an at-home steamer, such as the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial
    Steamer or LENOVO Nano Ionic Facial Steamer.
    Steaming offers several benefits.
    “It heats up the internal temperature of the skin and slightly dilates the
    pores. This makes the hardened oils in the pores (aka blackheads) melt
    a little, making extractions easier to perform,” says Rouleau. “It also
    increases blood flow to the skin, and it is very hydrating because it brings
    a lot of moisture to the skin.”
  1. Fill a bowl with warm or hot – but not boiling – water.
  2. Place a towel over your head and hover over the bowl, about 6–8 inches away.
  3. Enjoy for 5–10 minutes before gently patting your face dry, doing extractions, and following up with a
    moisturizing face mask.
    That being said, if you steam, it’s important that you quickly follow up with moisturizing products, like a mask, or
    an extraction (more on that below).
    “You never want to leave skin bare after steaming because it will get tight and you will lose all that moisture,”
    adds Rouleau.
    Steaming might not be suitable for those with skin problems, like
    melasma. If you’re unsure whether steaming is the best step for
    your skin, consult a dermatologist.
    If you’re steaming at home, only do it for 5–10 minutes. Any longer
    than that and you risk dehydration.