Wednesday and Sundays are usually my facial days. I try to stay consistent and when I get off schedule, the texture of my skin tells on me! Do you give yourself facials on a schedule?
My facial routine is pretty simple and there are two parts. As a matter of fact, I make my DIY facial scrub myself for the first part of my routine! To create a DIY facial scrub at home, you need:
- ½ c. Sugar
- 1 tbsp. Olive oil
- ½ tsp. of Fresh Lemon Juice
- ¼ c. Skin cleanser (any brand and also optional)
Before using the scrub, I steam my face. The quick method is to place a hot towel on my face for about a minute. The longer version is to actually use my steamer. Most of the time, I use the quick method! ;) Do you all use a steamer when you give yourself a facial? (Please share in the Comment section below).
After steaming (which opens the pores and dampens the skin), I gently rub the scrub on my face in gentle circular motions. I spend a few minutes exfoliating paying a little extra attention to my nose and hairline.
After I rinse the scrub, the second part of my routine is to apply a mask which helps to further pull impurities out of the skin. You can make your own mask using various types of clays. I will review the DIY mask process in a separate blog post. You can also purchase a mask made by your favorite beauty brand.
I let the mask sit until it dries and then I wipe off with a warm towel. I complete my facial by splashing cool water on my face which tightens the pores.
And that’s it! All done! By following this routine mid-week and the end of the week, I keep my skin as clear as possible. I wear makeup every day and put oils in my hair so I find that if I don’t treat my face to TLC, breakouts will appear.
Do you all use scrubs or masks? Have you ever created one yourself? Leave your Comments in the section below.
Until next time…Be Sweet! xoxo