A facial is one way of giving your skin a treat. It is usually a part of a specific monthly skincare routine and done by appointment at spas or dermatologic clinics. By following a step-by-step process and using a set of products specially made for facials, this beauty procedure is designed to improve the quality of your skin by cleansing, exfoliating, massaging, and nourishing the face.
At present, there are different types of facials depending on your skin concern. Each of those facials differs in price depending on the spa or clinic that you have chosen. Admittedly, facials can be a bit expensive and time-consuming, making it a challenge to fit in your daily schedules. One facial session can last about one to two hours which can cost you about 2,000 to 5,000 JPY.
Lucky for you, today's technological advancements have made it possible to have a spa-quality DIY facial at home when you need it. DIY spa-quality facials are done by simply buying the right kind of products that match your skin type and skin concern. These products can be in the form of wash-off masks, cleansing oils, and facial toners. Here are some products that you might want to try for your DIY facial:
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil®
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DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is a one-step oil cleanser that melts away makeup and dissolves impurities, leaving your skin clean, soft, and radiant. This cleansing oil is ideal for all skin types. It is formulated with organic olive oil, rosemary leaf oil, and Vitamin E, all refined and purified in Japan. This product can effectively maintain the skin's moisture just like any other facials. It also helps fight damage caused by external factors, such as dirt and pollution, without clogging the pores. So if you're looking for a rejuvenating type of spa, this is the perfect product for you.
Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment
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If you’re looking for a mud facial, then Glamglow’s Supermud Clearing Treatment might do the trick for you. It is mud mask clearing treatment that fights skin problems and imperfections. Packed with charcoal, a blend of six acids and K-17 clay, this mud mask helps in lifting dirt, toxins, and excess oil from deep within your pores and loosening dead skin cells by exfoliating and sweeping them away. This product can clear and refine your pores, leaving the skin fresh and smooth. This mud mask treatment is best to use if you have an acne-prone or oily type of skin as it can reduce blemishes and clear up your complexion.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
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Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is a cult-favorite clay mask that’s known to be the world’s most powerful facial. This clay is made from 100% sun-dried natural calcium bentonite clay. If you have sensitive skin, this product is safe to apply on your skin for it does not contain any additives, fragrances, or animal products. It’s also good for people with acne-prone skin types because it can effectively remove acne, redness, and blemishes. What’s even more impressive is that this facial mask can also be used as a mud spa for your body. If you want to try and test out this facial clay mask, better hurry to the nearest store as this product sells out fast.
Amara Organics Cold-Pressed Aloe Vera Gel
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What’s a facial without aloe vera, right? For decades, aloe vera has been used in treating skin irritations, including acne. Many skincare products were then made using aloe vera as the main ingredient. At present, one of the best aloe vera products out there is Amara Beauty’s Aloe Vera Gel. This gel is made with the highest-quality, cold-pressed organic aloe vera. It can treat irritations as well as moisten up the skin. This facial gel will not require you to wash your face after applying, and it is compatible with all skin types including acne-prone skin.
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
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When doing facials, masks and serums are not always necessary. Sometimes, you just need the right skincare product, such as a toner, to use in massaging your skin and face. If you want to use a toner that can exfoliate the skin, then The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is for you. It is an alpha hydroxy acid that mildly exfoliates the skin and keeps it clear and radiant. It contains Tasmanian Pepperberry to help reduce irritations associated with acid use. This toning solution is compatible with all skin types except for those with sensitive skin. If you’re going to use the product for your DIY facial, make sure that your skin is not in the process of peeling or have any wounds left unhealed.
So, there you have it! You can now try and start to do a DIY spa-quality facial at home with these products in mind. Facials can always be your go-to whenever you feel like your skin has had enough. But, always keep in mind to choose the products that best match your skin type and skin concern. For more options on what facial product to use, you can browse the products available at Cosmeria’s online store.