Treat Yourself to a Mini Facial


Spa facials feel great and work wonders for your skin. But, unfortunately they take a lot of time and can cost a fortune. At home treatments are a great alternative to high cost salons and effective with the right products. Relaxation is a great benefit of facials – and even the do it yourself method forces you to sit back, relax, and take a pause. The major benefits, however, are for your skin. Facials are the way to improve the look and feel of your skin.

While a home based mini facial won’t do all the things that you would get at a salon, it will address the main skin needs – cleanse, firm, smooth, and moisturize. Daily exposure to the sun and elements dulls the skin and the exfoliation step in facials removes the dirt and dead skin cells to bring out the healthy bright skin underneath. Dead skin that your face naturally sheds on a regular basis which can clog pores and give the skin an aged look.

As a rule, once a month should be the frequency of a facial. That’s because it takes about 30 days for skin cells to move up to the surface and die and slough off – bringing back the dull, aged look. For best results, use a combination of products from the same company. This is important because each individual product is only as good as the full regimen. For your at home facial make sure you include an exfoliator, serum, and moisturizer with sun protection. Relax, enjoy, and bring out your great skin!


Step 1: Use an exfoliator. This will remove the dirt and dead skin from your face and pores. Lightly wipe on your face, rubbing in gently with a small amount of water, then rinse. I recommend a micro-Dermabrasion Paste for a cleansing exfoliation.

Step 2: Use a renewing serum with retinol to treat the skin. Retinol has been proven to enhance cell turnover to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of pores. An anti-aging serum will also help with firmness and reduction in the appearance of fine lines.

Step 3: Use a lip renewing serum with antioxidants to treat your lips. Over time, lips lose their color, definition, and texture. An antioxidant rich serum helps the lips to retain natural moisture, smooth the lip texture, and reduces the appearance of lip wrinkles.

Step 4: Apply a moisturizing treatment with sun protection to your entire face. The more you can protect your face from the sun on a daily basis, the better your skin will look as you age. Remember to use the sun protection on other exposed areas like your neck and hands.

Enjoy your fresh look all year long!