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How To Give Yourself A Facial At Home

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An at home facial is the perfect way to make yourself feel pampered and preened. So, dim the lights, lights some candles, and play relaxing music – we show you how to do a facial at home.

How To Do A Facial At Home

Step 1: Double Cleanse

The first step of any good DIY facial at home is a refreshing cleanse.

  • Start by removing makeup using an oil-based cleanser, like our Melt Away Cleansing Oil. As it’s massaged into the skin, it transforms into a nourishing milk that melts away makeup.
  • Next, use a gel cleanser to wash away dirt and impurities, and remove any remaining traces of makeup. Our Moisture Burst Facial Wash combines Jojoba Beads and moisturising Almond Oil with gentle cleansing actives to remove remaining makeup and impurities, leaving skin looking glowy, soft and hydrated.

Step 2: Steam

To prep the skin for next steps, steam the face by pouring boiling hot water into a large bowl, carefully draping a towel over your head, and leaning face down over the bowl. Stay like this for 10 minutes to open the pores and loosen the clogged dirt.

 

How To Give Yourself A Facial At Home

 

Step 3: Exfoliate

Your pores now open, it’s time to exfoliate! Exfoliating is integral to the success of any good at home facial. It scrubs away dead skin cells, promotes skin cell renewal, and allows the nutrients in your face mask and moisturiser to better penetrate the skin.

 

Our Sanctuary Spa Complexion Perfecting Radiance Exfoliator is formulated with Grape Seed and ultra-fine Apricot Granules to exfoliate and refine, while revitalising Papaya, Pineapple, and Pumpkin leave skin feeling soft and looking radiant. Massage into the face for 60 seconds, then rinse to reveal a healthy-looking glow.

Step 4: Apply toner

Toning is the easiest way to soothe, brighten and replenish the skin after cleansing and exfoliating.

 

Our favourite? The Sanctuary Spa Daily Glow Radiance Tonic! Formulated with 5% Glycolic Acid, soothing Licorice, brightening Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), and conditioning Witch Hazel, it helps to exfoliate pores, accelerate cell renewal, and even skin tone for a naturally brighter, more radiant-looking complexion.

 

Plus, skin will be perfectly primed to absorb the nutrients in your face mask and moisturiser.

Step 5: Apply a face mask

An at home facial should focus on hydrating the skin and targeting your biggest skin concerns. That’s where a face mask comes in! Tailored to your skin type, it can help improve the look and feel of your complexion.

  • Dry Skin: If you struggle with dry skin, we recommend using our leave-on Glacial Splash Hydrating Face Mask. Formulated with ice cap water, Vitamin B3 and Alpine mineral, it leaves skin feeling refreshed and looking radiant.
  • Oily Skin: If you suffer from oily skin, we recommend using our Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Charcoal Detox Mask. Blending Kaolin Clay with Charcoal, it absorbs excess oils from the skin and helps to rebalance sebum production.
  • Dull Skin: If you have dull-looking skin, try our Sanctuary Spa 1 Minute Daily Glow Mask. It’s packed full of radiance-boosting Kakadu Plum, nutrient-rich Rosemary Extract and Vitamin C to leave skin looking instantly brighter.

Step 6: Apply moisturiser

To finish your at home facial, seal in the wonderful nutrients from your face mask, and protect skin throughout the day, apply a nourishing moisturiser.

 

Our Supercharged Hylauronic Face and Neck Crème infuses the skin with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, plumping Matrixyl Synthe’ 6™ and nourishing Shea Butter to provide 24 hours of moisture. Expect skin to feel youthful, firmer, more hydrated!

For more tips on pampering yourself from the comfort of your own home, check out some of our best home spa ideas.

 

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