DIY Facials

Nov 05, 10 DIY Facials

Diy Facuak

Between the environmental elements, work-related stress (you’re more tense than when Cristina found out she was getting canceled) and lack of consistent TLC your skin is screaming ‘Auxilio!’.

It’s time to make some room in your schedule for some much-needed facial pampering. But let’s face it, in this economy regular visits to a spa are considered a luxury and you have to cut corners somewhere. But that’s no deterrent to a resourceful chica such as yourself. Hey, mami and abuelita didn’t have fancy spas to go to; they made do with homemade mascarillas and so can you. We turned to esthetician and BridalGal founder Lilly Rivera for some tips on how to give yourself a professional-quality yet non-professionally-priced facial right at home. Here’s what she had to say:

1. So what exactly is a facial?

A facial is treatment you can get at a professional spa, skin care clinic, or skin care facility. It cleans, exfoliates and nourishes the skin to promote clear, well-hydrated and more youthful, radiant skin.

2. How often should I get a facial?

Ideally, get a facial every 4 to 6 weeks because that’s how long it takes the skin to regenerate. Try to have a facial at least four times a year, as the seasons change. You may need it more frequently if you’re trying to clear up a case of acne. Otherwise, once a month is plenty.

3. What are your recommendations for an at-home facial?

The basic steps are:

A) Cleansing: use an appropriate cleanser for your skin type

For Oily skin: Gel cleansers work best

Sensitive skin: Gentle cream cleanser

Dry skin: Cream cleanser

B) Toning:

For Oily: Witch Hazel is a natural astringent.

Sensitive: Sea Breeze Sensitive skin

Dry Skin: Rose water

C) Exfoliation: Scrub or a brush

D) Extraction of pimples and blackheads: not recommended for home treatments since if it’s done incorrectly you can do more harm than good. So skip this step.

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2 Comments

  1. Veronica /

    Thanks for the great tips! I completely agree with the witch hazel ingredient for oily skin toners. It strips excess oil while keeping a bit of natural shine. Thank you again!

    • wordpress /

      You’re welcome, Veronica! Keep the comments coming. We love hearing from our Cosmopolatinas. :)

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