Lets face it we all want to be bad and boujee but our budget keeps us in check. I think we can all agree that a facial isn’t really a facial unless you’re lying down, having luxurious creams spread all over your face, and listening to the soothing sounds of a distant seashore. You really can make your skin smoother, softer, and less irritable by re-creating the professional facial experience at home. So this weekend, pour yourself a nice glass of cucumber water and follow these steps for some serious self-pampering.
No shortcuts. For an at-home facial that yields truly professional results, you can’t skip steps or skimp on products, every true facial should include exfoliation, clay to cleanse the pores, and products that rehydrate and calm the skin. Here are two tried and true routines for different budgets.
Low cost Loving
Loreal Pure Clay unclogs blackheads and leaves the skin pure and fresh without drying it out. Perfect for my blemish prone skin. Best part, it takes less that 10 minutes!
Olay Daily Facial These water activated wipes are super handy, quick and seriously travel friendly. The skin is left feeling clean and refreshed without being stripped of all the natural oils.
Poppy Austin Hydrating Toner his is a wonderful all-natural product that maintains the pH balance of the skin, whilst stimulating the regeneration process.
Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask hydrates tired lack lustre skin by giving a much needed hydro boost after a facial cleanse.
Pixi Over Night Glow helps you to wake up to a brighter complexion. The concentrated exfoliating gel works to create a more even and radiant skin tone whilst you sleep.
Nip+Fab Needle Fix Eye Cream is a three-in-one formula that works to refine, hydrate and illuminate the eye contour.
Nivea Daily Essentials Day Cream helps to calm the skin. Instantly relieves the skin of feelings of tightness and provides intensive moisture.
A Pretty Penny
If you have the means to spend a little more on your skincare then more power to you! I am a firm believer in investing in skincare and I will spend that little extra for my largest organ. My current go to routine for a luxurious facial at home is the following.
Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay works wonders on blemish prone or oily skin as it lifts the debris from the pores.
Vichy Normaderm – Gel Cleanser is gentle to the skin but expertly cleanses pores deeply with salicylic acid.
Espa Balancing Herbal Spa Fresh this clarifying toner has essential oils and flower waters to refresh and purify the skin. It refines my pores and revives the complexion. Witch Hazel and Elderflower help to maintain skin’s natural pH balance for beautifully clear, leaving my skin feeling revitalised
Skin Republic – Brightening Vitamin C Face Mask is a juicy serum-infused face mask that performs deep level action to help brighten, hydrate and even out the tone of the skin.
Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair is enriched with hyaluronic acid, the serum restores moisture so the skin looks supple and youthful with protection from environmental aggressors.
Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream luxurious cream transforms tired eyes, whilst remaining gentle to the delicate eye area. Suitable for all skin types and ages, natural optic brighteners refresh and rejuvenate skin to reduce signs of fatigue.
Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Gel Moisturiser is a lightweight cream that transforms tired, dull skin. This oil-free moisturiser instantly hydrates skin to leave it with a healthy, vibrant glow. Makeup sits beautifully on top of this moisturiser.
Well there you have it my go to luxurious at home facial routine, what products have you tried or would like to try?