You know you guys... I don't always look like this ;)
It takes a lot of work and sometimes... you need to treat your skin!
firstly make sure your face is completely clean and free of make up
I use an estee lauder eye make up remover all over my face...
So now your face is clean we're ready to start...
My favourite cream cleanser is Simple purifying cleansing lotion..
I only ever use this when I am treating myself to a facial at home,
day to day I use cliniques facial cleansing bar...
Squeeze out around this amount to apply to your face..
trial and error will help you learn for yourself how much is right for you!
Now take this opportunity to massage your skin..
this alone will brighten your complexion,
try to use upward strokes rather than down,
you don't want to prematurely age your skin by dragging it downwards
the next step is EXFOLIATE it's up to you wether you want to rinse your cleanser
and use an exfoliant or like I do.. use a "scrublet" and exfoliate while you still have
the cleanser on...
once your skin is smooth...
wipe off any excess cleanser with a cotton wool pad
next step is STEAM
pour boiling water into a bowl and hold your head over it..
if you like you can place a towel over your head to capture the steam
it's like a facial sauna and opens your pores in preparation
for the next step...
Now for the FACE MASK..
I use the body shops tea tree oil mask and apply it with a brush..
While you're waiting for thatto dry you could make use of your time...
not just by pulling funny faces :P
I like to treat my feet to a pedicure..
Give them a soak first ideally... you have a bowl of hot
water handy after all,
use the pumice stone while your skin is stil damp...
pat dry then use your foot file to smooth down any rough
the best moisturiser to use to really treat your feet
i've found is e45..
it might not smell or look very special but once it's soaked in
you will absolutely feel the difference..
beautifully smooth feet!!!
Why not give yourself a nice foot rub?
i like to really lather on the cream and leave it to soak...
And while they're soaking and my face mask is drying/
working why not chillax with a glossy rag..
lay back and relax...
Once I've washed off the mask I use a nose cleansing strip
designed to lift blackheads...
next step is TONE
i use step 2 from cliniques 3 step range
but any toner would do the job
I use a cotton wool pad
to clean my face with the toner
At this stage I like to address and problem areas,
these are my favourite blemish fighters :
garnier pure spot roll on and pure tea tree oil
I would leave those to dry as long as necassary.. usually an hour (is)
then apply moisturiser.. my favourite is my clinique dramatically different
I then apply any eye cream or lip balm
after that you're done...
you're all pampered and by tomorrow your skin will be glowing
and feel so much smoother!!!
the more often you give yourself a facial your skin will adapt and you will gradually see your skin condition improve... If you can get it in once a week fantastic... if not try fot at least once a month your skin will thank you!!! You can change the steps a little to suit you.. the process does not have to be so long... the more you do it the quicker you'll be able to complete the process!!!