Do you secretly wish for soft, smooth and glowing skin? Do you envy the celebs because of their picture perfect skin? Well the answer lies in healthy and proper skin routine.
CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturizing) routine is the most efficient and effortless skin care routine which can help you to achieve the flawless and healthy skin. Along with this, facials should be done at least once in 4 weeks. It plays an important role to rejuvenate your skin and restore the natural glow.
Now you do not have to spend long hours at parlours and spend thousands for getting that perfect facial. You can easily do the facial at home by following some simple tips. This saves a lot of time and money. The best thing is that you are aware of the ingredients you use for making the facial.
Facials have been loved and used by women since ages. There are many types of facials available nowadays such as fruit facial, gold facial, diamond facial, pearl facial, chocolate and many more. You can simply make your own facial pack at home. But before indulging in any of these facials, you should be aware of your skin type and then select the facial suitable for your skin type. Following are a few tips on how to do a facial at home along with the most popular facials suitable for Indian skin.
A. Fruit Facial:
Fruit facial is suitable for all skin types especially for sensitive skin. It contains natural fruit acids and extracts, which is natural and has no side effects. The fruit facial hydrates and moisturizes the skin naturally. It removes the dead cells and gives you an instant glow naturally.
- Fruits such as plums, oranges and peaches contain high amounts of vitamin C, which provide a instant glow to your face. They also contain anti oxidants which helps fight the signs of ageing.
- Papaya and banana helps remove the tan.
- Strawberries help get rid of the blemishes and dark spots.
Thus, the fruit facial hydrates, polishes and shines your skin giving you a youthful glow.
For doing skin facial at home, you could either buy the fruit facial kit from the market or prepare your own kit at home by using fresh fruits.
How To Do Facial At Home:
Step 1: Cleansing:
Firstly you have to clean up your face to remove the excess oil, grease and dirt. For this you can use a cream based fruit facewash such as Everyuth cream facewash which contains peach, aloe and wild cherry or Lakme fruit facewash (melon, strawberry etc).
After cleansing your face with cool water, pat dry your face using a soft towel.
Step 2: Exfoliation
A good exfoliation helps to get rid of dead cells, sebum and residual dirt on the face. Depending on your skin type, you can choose the fruit suitable for your skin. Banana and avocado scrub for dry skin, orange or lemon scrub for oily skin, peach and strawberry for sensitive skin.
In 3 teaspoon of fresh orange juice, add 2 teaspoon of oats and form a paste. Scrub gently on your face with circular motions. Wash off after 5 minutes. This is suitable for oily and combination skin.
Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, honey and sugar to form a paste. Scrub gently and keep for 5 minutes. This scrub is suitable for all seasons and also reduces blemishes and dark spots.
In 2 teaspoon of mashes papaya pulp, add a teaspoon of sugar granules, oats and honey. Make a paste and scrub gently using circular motions. Keep for 5 minutes and wash off with water.
Water melon scrub:
Mix ¼ cup of fresh watermelon juice with 3 teaspoon of gram flour to form a smooth paste. Scrub and keep for 3 minutes before rinsing with cool water. This scrub is ideal for all skin types as it is hydrating and rejuvenates the skin instantly.
Step 3: Massaging:
After proper cleansing and exfoliation, massaging is the next important step. A good massage with a suitable massage cream or gel increases the blood circulation in your facial area which reduces wrinkles and pigmentation, making the skin look young and radiant. It also softens your skin and tones the facial muscles. It also encourages healthy sebum production which helps to keep your skin cells moisturized.
You can choose from the following massage creams and prepare on your own at home
- Banana cream – mash ripe banana pulp with yogurt and honey to make a paste and use it to massage on the face.
- Strawberry cream – fresh strawberry pulp mixed with a teaspoon of cream can be used as a massage cream for dry skin.
- Lemon and honey – honey, gram flour and lemon juice is mixed in proportion to get a smooth paste. This massage cream is suitable for oily skin.
Step 4: Fruit pack:
Indulge in your favourite fruit pack by using fruits suitable for your skin type. You can use different types of fruits to get rid of your skin troubles. After applying the pack, keep for 15-20 minutes till the pack dries completely. In the mean time, you listen to your favourite music or read magazines. Wash off the pack with cool water to reveal a soft, supple and glowing skin.
The various fruit packs are Papaya- lemon pack or Lemon, honey and yoghurt pack or Cucumber, rose water and lemon pack. These face packs are suitable for all skin types and also reduce tan and blemishes.
Multani mitti, cucumber and lemon pack; orange juice, milk and gram flour pack; papaya, multani mitti and honey pack etc are other options to choose from for your fruit pack.
Step 5: Moisturising:
The final step of the fruit facial is to moisturise the skin. Use a cream based moisturiser if you have normal to dry skin or use a gel based moisturiser for oily to combination skin. After applying the moisturiser, leave it on the skin for sometime so that the cells can absorb it well.
Use a moisturiser which contains fruits like banana, peach, milk, strawberry, honey or cherry. They hydrate the skin by restoring the natural moisture in the skin thus making it soft and supple.
B. Gold Facial:
The next type of facial which is widely popular is Gold facial.
- Gold has been used in the Ayurveda as an anti-ageing treatment by slowing down collagen depletion and reducing sagging of the skin.
- Gold helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet etc to give a polished look. It is believed to have revitalising and rejuvenating properties.
- Gold facial helps to remove the toxins and wastes from the skin, removes tan and improves the blood circulation which makes the skin supple.
- It enhances the elasticity of the skin cells and accelerates the cell renewable process.
- Gold also repairs sun damage, reduces inflammation and reduces the melanin production of the skin.
The main ingredients of the gold facial include 24 carat gold, aloe vera extracts, sandalwood, and wheat germ oil. It is suitable for dry and oily skin types. However one should indulge in gold facial only once a month. You cannot prepare the gold facial at home, hence you need to purchase the kit from the market and do it at home. You can try using VLCC gold kit or Shanaz Hussain gold kit for safe and effective results.
Step 1: Cleansing:
Cleanse your face with the cleanser provided in the kit. It contains marigold extracts which helps to remove the dead cells and open up the pores. Rub the cleanser for 2 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Step 2: Exfoliation:
Scrub you face gently in circular motions with the help of the gold scrub provided in the kit. Take little scrub on your fingers tips and apply on moist face. Scrub for 5 minutes and wash off with warm water.
Step 3: Massaging:
You would be provided either with a gold massage cream or gel, depending upon your brand. This cream contains gold dust, saffron and sandalwood powder. Massage all over your face for around 10 minutes on moist skin and rinse off with warm water. This massage helps to increase the blood circulation of the skin, thus making the skin supple.
Step 4: Gold Mask:
The gold face mask provided in the kit contains gold foil, aloe vera gel, wheat germ oil and turmeric powder. Apply this pack all over the face and keep for 15 minutes. This will help the gold and the other ingredients to penetrate into the skin and thus start its action. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Step 5: Compressions:
After the facial, your skin might turn a little red. So cool the skin with the help of the ice cold compressions gently. You can also apply a lavender cream provided in your kit to get a soothing effect.
Before the facial, make sure that you do not have any wounds or cuts, as it will irritate the skin. Always use a good quality facial for no side effects.
C. Pearl Facial:
Pearl facial is also widely popular along with gold and fruit facials. This is suitable for oily skin people. However people with sensitive skin should avoid pearl facial as it contains pearl dust which can cause allergies to some.
- The main ingredient of this facial is pearl dust, which is known to reduce excess oil and sebum.
- Pearl helps to remove tan and brightens the skin. It moisturises and revitalises the skin and also evens the skin tone.
- Pearl cream gives you an instant brightening effect on your face and thus lightens the dark spots, pigmentation and blemishes.
- If used regularly, the pearl facial can also help to keep wrinkles and the other signs of ageing away.
For pearl facial, you need to buy the kit from the market. You can choose either VLCC pearl facial kit or Shanaz Hussain pearl kit. However if you want to prepare the kit at home, you require pure pearl powder (which I think is a very rare item due to its unavailability). So I would suggest that you invest in a good pearl facial kit and do it yourself at home.
Step 1: Cleansing:
Cleanse your face with any regular facewash which suits your skin. This will get rid of any makeup, oil and dust from your skin.
Step 2: Pearl Lotion:
You would be provided with a pearl lotion in your kit. Take a few drops of this in you palm and then slowly apply all over your face. Massage for 4-5 m minutes and wash off with cool water. Pat dry your face. This lotion purifies and cleanses your facial skin.
Step 3: Pearl Powder:
Take a little quantity of the pearl powder provided in the kit, in a bowl. Add a few drops of rose water or milk (if you have normal skin) and form a smooth paste. Apply all over your face and keep for 10 minutes. Slowly massage your face with this pack and finally rinse off with cool water.
Step 4: Pearl Cream:
Now apply the pearl cream all over the face using your finger tips slowly. This will soothe and provide a cooling effect on your skin. The pear; cream contains pearl dust with sandalwood and wheat germ oil. Let your skin absorb the skin and then wipe out with wet cotton.
Step 5: Pearl Pack:
The pearl pack contains pearl dust, turmeric, sunflower seed extract, grape seed extract and almond oil. This pack evens out the complexion, provides natural glow and gives instant skin brightening results. Mix the pack with a little rose water and apply on the face. Keep for 15 minutes and let it dry. Rinse off with cool water. Follow up with a soothing lotion.
Pearl facial is not suitable for people with sensitive skin. Always do a patch test before any facial.
Hope you enjoyed reading about the various facials that can be easily done at home. Try them and do share your experience with us in the comments section below.Till then take care and keep it stylish!
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