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Video:At Home Facial

with Jill Stapleton

Facials can be a luxury, unless you know how to do them at home. Keep your face looking fresh with these tips on how to treat yourself to an at home facial.See Transcript

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Transcript:At Home Facial

Hi. I’m Jill Stapleton with Be Medi Spa in Lexington, Kentucky for About.com. Today, I’m going to show you the steps of an at home facial. At home facials are very easy to achieve. They can actually help you maintain the results of your professional facial longer.

For An At Home Facial You Will Need A Few Items:

  • A cleanser based on your skin type. If your skin is dry, you may wan to consider a gentle non-foaming cleanser. If your skin is combination or oily, a foaming cleanser would be a better option.
  • The second item you will need is a toner. Toners help balance the Ph of the skin, also removing any residue that may be left behind.
  • You’ll also need a gentle exfoliant. Exfoliants should be used no more than twice a week.
  • You’ll also need a mask depending on your skin type. If your skin is oily, a clay mask may be best suited for you. If your skin is dry, something more hydrating.

Always Start Your Facial With Clean Skin

The first step of your at home facial is to cleans the skin. Apply the cleanser for a few moments, then remove with warm water and some towelettes. Next you will want to use some toner on a Kleenex or a cotton ball, removing any traces of cleanser that may remain.

Exfoliate Before Applying the Facial Mask

Now you will want to exfoliate. Gentle circular motions, no more than one minute. Then remove with some towelettes. Now you want to apply your mask. Avoid the eye area and leave the mask on for ten to fifteen minutes. You should always follow the directions on the mask that you chose, as far as how long to leave it on. You will want to remove the mask with a warm towel. Follow with your moisturizer, and of course, your sunscreen. And that’s how you perform an at home facial.

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