We've barely had a chance to recover from the chaos of this past work week, and yet it's off to the races again tomorrow. Such is life, but trust: There's no better way to frighten away the Sunday Scaries than a little at-home facial. Especially when it feels almost as good as the real thing, thanks to a few choice tips we've picked up from the pros. Our go-to tricks will get you there—and your face will thank you. Select your products like an editor, but put them into practice like a skin pro. Whenever we receive a professional beauty treatment facial or otherwise , we're not just taking notes to relay to our dear readers—we're mentally filing them away for ourselves, too. Ask your esthetician questions about the products she's using, why she's using them, and what she recommends at home for your skin type.
Here's what you need to know before doing an at-home facial
How to Make an All Natural Facial at Home (with Pictures)
I think we can all agree that a facial isn't really a facial unless you're lying down, having delicious creams spread all over your face, and listening to the sounds of a distant seashore. But according to Ling Chan, a facialist who has ministered to Gisele and Uma Thurman and who owns two New York City spas and has her own skin-care line , you really can make your skin smoother, softer, and less irritable by re-creating the professional 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. Save these ideas for later—and follow Allure on Pinterest! Take off. But don't rinse it off just yet!
Score a salon-like facial at home with this 7-step guide
Getting a facial is one of my favorite splurges. And, of course, they always recommend you come back every month. If only. Find a time to relax and give yourself the pampering of a facial at home. Start by removing all of your makeup and giving the skin a good cleanse.
Is the stress starting to show on your face? One of the best ways to beat this is taking an hour out to focus on yourself and take care of your skin with a facial. One of the better ways to do it is at home, without worrying about shelling out some big bucks or getting an appointment at a good spa. Cleansing your face is crucial part of any kind of skincare routine. It helps get rid of dirt, excess oil, and makeup, giving you a clean slate to work with and preparing your skin to be more receptive to the ingredients that you are going to nourish it with.