Our skin needs to be taken care of on a regular basis. Even if you visit a salon or call an at-home beautician regularly, it doesn’t substitute the daily face cleanup at home regime that you can do. Face cleanup at home keeps your skin soft, supple and naturally nourished.
In this post you will find out
- What is the difference between a facial and a face cleanup
- How do face cleanup at home in 5 easy steps
- How to use natural homemade ingredients for a face cleanup
What is the Difference Between a Facial and a Face Cleanup?
Depending on the kind of facial, there are also extra products used, say almond scrub, aloe-vera gel, or fruit cream pack. Because of the elaborate nature of the facials, it is recommended to get done every 1 month to 45 days. On the other hand you can get a cleanup done once every two weeks.
Now, going to the salon every 15 days may seem heavy on the pocket to many women out there. If you are one of them, this simple step by step guide on how to do a cleanup at home is just what you need.
How to do Face Cleanup at Home in 5 Easy steps
Following a high maintenance regime for face cleanup at home is difficult to stick with. Which is why this simple routine is something even the lazy ones will find hard to give an excuse for.
Step 1. Wash your face
This goes without saying, but the first step towards achieving a flawless skin is to clean and wash it properly. You can use a mild soap or face wash for the purpose. Use warm (not hot!) water to wash off the cleanser.
Step 2. Scrub off dead cells
Dead cells, blackheads and dirt deep inside the skin pores won’t come out if you merely wash your face. You also need to scrub your face. There are many good scrubbing packs available in the market, but you can quite easily make one at home too.
Avoid face scrubs if you have acne-prone skin since it will only make it spread. For more dos and don’ts for this skin type, read our post on HOW TO DO A FACE CLEANUP FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
Step 3. Tone to soothe the skin
A toner acts as a medicine and covers up any skin breakages that may happen due to the scrubbing. After scrubbing your face may be susceptible to redness and burning so you need to apply a toner right away.
Step 4. Apply a pack
Besides absorbing the excess oils, packs also close the pores which open up during the cleansing and scrubbing process. Rinse of the pack with cool water to close the pores.
Step 5. Hydrate with moisturisers
Packs can leave your skin looking dry and feeling stretched. A moisturiser hydrates the skin as well as seals in the goodness of the cleanup,leaving your face glowing for a long time after. While dry skin types apply oil-based creams while oily skin type apply water-based creams.
Following this simple face cleanup routine will make your skin glow, and make it look fresh and at all times. Still, if you want prefer a professional hand to do the job for you without leaving the comfort of your home, book a Salon at Home service to schedule a face cleanup for the weekend.
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How to Use Natural Homemade Ingredients for a Face Cleanup
For dry Skin: Mix one spoon of ground almonds to two spoons of fresh yogurt to make a thick paste. Apply on your face and leave it on for 5 minutes before washing it off.
For oily skin: Mix equal portions of honey and lemon juice. Apply and leave it on for 5 minutes. Next, wipe it off with a soft cloth or tissue, and then rinse your face with some cold water.
For dry skin: Take three spoons of raw oats and mix it with one spoon of honey. Massage the scrub on your face in a circular motion for a good five minutes. After that, rinse it off with plain water.
For oily skin: Mix equal parts of brown sugar and lemon juice to make a smooth scrub. Massage it on your face in circular motions, before washing it off with lukewarm water.
For dry skin: Add a few drops of rose water to some fresh aloe gel. Apply this on your face. No need to wash it off.
For oily skin: Apple cider vinegar is an astringent, making it perfect to use on an oily skin. Make a solution of equal parts apple cider vinegar and equal parts water. Dab this on your face, avoiding the eyes. There’s no need to wash it off. Other alternatives to apple cider vinegar are mint leaves and green tea.
For dry skin: Mash one small banana. Add half a spoon of honey, one spoon of yogurt, and a few drops of rosewater to make a thick paste. Apply it evenly all over the face and leave it on for at least 15 minutes. Wet your hands and press them to your face to moisten the pack. Start peeling it off your face. Do not scrub or wipe it too hard. Gently rinse your face with cold water to remove the stickiness.
For oily skin: Mix multani mitti (fuller’s earth) with rose water to make a smooth paste, and apply it evenly over your face and neck. Let it dry before washing it off with cool water. Apply some water-based lotion or few drops of coconut oil mixed with lavender or tea tree essential oil to moisturise.
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Last Words on doing a Face Cleanup at Home
Cleanups in salons include steaming, just after the scrub has been washed off. This is often followed with a removal of blackheads and whiteheads with a special tool. This step is best left to professionals since removing blackheads requires a certain level of expertise.
Instead we recommend booking a Salon at Home service for your monthly cleanups that you can get done sitting at home!