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How To Give Yourself a Facial by: Howcast

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You don’t need a trip to the spa to treat yourself to a facial. All you need is a half an hour and some key items to emerge with a clean, fresh, and relaxed face.

To complete this How-To you will need:

Some hair clips or a headband
A gentle facial cleanser
A sink or a large bowl
Some warm water
A towel
Some steaming hot water
An exfoliating scrub
A facial mask
2 chilled cucumber slices
A comfortable place to lie down
Some cold water
A facial moisturizer without retinol or exfoliants
Some fresh mint or lemon

Step 1: Pull hair back

Pull your hair back and secure it with a clip or hair tie so it is out of your face.

Step 2: Wash skin

Wash your skin with warm water and a cleanser that suits your skin type to remove all the dirt, oil, and makeup, and pat dry with a towel.

Step 3: Fill sink

Fill your sink or large bowl with steaming hot water and sit in front of it.

Step 4: Steam face

Drape your towel over your head and lean forward until your face is a comfortable distance from the water—the towel should create a tent around the water, trapping the steam inside. Keep the towel over your head for at least a few minutes until your face is warm and flushed.

Tip: Add some fresh mint or lemon to the hot water to refresh your face and clear your sinuses.

Step 5: Exfoliate

With your face still wet, spread the exfoliating scrub over your face with your fingertips, using small, gentle circular motions moving outward toward your hairline. Be careful to avoid the delicate skin around your eyes.

Step 6: Rinse face

Gently but thoroughly rinse off the scrub with warm water.

Step 7: Apply mask

According to product directions, apply your facial mask, smoothing it on with your fingertips in small, gentle circular motions. Be sure to avoid your eyes and lips.

Tip: For oily skin try a mud or clay mask; for dry skin, try one containing a hydrating gel, or a cream mask.

Step 8: Place cucumbers

Retrieve your cucumber slices and lie down. Close your eyes, place the slices over them, and relax for the recommended amount of time that your mask should stay on.

Step 9: Remove cucumbers

Remove the cucumber slices.

Step 10: Rinse face

Rinse your face thoroughly with warm water.

Step 11: Splash with cold water

Splash your face with ice cold water—or even better, submerge your face for a moment in a sink or bowl filled with it.

Step 12: Pat skin dry

Lightly pat your skin dry with a towel.

Step 13: Apply moisturizer

Apply a light moisturizer that does not contain retinol or exfoliating agents.

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How to Reduce Facial Redness by: Howcast

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Tired of looking like you’re embarrassed—or worse, drunk—24/7? Here are some easy ways to make your cheeks less rosy.

To complete this How-To you will need:

A dermatologist
Cleanser with oat extracts or green tea
Moisturizer with feverfew
A washcloth
Cold milk
A photofacial
Makeup primer
Green-tinted foundation
Antihistamines

Step 1: See a dermatologist

See a dermatologist to make sure the redness isn’t a symptom of disease or a skin condition like rosacea or telangiectasia. You could also simply have a naturally ruddy complexion.

Step 2: Clean with oats and tea

Wash your face with a cleanser that contains oat extract, which is an antihistamine, or green tea, which can help reduce the capillary dilation that leads to blotchy skin.

Step 3: Use the right moisturizer

Use a moisturizer containing feverfew, an herb that helps lessen redness.

Step 4: Use the right makeup

Women can downplay a ruddy complexion by applying a primer followed by green-tinted foundation. The primer helps the makeup adhere to the skin, and the green tint camouflages redness.

Step 5: Milk it

Calm redness from wind or exertion by soaking a washcloth in ice-cold milk and laying it on your face for 10 minutes. The milk’s proteins, fat, amino acids, and vitamin A all help reduce redness.

Tip: If your face becomes beet-red after exercising and stays that way for hours, take an antihistamine after you finish your workout.

Step 6: Use this emergency fix

If you have a special event that a blotchy face is threatening to ruin, apply some one-half percent hydrocortisone, which is available over the counter. It will temporarily reduce the redness. Just don’t do it often or it will thin your skin.

Step 7: Try a trick

Try this trick: Put an ice cube in your mouth and press it against the roof of your mouth. Receptors that respond to cold constrict blood vessels in your face, which is enough to reduce redness for some people.

Tip: Hot foods—both temperature-wise and spice-wise—and alcohol exacerbate facial ruddiness by dilating blood vessels.

Step 8: Have a photofacial

Ask a dermatologist about a “photofacial,” a procedure that reduces facial redness by zapping the red pigment in blood vessels under the skin’s surface with a high-intensity light pulse.

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