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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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Skin Care & Face Make-Up Routine by: bebexo

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FYI: I have dry parched, sensitive skin in the winter and oily/combination (dry patches) in the summer.

What do I look for in a morning cleanser?
1) Mild – Gentle enough to use everyday and shouldn’t be able to remove tough makeup.
2) Light – Gel cleansers are the way to go. Avoid cream cleansers that might leave residue on your face and strip away too much oil.
3) Instant Results – Leaves skin baby soft and supple, not tight and squeaky clean!

I actually used to use foundation (to cover acne scars) but I noticed that it made my skin tone uneven and caused A LOT of redness over time. So i quit and I’m really happy with my skin now.

PRODUCTS USED:
♥ BLiv by Cellnique – DRENCH ME moisturizing cleanser
♥ Olay Complete Defense Daily UV Moisturizer SPF 30 Sensitive Skin or Olay Complete All Day Moisture Lotion SPF 15 Sensitive Skin
♥ Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector Concealer in Medium
♥ Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder in Beige Medium
♥ ELF Studio Line Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder Compact
♥ MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty
♥ ELF Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Luminance

Tools:
♥ ELF Studio Powder Brush
♥ EcoTools Blush Brush
♥ Essence of Beauty Deluxe Duo Set
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