Facials are a great way to relax your mind and cleanse your skin of daily toxins. Unfortunately, they are a rather expensive service to get done at a spa, and not everyone has the time. That does not mean that you can’t have glowing skin this holiday season. I recently purchased this Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask after reading about the great affects activated charcoal has on skin’s appearance. It also has tiny exfoliating beads that slough off dry skin, making it perfect for this time of year.
Below are the steps that I use to give myself an at home facial:
~ Facial wipes
~ Facial cleanser of your choice
~ Face mask
~ Wash cloth
~ Facial toner
Start by tying hair back from face. Use a facial cleansing wipe to remove any makeup and dirt. With warm water, wash entire face with your facial cleanser of choice. I used this. Pat dry, and apply face mask carefully avoiding the area around your eyes. *Tip: I even use the charcoal mask as a lip scrub. Leave on for 5 to seven minutes. This is a great time to take a hot shower. The steam will continue to open pores. Rinse away mask with warm water, then pat dry. Soak a wash cloth in comfortably hot water, and hold on your face for a full minute. Remove the wash cloth, pat dry face, then apply toner to your most oil prone areas. Once skin is dry, immediately massage a facial moisturizer into all areas of your face, including your neck. Continue the cleansing process by drinking a glass of water or mug of herbal tea for smooth, clear, glowing skin.
For my first annual holiday giveaway, I will be sending the lucky winner an at home facial kit including the Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask! To enter, simply like this post, comment, and share on instagram under the hashtag #theemmakatfacial. I will select the winner on Saturday,December 20th.