At-home treatments have skyrocketed in the last two years. And with the right 'tools' and a touch of knowhow, your DIY facial will give you exactly the same benefits:
- Improve emotional wellbeing
- Boost cell regeneration
- Remove impurities
- Brighten complexion
- Minimise pores
- Ease fine lines and wrinkles
- Soften skin texture
It's no wonder this trend is going nowhere! So here’s your step-by-step guide to creating a spa-like facial that not only makes you feel immediately calmer and happier, but offers next-level results for your skin.
1. Get In The Zone
To calm your mind and get you in the right mood for some quality me-time, you need to set the scene. Turn off your phone and set your house to 'do not disturb' – and yes, it’s perfectly acceptable to lock the bathroom door if you have to!
Queue up a calming but uplifting playlist, light a scented candle or two, put on your comfiest loungewear and line up a couple of freshly washed towels [the communal hand towel that’s been lurking in the bathroom for a few days will definitely not cut it].
Next, scoop your hair back off your face with a headband, wash your hands (VERY important) and you’re ready for action.
2. Cleanse Like A Pro
Did you know? Massaging your skin for a couple of minutes as you cleanse boosts circulation and encourages lymphatic drainage to bring oxygen to the surface of your skin and help take toxins away? Clever stuff!
Every facial treatment absolutely must start with thoroughly cleansed skin. Unless you want to push dirt, bacteria and grime deeper into your face? We didn't think so.
If you're wearing make-up, remove it with our NEW Natural Make-Up Remover. Then wet your skin with lukewarm (never hot) water and apply one or two pumps of Crystal Cleanser all over your face and neck.
Now comes the good bit: the cleansing massage ...
Use your hands and pads of your fingers to work your cleanser all over in gentle, circular motions. Repeat in this order 2 to 3 times ...
- Start at your forehead, working from the middle out
- Then do the same over your nose and cheeks
- Next your chin and jawline
- Finally, your neck and chest, smoothing your hands from the base of your neck up towards your chin
Then rinse thoroughly with a clean, damp face cloth.
3. Kick-Start Cell Regeneration
Time to exfoliate with our 100% Natural Luminosity Scrub! Because removing dead skin cells that build up on the surface of your skin helps optimise turnover which, in turn, smooths enlarged pores, enhances radiance and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Not to mention promoting new cells to generate at a deeper level!
As with your cleanser, simply apply a small amount of Natural Luminosity Scrub to damp skin and work it gently over your face and neck for 30 seconds. Rinse with lukewarm water.
4. Let Off Some Steam [Literally]
Fact: Steaming your skin is one of the most effective (and cheapest) ways to loosen dirt, grime, oil and toxins from your pores.
Fill your sink or a bowl with hot water, add a few lemon slices, fresh herbs or tea leaves. Then cover your head with a towel and hold your face about 30cm above the water for 5-10 minutes, breathing in the aroma.
We love chamomile for soothing, or mint to help detox your skin. The fun is in trying out different ones to indulge your senses.
Note: steam causes your blood vessels to dilate which exacerbates flushing, so if you suffer with redness or sensitivities, you’d be wise to give this step a miss.
5. Summon The Nasties
Now you’ve loosened all those nasties from your pores, draw them out with our NEW Natural Element Clay Mask which contains a gorgeous blend of green French Clay to deeply cleanse, hyaluronic acid to hydrate and botanical oils to enrich and moisturise your skin.
Apply a thin layer of mask all over your face and neck, massaging as you go for an added boost. Pop a couple of cucumber slices over your eyes and relax for 10 minutes. Switch on your playlist and think about absolutely nothing at all.
Struggle to switch off? Grab a book, a hard copy, so you're away from visual noise and blue light.
6. The Ultimate Treatment
Now your skin is ready to absorb even more goodness! Immediately spritz all over with Diamond Toner, neck and check too...
Top Tip: Toning while your skin is still slightly damp helps lock in moisture – a great trick for adding extra hydration and protecting your skin’s all-important barrier function.
Next comes our fabulous Pre-Eminent Beauty Serum to deliver concentrated ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, seaweed collagen and green tea deep into your skin.
Then tap Imperial Eye Gel around your eyes and apply Night Elixir. Finish off by patting Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil all over your face and neck to moisturise and revitalise your skin as you sleep. And lastly, Superior Lip Butter to give your pout a treat.
Need to know: allow 30 seconds or so for each product to absorb into your skin before applying the next. You'll know when your skin is ready.
Our Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil is the best way to complete a truly luxurious facial because it not only contains a whopping 20 organic oils to feed and nourish your skin but it feels and smells divine ... indulging your senses and giving you a genuine, spa-like experience in the comfort of your own bathroom!
And that’s worth its weight in gold!