Daily skincare routine for glowing skin.


Young girl massaging her face

After a face-lifting massage, the skin becomes smooth, bright, and red. Getting a facial at the spa is fine, but there are ways to enjoy the same effect at home without spending a dime. Wash your face thoroughly to remove dust particles from it. After that, exfoliate the steam and apply a cleanser to remove waste products from the pores. Finally, organize and moisturize the skin texture so that the skin becomes soft and revitalized.


1. Wash your face and exfoliate:


Girl washing and exfoliating her face

1. Flip your hair back so it doesn't touch your face. Use a headband or hairpin to hold your hair back so they don't touch your face. This will keep your hair from sticking to your face while you massage.


2. Wash your face with a mild cleanser. Remove makeup and wash your face with the cleanser of your choice. Use lukewarm water, instead of hot or cold water. For delicate facial skin, lukewarm water is best.

After removing all makeup, massage your face.

If you want to try a new method, massage your face gently with oil. Apply almond oil, jojoba oil, or olive oil to your face. Then rinse off with lukewarm water. This is a great way to remove makeup without damaging your face skin.


Young girl exfoliating her face

3. Use a facial scrub or another exfoliant. When dead skin cells accumulate on the face, the complexion becomes dull. Exfoliating to brighten the skin is an important part of facial massage. Gently scrub with your favorite facial scrub to remove dead skin cells. If you don't have a scrub, you can make it by yourself. Combine the following simple ingredients to make a natural facial scrub at your home.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of milk.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of oatmeal powder, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of almond powder, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of water.


4. Wash your face and pat dry. Wash off all facial scrubs well. Wipe the scrub around the eyes and nose with a towel moistened with lukewarm water. Finally, dry your face with a soft towel.


5. Massage the face. Massage promotes blood circulation, making your skin bright and healthy. Now your face is clean, massage it and move on to the next step. Massage your face in gentle circular motions with your index and middle fingers.

  • Massage the forehead.
  • Massage your nose and cheeks.
  • Massage the lips, chin, and jawline.


2. Clean the Pores:


Young girl cleaning her face pores

1. Keeping your pores clean. It is as necessary as brushing your teeth, Steam is the best way to clean your face pores and make to look your skin healthy and glowing. Boil water in a small pot. Turn off the heat, put a towel on your head, and bow down your head over the pot. After 5 minutes of steaming, if necessary, raise your head and breathe in the air. If you expose the steam to the skin before applying the cleanser paste, your pores will open and waste products will come out.

Add essential oils to the water for added luxury. Steaming and aromatherapy can be done at the same time. Add essential oils such as lavender, lemongrass, rose, and grapefruit to boost your glow.

If you don't have essential oils, add a few herbal tea bags to the water. Chamomile, chai, and peppermint are good scents.


2. Make a cleanser paste. The next thing to do is to remove the waste products (dirt, dead skin cells, etc.) from the pores by applying a cleanser. You can buy pores cleanser at the store, but making your own at home is easy and fun. Use one of the following.

  • Dry skin: Mix 1 mashed banana with 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • Normal skin: Mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera with 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • Oily skin: Mix 1 teaspoon of cosmetic mud (Mutani Matti) with 1 teaspoon of honey.
  • All skin types: Use honey. Honey has antibacterial and moisturizing properties that are good for all skin types.


3. Apply the paste and leave it on for 15 minutes. Apply the pack to your skin and wait for the effect to appear. During the procedure, take care of your eyes as well. Lay down and place two cold cucumber slices on your eyelids. If you do not have cucumbers, cold tea bags are also effective.


4. Rinse and pat dry your face. Rinse the paste off with lukewarm water. If there is any honey left around the eyes and nose, it will be quite sticky, so rinse off well.


3. Cleansing and moisturizing the skin:


Young girl cleansing and moisturizing her facial skin

1. Apply the cleansing paste you made yourself. Cleansing brightens the skin and helps restore skin balance. You can use a cleanser you bought at the store, but a homemade one works just as well. Create your cleanser in the following way.

  • Mix 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of witch hazel and 1 tablespoon of water.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of rosewater and 1 tablespoon of water.


2. Finally, apply a moisturizer that suits your skin type. Moisturizers keep the skin from drying out and make the facial massage more effective. You should use a moisturizer that does not contain alcohol. This is because alcohol makes your skin dry faster.


Cleansing and moisturizing the skin

If you want to use a natural, homemade moisturizer, use argan oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil.

Aloe Vera is also an effective natural moisturizer and has healing properties. It is especially useful when treating sunburn.


3. Wait a few hours before applying makeup. Wait for a while to allow your skin to relax and fully enjoy the benefits of the facial massage, then apply your makeup as usual. Usually, makeup products contain alcohol and various chemical ingredients. If you apply makeup products immediately after exfoliating the dead skin cells and cleansing the pores, inflammation may occur.


Conclusion:

Achieving smooth, radiant, and rejuvenated skin doesn't always require an expensive trip to the spa. With the right techniques and ingredients, you can enjoy the benefits of a face-lifting massage at home, without spending a dime. By following a simple routine that includes a thorough cleansing, exfoliation, steam treatment, and moisturization, you can revitalize your skin and achieve a fresh, youthful glow. Incorporating natural ingredients such as almond oil, honey, and herbal teas can enhance the effectiveness of your home facial. So pamper yourself and enjoy the transformative effects of a DIY face-lifting massage.


FAQs:

Q1: Can I perform a facial massage at home?

A1: Absolutely! With the right knowledge and techniques, you can easily perform a facial massage at home and enjoy the same benefits as a spa treatment.


Q2: What are the key steps in a home facial massage routine?

A2: The key steps include thorough face cleansing, exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, steam treatment to open up pores, gentle facial massage to promote blood circulation, and moisturization to hydrate the skin.


Q3: What ingredients can I use for homemade facial scrubs and cleansers?

A3: Depending on your skin type, you can use various ingredients like sugar, honey, milk, oatmeal powder, almond powder, aloe vera, and honey to create effective homemade facial scrubs and cleansers.


Q4: How often should I perform a facial massage?

A4: It is recommended to perform a facial massage at least once a week to maintain healthy and radiant skin. However, you can adjust the frequency based on your skin's needs and sensitivity.


Q5: Can I apply makeup immediately after a facial massage?

A5: It is advisable to wait for a few hours before applying makeup after a face-lifting massage. This allows your skin to relax and fully benefit from the treatment, while also minimizing the risk of inflammation caused by makeup products.