We don’t know about you, but spending a day at the spa is one of our favorite ways to relax, recharge, and give our skin some extra attention. That said, you don’t have to book a pricey treatment to reap the benefits of a relaxing spa day. In fact, all you need is a little mood lighting, relaxing aroma, soothing music, and a roundup of spa-worthy skin care products.
Want to know how to give yourself a spa-worthy facial at home? We share the details, ahead.
Step 1: Cleanse: Farmaesthetics Fine Herbal Cleanser
First thing’s first: Let’s cleanse. Formulated with only five ingredients, the Fine Herbal Cleanser from Farmaesthetics delivers powerful results. 100% natural and gentle enough to use on all skin types — including, sensitive — the daily cleanser works to rinse away daily impurities and excess oil while maintaining the skin’s natural pH level. As step one in your at-home facial, it can thoroughly cleanse the skin and create a clean slate for other powerful skin care formulas.
Step 2: Exfoliate: emerginC Micro-Scrub
Step two in giving yourself a spa-worthy facial at home? Exfoliation. Exfoliation works to slough off dead skin cells, improve circulation, and creates a softer, smoother-looking complexion that is ready to absorb some of the skin care superstars in your arsenal. We love emerginC Micro-Scrub for its soothing plant extract formula and ability to get rid of dead skin cell build up, even out the skin’s natural tone, and reveal a more vibrant complexion.
Step 3: Steam: Farmaesthetics Dreaming Oil
No facial would be complete without a little facial steam. Give yourself an at-home steam sesh with the soothing aroma of Farmaesthetics Dreaming Oil. Enriched with lavender and clary sage essential oils, adding a few drops of this to hot water can create the ultimate spa experience.
To give yourself an at-home facial steam, simply boil a large pot of water, add a few drops of the Dreaming Oil, place your face over the pot — as a rule of thumb, keep a one foot distance between your complexion and the boiling water — and allow the steam to work it’s magic. For extra relaxation, take deep, cleansing breaths while steaming.
Step 4: Mask: Skin & Lab Pink Clay Facial Mask
After your steam, reach for The Créme Shop’s Glitter Silicone Makeup Blender and apply your favorite face mask. We love the Skin & Lab Pink Clay Facial Mask for its ability to brighten and tighten the complexion, extract impurities from pores, and reduce the look of redness and irritation. The perfect once-a-week treatment, this kaolin clay face mask will help you put your best face forward.
Step 5: Tone: The Créme Shop Chia Seed Calming Spritz Toner
Once you’ve removed your face mask, it’s time to tone. Toning the complexion can help balance the skin’s natural pH, as well as prep it for hydration. Our go-to facial toner? The Créme Shop Chia Seed Calming Spritz Toner. Enriched with 100% chia seed extract, the antioxidant-rich facial toner works to restore hydration, eliminate puffiness, and protects the skin from aging aggressors like pollution and the sun’s damaging UV rays.
Step 6: Refresh: Farmaesthetics Cool Aloe Mist
After toner, give your complexion an extra boost of hydration with a nourishing facial mist. We love Farmaesthetics Cool Aloe Mist. Formulated with skin-soothing aloe vera juice, relaxing (and acne-fighting!) lavender essential oil, as well as brightening bergamot essential oil, this all-natural facial spray is the ultimate skin treat.
Step 7: Serum: emerginC Multi-Vitamin + Retinol Serum
Next step, serum! Serums are a great way to customize your skin care routine and ensure your unique complexion gets the vitamins and minerals it needs. When shopping for facial serum, we like to look for multi-use serums with an anti-aging spin. Our favorite? emerginC Multi-Vitamin + Retinol Serum. As one of the most comprehensive serums on the market, this powerful skin care product can improve cellular turnover, protect against free-radical damage, strengthen the complexion, improve texture, and so much more.
Step 8: Moisturize: Yon-Ka Elastine Nuit
The last step in your at-home facial? Moisturize. Keeping the skin hydrated is not only key for comfort, but also for the overall health of your skin. After your serum application, reach for your favorite moisturizer and apply it to your complexion and neck in upward massaging motions.
We love Yon-Ka Elastine Nuit for its ability to fight signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity. Formulated with elastin, milk peptides, and shea butter, the luxurious facial cream protects the complexion, repairs skin, and provides an overall hydration that lasts.
– Jessie Quinn