How do you do a spa facial?

Part of Spabreaks.com Spa At Home Guide

Guide on facials

Typically when people go on a spa break, they gravitate towards having a massage as a spa treatment. However, those who have had them know that a good facial can work wonders for relaxation.

We suggest having the following to hand: essential oil of choice, hot water and a bowl, a towel, cleanser and toner, facial scrub of choice, face mask of choice, and a facial oil and/or nourishing cream to finish.

As with all at home spa treatments, this is a guide, but you can adapt to suit you:

  1. Start with a facial steam: add hot water and a few drops of essential oil to a bowl, drape a towel over your head to steam with eyes closed for a few minutes at 30 second intervals. Use a cool towel between sessions.
  2. After your facial steam, apply a cleanser and toner.
  3. Use your facial scrub and really take your time to massage the skin before rinsing and drying with a soft towel.
  4. Apply your face mask and sit back and relax, listening to music, breathing in the scents or reading that book you haven’t had time for recently.
  5. Remove the mask with a damp cloth and rinse.
  6. Apply toner before massaging your chosen facial oil and/or moisturiser into your skin. This is all about taking time so don’t feel you need to rush at any point.
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