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Does your skin need a pep up? Here's your I survived 2020 at-home facial.
Let’s be real. 2020 has seen us DIY a lot of things and whilst we might regret cutting our own bangs, we definitely don’t regret treating our skin to an at-home facial so good you’ll think your bathroom has transformed into a day spa.
Our I survived 2020 at home-facial is the self-care moment we all need right now. Focussing on balancing, refining and deeply nourishing, take some time out just for you and treat your mind, body and skin (spa music optional).
Double cleanse, always
One of the most overlooked part of any skincare routine is cleansing. Your facial is going to begin with a luxurious double cleanse to give you the perfect canvas for the rest of your treatment.
Begin your cleanse with an oil-based cleanser, like our Biological Agent cleansing oil, gently massaged into dry (yes, dry) skin. Spend two minutes gliding circular motions across your complexion to emulsify your makeup, dirt and impurities whilst invigorating your circulation. Remove the cleanser and go in with your second cleanse.
We love a creamy cleanser like our Ain’t No Slap In The Face cleanser to keep your skin feeling hydrated. To add even more #spavibes to your treatment, take a hot washcloth, ring out the excess water and place over your face. Unwind and take in the uplifting scents of lemongrass as your pores are awakened by the steam. After a minute or two, remove your second cleanse and prepare for exfoliation.
Scrub away with the 2020 vibes
Exfoliating is an essential step of your facial as it refines your complexion by removing dead skin cells, uncovers fresh new ones and allows our top performing products like serums, moisturisers and oils to work their magic at a much deeper level.
Sometimes exfoliation gets a bad rap, but it all comes down to the kind of exfoliation you choose for your skin type. Our Step-Up Face Scrub is an enzymatic exfoliant which means we’re not using harsh beads or granules that can upset our skin but rather natural papaya extract that is able to breakdown the dead skin cells on your skin and gently slough them away.
Apply a teaspoon of the exfoliant to wet skin and gently massage over your face, neck and décolleté. Follow this with a warm cloth to wash off the product and admire your smooth, glowing skin.
Mask on, headphones in, world offFor the ultimate spa-like treatment, treat your newly refined complexion with some targeted treatment. The most fool proof way to do this is by applying your favourite mask for 20 minutes. Like all skincare products, there’s a mask out there for every skin type and concern. If you’re not sure what is right for you, you can’t go past feeding your skin some essential hydration and antioxidants.
However, you like to mask, apply the product to your skin and truly take some time away from the world outside your bathroom door. We can’t go past a warm, relaxing bath with our favourite podcast playing. Close your eyes and surrender to relaxation. This is your time to fill your cup, feed your soul and get your groove back.
You glow girl
By this point, we know you can’t stop looking at your gorgeous skin so let’s add some extra glow to it! It’s a face oil combo for step four of your facial using our Peeper Perfector and Turn-Back-Time Face Tonic.
We’re saying thank you, next to dark circles and crow’s feet by rolling the under-eye oil in a half-moon shape across the eye-socket-bone. One for the coffee lover’s, Peeper Perfector features the stimulating benefits of coffee with the brightening power of Kakadu Plum, the world’s highest source of Vitamin C.
Pair your bright eyes with an all over glow thanks to the hit of vitamins and antioxidants in our best-selling Face Tonic. Rich in skin loving oils like Carrot Seed and Marula, Turn-Back-Time Face Tonic is designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production (hello, younger looking skin) and bring balance to dry skin.
Dewy skin goals
To complete your blissful self-care moment, lock in hydration by applying moisturiser to your face, neck and décolleté. Perfect for giving all skin types a serious antioxidant boost, our Calm The Face Down moisturiser truly seals in the DIY facial deal. Supporting bright, balanced and youthful looking skin, this soothing combination of rosehip, aloe vera and blackcurrant is the perfect finish to your facial.
Pssst. If you’re heading outside after your facial, don’t forget your sun protection. If this is an evening treat, you’re good to go beauty. Sweet dreams.
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