If you’re like most people, your skincare routine is minimal at best. No matter what uncertainties lie ahead, creating a routine to reconnect with your skin, and yourself, through an at-home facial is important; not only for the health of your skin, but for your mind as well. Right now, we may need that more than ever.
Depending on your skin type, this routine can vary for everyone. It can also be customized. Whether it’s all of these steps, or just a few, it’s important to establish a skincare routine for every morning and/or night to keep your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Before being able to thoroughly cleanse your skin, you should remove your makeup. Unlike facial wipes, using an oil-based cleanser will deeply purify pores and nourish the skin, while keeping its natural moisture barrier intact.
Next, you’ll need to use an everyday cleanser. You can use either a foaming cleanser, or a cream cleanser. This is the most important step in your routine! Clearing your skin of unwanted build-up and debris will open your pores and allow any other products to absorb deeper into the skin. We recommend cleansing for at least one minute to make sure everything gets removed.
The Mangosteen Resurfacing Cleanser is a great option, and it also doubles as an exfoliant!
Exfoliating is an important step in your routine, because it helps to remove any dead skin cells and miscellaneous debris that are clogging your pores.
There are two basic types of exfoliants: chemical and manual. Chemical exfoliants are better for those with dry or sensitive skin, as some physical exfoliants can cause irritation. Depending on your skin type, you can incorporate this step into your routine every day or 2-3 times a week.
This step may not be essential for your everyday routine, but if you feel like your pores need a deeper clean, incorporating steam is a great option. At Brick Canvas Spa, we generally use a steamer during our facial treatments. If you don’t have access to a steamer, you can still re-create the same effect at home.
Bring a pot of distilled water to a boil, and then transfer the boiling water into a large bowl. Add a few drops of your favorite mood-boosting essential oils. Find a comfortable place where you can sit, with your face over the steam. Drape a towel over your head to hold in the heat. If the steam starts feeling a bit too hot, be sure to pull your head back for a bit. Relax for about 10-15 minutes, then remove your face from the steam and lightly pat your skin dry with a towel.
Toners are great because they are very versatile. Apply 2-3 sprays to revitalize your skin and increase its hydration levels. We recommend carrying a toner in y