How to give yourself a facial at home
As advocates for our patients to achieve the healthiest, most beautiful versions of ourselves, we encourage regular rest, relaxation, and self-care. Engaging in activities that make you feel good and benefit your overall health are important facets of any healthy lifestyle.
Although you may not be able to attend your usual yoga classes, socialize, or otherwise engage in your usual activities due to the ongoing pandemic, we encourage you to take time for yourself to reflect, practice positive self-talk, and pamper yourself. Here is an easy, at-home facial featuring SkinMedica® products to use as a way to care for yourself and relax.
Brighten & Glow At-Home Facial
What you will need:
- AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
- Dermal Repair Cream
- HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator
- TNS Essential Serum®
- Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Cream
- AHA/BHA Cream
- Instant Bright Eye Cream
- Essential Defense Mineral Shield ™ Broad Spectrum SPF 32 (Tinted)
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Step 1: Prep the skin’s surface
Begin by moistening your skin with warm water. Apply the AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser with damp fingertips and lightly scrub with small circular motions for 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, then pat dry.
Step 2: Making & applying the hydrating mask
Prepare your own hydrating mask by combining a small scoop of Dermal Repair Cream with 2 pumps of HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator. Mix well, then apply to the face. Remove with a damp washcloth after 10 minutes.
Step 3: Rejuvenating & repairing the skin
Dispense 1 pump of TNS Essential Serum® onto the back of your hand. Apply to your entire face (and neck and chest if desired) to support skin rejuvenation.
Next, apply 1 pump of Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum to the desired areas to address stubborn skin discoloration.
When ready, apply a pea-sized amount of AHA/BHA Cream to the face. Gently massage into the skin to exfoliate and enhance your skin tone and texture.
After the AHA/BHA cream has been applied, follow with the Dermal Repair Cream to promote intense skin hydration. Apply by dispensing a pea-sized amount and massaging into the skin.
Lastly, apply a ½ pump of the Instant Bright Eye Cream to the area beneath the eyes and eyelids.
Step 4: Protecting against future damage
Apply the Essential Defense Mineral Shield ™ Broad Spectrum SPF 32 (Tinted) liberally to the face, neck, and chest to protect against damaging UVA and UVB rays. If applying makeup, allow the product to set before application.
Article contributed by the Medical Aestheticians at Red Mountain.
This med spa team of licensed aestheticians are highly trained, and share a passion for providing patients with an aesthetic experience that is empowering.