While heading to the spa may be a regular part of your skin care routine, these days, it’s all about taking matters into your own hands. Sure, it’s easy to think that you don’t have the same Midas touch your aesthetician is blessed with, but that doesn’t mean you can’t score a deep cleansing facial in the comfort of your home. All you need are the right skin care products and beauty tools to give your skin the TLC it needs. Promise! Here’s what you need to know.
WHY DEEP CLEANSING FACIALS ARE A MUST
If you’re new to deep cleansing facials—or facials in general—you may be wondering why you should take the time to treat your skin to one. The reason is, over time, dead skin cells, oils, and other impurities can build up on your skin. This can leave your complexion looking dull, which you certainly don’t want. To combat all that buildup, you can give yourself a deep cleansing facial. The multi-step facial will breakdown buildup and leave you with a healthy-looking visage. It’s essentially the same as how you need to use a clarifying shampoo every once in a while to keep your mane looking its best—sometimes, your skin just needs a deeper clean than a quick cleansing session can supply.
HOW TO DO A DEEP CLEANSING FACIAL
Ready to give your skin a pick-me-up with an at-home spa experience? Follow along as we share a step-by-step routine for giving yourself a deep cleansing facial like a pro.
STEP #1: DOUBLE CLEANSE YOUR SKIN
No matter what kind of facial you plan on giving yourself, you should always start with a cleansing session. Removing dirt, excess oil, and pollutants from your skin is key to achieving the deep and refreshing clean feeling you’re after. However, just one cleansing session won’t do. You’ll need to take things up a notch with double cleansing. Known as one of the most popular K-beauty trends, double cleansing consists of using a no-rinse cleanser then following up with a rinse-off cleanser for a deeper clean and a balanced feel.
We recommend kicking things off with the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types. Formulated to lift and remove dirt, oil, and makeup from skin sans any rinsing, this cleanser will become your favorite in no time. Saturate a cotton pad and wipe the pad gently over the skin until clean.
Next, it’s time for your rinse-off cleanser! Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser, which is formulated with three pure clays and charcoal. The clay-to-mousse cleanser works to purify skin for a revitalized and healthy-looking glow. To use, squeeze the cleanser into your hands and add water to transform its consistency. Gently massage it onto your face in circular motions, rinse, and pat dry. Now you’re ready for the next step!
STEP #2: EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE
Now that you have cleansing out of the way, it’s time to turn your attention to exfoliation. Exfoliating helps you shed dead skin cells and reduce excess oil that has built up on your skin’s surface. One of the best ways to whip your skin into proper shape is with a face scrub! Have your pick from the scrubs in the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar line, all of which are formulated with three pure sugars.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub: In addition to three pure-sugars, this face scrub is also formulated with finely crushed cocoa, luxurious coconut oil, and rich cocoa butter. Immediately after use, skin looks more refined and feels softer, smoother, and more comfortable.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub: Ready to give your skin an unforgettable glow? This face scrub will make it happen. Formulated with finely ground acai and nutrient-rich grapeseed and monoi oils, this offering revives dull skin for a baby-soft, glowing finish.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Kiwi Scrub: Are clogged pores the bane of your existence? Give this scrub a try. The green sugar scrub (which also contains kiwi) gently exfoliates the surface of the skin and helps purify the look of your complexion. Immediately, skin looks smooth and glowing.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub: It’s time to awaken tired-looking skin with the help of this face scrub. Formulated with real Kona coffee grounds and three types of sugar, the scrub leaves skin feeling smooth, energized, and invigorated.
STEP #3: GRAB A FACE MASK
Of course, no deep cleansing facial is complete without adding a little pampering into the mix. And face masks are the perfect way to get the ball rolling! Designed to address a variety of skin care concerns, face masks are excellent for showing your skin a little more love. Not to mention, it’ll also work wonders to deeply purify your skin, which is just what you need! Pick your potion below.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask: Harsh cleansing can get in the way of your skin looking and feeling its best—and that isn’t what a deep cleansing facial is about. Formulated with seaweed and three pure clays, this face mask effectively cleanses skin while addressing imperfections for a refreshed and healthy-looking result.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask: Enhanced with red algae extract, this face mask draws out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils, exfoliates dead skin cells, smooths the look of imperfections, and allows skin to breathe. Immediately after use, you’ll notice your skin texture appears refined.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask: Daily wear and tear (makeup and improper care) can leave skin looking uneven with roughness and imperfections. This face mask—which is formulated with yuzu lemon—helps to draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution, shed rough, dead skin cells, clarify tone, and improve skin texture. Basically, it does it all!
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask: Over time, harsh environmental factors like pollution and debris can damage skin, leaving your complexion looking dull and tired. This is when you need a face mask to work its magic! Formulated with three pure clays and charcoal, this pick helps draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution, reduce the look of dull skin, and even skin tone.
Bonus tip: Feel free to apply one, two, or three masks at a time! Multi-masking is a great way to address all of your skin care concerns in one shot!
STEP #4: ADD A BOOST OF HYDRATION
Before you reach for your moisturizer, start the hydration process with the help of a face mist. A true beauty staple, face mists go a long way in refreshing skin and providing instant hydration that goes the distance. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist, which is formulated with coconut water and vitamin C to give your skin the boost it needs.
STEP #5: LAYER ON A FACE SERUM
Layering on your skin care products from thinnest to thickest sets the tone for your skin to reap all of the benefits. So, after you’ve applied your face mist, reach for a face serum. This essential comes in handy to help you tackle any skin care concerns you may be dealing with. Give the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum a try to help visibly plump skin, enhance skin’s moisture retention for long-lasting hydration, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles for youthful-looking skin.
Editor’s note: To really give your facial a spa-like touch, layer on your face serum with a jade roller! This face massage tool helps you spread products evenly onto the skin and give yourself a relaxing massage in the process.
STEP #6: HYDRATE YOUR SKIN
Last but certainly not least, you’ll want to finish up your deep cleansing facial with a moisturizer! Formulated to lock your skin with hydration, you’ll be able to flaunt smooth and supple skin that lasts. Consider an option from the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius line, all of which are formulated with aloe water and hyaluronic acid to provide long-lasting moisture. Find your match below.
L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal to Dry Skin: This lightweight and oil-free water-based moisturizer envelops skin with moisture and helps to improve radiance. As a result, skin sports an ultra-hydrated and healthy-looking glow.
L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal to Oily Skin: Excess shine got you down? This offering will put a stop to excess oils. The dual-action moisturizer keeps oils at bay and provides skin with lasting hydration for a balanced feel.
L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin: Extra dry skin can easily put a damper on your mood. Luckily for you, this moisturizer can save the day. Formulated to envelop extra dry skin with instant moisture, skin will be left soft and plumped with hydration.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU GIVE YOURSELF A DEEP CLEANSING FACIAL?
Now that you know how to give yourself a deep cleansing facial, you’re probably wondering how often you can spoil yourself. The truth is, it really depends on your skin type. Typically, aestheticians recommend getting facials every four to six weeks. When it comes to deep cleansing facials, you’ll want to pay attention to your skin to see what works for you.
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