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7 Steps for a DIY Facial

Skin Care Essentials

7 Steps for a DIY Facial 7 Steps for a DIY Facial 7 Steps for a DIY Facial

Even if you follow a consistent skin care routine of cleansing and moisturizing, stepping it up from time to time with a facial could be beneficial. Oftentimes, facials target specific skin care concerns, like blackheads and fine lines and wrinkles. Of course, getting to the spa for regular facials can be costly—not to mention this can eat into your probably already busy schedule. The good news is, you can give yourself a facial right at home. All you need is a few key skin care products, like micellar water and face masks. Keep reading to learn how to give yourself a DIY facial.

Step #1: Cleanse with Micellar Water

The first step to a spa-like facial is cleansing the skin—and you should do the same if you’re giving yourself a DIY facial. Use a micellar water, which is powered by tiny micelles to remove dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from your skin—without the need to rinse. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, and the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Waterproof Cleanser for All Skin Types intensely purifies. All you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with your micellar water of choice and wipe the pad across your face.

Step #2: Exfoliate with a Face Scrub

Follow cleansing with gentle exfoliation by using a sugar scrub as the next step in your DIY facial. Choose from the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Face Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub, and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub, all of which are formulated with a naturally derived blend of three pure sugars. L’Oréal Paris considers an ingredient to be naturally-derived if it is unchanged from its natural state or has undergone processing yet still retains greater than 50 percent of its molecular structure from its original natural source.

Step #3: Spray on a Facial Mist or Essence

Skip the steam during a DIY facial and instead add an extra boost of hydration by spritzing on a facial mist or essence. A facial mist or essence with an invigorating scent can help perk up your senses and prep your skin for the rest of your DIY facial experience. 

Step #4: Apply a Face Mask (or Two—or Three!)

Now onto the really fun part of your DIY facial: It’s time to apply a face mask—or multiple ones! Multi-masking involves applying different face masks to different areas of your face at the same time to address various skin care concerns. Choose from the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask, and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask. Apply an even layer of your face mask(s) of choice to clean, dry skin, leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Step #5: Give Yourself a Facial Massage

Once you’ve washed off your face masks, pamper your skin by giving yourself a facial massage. Take 10 minutes to relax and revive your skin with circulating movements. Gently work your fingers up and out and try to avoid dragging the skin in sagging directions. Follow this step-by-step guide for skin expert facial massage tips

Step #6: Put on a Serum

Serums generally have highly concentrated formulas, and applying one can help give you the opportunity to address any skin care concerns you may have. Try the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Concentrated Serum, which is formulated with hyaluronic acid.

Step #7: Finish with Moisturizer

Finish your DIY facial experience by applying moisturizer, just as you should at the end of any skin care routine. If you’re going to bed, consider applying an overnight face mask, like L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Intensive Overnight Face Mask. If you’re going about your day after your DIY facial, try a lightweight hydrating moisturizer, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal to Dry Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal to Oily Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin.

We’ve got another skin care lesson coming right up for you. Next up, head over to our article, 9 Face Mask Hacks That’ll Make Your Skin Care Routine More Fun.