We can probably all agree that getting a facial is pretty much one of the most relaxing experiences. After all, who doesn’t love taking a break from the whirlwind world to lie down and be pampered? Having a facial cleanser, face mask, and facial moisturizer applied to your complexion by a professional just feels good, doesn’t it? But what if you can’t make it out to the spa for a professional facial? Well, you can recreate the experience of being at a spa right at home by setting the mood and using your favorite face mask (or face masks). In need of some relaxation? It’s time to kick your feet up and find your Zen! Keep reading to learn how to use a face mask for an at-home facial. Why not make this experience a part of your regular skin care routine?
At-home facial step #1: SET THE MOOD
It wouldn’t be a spa-like experience without some scented candles and calming music. Stock up on your favorite fragranced candles and create a playlist that you can relax to, and set the mood before starting with your facial cleanser, face mask, and moisturizer.
at-home facial step #2: wash YOUR FACE
The first step in any skin care routine should be cleansing your complexion, which can help rid your complexion of dirt, oil, and impurities that have built up on the surface your skin. So, once you’ve got the candles and music going, it’s time to wash your face. Try a clay facial cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser. Each of these clay facial cleansers is formulated to transform from clay to mousse when you add water.
At-Home Facial Step #3: apply A FACE MASK (or multiple face masks)
Once you’ve washed your face, it’s time to get to the main event—applying a face mask. You can also multi-mask by applying different face masks to different areas of your face at the same to to address multiple skin concerns. Choose from our face mask options below. Each one should be applied to clean, dry skin, left on for 10-15 minutes, then rinsed off thoroughly with lukewarm water. Once you’ve removed your face mask, pat your skin dry and use 2-3 times a week for best results.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask: Day after day, impurities, dirt, makeup, and excess oils can build up on the surface of your skin, leaving your complexion looking overly oily. Formulated with eucalyptus leaf extract, this face mask can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and reduce the look of excess shine.
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. Formulated with charcoal, this face mask can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution and reduce the look of dull skin for the appearance of increased luminosity.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask: Day after day, dead skin cells can build up on the surface of your skin, leaving your complexion feeling rough. Formulated with red algae extract, this face mask can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils, exfoliate dead skin cells, smooth the look of imperfections, and allow skin to breathe.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask: Over time, harsh cleansing can be drying and sensitizing, leaving skin feeling uncomfortable. As a result, skin needs cleaning that is effective yet gentle. Formulated with seaweed, this face mask can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and gently cleanse stressed areas.
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. When a facial cleanser isn’t enough to solve this problem, look to a face mask. Formulated with yuzu lemon extract, this face mask can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution, shed rough, dead skin cells from the surface of skin, clarify tone, and improve skin texture.
At-Home Facial Step #4: Finish with moisturizer
The last step in your at-home facial should be applying a moisturizer that suits your skin type. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal to Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal to Dry Skin, and L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin are formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration.
You’re officially done pampering yourself with an at-home facial! Want more advice on how to use face masks? Read our article, 8 Face Mask Hacks That’ll Make Your Skin Care Routine More Fun.