Sometimes life gets so busy that it’s hard to find time to relax. While it may be easier said than done, it’s important that you find go-to ways to unwind and carve out time for them. Whether that’s taking a luxurious bath, finding time to treat yourself to a DIY spa day, or a girls’ night in, we all need our time to refresh and recharge. So, this week, we’re focused on helping you learn how to pamper yourself. Make it a point to treat your mind, body, and skin to a little TLC with one or more of these pampering skin care tips.
PAMPERING TIP #1. TREAT YOURSELF TO AN AT-HOME FACIAL
You may not have the time to go to a spa, but you don’t have to—you can follow this easy step-by-step guide for an at-home facial that can help encourage beautiful skin and, hopefully, a more relaxed state of mind, too.
STEP 1: CLEANSE WITH MICELLAR WATER
It’s a must to start things off with a clean canvas, so go ahead and get completely clean using the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Waterproof Cleanser - All Skin Types. Just saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water and wipe the pad across your face.
STEP 2: EXFOLIATE WITH A FACE SCRUB
Use a face scrub as the next step in your at-home facial. For gentle exfoliation, try L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Kiwi Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub.
STEP 3: SPRAY ON A FACIAL MIST OR ESSENCE
Get an extra boost of hydration by spritzing on a facial mist or essence with an invigorating scent to help perk up your senses. We love the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist, which is infused with coconut water and provides skin with a boost of healthy hydration.
STEP 4: GIVE YOURSELF A FACE MASSAGE
Revive your skin with circulating movements for 10 minutes, gently working your fingers across your skin, avoiding dragging the skin downwards. Incorporate a facial oil into your massage to benefit your skin even further.
Editor’s note: If you don’t know the first thing about How to Give Yourself a Facial Massage, read our article on the topic.
STEP 5: APPLY A SERUM
Now is not the time for a bare-bones skin care routine, so go ahead and layer a serum onto your skin next. Try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power™ Concentrated Serum, which is formulated with hyaluronic acid.
STEP 6: MOISTURIZE
Just like at the end of any skin care routine, you should hydrate your skin after your facial. If you’re going to bed, consider applying an overnight face mask, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power™ Intensive Overnight Face Mask.
PAMPERING TIP 2. SMOOTH ON A FACE MASK
Pamper yourself and address your skin care concerns at the same time by applying a face mask. There are many formulas available, so find one that best suits your needs, whether you want to mattify shine, brighten a dull complexion, or refine your skin’s rough texture.
Try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask. Each of these clay face masks treats your specific skin care concerns without drying the skin. Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin, leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry.
Editor’s tip: You can also try multi-masking—a.k.a. using multiple face masks at the same time—to address more than one skin concern.
PAMPERING TIP 3. USE A SUGAR LIP SCRUB
Don’t forget to pamper your lips, too. Use a gentle sugar scrub to exfoliate before applying a hydrating lip conditioner. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar scrubs we discussed earlier can actually double as lip scrubs, so you don’t need to pick up an additional product.
PAMPERING TIP 4. COLD EYE COMPRESS
For instant revitalizing, apply a cold eye compress (even cucumber slices will do the trick) to your eyelids after cleansing your skin. The cool compress will feel amazing on your tired skin, so just lay back and listen to music or meditate while the compress rests on your eyes. Then, once the compress is removed, apply a few dabs of a nourishing eye cream.
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