If you’re anything like us, then you’re a big fan of spending the day at a spa. From putting your phone away for a few hours to getting to snuggle up inside a fluffy bathrobe, you’d be hard-pressed to think of another situation that’s as relaxing. And of course, one of our favorite parts of going to a spa is getting a facial and having the chance to be slathered with the latest and greatest skin care products. Of course, making time in your busy schedule to get your zen on is easier said than done. But, you can still recreate a spa-like experience at home by using any of the following four skin care products. It’s time to chill!
1. Micellar Water
Unless you’ve been completely off the grid, chances are you’ve heard of micellar water. This gentle cleansing option has been beloved by Parisians for years—and now it’s gaining buzz stateside. Micellar water is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act like a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the skin. To use, all you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with micellar water and wipe it across your face—there’s no harsh rubbing or even rinsing required. The L'Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, the L'Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes, while the L'Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types removes waterproof makeup and intensely purifies.
2. Peel Pads
By now, you probably know just how beneficial exfoliation can be as part of your regular skin care routine. But did you know that exfoliation goes beyond traditional scrubs? That’s right! Say what?! It’s true! Say hello to peel pads. The L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Peel Pads are formulated with glycolic acid to help resurface dull, uneven skin tone. Plus, they have a multi-ply texture that physically resurfaces dead skin cells. After using, your skin will look brighter immediately and more even over time. Swipe a pad over cleansed skin at night, and make sure to use a broad-spectrum SPF in the morning, as using an alpha hydroxy acid like glycolic acid can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
If you’ve never used a serum before, you may want to consider adding one to your skin care repertoire. Typically, serums are formulas that are often highly concentrated with ingredients to target specific skin concerns. Serum can also help to improve the overall appearance of your skin. You apply one after cleansing and before moisturizing. Depending on which serum you choose, they can be used morning and night.
4. Clay Mask
When you think of getting a facial at a spa, the first product that pops into your head is probably a face mask. And clay face masks are oh-so-trendy at the moment for a reason. Want to try one yourself? We’ve got you covered.
The L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Treatment Mask is formulated with three kinds of clay and enhanced with eucalyptus leaf extract to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and reduce excess shine. To use, apply an even layer to clean, dry skin, then leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing.
The L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Treatment Mask is formulated with three kinds of clay and enhanced with charcoal to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution and reduce the look of dull skin. Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin and leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off.
The L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Treatment Mask is formulated with three kinds of clay and enhanced with red algae extract to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils, exfoliate dead skin cells, and smooth imperfections. To use, apply an even layer do clean dry skin, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse with water in circular motions to exfoliate.
For best results, use your mask of choice three times a week—so go head and use this as your excuse to sit back and relax more often!