We all want that “fresh from a facial” glow, but most of us don’t have the time or the funds to actually see a facialist as often as we’d like. The good news is, if done well, we can actually achieve a similar look at home. Jeunesse Global helps us break down the best ways to pamper ourselves and reveal that baby soft skin, without leaving our own bathroom sink!
Cleanse and Clear
Before you lather on the treatment oils, serums and masks, start with a clean, fresh canvas that’s free of dirt, debris or makeup. The easiest way to do this is with a double cleanse. Double cleansing involves first removing your makeup with a cleanser, typically oil based, then following up with a treatment cleanser as a second cleanse. The goal here is to leave no trace of impurities on your skin, making it easier for the skin to absorb all the good stuff.
A great second cleanser that also has some great benefits, Luminesce Youth Restoring Cleanser contains a blend of AHAs and BHAs that cleanse, gently exfoliate and treat in one step.
Consider the products you’ll apply after cleansing. If your favorite treatment needs to be applied to cleansed skin, you’ll want to take that step before finishing off with serums and essences. If you’re skipping the treatment, try layering up serums, followed by a “special occasion” treatment or tool to help those products sink in.
Treat with Tools
Now that your face is cleansed and ready for some pampering, you may want to try an at-home facial tool. When used consistently, these trendy devices have some pretty impressive results. Our favorite tools right now include:
- Jade rollers: This is probably one of the easiest ways to add a tool to your pampering routine. Simply put the roller in the fridge for about 15 minutes, then roll it around on your face. We recommend concentrating on the eye area, as this technique can help with de-puffing.
- Light therapy: If you’re concerned about adult acne, this could be a game-changer. Spas have used light therapy for years, and now at-home counterparts are coming onto the market. One of the best ways to try this trend is to use a light therapy mask, which can be found at most drugstores.
- Eye massagers: For those who really want to up their skin care tools game, eye massagers can be a terrific addition to your nighttime pampering routine. They can help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles and under-eye bags.
All of these products can be used at various stages of your routine. You can choose to use them just after cleansing, before using a mask or in tandem with your eye cream or moisturizer.
Use the Masks
And now for the main event: Masks! Who doesn’t love a good mask? A staple for any at-home facial, face masks inject more intense treatment into your routine just by using them once or twice a week. They can have pretty dramatic effects when used properly.
There’s pretty much a mask for everyone, regardless of your skin concerns. If you have dry skin, you can soak up the luxurious hydration of Jeunesse Global’s Luminesce HydraShield Mask. Sheet masks in general are also great, so they can be a staple for almost everyone. If you have mature skin though, and want a little bit of a boost, get your hands on the Luminesce Ultimate Lifting Masque from Jeunesse Global, a peeling mask and reveal a more youthful complexion.
Your masking process doesn’t have to stop there. If you have combination skin or a variety of skin concerns, you may want to try multi-masking. This trend has been gaining steam in the last year. It involves using several masks in targeted areas – using a detoxifying mask on the T-zone and a hydrating mask on the drier areas. This is great if you find that some masks are too harsh for certain areas of your face.
Make Room for Recovery
If you’ve used an exfoliating or particularly intensive mask, your skin could probably use a little extra love and care. This is where serums, essences, and, finally, a gentle moisturizer come in. They’ll restore any moisture that was lost during the previous steps, and lock in all the active ingredients from the other products used.
If you’re looking for a restorative and effective moisturizer, Luminesce Advanced Night Repair by Jeunesse Global is a great option. This product is formulated with antioxidants and richly moisturizing ingredients, so you wake up looking refreshed and hydrated.
So, what are you waiting for? Treat yourself! A great at-home facial can be exactly what your stressed skin needs to get back on track and look fantastic! What are your favorite pampering products? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!