Facials shouldn't be considered a luxury - but an important ritual of self-care. Keep reading for steps on how to treat your skin to an effective spa-like treatment in the comfort of your home!
Step One - Remove makeup with Coconut Dream Cleanser:
Rub a dime size amount of Coconut Dream between palms to melt, gently press and massage over face and neck to dissolve makeup and impurities. Wipe with warm wet cloth.
Step Two - Steam skin to soften dead skin cells and remove any residual makeup:
Fill a basin with very warm water, add 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil, immerse an organic cotton cleansing cloth and swish around a bit. Squeeze some of the excess water out (but not too much) and apply to face until the cloth cools off. Repeat 3 - 5 times, re-heating water if it cools off.
*Use organic lavender essential oil as a soothing compress - good for all skin types.
*Use organic citrus essential oils as a wake-up compress - good for normal, oily, or combination skin types.
*Use organic tea tree essential oil as a purifying compress for skin prone to acne breakouts.
Step Three - Slough off dead skin cells with Daily Exfoliating Cleanser:
Scoop a small amount of scrub with clean fingers, smooth it on to wet hands, rub together a couple of times to get a nice lather, gently press and massage into face and neck. Pay special attention to areas where pores are enlarged or visibly clogged. Rinse with warm water.
Now is the time to perform extractions if needed, while the skin is still warm and pores are open. Gently apply pressure to the area surrounding the clogged pore or pimple to try and release any pore debris. Don't be forceful - if the pore does not empty with ease, try a few more warm compresses with essential oil to further soften the debris and open the pore.
Step Four - Mist skin with the appropriate toner for your skin type:
Applying toner is an important step in the process. Our toners provide different levels of astringent properties, close pores after cleansing, and our Hydrating Mists provide beneficial moisture. All of our toners assist in the distribution and absorption of our hydrating facial serums.
Step Five - Finish with 2 - 3 pumps of hydrating serum:
While skin is still wet from toning mist, apply several pumps of serum to hands, rub together and press and smooth over face, neck and chest. Use Total Nourish Serum for normal to dry skin - and for skin prone to breakouts, use Blemish Control Serum.
*Always combine treatment serum with toner. This combination of floral water and lipids mimics and nourishes the skin's acid mantle barrier.
I recommend this type of skin treatment at least once a month - more often if time allows! Please contact me with any questions or feedback.