How To Do Facial At Home – Step By Step Tutorial With Natural Ingredients:
1. Remove All Make Up:
The first step is to remove all make up
from your skin completely. If you have the time, you can make your own
makeup remover and you can find the recipe for it here. Else I would
suggest using plain milk, it removes all make up really well. If you don’t want to use milk, you can use pure unrefined coconut oil to remove makeup too. To use first dip a small a cotton in milk, squeeze out
excess and use it remove the makeup completely.
2. Cleanse Your Face:
second step is cleansing your face with a mild cleanser, I would
suggest using a natural cleanser suited to your skin type. You can either use a store bought one or make your own. Cleansing
removes any dirt or grime left over after removing the makeup. I like to
make my own foaming honey cleanser with honey, liquid Castile soap and
few drops of essential oil. You can adjust the recipe to your skin type
by adding or skipping the coconut oil and you can find the recipe for it here.
3. Steam Your Face:
cleansing your face, the next step is steaming. For steaming I would
suggest steaming with neem leaves. Neem leaves have amazing anti
bacterial properties and greatly helps prevent skin infections. Steaming
opens up the pores which makes it easier for us to remove the
blackheads while scrubbing. To steam, boil 2 liters of water with a
handful of neem leaves. Once it starts boiling, remove it from heat and
use it to steam your face by covering yourself with a thick towel. I
would suggest steaming till the water losses it’s heat. But please don’t
bend yourself too close to the water.
4. Use a Scrub:
steaming, massage your face with a scrub gently. My favorite blend is
mixing a tbsp of rice flour with fresh orange juice. This is a very
simple but effective scrub that helps remove blackheads and white heads
very effectively. Just make sure to concentrate well on the areas like
your nose where the blackheads are usually found. But don’t scrub too
hard, do it very gently for 2 to 3 minutes. After using the scrub, wash
your face and pat dry.
5. Massage Your Face:
The fifth step
is massage. After the scrub, massage your face in upward strokes. I
usually use homemade aloe vera based creams for it. It is so very
effective and does wonders to skin if used regularly. One of my close
friends who is a beautician always recommends dipping the hands in ice
cold water and then massaging the face with cream. This helps close the
pores as well, at first it will feel awkward to do a self massage but
you will get better at it with time. Don’t forget to massage the neck
and I would suggest massaging for 5 to 6 minutes.
6. Apply A Face Mask:
After the massage, wash your face and pat dry. By now your skin will be smooth and supple. Now it is time to apply the face mask which is the final step. I prefer kasthuri turmeric face packs as it brightens the skin tone really well and it also prevents acne if used regularly. For the face pack, take one tbsp of besan and 1/2 tsp of kasthuri turmeric powder in a bowl. Add in rice water if you have combination skin, rose water if you have oily skin and milk if you have dry skin and apply as a face pack. Kasturi turmeric does not stain the skin like normal turmeric and I highly recommend it to keep your skin blemish free. Wait for it to completely dry and then wash it off. If you don’t want to use turmeric based face packs, I have uploaded many face pack recipes, choose the one you like and use.