Get A Fresh Start to Spring with Our At-Home Facial
Spring is the perfect time of year to pamper yourself with a luxurious at-home facial. As the weather warms up, you’ll want to exfoliate away dry, flaky winter skin in order to dive into the new season with a fresh-faced glow. Here are a few steps you can take to get your skin hydrated, plumped and glowing for springtime with all-natural ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Fresh Start Step 1: Polish The crucial first step in getting a springtime glow is exfoliation. Start by removing your makeup thoroughly using grapeseed or avocado oil. Then mix one part grapeseed or avocado oil with two parts white table sugar. Smooth the mixture onto your slightly damp face, and using a light touch, make small, upward, circular motions with your middle two fingers. This process removes dry, dead skin cells allowing the active ingredients in your products to better penetrate the skin.
Fresh Start Step 2: Cleanse Wash away any remaining exfoliant with a mild cleanser.
Fresh Start Step 3: Nourish Next, mix a nourishing face mask by combining one part raw honey and one part full fat buttermilk. Smooth the mixture onto your face and leave it on for five minutes. The lactic acid in the buttermilk will break down dead skin cells (which you can then sweep away), and the honey will give your skin an infusion of healthy antioxidants and kill any bacteria left on your face. Your skin will feel supple and nourished and – what’s even better – the effects of environmental stressors will be reversed.
Fresh Start Step 4: Hydrate Now that your skin is plumped with vitamins and hydrated, seal in all the good moisture. Slather on a rich, antioxidant-heavy moisturizer. Gently dab eye cream around the eye area.
Fresh Start Step 5: Protect You can have the best skincare in the world, but it won’t make an ounce of difference if you aren’t protecting your skin from the sun. Cover your face, neck and chest with an SPF of at least 30 prior to going outdoors.