A deep cleansing facial is a good way to occasionally clean your skin thoroughly. You want to give your skin a thoroughly going over once and again as daily cleansing is mostly maintenance, but things do get by. Think of a deep cleansing facial as a way to “reset” the timer for the next time you need to clean your skin thoroughly. We’re generally used to getting these at spas, but you can actually assemble your own set of products and tricks to give yourself one at home. This is sometimes a better option as it adds that extra layer of relaxation to the process due to being in a familiar environment. With the right preparation, you can easily make a deep cleansing facial the centerpiece of a home spa day that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and beautiful. Let’s talk about the sort of preparations that you’ll want to do though so that you know the work that has to be put in.
Setting Up for a Cleanse
The first part of any actual spa cleansing is the actual process of using a cleanser. This is relatively easy for most of us as we have plenty of cleansers to pick from to ensure that our skin is properly cleaned. You might actually want to set up to favor a lighter cleanser than usual when doing a deep cleansing facial as you’ll be using a lot of products that will help cleanse your skin more than just a standard cleansing. This will keep your skin from feeling a bit too taxed by the end of it. Additionally, remember that you’ll be working with water in this part. Your best option is to use lukewarm water to properly rinse your face before cleansing and to help remove the cleansing product when you’re done. The temperature will be enough to properly clean your face without accidentally contributing to dry skin. After that, pick a nice exfoliating product to finish the cleaning before you move further in the process.
A Deep Warmth
Remember how the attendants in a spa will take you to a steam room or bring you a steam towel at some point? That’s to help further loosen things in your pores that might still be in there are the initial cleaning. How you want to approach this is up to you though. A good option is to find a bowl to fill with water. Heat it and then put a clean hand towel or washcloth into the water. Let it sit for a few minutes and reheat it before removing the cloth. Set it to one side and wait until it feels to be a warm yet comfortable temperature and apply it to your face. Leave it there for around five minutes before removing it and gently patting your face dry. There are other ways to do this that involve holding your face above lightly steaming water for a similar amount of time that you can do as well. Just try to trap the steam with a towel or another method so that anything stuck in your pores gets loosened.
That Extra Bit of Prep
You’ll have hit most of the highlights with the prep and steps we’ve already outlined. There are a last few to concern yourself with though to make sure it emulates the spa experience as closely as possible. You’re going to be finishing things with a mask. Think about your skin’s needs and the masks your typically favor. You’ll want to use one of these as you’ll get more out of it than usual thanks to how clean your skin is after the previous steps. A nourishing mask can be particularly effective at this point. However, you’ll actually want to favor a hydrating form of the typical mask you use if it isn’t already made for hydration. This will let you treat the overall health of your skin and make up for any loss of moisture the deep cleansing will have put it through at this point.
An at-home deep cleansing facial can go a long way towards helping to maintain your skin’s overall health. It makes your skin feel and look better in a way that a daily routines can’t. Sometimes you need to go beyond simple maintenance if you want to keep your skin looking as radiant as possible. The good news is the prep and steps involved in this are relatively easy for anyone to achieve. That means you’ll never need to worry about the effects of not being able to get to a spa recently.