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Feminspire | April 24, 2014

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Give Yourself a Therapeutic Facial at Home!

Give Yourself a Therapeutic Facial at Home!

Sometimes you find you are graced with an entire evening at home to do with yourself whatever you please. It’s a great time to watch movies or that show you’re catching up with on Netflix (all seven seasons of Buffy are there, just saying). Why not do something sweet for yourself while you’re at it? Take that tablet into bathroom and bam- spa night with entertainment included!

Cleanse and Prep

Using your everyday cleanser with warm water, massage into your skin for a minute longer than you would on any other day. Make big circles, small circles, or triangles if you want. Try to move your fingers in an up and out movement! This will really get your blood flowing to areas that normally don’t get much attention.

Polish

Use an exfoliating product- one that you already have or one you can DIY. Baking soda mixed with your cleanser or even just water works really well.

Get Steamed

In spas they have neat little gadgets that provide a constant stream of steam on your face. Most of us

don’t own one of those, so try the next best thing. Boil some water and pour into a large bowl- add some lemon slices and hold your face inches above the water for 5-10 minutes, with a towel over your head to keep in the steam! (You may need to pause your video stream for this.) Breathe.

Maskin’ and Relaxin’

I think the mask (or masque if you’re fancy) is the best part of any facial. Apply your favorite mask and just hang out for 15 minutes. Not a regular purchaser of masks? You might have one in your refrigerator just waiting to be made. Start with some plain greek yogurt and blend in one or more of the following:

  • Honey
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Blueberries
  • Lemon
  • Avocado
  • Plain oatmeal

If you plan ahead for a spa night, you can pick up some cute individual mask packets. I discovered Montagne Jeunesse masks about a year and a half ago and love them!

Moisturize

It’s almost time for bed (or for you to find out what’s going to happen to Angel). Slather on your favorite moisturizer, a dab of eye cream, and something to make your lips nice and smooth. Continue your vegging out activities!

What are some of your favorite at-home spa treatments? Share them with us in the comments!

Written by Jamie Frasier