How To Have a Hydrating Facial At Home

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Nothing is better than spending an hour in the spa while you get a facial and are pampered up by professionals. Not only do you get to relax while an expert works their magic on your face, but you also get to walk out of the salon with glowing skin!

However, if you don’t get a chance to visit the salon every month due to a hectic routine (or a quarantine!), you can still enjoy a facial at home and get all the benefits.

Today I want to discuss a simple yet amazing hydrating facial that makes your skin radiant and smooth, and you get the salon-perfect glow in just a few steps!


How To Have a Hydrating Facial At Home 🥰


PART 1 of your hydrating facial: DEEP CLEANING


1)  Cleanse


It is important to have a clean canvas before you start applying hydrating facial products to your face so that your skin can absorb all the hydrating goodness. Start by using an oil cleanser that dissolves all the makeup and dirt on your face, and use a warm washcloth to clean it off. Then use a gentle foaming cleanser to wash your face and rinse with cold water.

P. S. If you never tried a cleansing oil, or looking for the best one, I highly recommend the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil:

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil being used before a hydrating facial

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

It’s a legendary cleansing oil for face, highly praised in skincare communities and it’s just insanely good! They say that 1 bottle of this oil is bought every 10 seconds worldwide – that’s pretty impressive as well.


2)  Exfoliate


Exfoliation is an important step in any facial, and it removes the dead skin cells to reveal a fresh complexion. You can choose a face scrub with exfoliating beads for physical exfoliation, but make sure that the beads are soft and spherical because some scrubs have irritating particles (I’m looking at you, St. Ives apricot scrub).

A better option is to opt for a scrub with AHAs and BHAs to gently remove the top layer of the skin via chemical exfoliation, and your face will be instantly brightened. Neutrogena has a great facial polish in its Bright Boost line:

Neutrogena Bright Boost Skincare LIne producst as a part of hydrating facial

Neutrogena Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish Facial Exfoliator with Glycolic and Mandelic AHAs

Focus on the nose and chin while exfoliating and use a gentle circular motion.


3)  Steam


A good steaming session helps to soften the skin and opens up the pores, which helps reduce blackheads and prepares your skin for hydrating products.

Fill a bowl with hot water, position your face 10 inches above the bowl, and cover your head with a towel. You can add a few drops of essential oils, a few branches of fresh thyme or simply orange slices for an enhanced experience.


PART 2 of your hydrating facial: DEEP TREATMENTS


4) Massage your skin


No facial can be complete without a relaxing face massage that relieves all the tension! This step is essential to improve blood circulation and muscle tone.

Take a dime-sized amount of hydrating massage oil on your fingertips, and massage your face by making small outwards circles. Start from the forehead, move towards the temples and then work your way down to the neck. Work in the oil for at least 10 minutes.

If you’re looking for the best massage oil for your face, trust me – you can never go wrong with rosehip seed oil! It’s a real skincare miracle and I have written my full rosehip seed oil review already.

Rosehip Seed Oil bottle

Life-Flo Pure Rosehip Seed Oil

When you’re done, gently clean the residue with a damp, warm cloth.


5) Mask


After steaming and massage, your skin is ready to absorb some much-needed nutrients, and a mask will take care of this. You should choose a mask that provides deep hydration while addressing any skin issues you may have, for the ultimate hydrating facial.

  • If you have oily or acne-prone skin, a clay mask with a few drops of tea tree oil can do wonders for your skin.
  • For dry and sensitive skin, it is a good idea to look for hydrating agents like hyaluronic acid and Niacinamide, to deliver a boost of moisture.
  • If your main concern is wrinkles and fine lines, choose a mask with peptides and Vitamin C to maintain youthful skin.
  • Sensitive skin will love snail mucin, turmeric mask or pearl powder masks with a few drops of hyaluronic acid serum.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask displayed as a recommended mask for hydrating facial

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

All these masks can be kept on for 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

If you are feeling crafty, whip up a quick hydrating mask at home using simple ingredients! One of my favorite moisturizing masks contains avocado blended with some honey and aloe vera, which leaves your skin VERY moisturized and nourished in just 15 minutes.


PART 3 of your hydrating facial: MOISTURE MOISTURE MOISTURE!

*Am I the only one who hates the word “moisture”?


6)  Moisturize


Conclude your hydrating facial by applying your favorite serums and moisturizers, layering them from thinnest to thickest. If you want intense hydrating, a hyaluronic acid serum or gel moisturizer will lock in the moisture and make the skin VERY moist, plump and soft. Neutrogena has a superb water gel moisturizer in their line:

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel cream bottle

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer

A vitamin C serum is ALSO amazing if you want to reduce the appearance of dark spots and blemishes. You can top this up with your favorite moisturizer to lock in all the goodness!


Conclusion: a hydrating facial at home is not a miracle! 🥰


This was a simple six-step hydrating facial routine that you can easily practice at home, and you won’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars for professional facials!

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