Our skin is under serious oppression of pollution, dust and sun every second of the day we are out. And even if you think you are taking proper care of your skin by covering it up at times, I’m sorry to break your heart but you are wrong. Because these are just a few of skin enemies that are causing dull and dehydrated skin along with frequent breakouts!
And honestly, going to salons every month is a luxury of time and money. And sadly, not many of us have them due to our always busy schedules or never-ending tasks we have. Although salons give you some great expertise with their services, there’s a little something we too can do for healthy, glowing skin at our homes! And that is? Yes, a Face cleanup! or a mini facial as some people call it.
A face clean up is perfect for people who wanna say bye-bye to that dull skin and pesky pimples with just 6 easy to do steps, all with home remedies. So if you wanna look at how to do an easy face clean-up at home with all the natural ingredients you all have right in your kitchen, then keep scrolling because there are some amazing beauty secrets to healthy skin!
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How to do face clean-up at home in 6 pretty steps
Things you need for face cleanup at home
- Makeup remover
- Any non-comedogenic oil you like
- Face wash/cleanser that suits your skin type
- Exfoliating scrub
- A steamer or a pot and towel
- Blackhead remover
- Face pack that suits your skin type
- Cotton pads
What are the steps involved in face clean up?
This means just to deep clean your skin before doing any other step and making a smooth surface for all the further products to seep deep into the skin. Because obviously, cleansing your face thoroughly is always the very first step of any skincare routine.
Now, What you have to do is double cleanse your akin before moving forward. Take a makeup remover on a cotton pad, and remove all the dirt, makeup and grime from your face to make it squeaky clean. Then pour a little oil onto your palm, rub it and massage it gently all over your face. What it will do is pull out any last inch of dirt by dissolving all the dust, makeup and dirt with the sebum which is natural oil produced by your body itself.
After that, you have to use any face cleanser which suits your skin the best and clean your face once again. This would leave your skin super fresh and with no skin enemies left in your skin.
Pro tip: Only use a face wash that suits your skin. Oily skin people must use a foam/gel-based face wash and dry to normal skin is suggested to use moisturising face wash.
Steam your face
This is one step that salons charge you high for. But not now, because you can do this literally just by running to your kitchen.
Steam opens up your pores and helps loosen any build-up of dirt, softens blackheads which will eventually make them easier to remove. Not only that, but it would also help your skin absorb all the skincare products and effectively into your skin, hence giving you every inch of benefit from them.
If you have a steamer, well and good, use that but if you don’t, then move to your kitchen and boil some water in a pot. Now keep that pot onto some flat surface, preferably a table and cover your head with a towel along with bending over the pot to take in all the good steam it is giving you.
And please catch your breathe time to time since it can get a little suffocating.
Pro tip: If you want some special salon like feeling, don’t forget to add some aromatic essential oils like lavender oil (which I personally love) to your water before steaming.
Remember I said, steaming makes your skin softer? It would help us here. Now take a blackhead removing tool and get rid of those ugly little foes (blackheads and whiteheads) and get yourself a smooth skin in no time.
Pro Trick: If you don’t have a blackhead extractor, don’t worry, most of us don’t (but investing in one is important), here’s a little trick you can do to make your DIY blackhead remover. Get yourself a bobby pin. Yay! Clean that bobby pin with soap and sanitise it nicely. Sanitising it is very crucial so don’t risk your skin for this little trick. Then use its head to extract your blackheads/whiteheads the easy way. WooHoo!
Since your skin is soft, gunk is out, pores are open, it is the best time to scrub! Yes, scrubbing is indeed an important step in your face clean up at-home regimen to polish your skin and regularly keep clogged pores and acne on the bay, but remember that you always have to scrub longer, not harder. For better results, try scrubbing twice a month because the excess of exfoliation is bad. Know why here!
For scrubbing your skin properly, take a pea-sized amount of any scrub you like (can be a DIY as well which I’m gonna show you below), and start rubbing it in circular motions all over your face. Make sure to rub it gently for about 2-3 minutes. Special focus must be on your nose and chin since those are the areas more prone to blackheads and whiteheads. It will clear out any remaining dead cells and deep cleanse your skin. Wash it off with fresh water and pat dry because the exciting part is yet to come!
Pro tip: Always make sure that you are scrubbing on damp skin. Just spray a little water on your face before exfoliating or splash some water and pat dry it but not completely.
Woohoo, Face pack!
I love this part the most. I guess we all do, right? After all the massaging and work you have done, it’s time to pamper your skin with some love and care. And don’t worry you don’t need humans for that. Just a sheet mask, clay mask or any face pack that fulfils skin’s needs. Apply it only for 15-20 minutes at max because facemasks kept any longer can eventually dry out your skin. And you don’t want that! Wash it off with fresh water and look at your skin glow instantly!
Fun tip: For that salon-like feel, keep two slices of cucumbers over your eyes and listen to some calming music. This would also help you relax and calm down!
We all know toners are essentially very important for our skin. Maybe that is why they are the main step in our CTM routine every day. But when we are doing a face clean up at-home, toners become all the more necessary since they will help soothe your skin, heal any breakages that happened in the process of scrubbing and extracting blackheads, balance the ph level of your skin and calm all the redness if caused on your face. It will also help tighten your open pores so that dust and dirt don’t get accumulated in your skin and clog your pores later causing acne.
The toners that really work are: Organic Harvest neem tulsi toner | Plum green tea toner
Moisturizer is the most important step in your regular or weekly skincare regimen. It doesn’t matter if you are oily skin or dry. What matters is that you always have to choose a moisturizer that would suit your skin type. Oily skin people are preferred to choose a water/gel-based moisturizer and dry skin people are advised to stick with more of cream-based moisturizer.
The correct way of moisturising is to pick a dollop of moisturizer on to your fingers and massage it in circular motions within your skin for about 2-3 minutes. Now fold your knuckles and give yourself a massage on your cheekbones, uplifting the cheek, jawline, nose and basically everywhere. What this would do is help you relax and calm the skin down and increase the blood circulation for that power pack instant glow.
Pro tip: Do not forget the neck all this while! See neck as an extension to your face and perform all the face clean up steps on it as well.
How to do natural face clean up at home?
Now that you know all the face clean up steps, it’s time for you to know how you can do this with all the things kept in your kitchen. So run to your kitchen and prep all these things before you start your face clean up so that you don’t have to get up every time and can have the time of your life!
Here are different types of cleanser recipes according to your skin types;
- For normal to dry skin – Honey+cream
- For oily to combination skin – Honey + Lemon
- For sensitive skin – Raw honey
For natural oil cleansers/makeup removers/ you could find amazing DIY recipes here.
To make effective scrubs, keep in mind that the particles should not be big enough to harm your skin. Minute granules will work the same as well.
- For oily to combination skin – Mix equal parts of oatmeal + honey + yoghurt or Mix equal parts of coffee (the granular version) with yoghurt
- For normal to dry skin – mix 1 tbs of coconut oil and 2 tbs of sugar or equal proportions of oatmeal and honey
- For sensitive skin – mix oatmeal and banana in equal parts or Coffee with yoghurt
Homemade face packs
You can literally mix any 2-3 ingredients you love and create a face pack out of it. The one I love using are:
- 1 tbsp gram flour + pinch of turmeric + 1 tbsp of yoghurt
- 1 tbsp sandalwood powder + 1 tbsp fuller’s earth ( multani mitti ) + 1/2 tbsp honey + 1-1/2 tbsp yoghurt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice + 1 tbsp honey + egg white
- 1 tbsp mashed banana + 1/2 tbsps rice powder + 1 tbsp yoghurt
There are ton of options to consider if you want to make a nice DIY homemade toner for yourself. Some of my favourite ones are these. All these options work the best for any skin type so don’t worry about that!
- Rosewater (the best )
- Cucumber juice
- Green tea
- Lemon juice + water (equal parts)
- Chamomile tea
- Aloe vera gel + water (in 1:3 ratio)
- Diluted Apple cider vinegar (equal parts)
- Rubbing ice
And there you go, A healthy glowing skin just at home!
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What are the benefits of At home-face clean up?
From countless benefits of having a face clean up regularly, the important ones are
- It improves the blood circulation to your face and adds an instant glow
- Improves the texture of your skin
- Makes the skin squeaky clean and bright
- Eliminates all the blackheads and whiteheads from your face
- Leaves your skin smooth and healthy
- Keeps your skin hydrated and nourished
How often you should do a face clean up?
For the utmost best results, face clean-ups must be done every two weeks or twice a month at least to see some gorgeous results. All you need is an hour a month to yourself!
What is the difference between a facial and a cleanup?
There’s not much difference between a facial and clean up since facial includes everything a face clean up does but with a full facial and sometimes body massage. Also, Facials do take an hour to half for the complete process instead of 30-45 minutes with clean up. Not forgetting, results from facials do last a little longer than regular cleanups.
When you should start wearing makeup after a face clean up?
A time gap of 24-hours is ideal between a cleanup and wearing makeup. Because your skin is soft, sensitive and extremely clean after cleanup so applying makeup instantly will rather clog your pores causing acne.
And that is basically it. If you liked this DIY face clean up with home remedies, then prep your items and share it with your friends to achieve healthy skin together!
Till then, Bye-Bye, and take care!