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How To: At Home Mini Facial

Monday, 29th March 2021

Treat yourself with this at home facial routine to aid in relaxation and self-care.

Step 1
Pull back your hair back from your face using a head hand, hair band or bobby pins to make sure all your hair is out of your face and that u have your cleaner, exfoliator, toner, moisturiser, face mask, clean towel, cotton pads, facial sponge, tissue, massage oil, warm water in a bowl out in front of you and a bin or bag to put rubbish in.

Step 2
Take a pea size of cleanser for your skin type-and add a bit of warm water and apply in medium circular motion on your face starting from your temples working round to whole face to your neck. To remove any make up and dirt gently remove any product with a damp cotton pad or sponge repeat this cleanse again as u want to double cleanse to make sure any make up and dirt it gone and your face is clean now.

Step 3
You can use a facial scrub or another exfoliate you have apply a generous amount with some luke-warm water applying circular movement with your fingers  paying particular attention to area such as nose and chin around your face to remove any dead skin cell build up. Remove with a damp cotton wool pad or sponge make sure removed all then pat your face dry with a soft towel or face towel.

Step 4
Go empty your bowl of water and go boil water in your kettle then pour into your bowl and then put head over it not to close to the water with a towel draped over your head so that the steam coming from the water will be trapped around your face.steam your face for five minutes this helps to open your pores in preparation for extraction if you have any.

Step 5
If you have any black heads or puss filled spots squeeze them pull back your skin and squeeze with two of your fingers with a medium pressure on skin then wipe with tissue after.

Step 6
Place a good amount of massage oil, if not got any use moisturiser, to massage your face apply a few pea size if need more through out just add. Start on your forehead in the middle and moving down to the temples with your fingers in circular motion. Then massage you nose and cheeks moving to your lips, chin and jaw using strokes and actions up the neck this helps relax your muscle and tissue in the face and release tension and help the blood flow circulation. Do this for 5-10 minutes with a light to medium pressure on your face then pad of with a towel.

Step 7
Apply any face mask of your choice with your hands or face mask brush on your face avoiding applying on eye and eyebrow. Apply smoothly on the face and leave it on for 15 minutes after you have waited 15 minutes apply warm wet to sponge or cloth remove the face mask of the face make sure no trace left of it.

Step 8
After you have removed the face mask, pat your face with a towel so it dry and apply a generous amount of toner on your cotton wall pad  make sure you wipe all over your face with it. This will help hydrate your skin.

Step 9
Then apply a moisture that suits your skin type that will keep your skin hydrated, apply a size of a 10p coin on your finger and apply in circular motion all over your face to finish off your facial.


– Tutorial created by Rhianna T, Level 2 Beauty Therapy student 

hair.beauty@brooklands.ac.uk

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