Everyone deserves some quiet time to themselves to indulge in some soothing self-care. If you’re ready to pamper yourself like you’ve never been pampered before, read on to learn how to give yourself the ultimate at home spa experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!
Begin with a steamy shower or an aromatic bath. The heat of the water will soften your skin and prepare it to receive all the goodness you’re about to pour on while removing any leftover traces of makeup on your face. Use this opportunity to exfoliate any rough spots on your body with a scrub.
After you get out and dry off, apply cellulite firming gel to any problem areas. Massage the product into the skin using long strokes -- or try a device like the Palm Hammer Cellulite Reducer to aid in product absorption. We like the Palm Hammer because it uses heat to stimulate circulation and cold to kill fat cells. Follow this up with a rich body cream.
Now let’s move onto the facial! The first step is to open up your pores and help release built up dirt and oil. You can do this using a facial steamer, or just perch over a bowl of boiling hot water and cover your head with a towel to trap in the steam.Then use a mild cleanser with warm water to wash away the grime.
Next it’s time to slough off some dead skin cells. Slather on a high quality scrub, gently work it over your skin in small, upward circles, and then rinse. For a true spa-quality deep clean that removes blackheads, evens skin tone, and shrinks pores you’ll want to use an at-home microdermabrasion device. Microdermabrasion is a process that combines suction and exfoliation to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. The Microderm Device has a diamond head with microcrystalline particles to aid in exfoliation while suction increases blood flow and draws out gunk trapped in your pores.
Once you’ve achieved a deep-down clean, apply a mask. Whether you want something hydrating, balancing, anti-acne, or anti-aging — choose a mask that features high quality ingredients to help you achieve your desired results. We like this self-heating mask because the warmth helps the product penetrate deep as it sits. While you’re waiting for your mask to dry it’s your time to sit back and relax — listen to some soothing music, meditate, read, or give yourself a massage with an electric massager! Wait the recommended amount of time and then rinse with warm water.
After your mask, a toner is essential. If you have dry skin, look for a toner made with water-soluble alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic or lactic acid. If you’ve got more oily skin, seek out one with oil-soluble beta hydroxy acids like salicylic acid. This step will prime your face and get it ready to soak up your skincare products. Simply use a cotton pad to swipe it across your skin -- and be sure to wait a full five minutes before applying anything else so you don’t accidentally neutralize the acids before they’ve absorbed!
The first and lightest layer of hydration comes in the form of serums. Serums are the most beneficial product you can add to your skincare regimen. They are potent, concentrated doses of antioxidants, peptides, and skin brighteners. Apply an eye serum to your under-eye area and a face serum over the rest of your face, neck, and chest. Then use a sonic infuser device in upward strokes over your face to help the product penetrate deeply and promote collagen production.
Next, apply an eye cream to help lock in your serum. You can also use a sonic infuser to help your cream sink in. We like this 3-in-1 Eye Massage Wand to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and ease fluid-retention and puffiness. You should always apply your eye cream before your face moisturizer since it’s usually a thinner consistency. Give it a few minutes to absorb and then add your face cream. This step is key to making your serums as effective as possible.
Finally, if you’ll be out in the sun after your at-home facial, be sure to apply some sunscreen! We hope we’ve inspired you to give yourself the gift of me-time. This ultimate spa day can be repeated weekly to leave you baby soft, relaxed, and glowing! Shine on -- with Lumina NRG.