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  • Basic At Home Facial

    3 posts, 3 voices, 643 views, started Oct 2, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2008 by Ms-kay


    • Carnelian

      There's nothing better than getting a professional facial, but they can be expensive. To maintain your healthy skin between professional treatments or to do them yourself, try this basic at-home facial once a week. This basic facial works on oily, dry and combination skin.  

      And don't worry, I'm not going to make you whip up a batch of egg-whites & oatmeal.

      Time Required: 25-30 minutes

      Here’s How:

      Cleanse the skin

      You'll want to wash the face to remove any grime or dirt. If you have oily or combination skin, try a cleanser like Clinique Wash Away Gel Cleanser or Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash . For dry skin, your best bet is a cream or milky cleanser such as Cetaphil


      Using your fingers, rub a gentle exfoliating scrub in a circular motion on your face. Concentrate on the areas around your nose and forehead or if you have combo skin, work harder on the areas that tend to be 'greasy.' Rinse your face well since exfoliating scrubs tend to be drying. Clinique makes a simple, but excellent face scrub .  

      Steam—Fill your sink with warm water, dip a washcloth in and press to your face. Repeat 2-3 times.  

      The mask

      If you have oily or acne prone skin, mud or clay-based masks are great for balancing out your skin. Dry skin will benefit from hydrating masks made from glycerin, honey and oils. Ginseng or green tea masks are great for soothing skin.  

      Masks (homemade or otherwise) should stay on for 10-15 minutes, should follow with a cleansing and a thin layer of moisturizer.  

      Apply the mask, avoiding the areas around the eyes. Keep it on for 10-20 minutes (or, according to the directions on the product). Rinse completely.  

      Smooth on a soothing, basic moisturizer, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

      Tip: Stay away from strong moisturizers containing retinols or acids. These will over-exfoliate your skin.

      What You Need:
      Gentle cleanser
      Exfoliating scrub
      Warm water & a washcloth
      Clay-based or cream facial mask (based on skin type)
      Basic moisturizer


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          Pedidrdi wrote Oct 4, 2008
        • Hi...I believe in this system, and recommend doing a daily cleansing, skin care regimen which will keep your skin healthy from the inside out. SENSE Beautiful Science is a high quality, pharmaceutical grade product with a patented cellular rejuvination patented product which will keep you looking healthy, younger and feeling wonderful. Access the website to find out more about it, or comment back and I will happily share with you the experience I have had and the knowledge I have acquired. In health and wellness, Diane

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          Ms-kay wrote Oct 4, 2008
        • Thank you. I will check it out.

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