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How to Give Yourself a Facial at Home

At home facial

One of the best ways to take care of the skin, an at home facial provides the benefits of a spa facial treatment, without the expensive price tag.

Read on to discover how to do a facial at home in 7 simple steps, with No7’s skincare for a clarified and radiant-looking complexion.

What is a facial?

The perfect addition to a pamper routine, a facial at home consists of several facial steps and skincare products to cleanse and treat the skin, performed at least once a month. It works to deeply cleanse, exfoliate and nourish the skin, for a clarified and-hydrated complexion.

Facial steps

Step 1: Double cleanse the skin

The first essential step of a DIY facial is cleansing. Start by removing makeup and SPF with a gentle makeup remover like No7 Radiant Results Micellar Water. Formulated with No7’s Tri-Vit Complex and red ginseng, it removes even waterproof makeup, for skin that’s makeup-free and looks refreshed.

How to apply: Lightly soak a cotton pad with micellar water, and gently sweep over the face in an upwards motion, until all makeup and SPF is removed. No need to rinse.

To remove any last traces of makeup and impurities, follow with a second cleanser like No7 Radiant Results Nourishing Gel Cleanser. It transforms into a cleansing oil as it’s massaged into the skin, with a milk-like texture as it’s rinsed away. Skin is left feeling clean and silky soft.

How to apply: Massage a pea-sized amount of the cleanser into the skin using circular motions for 30 seconds, and rinse with warm water.

Step 2: Steam the face

Steaming the face helps to open the pores and loosen build-up of oil and impurities for a deeper cleanse. It also helps the other products in your at home facial to better penetrate the skin.

How to steam your face: steam the face by carefully pouring boiling hot water into a large bowl. Drape a towel over your head and hold your face 8 inches above the water for up to 10 minutes. Please take care not to burn yourself.

Step 3: Gently exfoliate

Exfoliating helps to buff away dead skin cells and unclog the pores for a more radiant-looking complexion. Choose a gentle cleanser, like No7 Lift & Luminate Cleansing Exfoliator. It’s formulated with exfoliating particles and Vitamins B5, C and E to gently cleanse the skin without drying.

How to apply: Using circular motions, gently massage a pea-sized amount of the exfoliator onto damp skin and rinse with lukewarm water.

Step 4: Apply a hydrating face mask

A crucial step to a spa day at home is applying a hydrating sheet mask, like No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum Boost Sheet Mask. This mask infused with potent anti-aging ingredients and hyaluronic acid that penetrate the layers of the skin to improve tone and texture.

How to apply: Smooth the sheet mask over the face, ensuring the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin are covered. Hook over ears to secure and relax for 15-20 minutes, then remove the mask with no need to rinse.

Step 6: Massage the skin with a facial oil

A facial massage helps to promote a healthy-looking glow. No7’s Youthful Replenishing Oil is a lightweight, non-greasy formula infused with Jojoba oil to help mimic skin’s natural oils and restore lost moisture and hydration.

How to massage the face:

Step 1: Using the pipette apply 2-3 drops of the oil onto the face.

Step 2: Using 2 fingers, use circular motions to massage the oil into the cheek area, moving from the center of the face and upwards towards the forehead.

 Step 3: Using the base of your thumb move up the jawline using circular motions, around the cheekbones and up to the temples.

Step 7: Apply a moisturizer

The final step of the at home facial is to lock in the nutrients from the previous facial steps and protect skin. No7 Restore & Renew Day cream and Night Cream are designed with age-defying technology to target the key signs of aging, as well as firming and brightening complexes that give the skin a smoother and firmer appearance in just 1 week*.

* Based on consumer perception study

How to apply: Using the fingertips, gently smooth the moisturizer over the entire face and use gentle circular and patting motions to absorb into the skin.

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