How to do a mini-facial at home.

Lemon chemical peel

 

     Life can be so stressful sometimes and this can take its toll on your skin. You can slow down these effects by doing a facial at home once or twice a month. Pick any night of the week and take out a few extra minutes for yourself.

     These are the steps I take when doing a facial.

  1. CLEANSE: I wash my face.
  2. EXFOLIATE: Next, I apply my chemical peel. I use either lactic acid or glycolic acid. I prefer lactic acid though because it works better on dark-skinned people. I rinse this off after 5 minutes. You can make a homemade peel using apples, lemons, limes, oranges, pineapples, pawpaw (papaya), tomatoes, etc. [Read Homemade Chemical Peels]. On the other hand, you can use a facial scrub. I don’t recommend facial scrubs for people who are acne-prone because I feel that the grains can clog up your pores.
  3. STEAM: Afterwards, I steam my face for about 5-10 minutes. If you don’t have a facial sauna, simply put your face over a bucket of boiled water and cover the back of your head with a towel to trap the steam.
  4. MASK IT: I apply a facial mask. I like to use Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque or Proactiv Solution Refining Mask. They both have sulfur which is good for drying out acne. I leave on my mask for about 15 minutes.
  5. MOISTURIZE: It’s good to use a gentle moisturizer. After rinsing out the mask, I apply my night lotion, Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM.

 

Dr Fomsky

P/S: I usually buy my Lactic Acid 50% Gel Peel and Glycolic Acid 35% Gel Peel from Amazon.com

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About the author
Dr Fomsky

Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three, a medical doctor by day. Plus she owns a Nigerian-based online hair product store called Sizzelle.
Dr Fomsky is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she's had her babies, she's been struggling to keep her weight and her tummy down!
At night, she likes to read books, write blog posts and leave comments on other blogs. She lives in Paris, France and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book .
DR FOMSKY'S HAIR TYPE: 'Texlaxed' hair, High porosity, Fine hair strands, low to moderate density
CURRENT HAIR LENGTH: Between shoulder and armpit length
LOVING: Argan oil for sealing, PURA BODY NATURALS Chocolate Smoothie conditioner, and Hairveda Red Tea Satin Moisturizer
LONG-TERM PLAN: Trim off bone-straight ends (6 inches left) over time

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3 Comments to How to do a mini-facial at home.

  1. Tonkabelle says:

    Dear Dr. Fomsky, thank you for everything. I shall be sending you an email soon. I nominated you for the versatile blogger award because I adore you as well as your blog. Please check out my blog for details. xx

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