Salon facials can be quite costly, and who has the time to make an appointment, travel to a salon, wait for service, and sit through a time-consuming facial treatment? Although facials are a soothing luxury, the fact is, many working people don't have time for a relaxing facial. There are several facial treatments that can be accomplished at home, and these home facial treatments can be done at a fraction of the cost of salon facial treatments. Giving yourself or a friend a home facial treatment saves time and money, and a home facial treatment can be just as soothing, relaxing, and as effective as an expensive salon facial treatment. There are a variety of home facial treatments for a variety of skin types, and these home facial treatments will provide surprising results to those who try them.
Deep Cleaning Facial Mask
You can give yourself a deep cleaning home facial treatment with a deep cleaning mask of milk of magnesia. This may seem like an odd product to use on the face, but milk of magnesia provides deep cleaning unlike any other product. Why spend a small fortune at an expensive salon when you can have a deep cleaning facial at home?
Apply milk of magnesia to the face and neck using cotton balls. Avoid the eyes, and clothing, and allow the milk of magnesia to remain on the face for approximately 10 minutes. Remove the milk of magnesia using a washcloth rinsed with warm water, pat your face dry, and apply your favorite moisturizer.
Relieving Facial Inflammation for Sensitive Skin
Those with sensitive skin often have problems finding products to relieve sensitivity and irritation. Sometimes products for sensitive skin don't help relieve sensitivity and irritation at all. Facial products sometimes actually cause facial irritation, but you can do your own soothing facial treatment that will effectively relieve inflammation and soothe irritated facial skin.
Begin by soaking a washcloth with cool skim milk, and apply the washcloth to the face. Relax for approximately 10 minutes while the milk is absorbed into the skin. After 10 minutes, rinse the skim milk from the face using lukewarm water. Complete the home facial treatment by applying a thin layer of over-the-counter strength hydrocortisone cream, being especially careful around the eyes. Those with sensitive skin will find this home facial treatment soothingly effective.
Removing Redness From Facial Blemishes
Those with acne can apply a home facial treatment that will effectively remove redness from facial blemishes. Wash the face as usual with a favorite facial product, pat the face dry, and apply a thin layer of over-the-counter strength hydrocortisone cream. Repeat this process morning and night, and those with redness due to acne or blemishes will experience a noticeable improvement.
Home Facial Treatment for Dry Skin
Dry skin can be effectively moisturized at home using a teaspoon of honey, a large egg yolk, and two level tablespoons of regular sour cream. Mix the ingredients together thoroughly, and apply the dry skin facial mixture with cotton balls. Be careful around the eyes, and protect clothing. Leave the dry skin facial mixture on for approximately 20 minutes, and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Pat the face and neck dry, and apply a favorite facial moisturizer to complete the process. This home facial mixture for dry skin can be kept in the refrigerator for 24 hours before it must be discarded.
Home Facial Treatment for Oily Skin
Oily skin can be as much of a problem as dry skin, and those with oily skin can apply a home facial treatment that will absorb excess oil and leave the skin silky smooth. Mix together dry oatmeal, honey, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix enough of each ingredient to create a paste of appropriate consistency. Apply this home facial mixture for oily skin, and leave it on the face for approximately 10 minutes before rinsing clean with lukewarm water. Pat the face dry, and apply your favorite make-up or other products for oily skin.
Home Facial Treatment for Normal Skin
Almonds are a key ingredient in many salon facial treatments, and a fantastic home facial treatment for normal skin can be made by putting almonds in a blender and grinding them to a fine consistency. Mix witch hazel with the ground almonds to make a paste of appropriate consistency, and apply the mixture to the face and neck. Allow the almond paste to remain on the skin for approximately 10 minutes, and remove it using lukewarm water. Pat the area dry, and apply your favorite facial products especially formulated for normal skin.
Published by Crystal Ray
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