When you suffer from dry skin, there's nothing like a facial at the salon to leave your complexion dewy and moisturized. However, it can be hard to get to the salon on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Between salon appointments, consider giving yourself your own facial treatments at home. This facial routine for dry skin will leave your face feeling plump and soft, and it only has three steps.
Set aside about 45 - 60 minutes to complete this three-step, dry skin facial. It's the perfect way to pamper yourself on a Friday night after a long week in the office.
Step 1: Steam Cleaning
This first step helps open your pores and remove any toxins. When open, your pores are better able to absorb the moisturizing ingredients that you'll use later in the facial treatment.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add about 1/4 cup aloe juice. Remove the pot from the stove, and set it on the table. Sit in front of the pot, and hold your head over it, allowing the steam to come over your face. Rest like this for about 10 minutes, and then pat your skin dry with a towel.
Step 2: Moisture Mask
This homemade mask will impart plenty of moisture into your skin, and it has a lovely scent, too. Mix together 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon oat flour, and 1/4 teaspoon rose water. Spread this mixture over your face, avoiding the eye area. Let the mask sit for at least 20 minutes. Since this mask is messy, you may want to sit with your face over a sink or easily cleanable table for the duration of the treatment.
Once 20 minutes have passed, rinse the mask off with warm water, and pat your skin dry.
Step 3: Lasting Moisture
The final step is to tone your skin, and then add a final layer of lasting moisture to get you through the day or night. Apply a little of your favorite toner to a cotton ball, and swipe it over your face to remove any remnants of the mask. Then, take a tiny dab of coconut oil, and gently smooth it into your skin. Your skin will look a bit oily at first, but you'll be surprised at how quickly it then absorbs the olive oil, leading to noticeably increased softness and smoothness.
Repeat the at-home facial steps above up to once a week when you can't get to the salon for a facial. Contact a spa, like Deluxe Spa, for more help.