The Best Products For An At Home Facial | Dash Home Goods

I love getting facials.  I was very committed to my aesthetician and went to her for years until I left one day wondering if she had given me a facial or just washed my face. After a few more of these "facial" I decided to jump ship and start doing at home facials while looking for a new aesthetician.  The only issues I have with at-home facials is that there are simply too many products out there.  Below, is a list of products for an at-home facial.  Depending on what your skin needs and how much time you want to dedicate, you can add more steps or take some out.  Now more than ever, take care of yourself.  If you cannot book an appointment with your favorite aesthetician it is still possible to give yourself a quality facial at home.

Cleanse your skin well iS CLINICAL Cleansing Complex

OK, I have to be honest  - my old aesthetician recommend this cleansing gel and it is hands down the best I have ever used!  I love everything about it.  Before you do anything else wash your face to make sure you are starting with clean skin. The lightweight gel does a great job of removing make-up, dirt, and sweat at the end of a long day.  Yes, a bit on the pricey side, but a little goes a LONG way. 

SteamNano Spa Quality Facial Steamer

Most facials will include some kind of steaming process and the Panasonic Nano Steamer will do the trick  The heat and humidity from the steam will help soften the layer of dead skin cells topping your complexion, making it easier to exfoliate or wash them away.  Some aesthetician feel that steaming the skin can be the most important part as your skin is more receptive to serums, moisturizers, and other facial treatments. 

 

For sensitive skin, this exfoliate contains, a PHA (poly hydroxy acid) and mandelic acid, an AHA, both of which tend to be more gently than other exfoliating acids.  The product is meant to gently re-texturizes and purifiy skin.  Formulated without harsh sulfates, dyes or fragrances for skin which can lead to over-dry, stressed skin.  It is an exfoliating gel so be careful not to overuse and irritate skin.
I don't think a facial would feel complete without a mask.  Choose a mask that benefits your skin type.  Look for ingredients that will help clean out your pores, since your pores will be open after steaming and exfoliating.  Think clay or charcoal masks, my personal favorite being Glamglow - Supermud. It carries a cult-like following along with four other masks depending on what you are looking for.
Well moisturized skin: results in the radiant glow we are looking for
Whether you use a cream, serum, or both use a highly rated moisturizer that works for your skin type.  I am in my mid-40's and like to use both a serum (Vitamin C) followed with moisturizer.  I am a huge fan of iS Clinical Serums(who offer samples and starter kits) as well as Skin Ceuticals.  So many of these products can get ridiculously expensive. Don't associate quality with price!  Instead, take advantage of companies who offer free samples before you go and drop a bunch of money.