It's time for some at-home pampering with this easy DIY facial from Elemis.
Whether you're prepping your skin for spring or indulging in some much needed me-time, here's the perfect at-home pampering session.
Elemis Director of product and treatment development, Noella Gabriel, has shared her expert tips to the easy and effective DIY facial using a mix of her and your favourite products.
So shut the world out, light some candles, strip back your make-up and relax. Whale music not required.
Follow Noella's step-by-step below...
STEP 1: Start by cleansing the face to remove any trace of make-up. Use products which are purifying yet non stripping to the skin, such as the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm which melts away make-up and grime while nourishing the skin with its mix of essential oils and active ingredients.
STEP 2: Next use a warm compress to open the pores and prepare the skin for the facial. Add a couple of drops of Essential Oil such as lavender, lime, or eucalyptus, then gently inhale the aroma while the heat of the compress opens the pores, which will allow for better product absorption, giving a healthy glow to the skin by boosting circulation.
STEP 3: Follow with an exfoliating face scrub such as the Elemis Skin Buff to reduce the build-up of dead skin on the surface, leaving the complexion smooth, radiant and renewed.
STEP 4: Then apply a face mask opting for a clay based one for oily/ problem skin or a creamy or gel one for dry skin to really nourish and hydrate. If you have combination skin, a good idea is to use both applying a clay based mask on the t-zone, the area prone to excess oil and shine and then the cream based mask to the rest of the face for a moisture boost for the parts which need it most.
STEP 5: Afterwards treat your skin to a regenerating facial massage with your favourite moisturiser to complete the treatment. Always massage with upwards and outwards strokes, using the finger tips for the lightest touch being extra gentle around the delicate eye area. The aim is to gently rid the skin of toxins and provide the tissues with oxygen by giving the facial muscles a thorough work out increasing the flow of circulation and reducing any tension. Moisturising is also key for keeping your skin healthy, maintaining good hydration levels and preventing pre-mature ageing. Try the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream which is clinically proven to increase hydration by up to 45% and reduce the appearance of wrinkles up to 78%.
STEP 6: Finally, gently apply a soothing eye cream to reduce puffiness and lift and support the delicate eye area. Then finish with a dab of conditioning lip balm to protect the lips from dryness and harsh weather conditions, try the freshskin by Elemis loving lips quenching lip balm which is packed with softening almond oil and vitamin E.
So, will you be trying this DIY facial?