Ever have a really long week and you just want to unwind? Friday is for Facials, let’s relax and celebrate that skin because doing both will avoid breakouts. We are going to share some of our favorite face recipes! Because let’s face it, it’s Friday we’re home and tired and don’t want to run out to Sephora or the local drugstore just for a facial treatment when we can get everything we need form home. So, let’s open up the fridge and get our faces glowing again.
Our first face treatment is a wash, because making your own face wash from home is inexpensive and doesn’t reduce the effectiveness of a good cleanse. Without a clean slate, all the other steps of a home facial won’t be absorbed. Let’s start, you’ll need to acquire:
- ¼ cup liquid castile soap
- ¼ cup brewed organic chamomile
- ¾ teaspoon virgin coconut oil
- 8 drops essential oils – specific to your skin goals
- Several drops of Vitamin E oil – optional, but recommended
We chose chamomile tea for its anti-inflammatory properties but can easily be substituted for distilled water, rose water, or pure aloe vera gel. Don’t add the tea until it is absolutely cool and mix well together then add to a bottle.
The second step is exfoliation, and this step is important, by removing the dead skin cells your face can absorb all the following treatments much better. Exfoliant recipes are plenty, and all are super simple.
- 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil
- 2 tbsp of Sugar
- 2 tbsp of Coffee (Optional)
You can use just Coconut Oil and Sugar as a face scrub but there’s so much you can add, coffee reduces cellulite and so this can be added for a full body scrub. Be creative and swap out white sugar for brown sugar, coconut oil for olive oil, you can add cocoa powder, vanilla extract, honey, blueberries, lemon, essential oils, oats, nutmeg, etc.
Next step is a rich face mask and it is deliciously effective and totally edible. You’ll need:
- ¼ of an Avocado
- 1 Tablespoon of Cocoa Powder
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey
Mix together until you have a smooth texture make sure you don’t get any cucumber seeds or skins, just the juices. You can also puree the mixture if you have a blender, and goop that onto your face when your skin is dry. Allow to set for 10 minutes and wash with warm water, then moisturize as you normally would.
This mask is excellent because the honey has an antibacterial component but also anti-inflammatory component from the cocoa giving your skin a soothing antioxidant and lastly, the avocado adds in hydration and the cucumber reduces the redness of the treatment while softening the skin. This face mask is delicious, so try not to taste-test it too much and save it for your face.
We always tone the face next, and there are many ways to make home-made toner as well. We appreciate simplicity and love just using witch hazel. Witch hazel is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, extracted from the Hamamelis Virginiana Shrub it has been used for centuries in skin care. Witch Hazel also reduces redness, acne, and skin irritation while also locking in moisture. You can mix a ¼ cup of witch hazel with a ½ tsp of Vitamin C powder to maintain your skin’s natural pH level while tightening the skin.
The last step is to moisturize. To make a luxurious moisturizer at home follow these simple steps.
- 1 cup of rose petals
- 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera juice
Take one cup of rose petals and boil them down with a few drops of rose water. Filter out the petals saving only the liquid remnants and add 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera juice mix well and allow to cool in the fridge. The rose water will aid in dirt removal and add a fresh look to your skin while the aloe moisturizes and helps clear up acne. By maintaining a cool temperature, the moisturizer won’t open up your pores, sealing the moisture in.
Pampering yourself may require you to take a trip to the health food’s store and after the makeshift spa night, you still might achieve the results you wish. This is why Bare Envy offers the glamorous Hollywood Facial also known as the Carbon Peel or Baby Doll Facial. The Hollywood Facial achieves results that you won’t ever see from DIY facials at home, it is similar to a mild chemical peel except there is no downtime. A layer of liquid carbon is applied to the skin, where it penetrates deep into the pores, similar to a mud or clay mask. As the mask dries it does not tighten or dry out the skin. Finally, instead of rinsing off the mask Bare Envy uses a patented magnetic laser device to remove it. The laser is highly attracted to the carbon particles and when the laser is passed over the area, it destroys the carbon, taking dead skin cells, contaminants and oil with it.
This facial instantly refreshes skin by killing bacteria in the pores allowing them to shrink and give your skin the appearance of younger, firmer skin. Gentle and thorough, the Hollywood Facial reduces pigment, evens skin tones, reduces or eliminates acne and the scaring it can leave behind, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Contact Bare Envy to learn more about all the facial skin treatments we offer.