6 Steps to a Spa Quality Facial at Home

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Did you know that you can give yourself a spa quality facial at home with no special equipment or supplies?  All you need are the right skincare products!

In this step by step guide I will share my secrets on how to achieve soft, supple glowing skin that looks like you've been making regular visits to a skincare spa!

This process will gently cleanse and exfoliate, removing dull surface skin cells, revealing the new skin beneath and allowing for better penetration of products that will create changes in your skin that you can see and feel.  Collagen will begin to restore, skin will feel plump and hydrated and fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced.

Treating yourself to a series of spa quality facials at home is an excellent alternative to costly spa treatments, and when you use professional products, you can achieve similar results!

6 Steps to a Spa Quality Facial at Home

1. Cleanse
Cleanse face with Enzyme Cleanser, rinse well and pat dry. For a deeper cleanse, a mechanical or sonic cleansing brush can be used. This product is designed to gently exfoliate, hydrate and deep pore cleanse. The mild enzymes of pineapple and papaya will gently digest dead skin cells for better penetration of products. Great for all skin types, including sensitive.

Apply At Home Microderm Face Exfoliant. Using small circular motions, gently rub the exfoliant onto skin for approximately 3 minutes. Water may be added for sensitive skin or for additional lubrication. Using a cleansing brush will give you an even deeper exfoliation. Remove crystals with a warm washcloth, gauze or cotton cleansing pad and rinse well with tepid water. This combination of anti-aging ingredients that uses corundum crystals found in microdermabrasion equipment, will smooth the surface of the skin, while fighting free radicals, leaving the skin soft and supple allowing for maximum penetration of products to follow.

3. Steam (optional)
Fill a bowl with near boiling water. Essential oils or loose tea leaves may be added for additional relaxing effects. Place your face 8-10 inches over the steaming bowl of water with a towel draped over your head to prevent steam from escaping. Do not steam if you have broken capillaries or dilated vessels as this could aggravate the condition. Steaming will help open pores and allow for better penetration of products to follow. After steaming gently pat dry.

Apply a layer of either Revitalizing Avocado & Pumpkin Masque  (normal to dry skin) or Charcoal Mud Purifying Mask (normal to oily skin/acne prone skin) over your entire face and neck and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes. 

Normal to Dry Skin: Pumpkin enzymes will renew the surface of the skin while Avocado and Green Tea Extract deeply hydrate and refresh. 

Normal to Oily Skin: Activated charcoal will help draw out impurities while 3 organic acids exfoliate to remove dead skin cell build up for a smoother and brighter complexion.

Remove with gauze or a damp cotton pad.  Rinse well.

5. Renew
Apply Hydrating Toner to a cotton pad and dab all over the face.  Allow to absorb.  Now is the time to use an antioxidant rich serum as pores are open the skin will absorb the product into the deeper layers of the skin.  Apply a generous layer of Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator to face and neck.

6. Protect
If you have given yourself an at home facial during the day, apply an even layer of Last Step SPF 50 to your face and neck to protect your newly exposed skin cells from the damaging effects of the sun.  If you have given yourself a facial in the evening (recommended) apply an even layer of Uplifting Neck & Face Crème to the face and neck.  The ingredients in this crème will help draw the previously applied serum deeply into the layers of the skin.

Repeat the process weekly for a smooth and glowing complexion that will look like you have been visiting your favorite skincare spa!

It's possible to give yourself a spa quality facial at home when you use a professional line of skincare products, like the ones used by skincare specialists.  Derma MD products are used by professionals all over the world and with our range of cleansers, exfoliants, masques, serums and moisturizers you can safely do your own facial at home.  For special skincare concerns or for a deeper level peel, see our list of clinics and spas that use Derma MD's professional only products.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, your skincare specialist at lisa@dermamdcanada.ca or follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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Glowingly yours,

Lisa P

Skincare Specialist
Derma MD Canada


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