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How to do a DIY facial at home

How to do a DIY facial at home
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Whilst we're spending more time at home these days, the perfect night in is always better when it involves a facial. Whether you have blemish-prone skin, are struggling with 'maskne', or just want to boost your natural glow, discover our guide to the ultimate DIY facial routine. Trust us, your skin will love the extra attention.

Step one: Remove Makeup

If you wear makeup during the day, the first step is to remove everything and start your facial with a blank canvas. By opting for a cleansing balm such as the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, you can effectively lift away makeup and daily impurities. Designed to be used as part of a double cleanse routine, these cleansing balms are some of the best at LOOKFANTASTIC.

Step two: Second Cleanse

After removing makeup, always follow with a second cleanser, such as a cleansing foam, cleansing gel or cleansing milk. As your skin is now free from makeup, you can enjoy a deep cleanse with some added facial massage. The ESPA Optimal Skin ProCleanser is an ideal choice, as it contains Moringa Seed extract to soften, and Pumpkin seed extract to lightly exfoliate.

Step three: Facial Steamer

For the ultimate spa facial experience, the next step would be steaming the face. The Rio Facial Sauna and Steamer is easy to use, feels luxurious, and actively helps to improve the skin. By opening up the pores, the steamer helps to purify and deliver a spa-worthy treatment.

Step four: Multi-Masking

No DIY facial is complete without a face mask, and it can be hard to pick just one. The idea of 'multi-masking' is to use a few different masks where your skin might have different needs. A brand well recognised in the beauty world for their incredible face masks is Origins, having won multiple awards over the years.

The Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask has been formulated specifically to clear pores, which would be best placed on areas such as the T-section and the chin. To hydrate the cheeks and rest of the face, the Hello Calm Relaxing and Hydrating Face Mask with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is a winning choice.

Step five: Serum

If you don't use skincare serums in your DIY facial routine, you're missing a trick. These supercharged treatments work in the deeper layers of the skin and help to improve the performance of your moisturiser.

The Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules Hydra-Plumping Serum is an exciting new launch that works wonders on all skin types. The capsule format allows you to apply the optimum amount of serum every time. With a host of incredible active ingredients, you can enjoy softer, smoother skin and a noticeable healthy glow.

Step six: Night Cream

Night cream is the final step in this DIY Facial routine, helping to lock in moisture and deliver ultimate nourishment to the skin. During the colder months, we recommend opting for a night cream that is richer in texture, allowing the skin to regenerate while you sleep.

A new brand to arrive at LOOKFANTASTIC, the La Mer Moisturising Cream is an iconic and award-winning product, worthy of every glowing review. This magic formula can be used mornings and evenings, instantly balancing the skin and promoting a beautifully radiant complexion.

Discover the full range of skincare at LOOKFANTASTIC, and create a tailored skincare routine with our 'Build a Routine' hub.


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