Your At-Home Facial Routine with KOHA Beauty
As we hurtle towards November, it’s getting a little chilly outside, and, if you’re like us, you’ll have had the central heating on for a few weeks already. But those extremes in temperatures, combined with the wind and the dry air, can all play havoc with your skin.
So, follow our top tips to enjoying a serene, at-home facial that will not only help you enjoy some me-time, but will also help you to gain nourished and smooth skin, whatever the weather.
Step One: Remove Your Makeup
Our favourite five minutes of the day! Make sure every last scrap is gone, using a nourishing cleansing oil to melt away all of your makeup, wiping it away with a warm cloth.
Step Two: Cleanse and Exfoliate
Once your makeup is off your face, it’s time to deeply cleanse and exfoliate the surface. Soak your KOHA konjac sponge in warm water until it puffs up and turns smooth, and then apply it to your skin in circular motions to buff the surface of the skin, getting rid of any pesky dry patches and making sure that every trace of makeup, grease and grime is gone. Take your time with this step, paying particular attention to areas prone to dryness.
Step Three: Steam
A luxurious step that takes your at-home facial to professional levels! Steaming is not only very relaxing, but also helps to loosen dead skin cells and dirt, making it easier to keep your skin looking bright and fresh. Pour boiled water into a large bowl and place a large towel over your head, then breathe in the steam. Remember to keep your face at least six inches from the water to stay safe.
Step Four: Clay Mask
A clay mask is the ideal next step, to rid your skin of any blemish-causing bacteria, oil or dirt. Spread a thick layer of clay mask over any areas that are prone to blemishes, such as your T-zone or your cheeks, and leave it for ten minutes to set.
Step Six: Toner
A toner works to tighten and brighten the skin, eliminating any leftover oil and helping to keep the skin looking and feeling fresh, whilst adding in much-needed hydration after your steaming and clay masks. Spritz on a toner or apply to a cotton pad and sweep over the skin.
Step Seven: Sheet Mask
A sheet mask is a great way to pack the skin full of hydration, as they’re infused with hydrating serums, to pep up a dull or dry complexion. Pop one on your skin for around ten minutes and sit back, allowing the nutrients to sink into the face. Once you peel off the mask, spend a few minutes massaging the leftover serum into the skin.
Step Eight: Treatments
We all have issues specific to our own skin, be that blemishes, dryness or discolouration, so now’s the time to apply specific treatments to those problem areas. Use effective treatments with active ingredients for the best results.
Step Nine: Eye Cream
The skin around the eyes is thinner than on the rest of the face, meaning it can show signs of dryness, ageing or lack of care quicker than anywhere else. Make sure you spend some time patting in a nourishing eye cream, using your ring finger to avoid dragging the skin.
Step Ten: Moisturiser
The final step in your at-home facial, applying a layer of nourishing moisturiser to lock in all of the ingredients and keep the skin moisturised and hydrated. Choose a formula for your skin type, whether that’s rich and creamy for dry skin, or lightweight for oily complexions.
And relax – your skin looks gorgeous! We recommend treating yourself to an at-home facial every other week to keep your skin in tip-top condition.
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