Face Time: Luxurious Face Treats At Home

MASKS, peels, steaming. Where do you begin?! It’s just easier to visit the pros at a salon, right? Wrong! We’ve made it east for you to grasp the concept of treating your face just like the facialists do. No need to fork out cash at a professional salon once a month, benefits of facials can just as easily be reproduced at home. Follow these five simple steps to give yourself a luxurious face treat at home.

Step 1: Cleanse And Extract

Instead of:

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Victoria Beckham’s salon-only hydro-mist steaming facial.

THE first step in every skincare regime is obviously cleansing. It draws out dirt, oil and grime out of pores. A double cleanse can be followed by steaming your face with a hot towel, which opens up pores and makes clearing clogged ones easier. Extraction is the part of a facial that can hurt, but can go a long way in helping with blackheads and pimples.

Your Options:

Anti-Ageing Foam Cleanser: R290, Filorga Or Essential Milk Cleanser: R250, Eau Thermal Avène

Step 2: Exfoliate

Instead of:

Bella Thorne’s painful looking chemical peel.

CHEMICAL peels are an amazing skincare treatment, but if you’re consistent with exfoliation, a deep peel might not be necessary for a long while. Exfoliating can rid your face of dead skin cells, reduce acne and help other skincare products penetrate more deeply.

Your Options:

Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Peel Pads (30 Pads): R359, L’Oreal Paris Or Pure Active Anti-Spot Exfoliating Scrub Oily To Spot-Prone Skin: R74.95, Garnier

Step 3: Mask and Treatment

Instead of:

Shanina Shaik’s red light therapy for wrinkles, rejuvenation, acne and healing injuries and scars.

SPECIFIC skincare concerns are often addressed with a mask or a treatment product. The right one can help add essential ingredients that might be lacking into the skin, while pulling out impurities. No red light therapy needed.

Your Options:

Sensibio Soothing Mask : R249.95, Bioderma Or Collagen Infusion Face Mask Sheet: R74.99, Skin Republic

Step: 4 Tone and Plump

Instead of:

Kim Kardashian’s red carpet facial that includes use of a sculpting tool to help with puffiness.

APART from restoring the skin’s pH balance, toners now have tons of other benefits, like anti-aging properties, adding an extra layer of protection against environmental contaminants and even plumping up the skin with extra hydration.

Your Options:

Lift & Repair Eye Contour Smoothing Care: R974.95, Institut Esthederm Or Blemish + Age Toner: R880, SkinCeuticals

Step 5: Moisturise

Instead of:

Gabrielle Union’s Hydro Facial, a hydrating treat with plankton extract and hyaluronic acid.

LOCK in all your hard work with an equally hardworking moisturiser. Skipping this step can lead to itchy, dry, flaky skin not to mention accelerated aging. Hydrated skin means healthy skin. Want even more moisture? Apply a serum before slathering on the moisturiser.

Your Options:

Anti-Age Hyaluron Filler Day Cream Dry Skin: R389.99, Eucerin Or Intense HA Infinity Serum: R1 444, Optiphi

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