Sometimes we don't realize that we have many of the "ingredients" to creating our own but just need a recipe to follow. In this post you will find a little guide of products and a how to create your own mini SPA day right from the comfort of your own. You may already have many of these products or something similar at home! I have also included steps on how to massage your face like a pro. Oh yea!
* This post is based off personal experience and product preference for my skin. Honeybee Bride and its affiliates do not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Any information published on this website or by this brand is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professional.
- Favorite Candle
- Bubble bath & favorite bath bomb
- Relaxing Spa Music
- Hot water to steam your face
- AgeLoc Nu Skin LUMISPA™ Cleanser or your preferred cleanser. I also use CeraVe facial cleanser in my routine.
- AgeLoc Nu Skin LUMISPA™ Cleansing Tool or your preferred tool
- Eye Mask
- Jade Facial Roller (previously cooled in fridge or freezer)
- Face Oil for Facial Roller*
- Laniege lip mask
Step 1: Light a candle to set the mood
You are most likely home, and you've probably been home, so creating a space that doesn't remind you that you are in your current enviroment is obviously super IMPORTANT. Lighting your favorite scented candle, playing a relaxing spa playlist, and / or running a bubble bath with your favorite bath bomb is helpful. If you have a spa like robe I suggest to put it on as well to set the mood.
My personal favorites!
Step 2: Prep & Steam Your Face
It is recommended to use the cleanser of Nu Skin when using the cleansing tool.
I suffer from cystic acne and have been using this product for the last 10 years.
CLEANSING- After you set the mood in your favorite way, it is time to wash your face with the AgeLoc Nu Skin LUMISPA™ Cleanser if you plan to use your cleansing tool or your favorite cleanser of choice such as CeraVe which I alternate use in my personal facial routine.
STEAMING- In creating a facial it is essential to steam your face. After cleansing you can steam your face by either 1. Heating water until it begins to boils and carefully place your face over to receive the steam to open your pours. 2. You can boil the water first and then place a towel carefully in the water, let it cool enough to ring out the water, and then place over your face. As an added aroma therapy you can add essential oils to the water, such as lavender or eucalyptus depending on the scent you prefer.
Step 3: Add that eye mask
Under eye masks are essential to your life, facial life that is! There are several different options that help target specific eye needs such as bags, black tones, and puffiness. An eye mask overall will help you look a bit more ALIVE.
Step 4: Tone, Tone, Tone
There are all kinds of toners that target different skin challenges and it can get a little overwhelming to choose what is best for you. Honestly trial and error is what works with me and sometimes my skin after a while reacts to the toner and I need to change it out. Currently I am using Laneige Essential Power Skin toner.
Step 5: Moisturize & Massage (or use the Roller)
Moisturizing is key to the end of your routine and especially in this mini facial. You can either use the roller or your hands to massage your face. If you have not invested or bought into the roller, no judgment just use your hands! You can follow the steps below to a massage I found a few years ago and use when I create my own facials (you can find the original post here). Please keep in mind with either the hand massage or roller you need to use a skin oil or light moisturizer with lots of slip.
Squeeze a dime-sized portion of product into your palms. Rub the formula to evenly distribute over hands and fingertips.
Press your fingers between brows and slide up your forehead, repeating several times to cover the entire area.
Then, massage your fingertips from the center of your face out past your cheeks and to your ears.
Drop one level lower and repeat the same sliding, up-and-out motion across your jawline as needed.
Finish with your neck. Gently use vertical strokes from the collarbone upward.
Roll your face
*If you have a roller already then you're most likely a pro at it. If you are new to using a roller please make sure to use a face oil or a moisturizer that gives a lot of slip so the roller does not tug or pull on your skin. My personal favorite and one I use is the Superberry Hydrate and Glow Oil from youth to the people.
Step 6: Moisturize those Lips
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. I don't always use it as recommended I actually sometimes use it after my facial routine or any time my lips feel drier than normal.
Step 7: Breathe, Relax and Enjoy :)
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Queen Bee of Honeybee Bride and Head Honeymoon Wardrobe Stylist. Melissa is based in New Orleans, LA and lives with her husband and two fur babies, Grover & Bailey, who you will sometimes see living the good life on instagram.