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Spa Facial at home

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The number one DYI service that can really compete with a high end spa treatment is a deep facial moisture wrap.  This is a treatment that exfoliates the epidermis gently, dissolves visible debris like black heads and white heads while intensely moisturizing and providing a natural glow. 

This DIY treatment can be achieved by using simple ingredients like oatmeal (gentle exfoliate) mixed with honey (a natural skin antibiotic) massage the mixture into the skin with your forefingers.  If you can, safely use a vaporizer or pot of boiling water with a towel holding in the steam for 3 minutes. This will open up the pores just like at a traditional spa and soften the debris in the skin so it can easily be massaged out.  You would then rinse with warm water to obtain a glow. You can then paint on a combination of Greek yogurt and buttermilk onto the surface of the skin.  Both of these ingredients have high concentrations on lactic acid (gentle yet as effective as glycolic acid at low levels to smooth out the skin) and the viscosity of the Greek yogurt will allow it to adhere to the skin better.  Let that macerate on the skin for 10 to 15 minutes. 

You can't forget those tired eyes! Pack two new coffee filter cups with freshly brewed coffee grounds on eyes and it will help the puffiness around the entire eye area to look well rested.  You can then gently rinse with warm water again.  Then to finish out the facial and hydrate the skin at the same time, break open 5 liquid gel vitamin E capsules and combine them with aloe Vera gel (this combo won't make you break out).  Massage the mixture gently into skin and poof...a professional DYI facial in your own home.  If you want extra hydration, add a pearl size amount of your favorite day or night moisturizer.

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad. Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. Aside from contributing to the monthly blogs, he oversees new product development and leads the brand with head-turning innovation. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it. 

 


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elf time wrote:
1) 4/29/2010 10:26:04 AM
I love the at home facial ingredients since they are items you already have at home. I sometimes use fine milled corn meal in place of the oatmeal, and strained plain yogurt in place of the greek yogurt. The vitamin E and aloe gel are a great moisturizer and soothing for a sun burn.
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