Whether it be the temperature, humidity, sunlight, or even rough fabrics, we expose our skin to various stressors throughout the day. These irritants can enflame our cells and cause damage that only time and extra care can fix. For this reason, it’s vital that we occasionally take a moment to indulge ourselves and truly rejuvenate your skin. Still, this endeavor can be a bit difficult if you don’t know where to begin. Explore this guide on how to pamper your skin at home, and set the stage for a healthy, glowing complexion.

Draw the Perfect Bath

A great bath is at the center of a perfect home spa day—but how you draw your bath can make more of an impact than you might think. For starters, the water should be neither too hot nor too cold. Submerging yourself in hot water can severely dry out your skin, while cold water can close your pores and reduce the effectiveness of your cleansers. Because of this, you want to find a healthy mixture of the two. One recommended method for achieving this is to start by drawing hot water, then slowly add cold to it until it’s a comfortable temperature.

But the water temperature isn’t the only thing you need to monitor. Make sure, as well, that you’re limiting your use of soaps and bath salts. Though these things are great for creating a relaxing atmosphere, mixing too much into the water can also dry out your skin, so you should only use just enough to produce the desired effect.

Use Steam for Deep-Cleanings

Once you’re in your perfectly mixed bath, use the steam from the water to open up your pores—it’s the perfect way to prepare the skin for further cleaning and ensure that your cleansers and exfoliants will be most effective. If the steam from the bath isn’t enough, you can also get the same effect by draping a warm cloth over your face. However, while the steam opens your pores, it also draws out some of the natural moisture in your skin. Therefore, be careful with how long you’re exposing your skin to this heat.

Exfoliate and Remove Impurities

With your pores open, you’re officially ready to wash the day away. After cleansing your skin, use a gentle exfoliant to slowly scrub away the dirt and oil trapped deep within your pores. Then, apply a detoxifying serum to neutralize any harmful bacteria still lurking on your face. This method helps to purge the excess buildup that contributes to blemishes like acne. Exfoliating can even feel very good on the skin and have a soothing effect on the mind—just be sure not to overdo it.

Wear a Hydrating Mask

Next, put on a hydrating mask, and let it sit on your face for several minutes. After all the scrubbing and washing you’ve subjected your skin to, it’s probably feeling a bit dry and desperate for relief. Unfortunately, most skin care products will remove moisture from the skin, along with dirt and grime. Combined with the heat from the water, this will often leave your skin feeling a bit ashy. Hydrating masks help by slowly infusing your skin with hyaluronic acid, which is what allows your skin to attract and retain moisture in the first place. As such, these products not only replace some of the hydration that you lost, but they also leave your skin healthier overall.

Place Cucumber Slices Over Your Eyes

For additional effect, you can even pair your hydrating mask with the rejuvenating powers of cucumber. While placing cucumber slices over our eyes has become something of a cliché, they can rehydrate the thinner skin under your eyes. This extra hydration can reduce any puffiness or slight hyperpigmentation in this area and, in some cases, make it easier to treat fine lines or wrinkles. For the desired effect, use thicker-cut cucumbers for this task, and make sure to chill them before you put them on your eyes.

Apply a Serum

After washing away your mask and removing your cucumber slices, place a few dots of a retinol serum across your face and then gently dab them in. Serum products are perfect for giving your skin an extra boost of vitamins and minerals. Since it can be difficult for your cells to obtain these nutrients naturally, applying a product with them can ensure your skin has everything it needs to be healthy. The serums you use will depend on several factors—including your current diet and lifestyle habits.

Massage Your Skin With a Facial Roller

Another way to pamper your skin at home is to give yourself an impromptu massage with a small facial roller. Facial massages work your skincare products into the deeper layers of flesh so that they’re more likely to have the desired effect. Designated facial rollers make this process easy by gently kneading the surface of your skin and smoothing out any wrinkled areas. Their cool stone surfaces also feel good after a long bath, and many people find using them incredibly soothing to tense facial muscles.

Spray on a Facial Mist

Then, last but certainly not least, finish up your pampering session by spraying your face with a cool facial mist from either a humidifier or a fine spray bottle. Either way, the reduced temperature will help shrink your pores back to their original size, and the water will promote further hydration. Make sure, though, that you aren’t fully wetting your face, as this could wash off your freshly-applied skincare products.

At Flawless Beauty and Skin, we believe that everyone should be able to achieve the complexion they desire. For this reason, we provide only the best products to treat your blemishes and encourage healthier healing for your cells. From skin whitening soaps to home spa kits, we have all that you could ever need to target your problem areas and work toward a more vibrant you. For more information about our products or to learn more about how you can care for your skin at home, give us a call.