What Is An At-Home Facial And How Often Should You Do It?

If you want the best skin for long-lasting youthful radiance, you likely have had a facial at some point in the past to help deep clean and treat your skin with luxurious, professional-grade products. But if you’ve gone to a spa for your facials in the past, you may be unaware that you can achieve the same rejuvenation and refreshment in the comfort of your own home. Let’s look at what an at-home facial looks like and how it can help you get radiant, clear skin.

What is a Facial?

A facial is a broad term that refers to a series of steps designed to gently cleanse skin deeply, treating it with specialty products to nourish and hydrate it from within. Different spas perform facials different ways, and if you have different aestheticians performing it each time, the results can vary from visit to visit.

Generally, a facial includes cleansing, exfoliating, treating with specialty products, and moisturization. Sometimes a facial massage or mask will be applied, but again, this varies by spa.

A facial can also be performed at home with the right products used in the right way. This allows people to customize their facial regimen with products specifically tailored to their skin type and goals from treatment.

Steps of an At-Home Facial

An at-home facial doesn’t involve aestheticians putting products you may have never heard of on your skin. Instead, you control the process from start to finish, ensuring you get the luxurious experience you want and the healthy, beautiful skin you deserve.

Epicuren Discovery takes the guesswork out of an at-home facial with our spa-quality at-home Facial To Go kit. This 6-step kit is designed for skin of all ages, especially those with a more oily complexion. It perfect for individuals concerned with congestion, pigmentation, texture, and fine lines.

Cleanse

As any daily skincare routine starts with a gentle cleanse, so does our at-home facial. This prepares the skin for additional products while clearing away daily oil build-up without overly drying out skin.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating with our Micro-Derm Ultra-Refining Scrub should not be done on a daily basis. This potent formula with jojoba seed oil and bamboo microcrystals cleanses and effectively exfoliate skin, helping the skin to appear smoother and more refined.

For dry and normal skin types, you can further benefit by adding our Glycolic Lotion (5%), helping skin to appear more youthful. However, using this product means you can’t use any toner, so take note when choosing this as part of your routine.

Tone

A high-quality toner can mean the difference between a fine facial and a great one. The best part about this step in the process is that there are toners available for nearly any facial need you have. For sensitive skin types, soothing mists can help reduce irritation. Other toners help further cleanse and prepare skin for receiving a moisturizer. There are toners with proven anti-aging compounds and active enzymes that instantly refresh skin and keep it soft. Whatever your desires, Epicuren Discovery’s toners can help you reach your skincare goals.

Moisturize

Finally, moisturize to rehydrate your skin. Our Daily Antioxidant Moisturizer helps protect skin from harmful elements in the environment while providing a silky smooth appearance to skin that has been well-primed to receive its nourishing natural.

Mask

Once per week, or whenever you schedule your at-home facial, you can benefit from our natural Chai Soy Mud Mask included in the Facial To Go kit. Formulated with bentonite clay, this mask is designed to reduce the appearance of clogged pores and excess oil for a smooth, refined appearance.

Benefits of At-Home Facials

The first obvious benefit of an at-home facial kit is that you can get spa-like results without traveling to or paying for regular spa appointments. As mentioned, a do-it-yourself facial also allows you to fully customize the treatment for your unique skin type. One product not working for you? Feel free to swap it out for something else. Finally, since costs are reduce, you can enjoy the benefits of a facial more frequently, so if you were only going once a quarter, now you can enjoy a facial once per month for consistently beautiful skin.

How Often Should You Get a Facial?

Facials can be intense because they involve using professional-grade products, so it’s not recommended to do them more than once a month in most cases. People with sensitive skin may not benefit from the more potent products as they could cause a reaction.

In general, you can get an at-home facial about once per month if desired. Skin cells typically regenerate every month, which means if you time it well, you can reveal the freshest new layer of skin precisely when it’s at the surface.

Do-It-Yourself Facial Products

Epicuren Discovery’s comprehensive line of professional skincare products make a great addition to a DIY facial. Level up your facial routine with our science-backed natural formulas to reveal the youthful glow you thought would never return. Get started by browsing our catalog online or take our Skin Quiz to be directed to products tailored to your skin type and goals.

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