How to Give Your Skin an At-Home Facial

Updated 9/30/14. Giving your skin a facial at home is sure to reveal softer, clearer, smoother and younger-looking skin. Doing so can truly give your skin extra results, above and beyond your normal skin care routine. As seen in the photo above, I demonstrate how to give your skin a facial that will give professional results at home. (And yes, that’s my dog who wanted to see what all the fuss was about.)

Step 1 Cleanse and exfoliate your skin with a gentle exfoliating scrub. A facial scrub with round particles (I like using jojoba beads) will roll over the skin and will break down and polish away surface dry skin cells. I highly recommend Mint Buffing Beads as the mint botanicals also helps to increase blood flow to the skin to bring oxygen and fresh nutrients to the cells. Rinse well and pat skin dry.

Step 2 Apply a thin coat of an exfoliating peel (Triple Berry Smoothing Peel) and leave on for 3-10 minutes to dissolve dry skin cells. An professional-strength peel uses acids that gently lower the pH of the skin to further dissolve and digest cellular build up to continue a deep exfoliation within the skin for a truly smooth complexion. The Triple Berry Smoothing Peel will seriously transform your skin.

Step 3 Rinse well with cool water and apply a mask appropriate for your skin type. In this photo, I’m using Energizing Cleansing Masque because I’m a skin type #2. (Find your skin type.)…

Clay masks are great for oily, problem skin, gel masks are for sensitive and dehydrated skin types and cream masks are best for dry, sun damaged skin. Let dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well and apply a moisturizer or a skin oil like Pro Remedy Oil. See all facial masks.

Step 5 I also like to dab on eye cream to finish it all off.

Your skin should be brighter, clearer and feel silky smooth and it thanks you for the extra attention you gave.

It’s recommended to give your skin an at-home facial a few times a month as a way to maintain the health of your skin in between regular professional facials like those at Renée Rouleau Skin Care Spas.

Read: Is Your Skin Both Dry AND Oily? The Problem is Your Products, Not Your Skin

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  1. I wassn’t aware of the exfoliation step. I have performed all of the others, however on a weekly basis. At least it answers my question re: how to use the Triple Berry Peel.

    Posted By: Marcy  | 

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  2. I’m scared to get a pro facial because my skin is very reactive (acne-prone) to a whole lot of stuff.

    Posted By: Teresa  | 

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  3. Renée Rouleau

    Teresa, I understand your concern so it’s really important that you find an esthetician who has a lot of experience with problem skin. They are out there, for sure! -Renee

    Posted By: Renée Rouleau  | 

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  4. This is very helpful. I can see by the pictures that I have been using too thin of a coat of berry peel and mask. Thanks!

    Posted By: Joanna  | 

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