How to Give Your Skin an At-Home Facial

Giving your skin a facial at home is sure to reveal softer, smoother and younger-looking skin.

Step 1 Cleanse skin with your favorite cleansing lotion or gel cleanser.

Step 2 Apply a thin coat of an exfoliating peel (Triple Berry Smoothing Peel) and leave on for 5-10 minutes to dissolve dry skin cells. Rinse well.

Step 3 Immediately apply a facial scrub (Mint Buffing Beads or Micro Crystal Cream) to the face and massage in tiny circles for 30-60 seconds to lift off dry skin cells…

Step 4 Apply a few drops of a facial serum (such as White Tea Soothing Complex or Skin Correcting Serum) appropriate for your skin type.

Step 5 Apply a thin layer of a mask (such as Vitamin C Mask or Pure Radiance Mask) appropriate for your skin type to entire face and neck. Let dry for 10 minutes. Rinse well and apply moisturizer.

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.

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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  | 

  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  | 

  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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