AT HOME FACIAL PROTOCOL
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Set aside 40-60 minutes, preferably at night when your skin is in repair mode while you're sleeping, to perform your facial.
Prep your hair by tying it up and wearing a headband, or wrap it up tightly with a towel.
Find a quiet place, light a candle or start your favorite diffuser, and put on some soothing music.
STEP 1: REMOVE MAKE-UP & CLEANSE SKIN
Remove your make-up with your favorite make-up remover or cleanser.
Cleanse your skin thoroughly a second time.
Dispense your cleanser into your hands and massage softly into dampened skin. Take your time. If you decide to cleanse in the shower, you can skip the steam step below.
Why you’re doing it: Removes surface debris so the treatments to follow enter your pores with ease.
STEP 2: EXFOLIATE
Gently massage a quarter-size amount of exfoliant onto your face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area for as long as your specific product recommends, usually 30 seconds to a minute.
Rinse off with warm water and gently pat your skin with a clean towel.
Why you’re doing it: Removes dead skin cells that accumulate on your skin’s surface, paving the way for subsequent treatments to absorb effortlessly.
STEP 3: APPLY A PEEL (OPTIONAL)
Massage a thin layer of product onto your face and neck. Skin may feel tingly. Leave on for 1-10 minutes as directed on product's instructions. Remove immediately in case of excessive irritation.
Leave peel on while you steam.
Why you’re doing it: Removes the top layers of your skin to facilitate cell turnover so fresh, healthy cells can surface. Our Enzyme Peels will infuse your skin with a surge of powerful anti-aging, anti-acne, and revitalizing ingredients.
STEP 4: STEAM
Option 1: Collect hot water in a large bowl in your bathroom sink. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil if desired. Place a towel over your head and the bowl to capture the steam for 5-10 minutes.
Option 2: Submerge a towel in hot water, squeeze out excess, and rest on your face for 5-10 minutes.
The steam should not feel like it's burning you.
Remove peel with warm water and pat skin dry.
Why you’re doing it: Opens up pores, making them more receptive to treatments. Also hydrates skin, making it more supple and plush.
STEP 5: APPLY A MASK
Massage a generous amount of product onto your face in circular motions.
Leave on skin as directed on product.
Optional: Add a lip scrub by mixing one teaspoon of honey with two teaspoons of sugar. Massage the mixture into your lips and leave for 10 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry.
Why you’re doing it: Most effective step for your skin care concerns. Physically covers the skin, allowing the active ingredients to penetrate and draw out impurities, tighten, hydrate, and brighten.
STEP 6: APPLY A SERUM & MOISTURIZERS
Apply a serum by gently patting it onto your face.
Apply a moisturizer by massaging your face, focusing on points that are predisposed to wrinkles, such as your forehead and eyes.
Apply an eye cream made for sensitive eye area.
Why you’re doing it: A serum deeply hydrates the skin to help visibly plump and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while the moisturizer and eye cream boosts the integrity of the skin’s barrier function to protect against dehydration.
TIPS & TRICKS
Perform your facial once every week to two weeks.
Always use lukewarm water for cleansing and rinsing. Hot and cold water are hard on the skin.
Take deep breaths during your facial, especially as you wait for your mask to dry. Focusing on deep breathing and being mindful will make the overall experience more relaxing and fulfilling.
Not sure what products to use? Contact us for a free skin care consultation.
STEP 1: CLEANSERS
Cosmedix Benefit Clean Extra gentle & soothing
Cosmedix Purity Deep cleanser to remove excess oil
Sorella Apricot Mango Cleansing Milk Brightens
Sorella Orange You Jelly Cleanser Gentle gel cleanser
Cosmedix Purity Clean Exfoliating with 5% L-Lactic Acid
Cosmedix Clarify for break out prone skin
Skin Script Green Tea Citrus Cleanser Combination skin
Sorella Lychee Willow Bark Deep Clean Oil-reducing
STEP 5: MASKS
Cosmedix Detox Mask for acne-prone skin
Cosmedix Clear Mask for break-out prone skin
Cosmedix Restore Mask for dry skin
Sorella Peach and Honey Mask for firming & tightening
for brightening lackluster complexions
Cosmedix Bio-Shape Mask for firming & tightening
Sorella Papaya and Pumpkin Mask for sensitive skin
STEP 6: SERUMS & EYE CREAMS
Cosmedix Surge deeply moisturizes and plumps skin
Cosmedix Remedy Treatment Oil for all skin types
Sorella Main Squeeze Hydrating Serum Acne safe
Cosmedix Opti-Crystal for crows feet and dark circles
Sorella Aloe Cucumber Eye Gel for puffiness
Sorella Yogurt Kale Eye Concentrate for anti-aging
STEP 6: MOISTURIZERS
FOR DRY OR MATURE SKIN
Cosmedix Humidify for deep moisturizing
Skin Script Hydrating Moisturizer Soothes & strengthens
Reduces fine lines, increases elasticity
FOR OILY SKIN
Cosmedix Shineless Firms and smooths, without shine
Skin Script Light Aloe Moisturizer Normalizes skin
Glow Oil-Free Hydrating Fluid for sensitive/rosacea skin