I know what you’re thinking. What does the pot have to with a facial? Keep reading and you will find out.
I do enjoy paying for someone else to give me a facial. It is so relaxing but it can be expensive to keep it up on a weekly or monthly basis. I have come up with a cheap solution to this problem which has made a difference to my normally spot-prone skin. All of the products apart from the moisturiser are drug store products so nothing luxurious or fancy but it works for me so hopefully it will be the same for you too 🙂
Step 1: Boil some water in a kettle and put about a quarter of water into a pot.
Step 2: Put your head into the pot but not too far so you burn yourself with the water. Just enough so that you can feel the steam on your face. Cover your head with a towel so that the steam doesn’t escape. Remain like this for around 5-6 minutes then wipe your face with the towel.
Step 3: Empty the pot and boil more water with the same measurement as before.
Step 4: This time, instead of covering your face with the towel, hover your face just above the steam and cleanse with cotton pads and Garnier Micellar Cleansing water. If you have already washed your face prior to the facial, you will be amazed at the amount of make up that still comes off. The steam helps to keep the pores open and this approach gets deep into the pores removing excess dirt and make up that you thought was already gone.
Step 5: Repeat step 3.
Step 6: Once again, hover your face just above the steam and this time, apply Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub. Apply with dry hands as the steam will create condensation. Slowly massage the scrub into your face in circular motions. This step will help to remove dead skin cells and clean those pores one more time. After a few minutes, rinse the scrub off your face then gently dry with a towel.
Step 6: Return to the pot and once again, hover above the remaining steam whilst applying the 7th heaven Dead Sea Mud Mask. I bought mime for £1 from body care. You can apply whatever mask that suits your skin type. Keep this on for around 10 minutes until it hardens.
Step 7: Remove the face mask with a damp face cloth then rinse your face with cold water.
Step 8: Apply moisturiser. I use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel.
So that is my facial routine. If you are wondering why I decided to use boiling water in a pot then let me explain. I seen a girl on youtube talking about a face steamer that she uses and I can’t remember how much it was but I do remember thinking it wasn’t cheap. I think you can get cheaper versions but i thought boiling water in a pot has the same effect so why not give it a go!
I have been doing this routine once a week and my face feels so fresh lately. I really feel like it gets deep into the pores and basically fumigates them LOL. As a result of this, I have seen much less spots on my face.
Why not give it a try yourself and let me know how you get on. I have listed all of the products I use below.
Happy Friday Peeps.
Lots of Love, Ashley xoxo
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water – QJ3qxeBmEv4bWOdMKGwaAmXUEALw_wcB
Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub –
7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Mask – http://www.boots.com/montagne-jeunesse-mud-pac-dead-sea-20g-10094533
Moisturiser – Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel http://m.clinique.co.uk/product/1574/5047/3–step/step-3-moisturize/dramatically-differenttm-moisturizing-gel/with-pump–combination-to-oily-skin-types?cm_mmc=GoogleBase-_-ShoppingFeed-_-3-step-_-Step3:Moisturize&gclid=Cj0KCQjwq7XMBRCDARIsAKVI5QYtqY_qXTuIo2tGZJmF9Pc_NoF3SOC5rYHxepEp6havtZIpZN5Ha8IaAibTEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CJmLl63tz9UCFeMi0wod4ZULuw