A Quick & Refreshing Face Treatment

Happy Friday! This weekend, why not treat yourself to a quick, skin renewal treatment at home? It's only four steps and is a perfect way to prep your skin for a makeup free summer.

Step 1 |    Cleanse
Start by cleansing your face with a foaming or exfoliating cleanser---or both, if you can.

Step 2 |    Mask
Next, apply a mask for your specific skincare concerns. For pore cleansing, go for a mud mask. For acne, use a mask containing alpha-hydroxy acid  to slough off dead skin cells and salicylic acid to clear blemishes. For dry skin, find a product that contains antioxidants, emollients, and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Step 3 |    Steam
Once you've applied your face mask, create a DIY steam at home by boiling a pot of water. Once the steam appears, place a towel over your head and the pot for up to ten minutes. As an extra, add an herbal steam pack or make your own using flowers or essential oils. To protect and refresh your eyes, also wear an eye mask. 

Step 4 |    Moisturize
Once you have removed the face mask, splash your face with cold water then apply a moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid for elasticity and boosted hydration.