Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bring the Spa to You

After a hard day at work, it is always good to get some R&R, or treat yourself to some pampering. But let’s face facts, it can get pretty pricey going to the spa once or twice a week. So many of us go without, and find other things to substitute. The good news is that you don't need to! You can reap all the benefits of a spa facial right at home with an at-home facial.

Just play a little make-believe, and turn your home into a spa. Right in the comfort of your bedroom, you can close the shades and turn on relaxing music. You can even go as far as lighting some scented candles, and laying on your bed while you let your facial do it’s magic.

But to get ready for your at-home facial, you need to do three steps:

Step 1--Cleanse
If you have on any makeup, gently remove with makeup remover. Clean your face with the Blueberry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser by Eminence. Cleanse and refine dry, dull skin with naturally exfoliating AHA to reveal a polished and smoothed complexion. Antioxidant and tannin-rich blueberries combine with the healing powers of soy to purify and tighten your pores for a luminous, healthy glow. Use circular motions with a washcloth to gently cleanse the skin.

Step 2--Exfoliate
Exfoliating your skin is the key to keeping it smooth and healthy. Use a small amount of the Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher by Eminence. Polish your skin to perfection with the natural microdermabrasion action of poppy seed and fine walnut. Scrumptious pear and apple pulp infuse your skin with bioflavonoids and antioxidants. All signs of roughness and dryness will be smoothed away to leave a smooth glowing complexion. Don’t forget to pay attention to your neck and chest, because these are areas that show skin blemishes and again just as much as your face. When done, rinse your face clean with warm water.

Step 3--Open Pores
This is the most important step in your facial, opening your pores; it is also the most relaxing. You get a towel and soak it in hot water. While laying down, place the towel over your face and just relax until the towel becomes cold.

Now that you’ve cleansed, exfoliated and opened your pores; you can now apply your mask. Apply the Cranberry Pomegranate Masque by Eminence. The antioxidant superpowers of cranberry and pomegranate combine in a delicious masque loaded with whole fruits, seeds, and juice. The high levels of vitamin c and polyphenols revitalize and protect while improving skin tone and the signs of aging. Complement your health with this wonderfully nutrition-packed masque that is also high in flax seed oil, sunflower and gooseberry. Once you’ve applied masque to your face, neck, and chest lie down and close your eyes. Even lay some cucumber slices over them if the mood strikes. Typically you lay for 15-20 minutes depending on how long your masque takes to set. Once the masque has set, rinse with warm water until your face is clean. Be sure to check by your hair line, and around your nose as to not miss any traces of the masque.

After your face is clean the last thing you can do for your at-home facial is apply a moisturizer. Apply the Guava & Bamboo Age-Defying Moisturizer by Eminence; Bamboo and guava join forces in this strengthening moisturizer for all skin types. Elasticity and hydration are returned to the skin with the strength of bamboo, loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and proteins and when partnered with exotic carotenoid-rich guava, the result is strong, healthy skin. Be sure to gently massage until absorbed into skin.

And now you are Rested and Relaxed, having brought the Spa to your home.


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