How To: Recreate a Winter Facial
As we enter the heart of the Winter season, many of us will be constantly swapping our environments between the cosy indoor heat vs the outdoor cold weather. This causes havoc on the skin and leaves us with ‘Radiator Skin’ where moisture is sucked out, leaving our faces feeling dry, congested, and tight.
Ensuring that you are taking good care of your skin with a regimented routine can work wonders and transform skin back to its natural glow. While many of us may not be able to reach a beauty salon or spa for an expert facial, we can replicate this at home with a simple step by step routine.
Step 1: Cleanse
The first step in any facial is to cleanse the skin to remove all of the day’s grime, makeup and dead skin cells from the face. It is important to find a cleanser suited to your skin type, e.g. a cleansing milk will be more suited towards dry skin for extra moisture as opposed to a foaming cleanser suited for more oiler complexions. A great cleanser will clean skin and keep it hydrated without leaving it stripped of the natural essential oils.
We’d always recommend to repeat this step twice with a double cleanse to ensure skin is completely clear of any unwanted grime.
Step 2: Use a toning lotion
Following up with a facial toner will ensure that any last traces of impurities are gotten rid of. Simply soak a cotton pad with a toner and swipe over your entire face, neck and décolleté.
We’d recommend the Clean & Comfort Toning Lotion which is suitable for all skin types due to its delicate and natural properties.
Step 3: Apply a serum
Similarly to cleansers, the serum you use will depend on your skin type. With serums designed for all skin types and problems, make sure you are using one suitable to avoid damaging your skin further.
Serums will penetrate below the skin whereas moisturisers will only hydrate the top layer of the skin so each step is as vital as the other.
Apply a pea sized amount to lightly cover the face and neck. With too much product, your skin may not absorb the beneficial ingredients of the product and instead it will be left sitting on the surface of the skin.
For those looking to restore vitality and a radiant glow, we’d recommend the Skin Vitality Vitalizing Healthy Glow Serum. Alternatively, for those with aging skin who wish to protect, hydrate and correct skin, the Anti Age Pro Serum is a great concentrated anti-wrinkle serum.
Step 4: Moisturise
Depending on whether you are following a facial in the morning or evening, next you will need to apply either a Day Cream or a Sleeping Mask. Both will ensure the skin is kept hydrated for a long duration.
A day cream will keep skin moisturised and water within the skin throughout the day. Skin will also be left with a softer and smoother appearance, particularly when using Mavala’s Nutri Elixir Ultimate Cream.
Alternatively, use a night cream or a sleeping mask for skin protection while you sleep. A light coating of your chosen cream will ensure prevention of dirt and dust from going into your pores and deep layer of the skin.
Depending on your skin type, you may also choose to use a night cream and add extra moisture by following up with a sleeping mask on top.
For a glowy complexion the following morning, we’d recommend Skin Vitality Baby Skin Sleeping Mask.
With Christmas on its way, this is a great time to treat yourself or a loved one to a skincare gift set to recreate a facial at home.
This year, Mavala are offering 4 festive gift sets tailored towards each skin type which are available via our new website Beautiful at Home – http://beautifulathome.co.uk/
The sets on offer include:
MAVALA ANTI AGE PRO CHRONOLOGICAL SKIN CARE Gift Set
Clean & Comfort Caress Toning Lotion (100ml)
Anti-Age Pro Day Serum (45ml)
Anti-Age Pro Day Cream (5ml)
MAVALA HEALTHY GLOW SKIN VITALITY Gift Set
Skin Vitality™ Vitalizing Healthy Glow Serum (30ml)
Skin Vitality™ Vitalizing Alpine Micro-Mist (125ml)
Skin Vitality™ Sleeping Mask “Baby Skin” Radiance (5ml)
MAVALA NUTRI-ELIXIR ANTI-AGE NUTRITION Gift Set
Clean and Comfort Toning Lotion (100ml)
Nutri Elixir Essential Serum (30ml)
Nutri Elixir Ultimate Cream (5ml)
MAVALA AQUA PLUS MULTI-MOISTURISING SOOTHING SKINCARE Gift Set
Clean & Comfort Alpine Softness Micellar Water (100ml)
Aqua Plus Multi-Moisturizing Featherlight Cream (45ml)
Aqua Plus Multi-Moisturizing Sleeping Mask (5ml)