Indulge in Some Serious Self-Care by Giving Yourself a Facial — Here's How
With many nonessential businesses closed right now, we're having to DIY lots of our favorite beauty treatments, including giving ourselves a facial. Whether you're someone who gets regular facials or not, now's a good time to give your skin some extra TLC because so many of us have more than a few stress pimples at the moment. Giving yourself an at-home facial is actually easier than you think. Simply cleanse, exfoliate, mask, and moisturize. You can also use some tools to enhance the process, and we like these 20 products.
From hydrating face masks to potent exfoliators and even lip masks, now's the time to embrace your extra and get the skin you've always dreamed of. No matter what your skin concern, you can find the products you want right here, and hey, since you've got the time, why not multi-mask? Your skin will thank you.
Kiehl's Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cleanser
You can't go wrong with the Kiehl's Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cleanser ($20), which leaves your skin feeling like it just got a hug of hydration (you can thank the hydrating avocado oil and apricot kernels for that).
GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
Use this GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator ($125) after cleansing for a potent, powerful exfoliator.
Tacha Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder
Good things come in luxe packaging — especially The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder ($65) by Tatcha. The water-activated powder instantly transforms into a creamy foam to nourish and condition combination skin. And if you're targeting a specific concern, the product is also available in a handful of other variants.
Tata Harper Regenerating Exfoliating Cleanser
If you're a fan of clean skin care, you can't go wrong with Tata Harper. The brand's Regenerating Exfoliating Cleanser ($42) includes a mix of apricots, natural BHA, and olive oil that's perfectly suited for dry complexions. It gently buffs and polishes to leave behind smooth, radiant, and hydrated skin.
Glamglow Supertoner Exfoliating Acid Solution Toner
If you fell in love with Glamglow's viral charcoal mask years ago, you'll love the toner version. The Glamglow Supertoner Exfoliating Acid Solution Toner ($42) is a shake-to-activate formula, so before soaking a cotton round in the liquid make sure to give it a good mix.
Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner
Making dark spots disappear feels like an uphill battle, but the Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner ($29) makes them a non-issue. Even though this toner is supercharged with lactic and glycolic acids, it's compatible with all skin types, including people with dryer skin.
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores
Stress pimples are no match for this Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores ($26).
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
Take care of your under-eye area with these Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches ($55). Say goodbye to puffiness and dehydration.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask
This Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask ($80) is a potent exfoliator that actually works.
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer
If you feel like treating yourself, this Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer ($68) is the way to go.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial Steamer
This Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial Steamer ($149) will help open up pores and hydrate the skin.
Foreo Luna Play Plus
The Foreo Luna Play Plus ($49) is a fully waterproof facial cleansing device that lifts dirt and removes makeup while also focusing on dullness and uneven texture. It's made out of silicone (vs. bristles), which means it won't harbor bacteria that you then transfer to your face.
Kora Organics Rose Quartz Heart Facial Gua Sha
Not only is this Kora Organics Rose Quartz Heart Facial Gua Sha ($58) so cute, but it also helps to sculpt and depuff the face.