Self-care is one of the best ways for us to care for our mental, emotional, as well as physical health. When you practise self-care, you’re essentially taking actions towards self-love; it means loving all aspects of yourself, accepting your flaws and things you do not like about yourself. Aside from that, it is also about setting boundaries, holding high standards for your well-being, and doing what makes you happy.
Facials are one of the most relaxing and luxurious self-care habits that you can indulge in. Especially with the uncertainty the pandemic brings, many of us feel this need to take care of ourselves and destress even more so than ever.
Giving yourself a facial detox massage at home means doing something deeper than your daily routine. While you do not need to perform a spa daily, you can still do it once a week by recreating your favourite facials. An excellent facial can help to cleanse your face thoroughly to keep your skin in great condition. Furthermore, not only do facials help to cleanse your skin thoroughly, but it reduces stress and physical distress too! Regularly giving yourself a spa or facial also helps to get rid of the waste that accumulates on your skin. As such, occasionally going for a body detox massage ymphatic massage can help keep your skin healthy.
Here we share with you some steps that you can take to switch up your skincare routine with an anti-ageing spa that will leave your skin feeling good and radiant.
Step 1: Preparation
It is important to ensure your home spa has a comfortable and relaxing ambience. For some, it could be their bedroom, whereas for others it could be in their living room or even their garden. Ultimately, comfort and warmth should be the top priorities for relaxation.
Besides having the right skincare products and tools, scent also plays a key role in the spa environment as it can help trigger memories of relaxation. Perhaps you can have a bottle of your favourite massage oil or light a scented candle. Apart from these, you can also get Cheryl W’s No More Baby Blues Spray - containing an exciting potpourri of fruits and botanicals, this scent helps fight feelings of anxiety whilst stimulating energy within!
Step 2: Cleanse
Clean your skin the professional way by performing a double cleanse. In this step, it is best to take your time and gently massage the cleanser into your skin for two minutes before removing the product with warm water, or a warm towel. Remember to ensure that you have thoroughly cleansed your skin before moving on to the next step so that you get the maximum benefits from your facial treatment.
Step 3: Exfoliate
The goal of an anti-ageing spa is to do something different than what you do daily. Apart from your face, make sure not to neglect the skin on your body too. Hence, you may want to add an exfoliating routine with Cheryl W’s Ignite Matcha Latte Scrub. Formulated with salt from the Dead Sea, Matcha Powder, Vitamin E, and more natural goodness, this Matcha Latte Scrub helps you exfoliate on a deeper level to moisturise and brighten your skin.
Step 4: Steam
Though it is unlikely that you have a pro steamer apparatus at home, did you know you can do a steam bath on your own instead? Simply bring a small pot of water to a boil and add in a few drops of essential oil and/or herbs. After which, you hold your face over the water with a towel draped over your head to capture the steam. We recommend taking a few deep breaths as well so that you can reap the relaxing benefits of steaming your face.
Step 5: Mask
Masks are usually carefully formulated to remove impurities, moisturise your skin, reduce dullness, and bring out the radiance from within. However, these benefits often vary depending on the type of mask you use. A handy tip that we have is to always apply masks from the jaw before making your way up to the forehead and avoid the eye area, so that the upward motion tightens your skin rather than drag downwards and cause sagging in the long run.
Step 6: Massage
Facial massages, when done properly, can firm and tighten your look, encourage revitalisation of skin, deliver a brighter look to your eye area, and even give your face a healthy glow. When it comes to massages, there are many ways that you can try. Besides the traditional facial massage, you can try your hand at lymphatic massage, or use tools such as a jade roller.
When performing a facial massage on your own at home, it is best to watch a video tutorial or read up on your massage of choice to ensure that you do not end up using the wrong techniques.
It’s good to drink something nutritious and beneficial after your spa day at home. A drink that we’ll recommend is our Radiant Baby Face Jell-oh!. It is formulated with patented fish collagen and rice-derived ceramides to help you achieve that highly-coveted bouncy and glowing skin. Patented sakura and litchi seed extract also promotes skin repair overnight so you wake up to brighter skin in the morning.
Alternatively, you can always put your trust in the soothing hands of our professionals at Cheryl W. Our professionals specialise in detox massages such as the Guasha V Shape Facial. Using a fusion of Eastern traditional practice and Western lymphatic massage detoxification, our Guasha V Shape Facial uses special instruments to stroke a lubricated area of your face. This in turn helps improve your skin texture as well as blood circulation.