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Our Esthetician-Approved Guide For Facials At Home

Our Esthetician-Approved Guide For Facials At Home

This post is brought to you by our Esthetics Experts Panel, composed of skin care professionals, educators + authorities with decades of experience in the industry.

Stuck inside and can’t go out? Take this time to treat your skin right. Our Esthetics Experts Panel members share their tips and tricks they do at home for their own skin so you can give yourself an at-home facial.

step one: deep cleanse

DO cleanse twice a day to remove any dirt, impurities + makeup. Even if you’re not wearing makeup at home, your skin still needs cleansing to keep congestion in check.

DON’T use too much product. Bioelements formulas are highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way! Wondering how much product to use? A chickpea-size amount typically works best.

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step two: exfoliate

"Exfoliation at home is an essential part of healthy, younger-looking skin," says Teresa Stenzel, licensed esthetician + member of our Esthetics Experts Panel. "When done regularly, your skin's cell turnover speeds up and leaves your skin smooth, bright and clear.

DO choose the correct exfoliator for your skin. Physical scrubs work on the top layers to slough off dead cells, while chemical AHA formulas penetrate deeper working to target dullness and age signs.

DON’T be aggressive or “over-do” it. Always use gentle pressure when exfoliating to see results without causing barrier damage or irritation. Less is more!

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step three: mask

DO treat yourself to a multi-mask! If your t-zone is oily but you’re experiencing some dry patches on the cheeks, apply a combination of masks just to the spots where they’re needed.

DON’T be afraid to mask while you sleep! Some Bioelements masks can be left on overnight for amazing results in the morning - just be sure to check the directions. Another DON’T? Don’t forget your lips!

“My favorite skin care trick is to use Kerafole on the lips to exfoliate away dead skin and then follow it with Collagen Rehab as an intensive, overnight treatment,” shares Alina Houtz, licensed eshetician at Jordan Thomas Salon & Spa. “It leaves my lips smooth, moisturized and plumped – I swear it lasts for days, too!"

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step four: tone

Think of toner as your “after” step - use it after cleansing, after removing an exfoliating scrub or after removing a mask. Toning helps lock in the products that follow and helps re-balance the skin after any step.

DO be generous with your spritzing. You want to make sure your entire face, neck + v-area soak in the refreshing ingredients from your toner of choice.

DON’T skip this step! Many people think a toner isn’t important, but a facial toner balances the skin’s natural pH levels, which is essential for optimal skin health and any results you want to achieve - so don’t underestimate the importance and benefits of a toner!

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step five: target

DO incorporate a targeted serum or treatment to zero in on what concerns you most - like dullness, redness, breakouts or hyperpigmentation.

“Not only is it important to exfoliate and keep your skin hydrated, you must protect that delicate skin so it stays healthy,” shares Debbie Jones, licensed esthetician + member of our Esthetics Experts Panel. “vc10 daily glow vitamin C serum protects your skin from daily interference of oxidation, keeps that brilliant radiance in your skin and allows your skin to repair itself. Plus, it is suitable for all skin types and targets many different skin concerns, making it a perfect all-in-one solution!”

DON’T forget to layer. The order of serums + treatments you apply is important. The first will penetrate the most, so choose the products that target your biggest concerns in order. You can also apply one during the day, then switch to another at night so you can get the greatest penetration of ingredients from each.

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step six: moisturize

DO finish with the right moisturizer for your skin type. You want to properly seal in all your hard work without either over- or under-moisturizing. Your skin will drink the proper moisturizer right up!

DON’T underestimate this step! Our bodies have a Natural Moisturizing Factor that maintains, protects and enhances healthy skin function, so take some time to find the moisturizer best suited for you and your skin type.

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the most important step of them all

Listen to your skin!

“If a product or technique isn't working for you, your skin will tell you!” says Dawn Gantt, licensed esthetician and member of our Esthetics Experts Panel. “Pay attention and adjust products when necessary."

the NEVER at-home guide

extractions

You already know you shouldn’t pick at your face or pop any pimples, but here’s another reason why you shouldn’t: only a licensed esthetician is trained to know exactly when to perform extractions and when it's best to leave them alone.

“When you pop a pimple at home, you actually rupture the stretched and weakened follicle in your skin,” says Stenzel. “This then spills the bacteria, oil and cellular debris underneath your skin, which leads to more breakouts."

steam

You should never use steam at home. Trying to steam your face at home to mimic a spa facial can do serious damage, including overstimulation, dehydration, irritation or even a bad burn. Leave it to the licensed spa professionals.

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