Winter Skin Blues? Try an At Home Facial

Just before new years, I noticed my skin had lost some if it’s luster. Maybe it was because of the cold, dry air where I was vacationing…who knows…but if the chilly winter wind has your skin looking a bit dull, I have the solution for you (and it doesn’t even cost that much!)

I concocted my own at home facial! It was a 5 step process. You can use the products you already have on hand or even get creative and make some of your own recipes. I used a product line from Blissoma, an awesome company I just discovered through one of my favorite eco-beauty blogs,  ecochick.com. I jumped on the chance to try the starter kit (4 full sized products) for only $25! UPDATE: This deal is no longer being offered but visit iriestar.com for to sign up for future promotions! Wanna know more? Read the review of this amazing, affordable natural line here: ecochick.com

Read on for your step-by-step instructions for your DIY facial!


Here are the easy steps to your skin rejuvenating at home facial:

Step 1: Cleanse. Wet face and cleanse using a gentle cleanser. I used Blissoma’s Mild Rice Cleanser. Pat dry.

Step 2: Exfoliate. Use face scrub to remove dead skin cells. Since I didn’t have any scrub around, I created my own. Take about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and combine with 2 tbsp. of sugar. You can play around with the amounts. Gently apply to face and rinse. By now your skin will already be incredibly soft!

Step 3: Clarify. Apply a clay mask to skin, being careful to apply it evenly.  Blissoma’s Clay Renewal Treatment mask did an excellent job for me. Let dry and remove with a warm wet cloth.

Step 4: Tone. Blissoma’s set came with this great toner spray (Intense Hydration Tonique) which hydrated my skin. If you don’t have a product like this, you can skip this step or mist face with some purified water. Let dry.

Step 5: Moisturize. Apply moisturizer (it was night so I used Blissoma’s Evening Facial Creme.) The set  also came with a Morning Facial Moisture. I love the fact that it had different formulations for day and night. Your skin needs different treatment at different times of the day.

Step 6: Enjoy smoother, softer, and healthier skin!

This isn’t something you will do everyday but once in a while it is nice to pamper yourself! After I gave myself this facial, my skin was new year ready. Do you have any other tips for an at home facial? Please share!

Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!

Robin

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • http://www.allwomenstalk.com All Women Stalker

    This looks fun… I should do this when my boyfriend is not around hehehe

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Robin Adler

    You know what…I actually did this when my boyfriend was around! He did look at me funny though when I came out with a green face mask on. LOL It was fun!

    Robin

  • http://www.iriestar.com Julie Longyear

    Hello everyone!
    Just wanted to let folks know that as of 1/15/10 the price of the skincare intro sets went up to $50. The Introductory Sets got such good response that we decided to keep a deal around longer term, but the $25 price was never meant to be a forever thing. The price of the sets now also includes free shipping since it is above our $40 free shipping minimum.

    Thanks ever so much for all your support! We appreciate it greatly. The website has also gotten some updates in the last few days – bit of a facelift!

    We definitely will be offering occasional promotions to mailing list subscribers, so if you want to keep up-to-date about that just join the list and you’ll get info on special deals.

    Be Well and Be Blessed,
    Julie Longyear

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Robin Adler

    Julie,

    Thank you for the heads up! I know I will join the mailing list as I am in love with your products. Best wishes!

    Robin