When life starts feeling chaotic, a few self-care rituals can help restore our minds and bodies. One of these is a transformative spa facial.

Even if you can’t make it to the spa, it’s possible to treat yourself to a rejuvenating facial from the comfort of your own home. From cleansing to nourishing your skin with serum, here’s everything you need to know in order to create a luxurious at-home facial experience.

Start with a double cleanse

With any facial, it’s always essential to cleanse your skin first—think of this as starting with a  clean palette. For fresh, glowing skin, begin with a double cleanse.

First, use an oil-based cleanser to keep your lipid barrier intact while removing any makeup or other impurities. After rinsing off your oil-based cleanser, follow up with your favorite foam or cream-based cleanser to clear your pores.

Exfoliate your dead skin cells away

When you’re finished cleansing, it’s time to exfoliate. The process removes dead skin cells and excess oil to help you make the most of your at-home facial. Depending on your skin type, you can either choose a physical or chemical exfoliant.

If you’re using a chemical exfoliant, opt for alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs). Even if you’re prone to oily, flaky skin, don’t go overboard with this step, as over-exfoliating can damage your skin’s protective barrier.

Remove toxins with a DIY steam

Facial steams aren’t only effective at drawing dirt, oil, and other toxins out of your pores, but they’re also a simple way to relax and de-stress.

To prepare your DIY facial steam, heat some water over the stove, along with some dried flowers or orange slices. After letting the mixture simmer for a few minutes, pour it into a bowl, drape a towel over your head, and let the steam work its magic. Not only will this feel amazing, but it will also help to open your pores and refresh tired skin.

Apply a restoring, rejuvenating face mask

To amplify your at-home spa experience, choose your face mask based on the needs of your skin—as well as any issues you’re currently facing.

If you’re struggling with uneven skin tone, an antioxidant-rich collagen face mask can help brighten, hydrate, and energize your skin. On the other hand, if you’re dealing with puffiness or signs of aging, use a gold under-eye mask to firm, lift, and repair your delicate under-eye area for a beautiful, youthful glow.

Follow up with a facial massage

For the ultimate self-love experience, store your gemstone roller or Gua Sha tool in the refrigerator before your facial. During and after masking, use these skincare tools to boost circulation and maximize the penetration of the serum in your skin. Finally, layer on your favorite moisturizing cream or oil for extra hydration. Since skin-pampering sessions detoxify the skin, it’s essential to replenish your skin for the ultimate protection.

Enjoy the Ultimate Self-Love Ritual with Luxury Face Masks

Treating yourself to a luxurious at-home spa day is one of the best ways to nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

If you can’t visit the spa, you can still enjoy the rich experience of KNESKO’s signature GEMCLINICAL™ and polypeptide technology with our luxury face masks. Draw a bath, light some candles, and apply our collagen under-eye mask to heal your skin from within.