A woman doing an at home DIY facial

A Skin Therapist’s Guide To A DIY Facial

Can’t make it to your favourite beauty clinic for a dreamy facial? We’ve made you a nifty little cheat sheet to give your skin some much-needed TLC from the comfort of your own home. 


It’s all about the ambience 

First things first, you need to set the mood. Pay attention to each of the 5 senses to set yourself up for ultimate relaxation. 


Search for a spa playlist on Spotify. Listening to soft, soothing music will help you slow down and unwind.


Set yourself up in a clean, relaxing space. Setting up your facial in your bathroom? Clear your basin of any clutter and give the area a quick tidy before getting started. 


Place a few drops of your favourite essential oil into a diffuser or light your favourite candle. Trust us, all of these little touches make a big difference.


Brew a pot of your favourite herbal tea to sip on throughout your at-home facial. 


Take your time. This is the most important step, focus on deep breaths and slow everything down. Treat your facial like a form of meditation, clear your mind and gently massage each product into your skin. 


At-home facial checklist

Now let’s get started on the facial.


Step 1: Double Cleanse 

Every facial starts with a double cleanse to remove makeup, excess oil and impurities. Emulsify our Rejuvenating Foaming Cleanser in your hands and begin to cleanse your skin with slow, gentle circular motions. Again, take your time, really slow everything down and enjoy the process. Rinse your face with warm water, use a clean towel to pat dry and repeat.

Top tip! For added relaxation, make up some hot towels to remove your cleanser. Simply put two drops of your favourite essential oil in a bowl of water with your towels, squeeze out the excess water and place the towels in a rice cooker on a warm setting. This will take your DIY facial to the next level.


Step 2: Exfoliate 

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Skipping this crucial step can lead to clogged pores, dullness and dry patches. Regular exfoliation keeps our skin smooth and bright.

We recommend using our AHA Power Exfoliant twice a week for optimum skin health. But let’s not forget, today is about more than following our daily skincare ritual. Today we are doing a lush at-home facial. So let’s up the ante with one of our at-home professional peels.

Our at-home professional peels offer a fast, effective, affordable deep exfoliation treatment option for immediate cell renewal and a refreshed, clear complexion. 

To find the perfect at-home professional peel for your skin concerns, click here


Step 3: Mask 

A mask is a great way to give your skin a hydration boost and target various skin concerns. Our at-home professional peel kits come with a deeply hydrating Dermal Face Lift Sheet Mask. Pop on this gorgeous mask after your peel to maximise product penetration and fall in love with your new glow. Find your new fav sheet mask here.

While your mask is on, why not sit back and relax? Or pop some moisturiser on your hands, and give yourself a hand massage! Treating yourself to a massage will help you release tension and decrease stress. 


Step 4: Serum + Moisturiser = Ultimate Glow

Keep taking advantage of that at-home professional peel by layering all of your favourite serums. Stretch this part out, massage one serum at a time into your face, neck & decolletage - wait a minute or so between each serum so your skin can soak up all the goodness.

Find the serums best suited to fight your skin concerns 👇

Use this table to find the best serum for your skin type and skin concerns

All that’s left to do now is lock everything in with your favourite moisturiser. By now, your skin will look absolutely stunning, and you should feel very relaxed! 

Step 5: Relax! 

Soak up the moment and continue to relax. We recommend doing your at-home facial in the evening so your skin can continue to soak up all the goodness while you get some much-needed shut-eye. Time to pour yourself a herbal tea and pop on your favourite movie!

Stock up on the Australian Skin Institute skincare range and indulge in an at-home DIY Facial. Find your favourite products here. 


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