Do-it-yourself facial skin care makes the skin feel fresh and new, and of course practical because it can be done directly from home. If you want, you can even make most of the grooming products you need with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. The entire treatment takes about 30-40 minutes, but you can determine which particular treatment is best suited for your daily skin care routine. Pamper your skin and take time to treat yourself because you deserve it!
Method 1 of 4: Washing and Exfoliating
Step 1. Remove makeup and oil from the skin with a mild cleansing soap and warm water
Start by tying your hair back or keeping it away from your face with a headband so your hair doesn't get wet. Carefully clean your face and rinse off any suds that stick to your skin before you dry it by patting a clean towel on your face.
It is important that you start this treatment with clean skin. The natural ingredients of the treatment products should be able to get into the skin pores as easily as possible so that you get the best results
Step 2. Use a face wash that can clean and keep skin hydrated, without making it dry
When choosing a product, observe the list of ingredients/compositions of the product. Most face washes contain an ingredient called sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth ether sulfate that can cleanse your skin, but also dry it out. Therefore, make sure the product you choose contains other ingredients that can maintain skin hydration.
- Face washes, including those that don't contain sulfates, can still dry out the skin. Therefore, the key is to look for a product with a balanced formula.
- For example, choose a natural face wash that contains jojoba oil, olive oil, grape seed oil, coconut oil, argan oil, avocado oil, oat (haver) oil, almond oil, shea butter, or similar ingredients Cleanses, soothes, and keeps skin hydrated.
- If your skin is prone to breakouts, choose a product that contains tea tree oil. This product can fight acne and prevent dry skin.
Step 3. Clean your face with pure honey as a natural cleansing product
Pure honey is a great ingredient that is beneficial for all skin types. This ingredient contains regenerative healing properties and can fight acne. You can look for face wash products that contain honey or use pure honey itself instead of facial soap. Gently apply the product or honey to your skin in circular motions before you remove it using a washcloth moistened with warm water.
Pure honey is a product that has not been filtered, processed, or heated so that it may contain residual pollen that ordinary honey does not contain (manufactured honey)
Step 4. Exfoliate with a fine scrub to remove dead skin cells
Take a small amount of scrub (about the size of a coin) and rub it between your palms, then carefully smooth it over your neck, chin, forehead, and nose. Use an upward circular motion to exfoliate your skin for 2-3 minutes. Rinse the skin with warm water and dry with a clean towel.
- For sensitive skin, avoid products that contain glycolic acid and salicylic acid.
- For oily, normal, and combination skin, look for products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
Step 5. Make your own smooth scrub using sugar and natural oils
Sugar is a useful ingredient that you probably already have at home. In addition, the texture is not so rough on the skin. Mix 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of sugar with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of liquid oil (eg coconut oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, or almond oil). Stir the ingredients, then rub the mixture over the skin in an upward circular motion. Wipe your face with a damp washcloth afterwards.
You don't need the exact measure. Basically, just make sure the sugar granules are "bonded" to something (in this case, oil) so they can be applied to your face, without breaking off quickly or feeling too harsh on the skin
Method 2 of 4: Using a Face Mask
Step 1. Choose products with ingredients that can soothe and keep skin hydrated
You can make your own face masks or buy them from a store. Always check the ingredients list for the benefits it can get. For example, a mask containing oats (haver) or oat oil can soothe irritated skin. An avocado mask can increase skin hydration, while a honey mask can clear up pimples.
- To fight inflammation, look for products that contain coconut oil, jojoba oil, or shea butter.
- Choose a mask that contains turmeric to relieve skin redness and acne.
- Vitamin C contains anti-aging substances that make the skin look fresh.
Eggs are quite often used as a base for homemade face masks. However, it's a good idea not to use eggs and just set them aside for breakfast. Although it contains cholesterol that can moisturize the skin, it will be difficult for you to rub or spread enough eggs on the skin to get the moisturizing benefits. However, you can buy products that contain egg concentrate so that the skin still gets the benefits of egg good cholesterol. Look for products that include "egg oil" in the ingredients list.
Step 2. Apply the mask on the face according to the directions on the package
If you are using a sheet mask, remove the mask from the package and adjust its position on the face so that the mask covers most of the skin. For mud masks or peel-off masks, dispense a small amount of product onto your fingertips before applying it to your skin. Some products also come with an application stick that you can use to keep your hands from getting dirty.
- Don't apply the mask near your hairline so you don't have to remove the mask from sticking to your hair.
- If you're making your own mask, simply spread the mixture all over your face until you don't have any dry, uncoated areas.
Step 3. Rinse or remove the mask after 10-15 minutes
Use a clean, damp cloth to remove the mask, or carefully remove the mask sheet from your face. If you use a sheet mask, your face will feel wet after removing the mask. Let your face dry naturally before you move on to the next step of skin care.
If necessary, rinse the washcloth periodically and keep wiping your face until the entire mask is removed
Step 4. Make a cleansing and soothing mask out of clay and oatmeal (haver)
Puree the oatmeal in a grinder or food processor, then add a few drops of water to moisten the oat flakes. After that, add tablespoon (10 grams) of clay and mix it with oatmeal. Carefully spread the mask over your face and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Remove the mask from the face using a damp washcloth. If the skin feels sticky, you can clean it using a face wash.
You can buy clay (in small containers) from the internet to make your own masks with a variety of ingredients. Clay absorbs excess oil and cleans pores. Choose kaolin clay products if you have sensitive skin, green french clay for oily skin, and bentonite clay for combination skin
Method 3 of 4: Tightens Pore and Moisturizes Skin
Step 1. Use a pore tightener to balance skin tone and remove excess oil
Dip a cotton ball into the product bottle/package and wipe it on your face. Don't forget to apply it to the area around the nose and along the jawline and hair. Let the pore tightener dry naturally before you move on to the next step.
- Look for products that don't contain parabens if you have oily skin. This product can absorb oil and balance the pH level of the skin.
- If you have acne-prone skin, look for products that contain ingredients such as salicylic acid or tea tree oil to remove acne blemishes.
- For combination skin, choose a product that absorbs oil, balances pH levels, and soothes dry areas of the skin. Look for products that do not contain alcohol and are based on witch hazel.
- If you have dry or sensitive skin, it's a good idea not to use a pore tightener. This product makes the skin drier. However, if you want to use it, avoid products that contain alcohol or witch hazel. Instead, choose products that contain green tea extract for a more calming effect.
Step 2. Use diluted apple cider vinegar as a pore-tightening antibacterial cleanser
Apple cider vinegar is probably already in your cupboard and is a powerful natural ingredient that contains antioxidants and antifungals to fight acne. However, never use it directly on the face without diluting it first. Apple cider vinegar is quite acidic and can irritate sensitive skin.
- For oily skin, mix 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of apple cider vinegar with 60 ml of water. Spread the mixture on your face using a cotton ball.
- For more sensitive skin, use 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of apple cider vinegar, but double the amount of water to 120 ml.
Step 3. Massage the anti-aging vitamin C serum on the skin
Vitamin C helps encourage the body's production of collagen which can help remove acne scars. In addition, vitamin C can also brighten the skin and reduce hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. Dispense 2-3 drops of serum on cheeks, chin, and forehead, then smooth and pat on the skin until the serum is absorbed.
- Vitamin C is a substance that is beneficial for all skin types. However, there are various options available in the market so that you can find a product that is more suitable for your skin condition.
- For dry and sensitive skin, look for serums that contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, argan oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E, or ceramides.
- If you have oily or combination skin, choose a serum that can moisturize and soothe your skin, without clogging your pores. Tea tree oil and vitamin C are the main ingredients you need to look for.
Step 4. Finish the treatment by using a moisturizer (about the size of a pea) and spreading it all over the face
For gel and cream based moisturizers, you can use a small amount of product (about the size of a pea). For an oil-based moisturizer, you only need 5-6 drops. Gently apply the moisturizer to your skin in circular motions, paying attention to areas of your skin that tend to be drier.
- Make sure you don't rub the moisturizer too hard around the eye area. The skin in this area is quite sensitive so be careful.
- A little moisturizer is usually enough to cover the entire face. Too many products used actually make the skin look oily.
Step 5. Make your own moisturizer if you want to treat a specific skin problem
If you already have a product that you use and like, you can stick with it. However, consider the following options if you are interested in using pure, natural ingredients as a skin moisturizer:
- Jojoba oil can reduce oil production on the skin so it is a good choice if your skin tends to be oily.
- Treat dry skin with shea butter or coconut oil.
- Soothe dry and irritated skin with aloe vera gel. This gel can reduce redness and moisturize the skin.
Method 4 of 4: Seeking Medical Treatment
Step 1. Stop using the product and see a doctor if you experience an allergic reaction
If you experience any negative reactions (eg sunburn or itching) when using homemade care products, rinse your face immediately. Call your doctor or visit a clinic with emergency services to make sure your reaction isn't serious.
- If you experience sneezing or difficulty breathing, increased heart rate, nausea, and vomiting, go to the emergency department immediately.
- Mild symptoms such as runny nose, itching of the eyes, itching of the skin, or a rash are also indications of a negative reaction.
Step 2. Talk to your doctor if you experience continued irritation
It's normal for your face to feel a little sensitive after you use a facial scrub, but the sensitivity will go away in a few hours. However, if your face is irritated for more than a few hours and it doesn't get better, call your doctor. You will be given a prescription for a medicated cream that soothes the skin.
- Skin redness, stinging, and sensitivity to touch are symptoms of skin irritation.
- Prolonged irritation can lead to infection if left untreated.
Step 3. Seek medical help if the skin pores become infected
Natural skin care opens the pores and this condition opens the way for harmful bacteria to enter the pores. Sometimes, this condition triggers an infection that must be treated immediately to prevent more serious problems or the appearance of sores.
Signs of infection include discharge of pus from the pore, a red line or patch on the skin around the pore, and a stinging or sensitive feeling when the skin is touched
Step 4. Visit a dermatologist if the existing skin problem persists
If you're still experiencing acne, clogged pores, blackheads, or blemishes, regardless of the treatment you've had, make an appointment with a dermatologist. There may be a trigger problem that a dermatologist can treat.
- Dermatologists can also give you over-the-counter medicated creams that you can't buy from pharmacies or over-the-counter drug stores.
- Some skin conditions require oral medication prescribed by a doctor.