How To: At Home Acne Detox Facial

At the end of a long week or after a big night out your skin needs some TLC. Follow this simple guide for an at home facial, designed to detox dull skin and restore vitality.

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Step 1. Dermaquest Essential Cleanser

Use a 10 pence piece sized amount and add a little water. Massage gently using sweeping movements up the neck, jawline, chin, cheeks around the eyes and across the forehead. Use your fingers to focus on your chin and and around the mouth, then use your whole hand shaping it around your cheeks. Massage gentle around your eyes going clockwise to avoid crows feet, and use your fingertips to make small circular motions on the forehead as if to iron out and lines or wrinkles. Remove your Essential cleanser with a warm, gentle flannel, mitts or cotton pads. Using warmth on the skin will have a similar effect to steaming – it will soften oil and blockages within the pores making your exfoliation and masks more effective.

Step 2. Dermaquest Peptide Glyco Cleanser

Repeat exactly the same steps with the Peptide Glyco Cleanser as with the Essential Cleanse. Take extra care not to get the product into your eyes. You can leave this cleanser on the skin for 2-3 minutes. It will feel tingly like pins and needles and the acids gentle exfoliate the skin.

Step 3. Dermaquest Algae Polishing Scrub

This is a really amazing product if you like to feel a manual exfoliation in the skin. Squeeze a 5 pence piece amount into your hand and gently massage into the skin all over the neck, jawline, cheeks, around the mouth and nose and the forehead. Be careful not to press too hard when massaging as we don’t want it to feel irritating on the skin. You only need to use a really light pressure with manual exfoliation. Remove with warm mitts or cotton pads.

Step 4. Dermaquest Mini Pumpkin Mask

The Mini Pumpkin Mask is ideal for releasing blackheads and clearly congestion as well as having an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. It can feel active on the skin like its really working to clear those pores! Apply a 5 pence piece sized amount to dry skin and leave on for 5-7 minutes. Remove with warm mitts or cotton pads.

Step 5. Timeless Truth Triple Effect Hyaluronic Acid Ultra-Moisturising Mask

Next you will apply the Timeless Truth Hyaluronic Sheet Mask. This is a perfect addition to any at home skincare regime! These sheet masks feeling cooling and revitalising on the skin and who doesn’t need a reason to do nothing for 15 minutes while you leave it on?! Your skin will be in heaven as it soaks in the amazing hydrating serum from the mask and your skin will be left feeling hydrated and plump.

Step 6. Dermaquest B5 Hydration Serum

Essential B5 Hydration Serum is a big drink of water for your skin! Our unique hydrating serum helps to retain moisture in the skin, enhancing skin firmness, softness and elasticity preventing aging and dehydration. This is a product everyone should be using on a daily basis for their skin as it has such amazing benefits, so why shouldn’t we include it at the end of your facial?

Step 7. Dermaquest Essential Moisturiser

This is the final step of your facial (assuming your going to bed afterwards – if you plan on going out, remember your Heliocare SPF!). This moisturiser has peptides, anti-oxidants and MDI Complex to promote collagen, repair and rejuvenate and protect the skin from free radical damage.

At home facials are an effective way of giving your skin that boost its needing in between your clinical treatments. Please consult your practitioner to ensure these products will be suitable and wont interfere with any ongoing clinical treatments.