Facials are fantastic for everyone — they nourish your skin, teach you more about your skincare needs, and allow you to slow down for some self-care. However, not all facials are created equally. If you prefer at-home facials that save money and time, you’ll need to use the right products and ingredients. Below are what everyone should have if they want the best at-home facial kit for beautiful skin.
Instead of spending spa-level money, do it yourself at home with the following facial kit products.
Start fresh with a facial cleanser
Washing your face after a long day is essential. There’s no telling how much bacteria and dirt we come across daily. Plus, you might have makeup and other products on your skin that shouldn’t linger overnight.
Start your facial off with a gentle cleanser. For best results, wash, rinse, and repeat. Double cleansing is ideal, especially in the evening, to remove anything contributing to early aging, acne, or dark spots.
Most of the time, it’s best to use an oil-based cleanser first, then follow with a foaming or cream wash. Gentle massage the soap into your face before rinsing.
You can use your favorite facial cleanser or designate a specific one as the go-to for your facial kit.
Encourage renewal with exfoliants
Most people need to exfoliate regularly. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and bring new, healthy cells to the surface. There are two types of exfoliants:
- Physical exfoliants
- Chemical exfoliants
Physical exfoliants are the scrubs you’ve probably seen in the face cleanser aisle at your local grocery store. While these exfoliants have their places, we tend to favor chemical exfoliants. Chemical peels are common exfoliation methods that you can get at the dermatologist’s office.
Incorporating chemical exfoliants into your at-home facial routine will help slough off dead cells without you going anywhere. Exfoliants with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) are typically best.
Hydrate and tighten with face masks
The average at-home facial involves cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. But the best at-home facial kit includes anti-aging ingredients and salon-quality processes. Microcurrent masks are the perfect combination of both.
With FRANZ Skincare, you actually get two face masks in one for double the benefits. The masks use a revolutionary Tissue X® technology for a microcurrent facial at home.
Microcurrent facials typically use electrical currents to tone and tighten the muscles of your face. With microcurrent masks, the electricity-free technology creates tiny, rejuvenating waves across your face. You get the benefits of a spa facial without the cost, intrusion on your schedule, or any invasive procedures.
Start the mask stage of your at-home facial kit with the wet Enriching Mask that goes directly on your dry, clean face. Then, the dry Empowering Mask goes on top after activating it, releasing the microcurrent technology with anti-aging ingredients.
After 20-25 minutes, remove your mask and massage any extra serum into your skin.
Optional: eye and neck masks
Have you been getting less-than-ideal sleep, working too much, or just resting less than you’d like? Eye masks can help soothe tired under eyes and address dark circles that many of us face.
You might also choose to use a neck mask to tighten the skin in that area. The Neck Necessities Lifting Kit might be just what you’re looking for.
Plump it up with face serums
After using your mask, it’s time to add a high-quality face serum. Serums are excellent for at-home facials because they’re lightweight and absorb quickly. Plus, a little goes a long way, meaning you get the most out of your money. The ingredients in serums keep your skin hydrated, plumped up, and full of volume.
Look for serums containing ingredients like:
- Hyaluronic acids
- Acetyl hexapeptide-8 (also known as the “firming peptide”)
- Essential vitamins and minerals
Also, the smaller the molecules, the better. Ingredients must be small enough to penetrate your skin’s barrier, getting as deep as possible. Masks and serums that go deeper provide actual anti-aging benefits. The microcurrent masks also open up your pores to allow larger, more hydrating molecules into the skin.
Layering is king when it comes to serums. If you want to promote ultimate hydration and youthfulness, use face serums with moisturizing and anti-aging qualities.
Don’t forget an eye serum
Soothe under-eye circles and smooth out wrinkles with an eye serum, too. A good example is the Botalin Age Repair Eye Serum, which contains hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate, 26,000 times smaller than most hyaluronic acid molecules!
The hydrating ingredients provide nutrition and anti-aging benefits as they calm delicate eye tissues. For ultimate anti-aging effects, use a stem cell ampoule.
If you have acne-prone skin or other specific skin concerns, this is the step where you might add certain products. For example, you might use blemish spot treatments or other products for areas that need more attention.
End it all with moisturizing face cream
After you’ve masked and serum’d up, it’s time to lock in all of that moisture with a face cream. Look for moisturizers with quality ingredients like hyaluronic acids, vitamins, and hydrolyzed collagen. Creams with antioxidants can help address issues with uneven skin tones and much more.
Discover the pleasure of an at-home facial for yourself. Focus on the six product types above so that you can build your own DIY kit to use anytime your skin needs the extra love!
At FRANZ Skincare, we have various facial kits you can use at home, on your schedule. Find the best fit for you here.