How to do a facial at home

Whether you’re planning a relaxing girls’ night or treating yourself to an indulgent evening of solo luxury, a home facial treatment is a great way to unwind and nourish your skin. And with effective, plant-powered products that’ll make your skin glow, Clarins is the perfect at-home facial partner.

So set your ‘out of office’ and light some candles, here’s our step-by-step guide on how to give yourself a luxury facial at home.

Step 1: Cleanse and tone

It’s important to cleanse your face of makeup residue, dirt, and pollution so you can start your at-home facial with beautifully clean skin. So first up, reach for your favourite cleansing and toning products.

We love Clarins Total Cleansing Oil; a rich, oil-based texture that glides effortlessly onto the skin and removes long-wearing foundation and waterproof eye makeup with ease. Infused with Organic Yellow Gentian and Organic Lemon Balm extracts, this deeply nourishing cleansing oil dissolves makeup while preserving the skin microbiota.

And for toning, Clarins Purifying Toning Lotion is packed with Meadowsweet and Witch Hazel extracts to nourish your skin, while expertly balancing and rejuvenating your complexion. With powerful yet gentle ingredients developed in Clarins’ phytochemistry laboratory, this toning lotion hydrates the skin for a clean, balanced complexion.

Gently sweep the cleansing oil and then the toner over your face using a cotton pad until your skin is makeup-free and squeaky clean.

Step 2: Intense hydration

And now, time for the most effective part of your home facial routine — allowing the nourishing power of a face mask to soothe, soften, and intensely hydrate your complexion.

We love Clarins SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask, an ultra-refreshing gel-cream mask that helps your skin find its ideal moisture level. Deeply quenching and moisturising, your complexion is left supple, refreshed, smooth, and toned in as little as 10 minutes. It’s time to put your feet up and indulge in your favourite book! (And if you’re looking for something specific, Clarins has a range of high-performance, plant-powered face masks that address different skin types and concerns — so take your pick).

When your 10 minutes is up, gently wash your face with warm water until you’ve removed all residue; then admire your newly radiant complexion!

Step 3: Serum

Once your face mask has worked its magic, it’s time for your skin to lap up a nourishing serum. Clarins Double Serum is our best selling anti-aging concentrate for all ages. Enriched with 21 effective plant extracts — such as Turmeric for its anti-aging properties and Avocado for keeping skin soft and supple — Double Serum works on the five vital skin functions for visibly younger-looking skin.

And with a gorgeously clean complexion following your face mask, the serum is able to absorb deeply into the skin where it can really make a difference, so make sure you wait a few moments to let the serum soak in before moving onto step four.

Step 4: Moisturise

Moisturising your skin regularly helps to keep your face soft and your skin tone even, while also visibly reducing the signs of aging if you choose anti-wrinkle products. The perfect cream for you depends on what you’re looking for from your face cream.

For example, Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream targets and reduces the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles by preserving the skin’s natural moisture levels. Designed to keep up with the hectic lifestyles of women across the globe, this best-selling cream smooths, revitalises, and boosts radiance to reveal younger-looking skin.

Whereas for post-menopausal skin, we recommend Clarins Nutri-Lumière Day Cream; an intensely nourishing and restorative cream specially designed for aging skin. With Organic Horse Chestnut Flower extract and Horse Chestnut ecsin, this sensorial, oil-infused day cream revitalises and intensely nourishes to restore skin’s radiance and density.

Whatever your skin type or concern, Clarins has an extensive range of effective day moisturisers and night moisturisers to choose from. Browse the range today to choose the perfect product to finish off your deep cleansing facial at home.

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And there you have it; how to do a facial at home, step-by-step with Clarins. You can find more insightful tips from our skincare experts in our beauty FAQs. From how to remove makeup and how to double cleanse, Clarins has got all your skincare questions covered.

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