You know that indulgent facials are worth every peso. But when your calendar just doesn’t allow you to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist, you can rely on these at-home treatments to reveal gorgeous skin in a jiffy. Scroll down for your cheat sheet to DIY facial treats.
Try: Chlorophyll Masks
Why: Chlorophyll detoxifies and purifies the skin, releasing radiance in flash. Plus, this tub mimics the feel of a luxurious spa facial. With regular use, you’ll see tighter pores, reduced wrinkles, and a sculpted face.
How: Massage mask on clean face, wait for it to turn a deep green hue, and leave it on for five to ten minutes. Rinse it off with warm water.
Perricone MD Chloro Plasma, P3,550
Perricone MD is available at Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Alabang Town Center, and Rustan’s Ayala Center Cebu.
Try: Muslin Cloths
Why : Muslin cloths improve blood circulation, gently lift dead cells, and prep your skin to take in all the goodness of your serums and moisturizers. Plus, they’re environment-friendly because you can just toss them in the washer to reuse.
How: Dip a soft muslin cloth in hot water. Wash your face with a foaming cleanser, then gently place the warm muslin on your face. Wipe off excess product and makeup residue with the cloth. Rinse and wring the cloth, soak in ice cold water, and let it rest on your face for a minute.
The Body Shop Muslin Cloth, P250
The Body Shop is available at SM North, SM Megamall, SM Makati, SM Southmall, Glorietta, Alabang Town Center, and Festival Mall.
Try: Konjac Sponge
Why: This sponge is not your average loofah—it’s made from konjac, an exotic and fibrous vegetable found in Jeju Island, Korea. Use the sponge with water (it has its own cleaning agent) and exert a bit of hard work to reveal silky smooth skin. It’s a great product to use when you want to stimulate cell growth, and to get rid of all dirt and grime.
How: Use a makeup remover to take away all traces of product. Then, drench the sponge in clean water before gliding it on your skin. Buff the sponge in circular motions to improve blood flow, kill bacteria, balance pH levels, and renew skin. Sterilize the sponge by dipping it in boiling water for 90 seconds once a week.
Not a Sponge Volcanic Power Puff, P315
Not a Sponge is exclusively available at shop.beautybar.com.ph.
Try: Morning packs
Why: Morning packs were introduced by Korean beauty brands to wake up sallow skin, tighten wrinkles, and prime the face for makeup application. Use this product to brighten up tired, sleep-deprived skin.
How: Just like regular face masks, apply on clean, dry skin. Using gentle strokes, spread the product all over your face for 20 seconds, and leave it on for 10 seconds. Fast and effective!
Tony Moly Latte Art Milk Tea Morning Pack, P578
Tony Moly is available at SM North, SM Megamall, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, and Alabang Town Center.
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