It's a while since I shared one of my DIY facials with you - to be honest, when I got pneumonia, I fell off track a little and whilst I did my regular skincare routines, I had no energy for extra effort but I missed the extra pampering and I'm back on track with my at home facials again. I had booked a facial for Monday last but didn't feel well enough to attend, so I've postponed it. I gave them plenty of notice and they were very understanding, given my circumstances but I'm determined to have the two that I have vouchers for, before Christmas, as long as the pandemic doesn't get any worse! Anyway, back to my most recent DIY effort! Anything marked with a * has been kindly gifted to me, without obligation.
I doubled cleansed, firstly with Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Melt Away Cleanser (amazing, by the way - makeup disappears without leaving a film on the skin or cloudy eyes - skin is left feeling so soft and hydrated) and then with Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser. Skin is left so plump and so clean.
I then applied Alpha-H Liquid Gold Rose, which is gentler and a little more hydrating than the original. I know that some people would leave that as a final step, but my skin is too dry to do that so I misted with Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist.
After letting that settle, I applied Estée Lauder Advanced Repair Eye Supercharged Complex (save 20% by using the code LYMIN), which I find really soothes and plumps the under eye area. I then applied Ecooking Vitamin C Serum*, which you can save 20% on by using the code beautylymin. This serum is pretty potent, as it not only contains Vitamin C, but also hyaluronic acid and Sodium PCA - this combination of ingredients ensures brighter, plump and more even skin.
Because I felt a bit extra, I added a few drops of Kate Somerville Kx Active Concentrates, Ceramides + Omegas Serum, to ensure that my skin is well protected and nourished as we have started to use the central heating again.
Finally, as a last step, I used Ameliorate Restorative Facial Mask*, which I will have a full review of coming soon but briefly, it uses hyaluronic acid and squalane to lock in moisture. Using this with the other nourishing products, ensured that I woke to plump, bright and dewy skin - exactly what I aimed to achieve.
Are you still doing facials and other beauty treatments at home or have you started going back to the salon, now that you can? I'd love to hear!
Thanks for reading!