I know it is not the same doing your own facial at home, but unfortunately with the Lockdown situation we are in, you have no choice. I am sure you would rather look after your skin, even if you have to do it yourself, than not look after your skin at all.
There are even some great devices for home use on the market that can help with lifting and tightening the skin as well as encourage products to penetrate your skin more deeply.
First of all find yourself a good results driven product range as these will give you better results. After all you don’t want to put in the effort and get no return!
My top product tips and devices for home use:
For me Environ Skincare and AlumierMD offer the best home facial products. The best devices are Newa Radio Frequency device and Home Sonic device by Dr Des Fernandes and a home roller. You really can create an in clinic facial at home. You can even do yourself as close to a salon chemical peel at home with AlumierMD Enzymatic Peel, AHA Serum and Retinol Serum.
Cleansing, exfoliating and a hydrating mask is a good start. Even though I haven’t mentioned Proto-col as a product to use at home, their Collagen Face Mask is my hero product for hydrating my skin especially when it has been dry and sore from wearing surgical face masks at work.
For an at home AlumierMD Facial:
STEP 1: Cleanse and tone your skin.
STEP 2: Apply a thin layer of Enzymatic Mask, leave for 5 minutes, then rinse off well with warm water and a clean flannel.
STEP 3: Apply a thin layer of the Aqua Mask, leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse off well with warm water and a clean flannel.
STEP 4′: Apply half the amount of a chosen Serum, massage into the skin until absorbed.
Step 5 : Apply the Recovery Balm and massage in to the skin for 3-5 minutes.
For an at home Environ Facial:
STEP 1: Cleanse and tone your skin.
STEP 2: Apply a layer of the Clay Mask, leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse off well with warm water and a clean flannel.
STEP 3: Apply a thin layer of the Revival Face mask, leave on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse off well with warm water and a clean flannel. This may tingle which is normal. If it feels too tingly remove after 2-3 minutes instead of 5-10 minutes.
STEP 4: Apply half the amount of Vitamin A+C Serum, massage into the skin until absorbed.
Step 5: Apply one hydrating oil capsule and massage in to the skin for 3-5 minutes.
For an at home AlumierMD Peel:
STEP 1: Cleanse with HydraBoost
STEP 2: Tone with Bright & Clear with a piece of rough gauze
STEP 3: Apply Enzymatic Peel and leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse off with warm water and a clean flannel.
STEP 4: Apply AHA Serum, Retinol serum if your skin can tolerate it, Retinol eye serum and let the magic of these products do there work whilst you sleep.
The AlumierMD @Home Renewal Kit offers multidimensional exfoliation at home. 8% lactic acid in the AHA Renewal Serum will gently slough away dead skin cells while you sleep whilst the combination of lactic acid and salicylic acid in the Bright & Clear Solution will brighten the skin and exfoliate pores. The Retinol Eye Gel has a delicate 0.1% encapsulated retinol for rejuvenation of the eye area reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and discolouration. These exfoliating products are complemented by the hydrating and nourishing HydraBoost cleanser.
Designed specifically for use during homestay, this kit is everything you need to start an effective at-home exfoliation routine or to maintain and gain upon the results of in-clinic treatments.
What devices can I use at home to help saggy jowls and improve skin texture?
To up your treatments at home use the Newa Radio Frequency machine available at my clinic. This will help to tighten and firm your skin on the neck, jawline and cheek area.
NEWA is the most advanced home-use radiofrequency device available. It’s clinically proven to rebuild collagen and reduce wrinkles safely and effectively.
What devices can I use at home to improve the penetration of my products?
The answer is the DF Home FOCUS CARE™ SKIN TECH+ Sonic device and the home roller or home skin needling device. The revolutionary handheld device uses dual electro-sonic technology to deliver essential nutrients to where the skin need them most. The home skin needling device creates tiny channels within the skin to make your products penetrate 10 000 x more!!
Yes 10 000 x more!!
As you can see there is a lot you can be doing at home to look after you skin.
I am available for any advice and product purchases to get you started on your skincare journey to glowing skin.
My next blog is going to be about what to do with those saggy jowls!!
Again I will be grateful for any feedback.
Thank you for reading, Louise x