Gold or Aurum is one such precious metal that has been loved by women for centuries. Not only it is adorned by women on weddings or parties to enhance their beauty, but this precious metal also has great anti-aging benefits that help to enhance the suppleness of complexion and preserve its natural luminosity. Do you know that gold facial mask was used by the epitome of beauty and Egyptian queen, Cleopatra every night to give her a skin a glowing treatment? This yellow metal is indeed a popular name in the beauty world and has been incorporated in facial skincare. For example, gold facials are really popular skincare facial treatments that can boost your skin’s glow in no time. But, what if you have to go to a parlor for such an expensive treatment? We do agree that it burns a hole in your pocket and that’s why today we will make your work easy. In this post, we will talk about how you can do gold facial at home in a step by step manner. Read on to know about how you can do a cost-effective gold facial yet get the radiant glow at the comfort of your home.
Gold Facial Treatment Procedure:
There are many gold facial kits sold by renowned brands in the market. You can pink any of those kits. Usually, a gold facial kit contains the following items (names in the order of their usage):
• Gold cleanser
• Gold scrub
• Gold massage cream/gold gel
• Gold treatment pack
• Gold face moisturizing lotion
Any of these steps in the gold facial kit comes enriched with gold powder, wheat germ oil, sandalwood, honey, aloe vera, and gold foil. So, your face is going to get a golden glow after the procedure.
Step 1- Buy a Gold Facial Kit: The first task before starting the treatment at home is to purchase a good quality of gold facial kit from the market. The kit comes with a list of items that we mentioned above like gold cleanser, gold facial scrub, gold facial cream/gel, gold facial mask, and a moisturizing lotion. Some kits may not come with a moisturizing lotion also. Remember to choose a gold facial kit from a good brand to get maximum benefits.
Step 2- Gold Cleanser: Any facial treatment begins with cleansing, so gold facial treatment is also no exception to this rule. The cleansing procedure helps to clean your face and wipes off impurities. It also helps to open skin pores to give your skin the magical touch of gold powder present in your kit. So, this cleansing is done by the cleanser provided with the kit. After application, massage your face for some time and then wash off the cleanser with Luke-warm water and pat dry your face.
Step 3- Steam Treatment: This is the second step of the facial treatment which means you have to apply hot steam to your face to loosen the dead skin cells and blackheads on the face. This process helps to unclog your skin pores and softens the blackheads and whiteheads. Take a bowl of hot water and bend over that with a towel over your head to prevent the steam from escaping. Do, this for 5-7 minutes.
Step 4- Gold Scrub: Scrubbing is followed by steaming as your face is now ready to remove the dead cells from the face. For this, you have to use the gold facial scrub in the kit. Apply the scrub on your face, do not forget your neck. Gently scrub in circular movements for about 5 minutes. Then keep it on your face for a while. You can also use a blackhead extractor tool to remove whiteheads and blackheads from your face. Now wash off the area in lukewarm water and pat dry.
Step 5- Gold Cream/Gel: Some gold facial kits come with a gold massage cream whereas some facial kits come with a massage gel. Use the gold massage cream/gel that is provided with the pack. Now start massaging your face and neck in an upward direction to increase blood circulation. This is the most vital step in any facial routine, so take time to do this. Massage your face for about 10-20 minutes. You don’t have to wash off the cream from your face. Leave it for some time, the cream/gel will get absorbed by the skin. Using a wet cloth wipe your face and neck gently.
Step 6- Gold Mask/Treatment Pack: Now it’s time for some golden masking to gain some golden luster! Use the gold mask given in the kit, apply it evenly on your face and neck. This gold mask contains turmeric, gold foil, and aloe vera. Let the mask get dry. Leave it on your face for drying. Once it is completely dry, you can remove it from your face. Use cold water and remove the mask. Wash your face thoroughly and pat it dry.
Step 7- Gold Lotion: This is an optional step and some facial kits might not contain the gold lotion. In any case, you would have to seal the moisture to your face after the pack is washed off. So, in case your kit doesn’t contain a gold lotion, you can use your own moisturizer and apply it evenly on the face and neck by massaging in a circular motion.
Now your gold facial is complete. You can see a visible change of complexion in your face and neck. It is said that your face looks brighter by 30% post this treatment.
Points to be Noted:
• Pick your facial kit from a good quality brand to get good results.
• Never mix any other products when you do gold facial. Gold itself gives amazing results.
• Do this process in a hygienic manner. Clean your hands well and then use the kit to prevent any contamination.
• Use this facial once in a month. Repeating this process helps to retain the luster. However, don’t overdo it as it might cause damage.
• A good quality gold facial kit has a shelf life. So, use judiciously for 2 to 3 times.
• Women in the age group of 20 years till 60 or more can use golden facial at home.
This is how you can do your gold facial at home and save money. You can also do them for your mother, sister or any relative and no parlor hassles involved. That’s all folks! Post your question in the comments section below.