How To Do Salon Type Facial At Home

How To Do Salon Type Facial At Home

How To Do Salon Type Facial At Home

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I had an awesome experience undergoing facial at a salon near my place. Though the salon person used the Lotus Herbals facial kit, I noticed that the products used does not matter that much.  It was the techniques and the massage that made all the difference and gave a wonderful result.  Until a few days ago, I too was averse to the idea of getting facial done at a parlour and sniggered at the thought of it, but this experience changed my outlook.  I also think I could share some tips from that session for people who like to do their own facials in the peace of their home.

You can incorporate these tips in your regular facial routines to get the desired results.

    • Always, sit for a facial when you have free time.  Don’t rush it because it won’t serve any purpose.  You need to devote at least one hour to one-and-hour for a facial session.
    • Keep round cotton pads, clean wash cloth, cold water, and ice ready before the facial.  You will need them quite often during the facial session.

Wash Cloth

    • Use a head band to keep the hair away from your face.  Its very annoying when the products stick on to the hair.

Wash Cloth

    • Keep the products of your facial kit in the refrigerator half an hour before the facial.  The cool feeling adds to the whole salon experience.
    • Start off with a good cleanser, preferably a foaming cleanser (Biotique Honey Cleanser).

biotique face wash

    • Next, use a mild scrub (St. Ives) and massage it on the face and neck area for 3 minutes.  Wipe it off with a clean wash cloth.


    • Next, you can steam your face lightly (mind you very lightly) with a portable home sauna.  With light steam, the blackheads and whiteheads do come off easily.


    • Use a blackhead remover tool to clear blackheads and whiteheads off your nose and chin area.

Blackhead Removal Tool


Shahnaz Husain Chocolate Rejuvenating Mask
  • Take a bowl full of chilled water and dip a clean wash cloth or cut-out face mask in it and put it on your face until the wash cloth becomes semi dry.  This process is to close the open pores on the face.

Now, awaken to a clean, toned up, smooth facial skin.

I have found that following these steps does a whole lot of good and your at-home facials will show good results.  Try it out and let me know how it worked for you 🙂

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54 thoughts on “How To Do Salon Type Facial At Home

      1. i will , how else can i try out my multitude of home remedies, finish my bottle of cleansing milk, and above all feel pampered without going broke. i am finding facials in local parlours also reaching 4 figure cost. what has the world come to.

  1. The steaming part works wonders even to clean up makeup residues – it helps me immensely. The rest of the steps i have to do though 😛 Very well explained – the suggestion of gel based massage creams was immensely helpful. ^_^

  2. . I love d way you have explained it jomol. Thanks for d detailed article. I used to visit parlor to get my facial done once in two months. But as i started visiting them regularly their service kind of deteriorated. On that very day i got a steamer and from then i have been doing facials only at home. Its very good

    1. Thank you so much Raji… dip wash cloth in cold water after the facial session….it seals in everything 🙂

  3. I mostly do this kind of home facial for my mom at home, but feel tired doing it on my self so I end up going to parlor. but after reading your article, I am tempted to do it for myself also 🙂
    BTW i don’t have a steamer so I use the a utensil filled with hot water, that works wonderful as a steamer.

    1. Wow……Neha…..I agree…its so tough to take the kid along to the parlour…he he….they won’t sit quiet na 🙂

    1. Heer………do try it…..the last step is the most imp….the wash cloth dipped in ice water one….it gives such a good feeling 🙂

  4. Great article and tips Jomol. Just wondering what lotus herbals facial products were used in the salon? Do they sell those retail or in a pack like the Biotique? :-/

    1. Aruna……though they told me it was Lotus Herbals kit, I couldn’t see anything because my eyes were closed. But you can get Lotus Herbals facial kit which is for one-time use I guess. Instead of the creamy massage cream, they had used some gel 🙂

    1. Maansi, yes, it does, ….do it as a last step….it will close the pores and seal in the goodness of the facial 🙂

    1. Thanks Aru…….I love refrigeration of those products as well 🙂 Nowadays, I am keeping facial mist in the fridge too 🙂

  5. Wow…..nice article..i tried doing facial at home but one tend to get lazy to do it for our self….but your article is tempting enough to try it again with the added tips..n ya i liked the way you have given hints about using diff product for diff skin type…:)

  6. Thats how i do it myself jomo.Awesome post. The ice and chilled water do the trick i feel and of course a good massage cream too. 🙂 I think its the most hygienic and healthy way of doing facial. 😀

  7. Yeah! I certainly do love the tutorials. This is good stuff because I do this at home too twice a month. I love the feeling of new toned skin. I like to pamper myself,that is how I reward myself after a long hard work and overtime.. 🙂 I wanted to thank you for sharing this tips, they are very useful to us ladies.

  8. Hi….
    Can you plz suggest me a facial kit for oily skin Coz buying each product like srub massage cream mask all from different companies would cost a little high so can u suggest any facial kit which has complete set for oily skin… *pigtail*

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