How to Do an At-Home Facial Treatment for Dull, Dehydrated Skin
Rakhi Malhotra | On 16, Aug 2021
I love to give myself an at-home facial treatment once every week, especially when I’ve got the time or whenever I feel bothered about my skin.
And guess what? It’s pretty easy. You, too, can do the same for your dull, dehydrated skin, as it’s something you’re likely to experience this coming winter or while in lockdown.
Before you begin this at-home facial treatment, I recommend that you hand over your kids to your spouse or keep them busy with a TV show…
This at-home facial treatment doesn’t discriminate and would make you look like a glazed doughnut or a dolphin.
Easy Home Facial Treatment
The very first thing to do to achieve an easy at-home facial treatment is to carefully choose your skincare products based on the skin type as well as concerns. Below are some skincare products I’ve used on my skin for facial treatment:
- Alpha-H Liquid Gold – $59.46
- Aspect Eyelift 3 – $135.00
- Aspect Hydrating Serum – $135.00
- Aspect Illuminating Polish 220ml – $59.50
- Cosmedix Purity Solutions Deep Cleansing Oil – $60.00
- Innisfree Hydra Solution Mask – Dry Skin – $6.00
- La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser 200ml – $36.95
- Murad Intensive Recovery Cream 50ml – $125.00
- Osmosis Skin Care Polish Cranberry Enzyme Mask 50ml – $121.00
Step 1 – Carry Out a Double Cleansing of Your Face
The very first step to all at-home facials is double cleansing the face. This is a very simple step. Chances are that you have oil or makeup on your face and you have to get rid of all that first.
The oil or makeup on your face must first be removed with gentle oil-based cleansers, such as Cosmedix Purity Solutions Deep Cleansing Oil. This oil is amongst the best and also Victoria Beckham’s fav.
Afterward, you can use a stronger chemical exfoliant like the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo Cleansers or any strong nourishing cleanser depending on your type of skin. Just make sure that you don’t overdo it.
Step 2 – Choose a Suitable Exfoliant for Type of Your Skin
Exfoliation is very essential step in any at-home facial treatments, and how to carry out the exfoliation largely hinges on the type of your skin – if you have sensitive skin, we advise natural enzyme exfoliants or if your skin is well-tolerant, you could go for powerful AHA chemicals exfoliants.
Personally, I start my skin exfoliation with a basic enzyme exfoliant and then go on with a powerful AHA chemicals exfoliant – this works for the skin really well. Below are some potent exfoliation products you can consider:
Osmosis Skin Care Polish Cranberry Enzyme Mask: This enzyme exfoliant works with every skin type including sensitive and dry skin.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold: This is a great glycolic chemicals exfoliant for dull and ageing skin.
Aspect Illuminating Polish: This all-in-one exfoliant combines physical, enzymatic, and chemical exfoliations in one.
Don’t forget that exfoliation is personal, and your choice of exfoliant largely depends on the type of your skin and partly on what other skin treatment products you’ve been using and how your skin reacts to them.
Step 3 – Mask your Skin
Once you’re done with exfoliation, you can now go on with using a sheet mask, especially if you have dry skin. Also, when choosing a sheet mask, choose a hydrating and nourishing mask. This type of mask offers you the highest level of skin exfoliation.
If you’re looking for a hydrating sheet mask, I would recommend Innisfree Hydra Solution Mask-Dry Skin. This is a great hydrating and creamy sheet mask which will refresh and add life to your dry skin during coming winter.
This sheet mask also has a 2nd cream step – this is optional and you may choose to take it or leave it. This mask also has combo and oily skin versions – choose whichever suits your skin type more.
Why I like the Innisfree Hydra Solution Mask-Dry Skin is because its sizes fit quite well. That means it will fit both small and big head sizes.
Step 4 – Apply an Eye Cream
Applying an eye cream comes immediately after the sheet mask.
I would recommend the Aspect Eyelift 3 eye cream because it’s a good everyday eye cream (can be used both AM and PM) and it’s rich with antioxidants. It’s also a medium range eye cream and would benefit many skin types. If you have a regular eye cream that you use, fine, otherwise Aspect Eyelift 3 is a great eye cream to start with if you’re unsure which eye cream to buy.
Step 5 – Apply Hydrating Serum
Once the eye cream has been applied, apply hydrating serum. Although you can apply any hydrating serum of your choice, I love the Aspect Hydrating Serum. Here are some of the reasons why I like this product:
Aspect Hydrating Serum is great for all types of skin, which includes oily skin that is easily dehydrated. It contains hyaluronic acid as one of the main ingredients. Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water molecules within layers of the skin.
Step 6 – Apply Moisturiser
The final step involves applying the best extra-nourishing face moisturising cream for dehydrated, dry skin. You would find several moisturisers out there, but I love using Murad Intensive Recovery Cream – I’m obsessed with this product.
Murad Intensive Recovery Cream is thick face cream and rich in macadamia oil and shea butter, which are well-known for improving dehydrated/dull skin. This product fits all skin types.
As you have read above, doing an at-home facial treatment is very easy and you can do at-home facial treatment by simply following the steps – you don’t need to over-complicate things or spend a fortune at a parlour.