The DIY Spa Alternative Night Treatment



Sometimes the physical and mental stress of daily life can really take its toll on the skin. A relaxing trip to a local spa provides a great way for escaping the busy lifestyles and indulging in some personal time. The benefits of regularly going to a spa helps to relax, recharge, detox and beautify the skin. If you’re nervous about going to the spa for the first time or it seems like a luxury splurge, then you will love this spa alternative night treatment routine!

What you will need:

The DIY Spa Alternative Night Treatment

Step 1: Remove all make-up and apply to your face a gentle cleanser of your choice (I use Lancôme Crème Radiance). As your cleansing, massage the four areas of your face (cheeks, forehead, chin) using outward strokes of motion.

Step 2: Gently rinse off the cleanser using lukewarm water and pat-dry your face with a towel or facial sponge.

Step 3: Apply a generous amount of the SKIN & LAB Dr. Pore Tightening Glacial Clay Facial Mask to your face and neck while massaging gently for 1 to 2 minutes. Due to the nature of this product, you may feel minor twitches of pain upon application as the mask sets into effect. This lasts only momentarily and will gradually subside. (Tip: Placing the SKIN & LAB Dr. Pore Tightening Glacial Clay Facial Mask in the fridge before use can promote better contraction and calming effects thru the application process.)

Step 4: Let the formula sit on your face for 10 to 20 minutes. During this stage you can read a book, watch some TV, have a snack break, listen to some music or engage in any other activity that will help you to relax.

Step 5: After 10 to 20 minutes have passed, massage the area of your T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) to exfoliate and lift any dirt clogging pores from your skin.

Step 6: Rinse your face thoroughly using lukewarm water and pat-dry your face with a towel or facial sponge again. You should see a difference in the complexion and texture of your face. At this point your face should appear brighter with a little bit of luster and a tingly clean sensation.

Step 7: Un-pack the KLAIRS Rich Moist Soothing Mask and spread it properly over your face. Let the mask sit for 10 to 15 minutes, for a generous amount of essence to be absorbed deep into your skin. At this stage, it is important to keep your face relaxed and facial expressions to a minimal. You may want to lie on the coach or on your bed with some music or just rest in total silence. This is a great point of the process to gather your thoughts and reflect.

Step 8: After 10 to 15 minutes, remove the mask and pat your face for the remaining essence to be absorbed. You may also take your facial sponge, run it through lukewarm water, and gently pat it across your face for a clean finish.

Step 9: Now that your skin has been cleansed, purified, exfoliated, and balanced, it’s time to end the routine with an overnight repairing cream. Since I like to keep things light I’ve selected the ELISHACOY Skin Repairing Snail Cream. Apply a generous amount of the cream to your entire face before bed for a fully rejuvenated complexion in the morning. The benefits of snail cream have done wonders for my skin! Since the skin recharges during our sleep, I find that it is best to complete this spa alternative routine with a snail cream to give the overall process a boosting effect!

I hope you all enjoyed learning about this spa alternative routine and would be willing to give it a try for yourself. This routine is designed to be quick, easy, and effective to suit any kind of lifestyle that you may have! Since skin can easily build up an immunity to products over a prolonged period of use, I only perform this routine once a week and always during the middle of the week on a day such as Wednesday. For those who have oily and acne prone skin it is highly recommended to perform this routine 2 to 3 times a week for best results.

There are many product choices out there on the market that can be incorporated into this beauty routine, but overwhelming your skin with multiple products all at once is not a very smart idea and can do more harm to your skin than good. One of the perks of using the SKIN & LAB Dr. Pore Tightening Glacial Clay Facial Mask is that the product is multifunctional in purifying, treating, hydrating, and balancing the skin. This product alone can help you cut down on both the time and the amount of products you would otherwise use to obtain the same effects. Another perk in using this product is that it can also be applied to your whole body, to deliver the ultimate spa-like experience! If you do choose this method of application, it is best recommended that you apply the product right after your bath or shower.

In our modern day society, it is so easy to get caught up in the process of overseeing our day-to-day tasks that we forget to even invest some time into pampering ourselves. Having your own spa alternative routine is a great way for you to unwind by yourself or with some friends and family. Always remember that beautiful skin requires consistent monitoring and constant up keeping. There is no one way in achieving high quality skin, so try a couple of different ways to find the one that’s right for you! I personally look forward to this routine with delight every week no matter how busy or how hectic my schedule may prove to be. Our appearances do matter in society, for they are the first method of contact in which the world uses to perceive us. With that said, taking care of ourselves by grooming, pampering, eating, and living well is a sign of self-respect for life! ;)

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NY-based fashion writer, lifestyle blogger, and beauty enthusiast.