A friend of mine told me how she does a homemade facial and I’ve been doing it ever since with a few modifications. Here is what you need:
A pot of water
Lemon juice or lemon wedge
Basil leaf (optional)
Sugar (I use brown)
And here is what you need to do:
- Bring the water in the pot to a boil.
- While you are waiting for the water to come to a boil, wash your face with your cleanser.
- Once the water has reached a boiling point, add the basil leaf. This step is optional.
- Remove the pot from the stove and place on a cooling service resistant to heat such as a trivet or a pot holder.
- Place towel over pot of water and hold face near the steam and under the towel for as long as you can stand.
- Take some of the sugar and rub in small circles around your face. The sugar is used to exfoliate like a scrub.
- Using either the lemon juice on a cotton ball, or the lemon wedge. Swab across your face to remove the sugar and dead skin cells that slough off.
- Finish the process by rinsing with cool water to close the pores.
My skin always feels great after I do this facial and I now rotate doing this facial one week and the bentonite clay mask another week. This process leaves my skin smooth and I also see the removal of blackheads, which I have a problem with. I have not noticed my pores getting smaller, but I am waiting to see if with time and consistency, if that will change.
Note: The basil leaf is optional. The basil leaf helps to stimulate the release of dirt and is thought to be especially helpful for acne prone skin.