Do It Yourself
There is nothing more relaxing and
pampering than a wonderful facial or home spa treatment.
to mention the tremendous benefits that spa treatments have for your
skin, especially aging skin.
There are quite a
range of options to choose from including a deep moisturizing facial to
microdermabrasion and even facial laser photo-rejuvenation light
The DIY facial spa treatments most widely
considered to be
genuinely effective include facial steaming, facial peels, facial
masks, microdermabrasion, and photo-rejuvenation facial lasers.
It's nice to have lots of options, isn't it?
spa treatments for aging skin should actually be viewed as a
necessity for effectively rejuvenating aging skin.
Here's your quick and easy
start any DIY spa treatment with squeaky clean skin. Use a gentle cleanser,
not soap, with warm water. Cleansers with a soy base are less
irritating to the skin.
Treatment Action Plan:
Facial steaming can be as simple as heating up water in a large bowl in
the microwave or on the stove, draping a towel over your head and
letting your skin absorb the steam for 5 minutes. For a rejuvenating
steam add green tea and some herbs such as rosemary, thyme, or mint to
the water. Facial
steamers will open up the pores providing a deep
cleansing by steaming out embedded dirt, as well as hydrates the skin.
with a stimulating toner
rich in emollients and antioxidants.
Mask: Once a
week give yourself a skin enriching treatment with a moisturizing and
mask. There are several OTC options or you can make your own
mask using common ingredients such as avocado, banana, or aloe mixed
with freshly squeezed citrus juice and a drizzle of olive or nut oil.
Peel: Once a
week try a stimulating facial
peel with an OTC product that contains an alpha hydroxyl acid
(AHA) or beta hydroxyl acid (BHA). You can also easily make your own
DIY facial peel by using any fruit acid such as fresh grapefruit juice,
add a few crushed plain aspirin, and one half packet of unflavored
gelatin into one egg white stiffly whipped.
Once or twice a week give your skin a microdermabrasion
which will get rid of dead skin cells and stimulate cell renewal. There
are several types of microdermabrasion products to chose from which are
all effective. Use an OTC microdermabrasion scrub, a microdermabrasion
cloth or a hand held microdermabrasion scrubbing wand. Studies suggest
that 5 to 6 home microdermabrasion treatments are equivalent to one
professional spa microdermabrasion treatment! (Think of the savings!)
Laser Treatments: There are several different home facial
to choose from including the ever popular Derma
Wand, and Oxylight.
Q" is the newest facial laser to be introduced on
the market and has been quite a hit. (It was originally designed to be
sold as a professional spa photo rejuvenation treatment but was
recently released to be sold to the home consumer). The current
correlation is that 3 to 4 home DIY facial laser treatments are equal
to the results achieved from one professional IPL treatment.
Wraps: A simple facial wrap can be achieved with either an
or by soaking nori seaweed in warm vitamin water until soft and
applying it on the skin for 15 minutes.