Creating your own skin-care concoctions at home can help you achieve the same glowing skin you love seeing so much after a facial treatment at the spa. “I love do-it-yourself masks! ” says Vargas. “My favorite recipes are the easiest to throw together. “Exfoliating at home can be tricky because people don’t always use the appropriate amount of pressure,” says Margarita Kouzmina, aesthetician at bliss57. “If you apply too much, you may irritate you skin, but if you don’t apply enough, you may not see optimal results.
Lola Yaremenko, aesthetician at bliss57, says you can definitely maintain spa visits with an at-home facial—just not after a hot, steamy shower because your pores are open and your skin is too sensitive and vulnerable to irritation. “The best time to do it is at night after cleansing with a gentle cleanser so you don’t strip your skin,” she says. “If you gently cleanse and then use a peel, you will be more effective at removing dead skin cells, relieving congested pores and promoting cell turnover, which increases radiance.
Another great at-home treatment is lymphatic drainage massage to keep your skin clear, de-puffed and glowing. “It is a lost art and certainly a tool that anyone can use to make their face look rejuvenated,” says Vargas. “If you have dry skin, massage your skin in circular motions moving upward.
Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection, says that dry brushing is her favorite method of body exfoliation because it’s a multitasking treatment. “It’s actually incredible as a cellulite treatment and also increases elasticity,” she says. “Start at the tops of your feet and brush upward toward your heart.