Before we even start, let’s not bombard this post with the Bhool Bhulaiya meme template, "Auraat ban ne ka shauk hai? Haan? Auraat ban ne ka shauk hai!" Home remedies and facials are gender neutral, and according to research, men’s skin is thicker with larger pores compared to women's, not to mention all that wear and tear from regular shaving. Men have to take even better care of their skin to make up for the damage. The best part is that you have to go through this procedure only once a month to get radiant, flawless, and smooth skin. If you have not even tried a facial once in your life, this is the message to get one. No worries if your male ego is not permitting you to go to a salon; we've got a homemade version of it exclusively for you. Once you see the results, you will begin to trust the process.
1. Start With A Cleanser
Don’t be that person who uses bar soap for the body as well as for the face. Keep separate products for the face and body always be it a scrub, a cleanser, or a moisturizer. Kick off your home facial by cleaning your face with a mild cleanser or face wash. Apply it evenly on all your face and leave as instructed (1 minute if no instruction) for best results. Make sure the oil and dirt that have been accumulating on your face for ages come off effectively. Then rinse thoroughly with water.
If you want to go all natural with home remedies, you can surely ditch your face wash or cleanser and get an even result with this remedy. Combine 1 tablespoon lemon juice with 2 tablespoons honey and mix it evenly. Apply all over your face and leave for 2-3 minutes. Wash your face with water. Citrus acid is an age-old remedy for absorbing oil and is known for its anti-fungal properties. Honey will leave your skin soft as a feather. Now pat your face dry with a towel and get ready for the next step. 2. Exfoliate The Dead & Dull
Remember, we are talking about a detailed facial routine and not your random Monday face wash routine, so we have to take a step further in cleaning and exfoliating. Splash your face with warm water, take your exfoliator, and massage your skin. Avoid being too close to your eyes; target the den of blackheads and your nose tip, and gently massage all over your neck and chin as well. Don’t use too much force, as you may end up irritating yourself. Continue it for 5-10 minutes and rinse it.
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Instead of drinking your morning coffee, use it as an exfoliator. Take 2-3 tablespoons of coffee powder, add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and mix the paste well. Apply the scrub evenly on the blackhead-prone area, leave for 2-3 minutes, and wash off with lukewarm water. If you find coffee irritating, then take small amounts and try to cover as much area of your face as possible or you can try diluting the mixture with a little amount of water. But everything aside, coffee scrub helps improve skin health due to its natural exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties. Along with removing dead skin cells, this scrub can also help smooth skin and improve circulation. 3. Spa Like Care With Steam
Get ready for an entire spa-like treatment at home with steam. Take water in a saucepan and make it hot enough so that steam starts forming. Pour that water into a bowl and cover your head with a towel so that no vapor escapes from the bowl and the vapor hits your face. This will open your skin pores and make your skin absorbent for the next steps that will follow.
4. Mask-up For The Ultimate Glow
Depending on your skin type, select your skin pack. If you have oily skin, go for a clay pack, and if you have dry skin, a moisturizing pack will suit you better. This step is the coolest of all. Just apply your face pack evenly all over your face, and put two slices of cucumber on your eyes. Now just relax and take in that movie star vibe with your preferred juice. Wash off as instructed on the pack. However, your struggle will just begin if you are going for a homemade face pack. But on the plus side, the result will be all-natural and much better.
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Try this homemade pack or you can also get various face packs available in the market. Take 2 tbsp aloe vera gel, and mix it with 1 tbsp curd and honey each to form a paste. Apply it evenly all over your face, let it sit for 10–15 minutes, and then wash it off with cold water. Aloevera’s hydrating properties and honey work excellently on absorbing excess oil, and curd will give your skin a good texture and work on dark spots, thus giving you all-around protection and benefits.
5. Keep It Tight With The Toner After washing your face with a splash of cold water, it is time to close those pores. If you have blemish-prone skin, or not, you should use a toner. It closes the pores and balances out the texture and appearance of the skin. You can also make a DIY toner at home easily. Take 1 tbsp witch hazel, 12 tbsp vitamin E oil, and 3 drops of any essential oil of your choice: rosemary, lavender, tea tree, or spearmint. Shake well, and your toner is ready to use.
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6. Lock In The Moisture Take any moisturizer of your choice and apply evenly all over your skin and neck after using the toner. Keep massaging until fully absorbed. Moisturizing protects your skin from sun damage and environmental damage. Nothing comes close to aloe vera gel when the topic is moisturizing. Get some aloe vera gel and mix it with a few drops of essential oil for a heavenly fragrance. Apply it all over your face and let it absorb into the pores.
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Clear, healthy skin radiates confidence on its own. Try our home version of the facial at least once a month, and you will see the difference yourself. Once you get habituated to this once-a-month routine, you can move on to the daily skincare routine little by little. A little care can go a long way, and with a fixed routine, one can learn discipline as well as responsibility. It is beneficial from both ends, so next weekend, hook on to these steps to get the glow you have always deserved. For more such tips and steps, go follow us on Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel. And join our WhatsApp Community.