DIY Facial

As an esthetician and a girl who’s passionate about skin care, I’ve done facials using all sorts of products from frou frou fancy to budget-friendly. After trying both, I can tell you from experience that it’s completely possible to get a spa quality facial at home!

My favorite place to shop products that give amazing results without breaking the bank is Sally Beauty. Here’s a step-by-step guide to giving yourself (or a friend) a spa quality facial using products under $50:

DIY Facial


Makeup Remover Wipes


Exfoliating Scrub

Clay Mask

Moisturizing Mask



2 Washcloths

Cotton Balls

Optional: Chilled Cucumber Slices

DIY Facial

1. Remove Makeup

Using a makeup remover wipe (or any makeup remover applied to a cotton ball), remove all makeup from eyes, lips and face.

2. Cleanse

Apply a generous amount of cleanser to face, starting at your chin and working your way up, in a circular motion.

Remove cleanser using a washcloth ran under warm water.

3. Exfoliate & Steam

Gently rub exfoliating scrub onto face in a circular motion.

Run a washcloth under hot water, wring out excess water, then drape washcloth over face for 5 minutes.

Remove exfoliating scrub with a washcloth ran under warm water.

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4. Clay Mask

Apply clay mask to face (leaving space around the eye area).

Leave on for 15 minutes.

Remove mask with a wash cloth ran under warm water.

5. Moisturizing Mask

Apply moisturizing mask to face (leaving space around the eye area).

Optional: place chilled cucumber slices over eyes to soothe and reduce puffiness.

Leave on for 10 min.

Remove with a washcloth ran under cool water.

6. Tone

Dampen a cotton ball with alcohol free toner and gently sweep across face.

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7. Moisturize

Apply moisturizer to face and neck in an upward motion, starting at the neck and working your way up the entire face.

DIY Facial

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