I love professional facials and am not operating under the delusion that my skin care skills exist on the same planet as those of my favorite dermatologists and estheticians.
But there are many months when I can’t find the time to get to a spa for a treatment — or have decided to blow all my play money on shoes.
Since my skin isn’t going to behave just because it knows I’m flying solo that month, I’ve learned how to give myself a quality, at-home facial that sloughs off all dead skin (every last flake), deep cleans and adds much-needed hydration.
Great news: It can be done in seven simple steps. Remember not to skimp on quality products — and to leave extractions in the professional hands of those who really know how to do them.