With billions of tutorials and DIYs available on the internet, there is no dearth of how-tos on facials. There are tonnes of websites telling you how you to make the perfect paste for a facial; how to use your gloves properly and how to apply the paste in a clear, even layer.
Does this mean you should follow them? No.
We must remember that all information available on the internet is not correct information. You may be told the five fruits you can put in your paste to make the perfect facial mask, but the fact remains that no one but someone who has seen your skin firsthand can tell you if these fruits will be beneficial for your skin. Half-information is as bad as none.
Facials are supposed to be done in salons by professionals who know what they are doing. Everyone’s skin type is different. Someone with oily skin will need a cool, perhaps cucumber based face mask, while someone with dry skin would require a warmer base in their mask. Using generic fruits in a paste by putting them in a mixer and mixing some cold cream or lotion in it according to the weather is not only pointless but can also be harmful to your skin. Cucumber, for example, is not meant for flaky skin, as it is a cooling agent, and will dry your skin further, making it flakier and rougher.
Moreover, one does not know the right quantity of ingredients they need to put in the facial paste according to their skin. Too much of a harsh, acidic substance and your skin will start getting irritated and develop red marks. The quality of ingredients also has to be maintained. Salons pick out the freshest organic ingredients for their facials, while at home you may think a two-day old grape will suffice. It won’t! These substances develop bacteria and fungal particles over time and are a health risk.
If the disproportioned ingredients don’t deter you from trying facials at home, the entire application process should. A facial is simply not applying a paste to your skin. It involves a tender massage that lifts bags and wrinkles, a relaxing session that invigorates blood flow, and an environment created with this in mind. Salons tend to have separate areas for massages and facials so that you can rest as your facial expert applies the paste properly into problematic areas of your skin. At home, where you have to worry about cleaning up and people coming over, facials just don’t have the same relaxing effect. Moreover, a key aspect people forget while trying to do a facial at home is time. Sometimes, they leave the mask on for longer periods of time, and sometimes shorter. Both of these situations can prove to be extremely harmful if your facial mask has some specifically acidic substance in it. The facial has to be timed just right, and it is a professional who knows exactly how long it takes.
So don’t rely on DIYs available on the internet, because your face is not worth the risk. Call a salon, book an appointment and get a good facial session at a reasonable price— you will not regret it!
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