MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME
Maybe you’re trying to cut back on spending, or your aestheticians are just harder to get to these days. Either way, you can take matters into your own inexpert hands with these tips from beauty industry pros.
Level up a DIY facial with French techniques from Regine Berthelot of Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa in New York City. 1. Cleanse twice to fully remove any makeup residue, pollution and sunscreen from your face, and then use a gentle exfoliator to buff away dead skin cells. Make sure to apply the products with your whole hand to massage your skin. 2. Pour boiling water (carefully!) into a bowl, and add a few drops of essential oil. Cover your head and the bowl with a towel. Take deep, relaxing breaths for several minutes. 3. Apply a toner, an essential oil, a serum and/or a mask, all of which can penetrate deeper into the skin now that your pores are open. Apply each product by smoothing your hands from the centre of your face to the sides. This will improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. Instant Detox Mask, $47, caudalie.com 4. Finish with the French facial massage called “palper rouler” — pinch and roll the skin with your fingers to lift and tone the muscles, boost collagen and elastin, and reoxygenate the tissues — before applying moisturizer.