The Importance of Facials and How To Do One At Home

by Karen Ballou December 23, 2020 4 min read

Black woman getting a facial


Getting a professional facial is the ultimate way to rejuvenate your skin as well as relax your mind and body. There’s nothing quite like laying on a warm treatment bed with soothing music humming in your ears and inhaling the inviting aromas around you. Unfortunately, due to the impact of the recent pandemic, not everyone is able to schedule an appointment with their favorite estheticians, and more and more people are doing their best to replicate the experience at home. After all, taking care of your skin with facials is imperative, and here's why:

1. Enhanced Appearance

There are skincare products for just about every concern you might have for your skin. Fine lines and wrinkles? Try a hyaluronic acid or oil-based serum. Large, clogged pores? A mask will work wonders. Skin feeling dry and flaky? Use an exfoliant to shed that dead skin, then follow up with a soothing moisturizer. If nothing else, using proper care for your skin conditions will leave you with a glowing, more youthful looking complexion.

2. Strengthen the Microbiome and Lipid Barrier

The skin is the largest organ of our body, and contrary to popular belief there are a lot of ways to take care of and protect it beyond applying SPF and drinking water. Our bodies have natural ways of protecting our skin, such as the lipid barrier, which prevents transdermal water loss, and the microbiome, a collection of good bacteria that prevents harmful viruses and other free radicals from entering the body through our skin. Using skincare specifically formulated to support these systems (like Immunocologie) helps keep the good stuff in your body and the bad stuff out, helping support your immune system to function at its healthiest.

3. Self-Care and Confidence

Research has shown how important routine and structure are for the human psyche. Skincare routines often double as beautiful self-care rituals for many people. In addition to the comfort that comes from taking care of yourself, many people become more confident as they begin to see their skin issues resolve due to continued use of proper skincare routines. The incorporation of a skincare routine into your daily life truly embodies the definition of “look good, feel good.”

Since many spas are still experiencing limited hours or service limitations due to Covid-19 regulations, now’s the time to bring the spa home to you. Fortunately, since I am a master esthetician, Immunocologie was formulated to be effective in both the professional and at-home setting. Below, discover how to create a luxury spa experience from the comfort of your own home using Immunocologie’s essential products.

Step 1. Cleansing Lotion

Start your at-home facial by cleansing the skin with this gentle and deeply nourishing anti-inflammatory cleanser that helps to replenish and regenerate the skin for a brighter complexion. You want to ensure your skin is a clean slate to allow for maximum absorption of the products in your routine. Simply apply using damp fingers in small, circular motions covering the entire face before rinsing off with tepid water and patting dry.

Step 2. Vital Clay Mask

Post cleansing, enjoy this deep-detox, mineral-rich mask that features three different earth clays and 12 essential minerals that purify your skin to leave it beautifully hydrated and glowing. Just 10 or 15 minutes with the mask will reduce the visibility of enlarged pores, soothe irritation, soften and hydrate, and improve the texture of your skin. Pro Tip: identify areas of your skin in need of increased nourishment and support in areas where the Vital Clay dries faster.

Step 3. Vital Ionic Mist

While your Vital Clay Mask is drying, feel free to spritz your face with the Vital Ionic Mist for increased hydration of the skin. This refreshing, detoxifying, and mineral-rich spray is both soothing and hydrating, formulated to restore radiance and skin wellness. Follow up with a second spritz once the Vital Clay Mask is removed and once more when you’re finished with your routine.

Step 4. Day Protection Crème

Lock in that moisture and nourishment by wrapping up your at-home facial with Immunocologie’s Day Protection Crème. This is the final step to super-charge your routine with this deeply nourishing crème that hydrates the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To use, simply Apply a small amount of Day Protection to face, neck, and décolletage and pat lightly. The crème will absorb immediately into the skin, so do not rub.

If you’re looking for some guidance for your at-home facial, try Immunocologie’s Deluxe At-Home Facial Kit and Personal Virtual Consultation, which comes with trial sizes of everything you need for a Signature Immunocologie Facial at home and a one-on-one virtual meeting with me! Plus, you’ll get 20% off a future purchase and a follow up call with one of our skincare specialists to ensure you’re getting the most out of your products.

Treat yourself to healthy skin, you deserve it!


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