An aromatherapy facial helps to relieve your tired and dull condition, balance and control your skin from oiliness, rejuvenate and revitalize mature skin. Some essential oils are used to soothe sensitive skin, heal skin blemishes, and its smell provides a natural healing therapy to improve health and well being.
You can try your own DIY aromatherapy healing facial treatment at home when your skin needs a natural boost. A DIY aromatherapy healing facial treatment is suitable for aromatherapy lovers and anyone else, except for people suffering from chronic diseases and pregnancy.
Some essential oils are toxic when blended wrongly, which could worsen current chronic disease and cause harmful reaction to a pregnant woman and her foetus. Consult an aromatherapist for advise before using any essential oil.
For those of you who wish to try this DIY method, it is fine if you have been using your other skin care products. Just buy a small set of aromatherapy skin care products – unscented natural cleansing lotion / cream, a carrier oil, one or two bottles of your favorite essential oil, and an aromatherapy oil blend for your skin type.
Step 1 : wear your hair band, pour some jojoba oil onto 2 pieces of facial cotton and remove all trace of eye, lip and face make up.
Step 2 : pour 1 or 2 drops of your preferred essential oil onto the unscented natural cleansing lotion / cream, blend together and massage lightly on your face to cleanse your skin. Then, use wet facial sponges / soft cloth to wash your face with warm water.
Step 3 : spray your favorite toner onto your face
Step 4 : spray some toner onto the warm towel and place on your face for 5-10minutes. Remove the towel.
Step 5 : spread face massage oil onto whole face, massage in circular upward motion from chin to forehead. Do it slowly, this should be a relaxing face massage. Apply some pressure points on the forehead, temples, cheeks and chin area. Press for 10 seconds on each point and move to another point. Use soft tissue to wipe away oil after massage.
Step 6 : add 1 tsp of your preferred clay powder masque into a small bowl, add a few drops of essential oil, add some rose water or just water, add a little bit of carrier oil to prevent the masque from drying up fast. Mix all ingredients together until form a mud paste, smooth over the facial skin. Cover your eye with wet facial cotton (wet the cottons with rose water or water). Rest for 15 minutes. Wash away masque with warm water.
Step 7 : spray toner onto whole face.
Step 8 : apply 3-5 drops of aromatherapy facial oil blend onto your face and massage gently. This is your moisturizer.
Juliet Cohen writes articles for beauty makeup blog and eye makeup tips. She also writes articles on makeup tips.