If you don't want to spend lots of money going to a spa, or you just want to maintain your skin in between appointments, here's how to give yourself a facial at home.
Cleanse Your Skin
In order to give yourself a good facial you have to start with clean skin. Pick a cleanser that is designed to be used on your face (no bar soaps or body washes), and one that is specifically designed for your skin type. If you have oily skin your skin can handle a clear or gel type cleanser, but if you have dry or sensitive skin use a creamier one.
If you're wearing makeup around your eyes use an eye makeup remover or petroleum jelly to break the makeup down. Then splash your face with water a few times or until it's saturated, then add a drop of cleanser to the palm of one of your hands, rub it between both then apply to your face. Rub using a circular motion with your fingertips until you've worked it in. Wait about ten seconds before you rinse it off so that the cleanser has time to break down the oil on your face, then rinse.
After cleansing your face, the next step is to exfoliate. This is because as you age your dead skin cells take a longer time to turn over then they used to, creating a dull complexion. Exfoliation helps your skin out and will give you brighter, healthier glow.
It's important to choose a scrub that is suitable for your skin. If your skin is dry or you don't want to use a granular scrub on it, choose a scrub that has fruit enzymes. It will slough off your dead skin without damaging your fresh skin cells. If you choose to buy a granular scrub, make sure it's has smaller beads and has a gentle formula. Or you can just make a scrub with a bit of water and sugar from your cabinet, just don't scrub too hard.