Self-Care Sunday: DIY Facial

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Hello friends! I wanted to start something new for my blog this year. As one of my New Year’s goals is to practice more self-care, I thought this would be the perfect thing to add to my blog! Now introducing “Self-Care Sundays”, Sundays I will be making a blog post that share ways that I like to practice self-care.

One of my favourite things to do is facials! They are so good for your skin and are a great way to relax. Every Sunday night I try to do a facial before the start of a new week. I wanted to share my DIY facial that you can do at home!

DIY Facial

Step 1: Cleanse

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First, take off any makeup you have on your face with makeup remover or a makeup wipe. I like to use coconut oil as it is moisturizes and removes everything easily. Then, wash your face with a gentle cleanser, I use Philosophy’s Face Wash. I have also used Cetaphil’s Daily Facial Cleanser. Both are very gentle on your skin and don’t have ton of stuff in them.

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Step 2: Exfoliate

My favourite step, time to get all of the dead skin off! This will help create an even skin tone, refine your pores and decrease wrinkles. Scrub your face with an exfoliator for 2-3 minutes, repeat if you need! Use circular motions and move upwards on your face. I use Philosophy’s Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash or I make my own! Here is one of my favourite green tea exfoliator’s I found on Pinterest!

 

 

Step 3: Steam

If you don’t have one of those fancy steamer things that salons use (I don’t lol), you can use just a bowl of hot water. All you need to do is boil some water and put it in a bowl. Then, put a bath towel over your head and put your face over the bowl. This will allow the steam to open up all of your pores before you put on your mask. You can also use a sink or a hot shower to do this as well!

Step 4: Mask

After all of that deep cleaning to your skin, time to give it what it deserves and pamper it! You can either buy masks from the store, I find good (and cheap) ones at Target and T.J. Maxx. But you can also make your own according to your skin type! Pinterest has tons and tons of ideas. Follow the directions of how long to leave the face mask on, typically 15-20 minutes.

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Step 5: Tone & Moisturise

After you rinse off your face mask, time to apply some toner. Toner helps maintains your skins pH and refreshes your skin. I like to use Thayer’s Rose Petal Toner or this one I found at T.J.Maxx. Next, apply a moisturiser to your skin to finish off the facial. Some of my favourite moisturisers are Cetaphil’sLancome’s, or just coconut oil. What is your favourite?

 

Any tips or tricks for DIY facials? Let me know below!

Cheers xoxo

Cheers to the New Year

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Happy New Year!!! I can’t believe it’s already 2019, it feels like I just graduated high school yesterday! 2019 will be full of a lot of changes for me. I will graduate with my bachelors degree and begin my Masters in Occupational Therapy. I will also move to a different location and be buying my first apartment! Lots of exciting things in store for the new year!

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I wanted to share some of my main goals for the upcoming year:

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Here is a picture of on my school’s trip to London, this was a huge step out of my comfort zone for me. I started off not knowing anyone and ended up meeting 13 new people!

 

 

1) Try new things This has been a goal that I am constantly working on every year. The past 4 years I have tried many new things and I am so proud of myself for that! I want to continue with this goal and go even further. Here is a great article from Wanderlust that inspired me to move outside my comfort zone!

2) Eat more veggies I’ll be honest now, I was never the biggest vegetable fan ever. So my goal for the new year is to try really hard to get at least one vegetable with every meal. I have always been a picky eater so trying new foods was never my thing. But I am determined to try some new vegetables even if it is covered in butter.

3) Use my phone less With the new Screen Time feature on the Iphones, it has made me realise how much time I am spending on my phone when I could be doing other things. My goal for this year is to use my phone, social media, and computer less. The world has become so revolved around technology, it is consuming people. Instead of playing on my phone before I fall asleep at night, I will read for 20-30 minutes instead.

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4) Self-care Over the past year I have discovered the importance of taking care and time for yourself. Taking time in the day to recharge and relax is something I need in order to function. Some of my favourite ways are diffusing essential oils, using my salt lamp, doing a facial, spending some time in the studio and watching some Sex and the City. Here is a cute “Self Care Menu” I found on Pinterest!

 

 

 

 

What are your goals and resolutions for the new year? Comment below!

Cheers!

xoxo