When your schedule keeps you going from one place to the next, you must remember to take some time for yourself. A quick home facial is a good fix when you can’t make it to the local day spas in Nashua. You will feel stress-free, rejuvenated and happier when you take the time to relax.

There are a few different home therapy treatments that give your skin an overall new, fresh, soft look.

What You’ll Need:

  • Washcloth
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ Tbs olive oil
  • Cucumber slices (2)

Seriously, that’s all you need for a complete facial at home.

Start by mixing the brown sugar and olive oil. You can adjust the measurements to your liking, but the sugar crystals should not be separated in the the end result. A balanced mixture is the goal.

Ensure the cucumber slices are large enough to fit in your eye sockets. This isn’t just a trick that day spas use in the movies, it’s what you can use right here in your New Hampshire home.

Now that your supplies are prepared, take that washcloth and fill it with warm water. Let it soak on your face. The warm temperature allows your pores to open.

After one or two minutes (or ten if you really feel like relaxing), take a spoonful of the scrub mixture into your hand. Rub it on your fingertips and then rub your fingers on your face in circular motions. Beware not to get any in your eyes. Brown sugar acts as an exfoliator, scrubbing your skin to release the dead cells. White granulated sugar is a great substitute for a full body scrub, but brown sugar is softer which is optimal for your sensitive face. The olive oil adds excellent nutrients to your skin that give you a healthy glow.

After you apply the scrub, place the cucumber slices on your eye sockets. The cucumbers add nutrients to the skin under your eyes which relieves the dark circles. Have a nice nap for 10-15 minutes. Or you can ponder the lyrics to your favorite music album. Whatever relaxes you, take this time to enjoy it!

Wash off your face when you are done. Notice the results – how soft! While this is a great alternative for days you can’t make it to the spa, don’t forget how beneficial it is to have full facial therapy from the Skin & Body day spa in Nashua, NH.