Thursday, April 11, 2013

How to prep your face for Lioele's face masks!

I have a big event for me later this week so I was planning on using one of my Lioele face mask. It dawn on me that I don’t have a How To on prepping your face for face masks. I want this guide to go beyond the basic instructions that the face mask’s packages provide, because when you prep your face the proper way then you can see the best results from your Lioele products.

What you will need:

Exfoliate (I will be using a homemade one, a honey and sugar scrub.)
Green tea
Hot water
Lioele Facial Mask of your choice!
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Step 1: Clean Your Face!

This step is usually the only step that is included on the package and it is the most important one! You can really expect your face to get all of the great benefits that Lioele’s mask provide without getting rid of all the dirt and grime of the day. For this step, I like to use my Lioele Cranberry Cleanser to help get my skin ready for the next step.

Step 2: Scrub your Face!

Exfoliate! I liked to exfoliate my skin after cleansing because I want to make sure to get out all my dead skin that might be clogging my pores preventing the facial mask from getting deep into my skin. There are some commercial exfoliates that you can pick up from your local drugstore but I like to keep it homemade and use my honey sugar scrub.
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Bonus: Honey Sugar Scrub Recipe
1 tbsp. Honey
2 tbsp. Sugar
Small bowl to mix in
And that’s the Honey Sugar Scrub recipe! While it doesn’t look like much, it is enough to cover your whole face twice! The last time that I made the Honey Sugar Scrub, I had to get my roommates to use some because the recipe made so much.

Step 3: Steam your Face!

I will admit this might be my least favorite step but I do see great results from it. First you can boil your water, if you have a teapot you might want to do there. After the water comes to a boil, take your green tea and drop in a cup or a bowl whichever you prefer. Next take the towel and drape it over your head. Make sure that you cover the whole cup or bowl so that the steam can hit your face. Hang out here for 5-10 minutes. This step helps to open up your pores so that when you are using your face mask, the essence can really get in deep.
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If you tried to steam your skin and don’t like you can always just take a towel soak in hot water until it steams and place it gently on your face. Be careful not to burn yourself!

And now your complexion is ready for the face mask! I hope that this guide will help you get all the benefits from your face mask!