Here's what you need to know before doing an at-home facial

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The article includes Dr. Patel's expert commentary on at-home facials and how to ensure the best results based on your skin type.

Whether you're planning for a Friday night in with friends or trying to unwind after a stressful day, getting a facial is a great way to relax and pamper yourself. Unfortunately, there's not always enough time to go to a spa and it can be expensive.

With just a bit of preparation and a well-curated playlist of soothing ocean sounds, you can enjoy some of the luxuries of a visit to the spa with your own at-home facial. Of course, a professional will likely know what's best for your skin type and there are certainly benefits of going into a spa, but at-home facials can have some big benefits too.

As you prepare for a DIY facial, keep in mind your skin type — is it dry, acne-prone, oily, or a combination? Do you want to calm redness, soothe wrinkles, or attain a nice glow? Keep these things in mind as you start gathering products.

"Puffiness in your face when you wake up from sleeping, for example, is from pooled lymphatic fluid," Dr. Purvisha Patel, founder of Visha Skincare, told Women's Health.

Read the full article here.

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