Insider posted "Here's what you need to know before doing an at-home facial" featuring Dr. Purvisha Patel.
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.