October 24, 2016

Hot! DIY: DDF At-Home Facial

“At-home facials” can sound daunting, but in actuality these DIY solutions help to keep your skin in tip-top shape in between professional spa appointments (we’ll leave extractions and the like to the experts). Now, DDF founder and NYC dermatologist Dr. Sobel breaks down four simple steps for an at-home facial including tips on which DDF products can help.

What You’ll Need:
A gentle cleanser, exfoliating scrub, washcloth, eye cream, and moisturizer

DDF Revolve 400 X Micro Polishing SystemStep 1: Cleanse & Exfoliate – The first step to beautiful skin is exfoliating the skin properly to remove dead cells that dull skin’s appearance. Prior to exfoliation, wash the skin with a gentle cleanser to remove any makeup, dirt and oil. Using the DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System, gently massage the skin using small circular motions for approximately one to two minutes which will provide microdermabrasion results much like a professional treatment. It’s important to cleanse and exfoliate the skin first, as this offers better absorption of following skincare products.

Step 2: Steam – Soak a washcloth in the sink filled with warm water. Ring out the washcloth and place over your face for one to two minutes, allowing the steam to open, hydrate and soften the skin. Repeat this process two to three times or until skin feels soft and supple.

DDF Nourishing Eye CreamStep 3: Revitalize the Eyes – Improve your skin texture and make your eyes appear more awake by applying an eye cream. Perform a mini-massage around your eyes with an eye cream that contains vitamins and green tea antioxidants such as DDF Nourishing Eye Cream. The anti-inflammatory properties will reduce any puffiness, and moisture will be restored to the delicate eye area. Lightly dot the product under the eye area and use your fingertips to gently message the cream in circular upward motions.

Step 4: Hydrate – Finish your facial by applying a moisturizer to the face and neck for instant skin softening and smoothing. It’s important to restore moisture to the rest of your face as cleansers can strip healthy oils from your skin. Products with Vitamin B5, or Niacinamide, act as an anti-inflammatory and are fundamental to allowing skin hydrate itself.

Happy DIY-ing!

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