Easy 10-step DIY Facial Routine for Glowing Skin

Just Michelle
by Just Michelle
9 Materials
40 Minutes

Hey guys! Follow along for a deep cleaning at home facial for glowing skin. This includes dermaplaning, facial steaming, black head and white head extraction and a skincare routine afterwards.

Tools and materials:

  • Facial cleanser
  • Headband
  • Cold pressed rosehip seed face oil
  • Face razor
  • Face steamer
  • 2 cotton swabs
  • Niacinamide zinc serum
  • Eye cream with caffeine
  • Face moisturizer
Cleansing the face

1. Cleanse your face

Use any cleanser that works for you. I tend to go for exfoliating cleansers for a nice, deep clean. Use circular motions to rub the cleanser in to reach every part.

After rinsing, let your skin air dry for a natural glow.

Clean skin

2. Apply face oil before dermaplaning

Next up, apply rosehip face oil because shaving on dry skin means you are more prone to cuts.

Use a few drops of the oil on each section of skin and rub it in with clean hands.

Applying face oil

Now that your skin is prepped, start with the face razor, shaving in little motions, one section at a time. Be as gentle as possible.

Shaving face

Shaving my face has been a game-changer for me as it makes my skin look so smooth. It gets rid of both the dead skin cells and peach fuzz.

Shaving face

Shaving face

3. Steam

I love to steam my face because it makes my skin feel so soft, it opens up the pores which makes it easier to remove blackheads and whiteheads.

Steam for 5-10 minutes.

Steaming face

4. Extract blackheads and whiteheads

Some people like to use the metal extraction tool but I prefer using cotton swabs because they are gentler on my skin.

Start by gently scraping where the whiteheads are.

Extracting blackheads and whiteheads

I don’t tend to struggle with whiteheads anymore since I’ve started using facial products with active ingredients like salicylic acid and niacinamide.

My target areas tend to be the nose and chin. 

Extracting blackheads and whiteheads

5. Apply a mask

My favorite part of this clean up facial at home is the clay mask because it feels soothing on my skin, especially after the shaving and extraction steps.

Applying a mask

Leave the mask on for about 10 minutes, until completely dry and it doesn’t transfer onto your fingers when you touch your face.

6. Wash off the mask and re-steam

After washing off the mask, steam your face once again. This will make sure your pores are open and better able to absorb the products in the rest of the facial routine.

Clean skin

7. Apply niacinamide zinc serum

Next, apply a few drops of niacinamide zinc serum to each section of your skin and gently rub it in. Once it’s mostly absorbed, dab the rest in gently with your fingers.

Applying serum

I use this product in my daytime and nighttime facial routines.

If you are a new user of the product, start with a patch test to make sure your skin can handle it.

8. Apply eye cream

For a brightening effect, apply eye cream under your eyes. Rub it gently with your finger.

Applying eyecream

9. Moisturize

Next, use your favorite moisturizer on your face.

I’ve chosen a product with oatmeal to help calm my skin after any redness from the facial process.

Moisturizing skin

10. Apply vitamin E oil 

Lastly, add a thin layer of vitamin E oil to your skin. This will seal in the moisture from the previous step as well as lighten any acne marks.

Applying vitamin E oil

And that’s it for this at home clean up facial. My skin looks glowing and healthy!

Skin after DIY facial routine

DIY facial routine

This routine will give you spa-like results in the comfort of your home, and what better time to treat yourself than in the dry, winter season!

If you try this glowing skin facial at home, let me know in the comments below how you liked it. 

Suggested materials:
  • Facial cleanser
  • Headband
  • Cold pressed rosehip seed face oil
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  • Ann Ann on Jan 05, 2023

    Your skin is beautiful! I’m a lot older than you and my peach fuzz is getting pretty fuzzy! I’ve wanted to shave, but worry that I will have stubble. How often do you shave?