How to Do a Glow Facial at Home in 6 Steps

How to Do a Glow Facial at Home in 6 Steps

With the right tools and a few steps, you can flaunt bright summer skin all year round.

There’s a lot to love about getting a spa facial — the glowy results, fresh feeling, pampering experience, quiet time away from chores or children, and so on. It is also an essential part of a good skincare routine! But getting it professionally done may not always be an option between a hectic schedule and tight purse strings. Still, there's no reason why you can't treat yourself to a luxurious mini-spa day at home.

Here at Mavian Beauty, we believe in effective — not elaborate — skincare. No shortcuts, no unnecessary steps, just a recipe that works! A few simple steps and high-quality products can bestow you with bright summer skin all year round. So, light some candles, put on a playlist of soothing music, and lock the bathroom if needed. Below, we explain the most essential steps to achieving glowing skin.


    1. Cleanse

      Why: The foundation of any spa facial is thorough cleansing. Most of us are guilty of rushing through our daily facial washing, which leaves sebum, sweat, and makeup that build up over time and settle into our pores. Investing in high-quality facial cleansing tools not only saves you time during your skincare regimen but also guarantees your desired results.

      What to use: The Profound Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush’s soft silicon bristles release gentle heat and vibrations to push trapped debris out and let your cleanser penetrate more deeply. A mild cleanser is essential to avoid stripping the skin of its natural oils that works as a protective barrier.

      How to properly wash your face: Put a dollop of your cleanser onto the cleansing brush and massage your face using circular motions. Rinse with water.

      If you're doing your facial after a date or work event, remove any long-wear makeup or products that can make your skincare less effective. The MAVIAN™ Makeup Remover Pads can lend your everyday cleanser and brush a helping hand in ensuring your skin is spotless.

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      2. Steam

      Why: The thing that differentiates a regular skincare regimen from a spa facial is the steaming step. Spas and dermatologists typically use a machine that blasts warm, moist air to soften the skin and perform whiteheads/blackheads extraction. While this step may be passive, it can be the most relaxing! Increased blood flow due to heat encourages collagen and elastin production, which makes the skin taut, hydrated, and youthful.

      What to use: Mimic the same experience and results with the Professional Nano Facial Steamer. Powered by heat and ultrasonic vaporizing technology, the compact device emits negatively charged nano-ionic particles for steam that compete with large spa steamers. It has a sizeable water tank to ensure the mist is strong enough to open pores but won’t hamper your breathing. It features three modes: "Hot Mist" to improve skin elasticity, "Warm Steam" for soothing sensitive skin, and "Cold Mist" to replenish moisture, seal in skincare benefits, and tighten lax or stretched-out pores after a facial.

      How to steam the face for a facial: Fill the tank with distilled or purified water. Steam the face for 5 minutes to open up pores, loosen dirt, and prep your skin for the rest of the facial.

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      3. Exfoliate

      Why: Our body typically sheds skin cells every 28 to 40 days. But dead ones that aren’t removed with typical washing and scrubbing can cause roughness and dullness. Exfoliating regularly gets rid of the gray cast and promotes a healthy skin cell turnover process, resulting in a smoother, brighter, and more even-toned complexion.

      What to use: Let the apricot face scrub you’ve sworn by since you were 16 take a break. The Hydro Deep Cleansing Facial Device is a true beauty maven’s secret. Also called “aqua peel,” hydro deep cleansing is a luxurious esthetic treatment that combines controlled water flow and suction power to flush impurities without harshly scraping the skin. Unlike traditional chemical peels, it prevents over-exfoliation, which sometimes causes dryness and irritation.

      How to exfoliate skin: Continue steaming for 5 more minutes as you glide the device across the face upward.

      Mavian Beauty's Exfoliating Serum, which comes free with the Hydro Deep Cleansing Facial Device,  contains AHA/BHA that blurs visible blemishes, plus hyaluronic acid and 72h moisturizing ingredients for supple texture. Mix a spray of it in the water bottle before powering the Hydro Deep Cleansing Facial Device. On days when your skin looks extra tired, apply the exfoliating serum with a cool jade roller or gua sha tool.

      It can be tempting to prick blackheads and pop pimples. However, extractions should be left to professional skincare experts with the tools and expertise necessary to perform them safely and effectively. Attempting it yourself can traumatize the skin, leading to scarring and more severe problems.

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      4. Treatment

      Why: Different people deal with different skin problems: acne and scarring, dryness, aging, sun damage, or all of the above (but hopefully not!). That said, finding products that address your unique skin concerns is of paramount importance.

      Serums are light, easily absorbed oil- or water-based liquids formulated to deliver high concentrations of specific active ingredients to the skin. The right serum can boost your regular spa facial and help maintain your skin in tip-top condition every day.

      What to use: There’s no need to complicate things — Mavian Beauty boasts a trio of serums for you to choose from. The Hydration Boost Beautify Serum contains hyaluronic acid to provide dry or combination skin with intense moisture for skin that feels baby-soft and bouncy. The Age Renewal Beautify Serum irons out fine lines and wrinkles with powerful retinol. The Vitamin C' Beautify Serum is infused with sunflower oil to lighten dark spots and heal troubled skin.

      How to apply a face serum: Tap your favorite toner evenly to your skin first to balance the PH level of your skin and allow the serum to absorb better. Add the optimal amount of the serum directly onto your face and neck with the dropper and use the LED Light Therapy and Derma Roller to spread it evenly. Focus on areas that need extra attention.

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      5. Mask

      Why: A face mask is a fun way to calm the skin post-exfoliation and tailor your facial to your beauty goals. For example, a hydrating mask rejuvenates and creates a dewy look, while a detoxifying mask removes and prevents blackheads. Whichever benefit you prioritize, your mask should always suit your skin. As you get into the healthy habit of taking care of your skin, write down the ingredients your skin craves and those it hates.

      What to use: The Total Glow Face Mask is a total bedtime treat that wakes dull, tired skin. This illuminating sheet mask nourishes your skin with superfoods, including niacinamide, vitamin C, fruit oils, and flower extracts. This combination also means the mild formula is perfect even for sensitive skin!

      How to apply the mask: Using your fingers, massage the 13.5% Pure Vitamin C Cream, included in the box, all over the face. Lay the mask on and let it sit for up to 20 minutes. Optional: grab a glass of wine and put on a delicious scent in a diffuser for total indulgence.

      If desired, use the portable 4-in-1 Facelift Device in galvanic mask connector mode for maximum absorption. Lightly press any excess serum into the face, neck, and rough patches of the skin, such as the elbows, chest, hands, and feet.

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      6. Moisturize

      Why: Cap off your DIY facial with moisturizing and the added bonus of a relaxing massage. Moisturizers lock in water and all the good stuff you just fed your skin. This step becomes even more important during winter when humidity and temperature changes trigger irritations.

      What to use: The 4-in-1 Facelift Device has attachments that function in multiple ways, so you can use it for whichever purpose you want. ​​The Radio Frequency Lifting Care mode uses heat energy to reach deep skin layers and relieve tension in facial muscles, tightening loose skin and preventing premature sagging.

      How to moisturize skin: Put a nickel-sized amount of your favorite rich, creamy moisturizer evenly over your face. Using the device in Radio Frequency Lifting Care mode, massage your face in gentle, circular motions, focusing on your temples, cheeks, and jawline.

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      Et voila — a simple yet effective glow facial that you can do to bring the spa experience to your home! Remember, take some time to relax, enjoy the process, and remind yourself that you deserve self-care.

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