Thanksgiving is probably going to look different this year for most of us. With the worries about the pandemic, lockdowns going back into effect and mask orders across the country, fewer of us are traveling during the holiday than ever before.
This means that for many of us, large family get-togethers are being replaced with a day at home with only our immediate family.
Yet, just because the holiday is small, doesn’t mean it can’t be special. And one way to make Thanksgiving 2020 a day to remember is to indulge yourself and pamper your skin with a luxurious at-home facial.
And if you’re not quite sure how to pull that off and get the glowing skin and relaxed body and soul you normally leave your spa with, we’ve got you covered…
#1 – Do the double cleanse
The first step to gorgeously perfected skin is cleansing. And before we start any facial, we opt for the double cleanse technique in order to unclog congested pores and clear away all of the dirt, oils, makeup and other impurities that can irritate the complexion.
For the perfect double cleanse, opt for an oil or lotion based cleanser like our Young & Pure Botanical Cleansing Lotion to start. It’s cleansing perfection even when you’re dealing with waterproof makeup.
Next, move to a water-based option like our Miracles & More Chamomile Face Wash with its Acne-Stop Gel. It whisks away the last of the dirt and accumulated toxins from everyday exposure to pollutions, while calming and soothing your skin.
#2 – Gently exfoliate
Your next step to revealing clear, glowing skin for the holiday is to use a gentle exfoliator, like our 3 in 1 Exfoliate to whisk away dead cells on the surface of your skin to reveal the healthy, youthful cells below and a bright, even, radiant complexion.
Specifically formulated with tripe action, our exfoliator deeply cleanses, peels, and balances skin oils all in one use.
#4 – Mask up
No, this isn’t about the mask you pop on when you head to the grocery store.
Instead, it’s time to detoxify your skin to open your pores so that the actives in the next steps can deeply penetrate and go to work to transform your skin. Our Mineral Mud Detoxifying Mask, with its soothing and purifying blend of arctic mineral mud, contains no fillers. It goes to work to detoxify your skin, while infinitely toning.
The result is silky smooth, lifted skin and perfectly cleansed pores.
#5 – Spritz on
Now that your pores are decongested, your skin crystal clean and your complexion rosy and glowing, it’s time to use a toner to tighten and perfect your pores and begin the process of hydrating your skin. Simply spritz a cotton round with our Miracles & More Face Toner and sweep gently across your face, neck and decollate.
Infused with aloe vera, chamomile and Japanese green tea, this soothing toner goes to work instantly to rejuvenate your skin as its cucumber extract and minerals tighten your pores and firm your skin.
#6 – Serum time
After toning, the next step in your Thanksgiving Day facial is to apply serums targeted to address your specific skin concerns. If you’re dealing with deep wrinkles, an increasing number of fine lines and signs of aging such as dark spots, go for our Anti-Wrinkle Extra Strong Serum.
If crow’s feet or fine lines around your nose and mouth are an issue, try our Miracle Face & Eye Serum to help smooth your skin.
You can even mix and match your serums, applying up to three serums at a time. Either whisk them together in the palm of your hand before applying or start with the lightest serum first and work into your skin using a layering technique.
#7 – Deeply hydrate
Finally, once your serum is fully absorbed, you want to lock-in deep down hydration with the moisturizers of your choice.
We love to use our Active Cream around our eyes and lip line. It goes on like silk and tightens and firms skin to combat fine lines. For the rest of your facial area, as well as neck and decollate, try our Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer to banish dehydration. Or if your skin is beginning to show signs of aging such as loss of elasticity, crow’s feet or other expression lines, go with our Collagen Plus Cream to support your skin’s natural support structures and barrier function.
Happy Holidays from Miracles and More
Now that your mind and body are relaxed and your skin is infinitely gorgeous, remember to take the time to be thankful for all that you have. Even though 2020 has been a difficult year, it’s one that you’ll never forget.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving and have a wonderful holiday season!