When getting a facial is almost impossible, you've got two choices: It's either you wait it out until you can set an appointment with your derma clinic or you can take the DIY route. If you picked the second option, read on!
We asked the girls from Cosmo Mixers (a fun Facebook group which you should totally join) for their at-home facial routines. We wanted to know how they take care of their skin with the products they have on their vanities. Read on to see their responses.
Bentonite clay fans
"I use the Aztec Beauty Indian Healing Clay and mix it with apple cider vinegar!" - Lou Ferrer
"For a deep-cleanse, I use bentonite clay then I mix it with Celeteque toner instead of water or vinegar. I apply raw aloe and honey for deep moisture" - Cleo Simbol
DIY is the way to go
"I made my own DIY scrub because I left all my masks in my condo, and I am now staying with my family. I mix brown sugar, tea tree oil, and raw honey." - Kass Monzon
"I cleanse using my Cetaphil cleanser, then use Pixi Glow Tonic to exfoliate. I place a sheet mask on my face (I choose from moisturizing, brightening, and anti-aging), then use a jade roller (with the mask on) to massage my face and to help the serum work its way through my skin. After 15 minutes I remove the mask, tap the extra serum using the jade roller then blot out excess. I finish off with my Nivea Q10 anti-aging eye cream and Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate for a good night’s sleep." - Anya Reyes
"On days where I really want to do a deep-clean on my skin, I use the following: I wash my face using the Senka Perfect Whip cleanser and massage it on my face using the Foreo Luna Mini 3 (this changed the way I cleanse my face, I swear!), then I apply either the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2x or the Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque to get rid of the gunk in my pores. If I don't feel like using a clay mask, I use a sheet mask instead (not in the picture because I have none left—I finished my entire stock). After, I apply my Yadah Anti-T Toner and A'pieu Madecassoside Ampoule." - Cheska Santiago
Maintenance is key
"I try to be consistent with my skincare routine. I use a facial cleanser from Celeteque or Cetaphil. Then, I use my Thayers Toner and apply Celeteque Hydrating moisturizer. I also use Belo tinted sunscreen as my sunblock in the morning. I do not use so many products 'coz I am too lazy." - Ynno Avelino
A deep-cleansing and nourishing DIY facial routine
"This is my favorite masking routine. I usually do this in the morning. I mix the clay powder (Apotheke) and the aloe gel. Leave it for 10 minutes or so. Then I add my UFO Face Oil. I just apply sunscreen after." - Suzie Villanueva
The bare minimum
"I only do two steps (because I am a bit lazy to do much, hahaha): I wash with Cetaphil cleanser and apply Nature Republic Soothing and Moisturizing Aloe Vera Gel afterward. So far so good, no acne problems." - Michaela
"When I skip facials, I use the Neogen Gauze Peeling Pads. This has both physical and chemical exfoliating attributes. I rinse it off with water after 15 minutes, and then I apply the Jumiso Vitamin Brightening and Balancing Serum." - Ira Nopuente
*Answers have been edited for clarity.
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