How to do a DIY spa from your sofa


by Emily Fedorowycz |

It’s January, which means the majority of us will be suffering too much wine, cheese or otherwise. But put that all to one side for a moment and feel infinitely better at the prospect of an at-home DIY spa facial, that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

All you need to do is draw upon your favourite skincare staples (cleanser, oil/or serum, acid and a cream), get your trusty hands at the ready, and follow international facialist and wellbeing expert, Abigail James' guide on what to apply and how.

Ready, steady, glow...

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1) Give Yourself 20 Minutes

This isn’t about a 5-minute fling with a sheet mask. Let’s get real: if you want spa-style results, you need to put in the time – ideally 20 minutes minimum, according to James.

‘A face mask alone is never going to give you the results of a more focused at-home facial. You need to super-charge your products with massage at every step to really get the best from them.’ Schedule your at-home spa sesh on Sunday evenings, to compensate for a slightly slapdash routine in the week and ensure you wake on Monday good to glow.

Twenty. Whole. Minutes. is a long time when you're a parent, but trust us, you deserve it!

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Grazia.

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