Can You DIY Facials?

09 Apr

facialWhy shell out the cash for a professional facial when you can just do it yourself? As homemade facials have gained popularity, this question is one that I’m sure some of us have asked. But as far as effectiveness, usefulness, and safety go, there are some things you just can’t DIY.

I talked in my Skincare to Last a Lifetime blog about the importance at-home care for your skin. Doing your own masks and facials is great, even necessary for continual skincare, but it is important that you go to a licensed esthetician too. Why? There are a lot of reasons to get regular professional facials.

1. Anti-Acne

Acne can be a pesky, frustrating problem. If nothing you’re doing at home is clearing it up, a facial just might be the trick. Facials clear clogged pores and fight acne at the source while nourishing the skin to prevent future breakouts. An esthetician has better tools to give you better results than you can get at home.

2. Anti-Aging

Reduce fine lines and wrinkles without the discomfort of Botox. Facials give you brighter, firmer and younger looking skin immediately. They clear away the dead skin, allowing the glowing new skin to come to the surface.

3. Alleviate Stress

No matter what you do, a homemade facial will never be as calming as going to a spa. Sit back, relax and let the magic happen. At Heaven on Earth Aspen Day Spa, I believe that every facial should be relaxing, including the ones that specifically target acne.

4. Help Skin Through Seasonal and Hormonal Fluctuations

Whenever a change happens, whether it’s seasonal or hormonal, your skin has to adjust. These changes are difficult on your skin and can cause it to be oily or dry. Facials help it regain healthy moisture and hydration.

5. Expert Advice

Nothing can beat the knowledge of a skincare expert. They get to know your skin and what it needs so they can give you advice on what products to use at home. Basically, going to a professional helps improve your at-home skincare too. Not to mention, regular facials allow an esthetician the ability to tell you when something is wrong because they can see signs that you might not be able to.

Overall, facials done by an expert will give you better results than doing them yourself. It’s all a balance, though. Homemade facials prolong the results of professional ones, and too many facials done at a spa can be counterproductive. The magic number is one facial a month. Have the best of both worlds and balance at-home care with visits to the spa. Call (970) 925-2278 or email me at to schedule your next facial at Heaven on Earth Aspen Day Spa.