It can be tricky to find the time for beauty appointments, but beauty therapist Jocelyn Petroni believes giving back to yourself—and your skin—is vital. Here, she explains how to re-create the TLC of a salon in the comfort of your own home.
“Even though I spend the majority of my time in the salon, I still love to look after my skin when I’m not working,” says Petroni. That feeling of total relaxation you have when you enter a beauty salon can be replicated at home — Petroni recommends selecting some soothing music, lighting a fragrant candle and, most importantly, making an effort to relax and de-stress. Try the soothing scent of Natio Jasmine & Vanilla Scented Candle to set the mood.
Try an at-home facial
“While I recommend an in-salon facial every six weeks—or every three months at a minimum—I like to give myself a facial at home once a week,” says Petroni. “Allow your skin to steam in the shower or bath, complete a double cleanse, then follow with a deep exfoliation. Try to use a granular scrub that contains fruit enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells and break down any sebum blocked in the pores.” We love Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub.
Use a face mask
“When it comes to choosing the right mask for your skin type, following a few simple rules will help you find one that will provide the best results,” says Petroni. “If your skin is oily or prone to breakouts, opt for a clay-based mask [like Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Masque]. For skin that is dry or dehydrated, choose a formula that is rich and moisturising [such as Lancôme Hydra Intense Masque]. And if you wear the mask in the bath, the steam will help infuse the mask into your skin.”