THE WEEKLY GLOWTOCOL
The weekly Glowtocol is a mini-facial treatment protocol that mimics professional facial results. Utilizing a combination of exfoliation, facial massage and masking, this ritual is the ultimate glow-booster. You can perform this Glowtocol in place of your regular P.M. routine once or twice per week.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED*
Exfoliating Scrub or Mask
Facial Massage Oil and Tools (optional)
STEP ONE : CLEANSE - Begin your facial ritual with a good cleanse using your favorite daily cleanser for two minutes. Thoroughly remove any makeup. You may repeat this step, if desired, to double cleanse and really prep the skin for exfoliation and hydration.
STEP TWO : EXFOLIATION - If you are using a physical scrub, immediately follow cleansing by applying your scrub and massaging it in gently for a minute or two. For exfoliating masks, apply an even layer to cover your face and follow all product instructions for application time and removal.
STEP THREE : FACIAL OIL MASSAGE - For facial massage, we want to apply just enough product to create some slip on the skin. We recommend first applying a little oil to your palm and rubbing it around to warm up before patting it onto the skin.
Visit this page to select a facial massage protocol or feel free to improvise. Massaging the face for about five minutes is all you need to improve circulation, stimulate lymphatic drainage and reap all the benefits of facial massage. Once you feel complete with your facial massage, remove any remaining oil using a warm washcloth.
STEP FOUR : MASKING - Using your hands or a masking brush, apply a layer of your hydrating or nourishing mask to clean skin. Allow the mask to set according to the package instructions and remove if the mask begins to feel too active for your skin. Once the mask has been allowed to set for the appropriate time, remove with cool or lukewarm water.
STEP FIVE : MOISTURIZE - Following masking you may apply any P.M. serums you desire and finish with a light layer of moisturizer. You may also add a layer of facial oil on top if you like.
* Glowtocol protocols are designed to be universal for all skin types and concerns. You need only select products appropriate for your skin type in order to customize and follow along. Need help curating your perfect Glowtocol? Check out the Skincare 101 page to learn more, or go here to learn how to schedule an online consultation.
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