Sort your face out with a 5-minute facial

A 'Facebook Memories photo popped up this morning on my timeline from 5 years ago and I felt a bit gutted that I've somehow managed to age about 10 years since then... My head screamed SORT YOUR FACE OUT! Life with kids has taken it's toll on my face, along with stress, sunshine and wine consumption....

So i figured it's time for a home facial, because I've not got £50 and an hour to spend at the spa on a one-off to sort my face out. While 5 years wear-and-tear won't be erased in 5 minutes, it's done the trick to get my face a glow. If you'd like to look a tad more radiant in the face department then try these no-nonsense steps at home... I use Neal's Yard for almost ALL of my skincare because I love organic and love essential oils, so I've shared the links below, but of course you can use what you have at home. 

1. First, sounds obvious but make sure your skin is CLEAN. Use a cleanser in circular motions from the chin upwards, to get that dirt out. I prefer a wash to a cream cleanser but they both do exactly the same job so it's just up to personal preference. I use this Frankincense Facial Wash

2. Next it's time to strip off those dead layers of skin by EXFOLIATING. Use any facial scrub you've got in the bathroom (or you can buy them anywhere) but this Honey & Orange one is hands down the best one I've found. It's £18 but works out at less than 90p a time so I can live with that.  Massage lightly onto the skin with a circular motion - avoid the eye area as we don't need help causing more fine lines. Rinse off with warm water.

3. Dip two cotton wool pads in an ice cold glass of water. Squeeze the excess water out and pop them on your eyes for a couple of minutes while they come to room temp.  

4. Now throw on some MOISTURE. Ideally a couple of drops of facial oil swept across the skin in sweeping motions, followed by a moisturiser (mine is this), tap it gently around the eyes.

5. SLAP yourself on the face (gently!) all over


Dawn Jackson

Dawn Jackson is Editor of Rehab for Mums Magazine and Holistic Therapist based in Thelwall, South Warrington. My mission is to bring together women to support other women to feel their best in body AND mind.