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DIY Spa Day – Skin Care tips for dry and/or dehydrated skin

I recommend a Professional Treatment every 3-4 Weeks for maximum results.


Professional treatments alone will not get you results. Home care is crucial if you really want to see physical results faster. remember this stat 1:59.

You see a licensed esthetician 1x per month, however, you have 59 opportunities to take care of your skin at home.  better yet, Think about this… You see a dentist once every 6 months for a deep clean… Do you stop brushing your teeth consistently in between your dental appointment? I hope not!! lol

I’ve put together some tips for a DIY Spa day from home.

“Invest in your skin… It is going to represent you for a very long time.” – Linden Tyler

Let’s get started with the real reason why you are here reading this blog post…

P.S… I will post the Step by Step Guide in Video & Podcast episodes form soon!


Tampa, FLorida (FL) Facial Spa - My Virtual Esthetician - Esther The Esthetician

The first step of your facial is the most important. Cleansing removes dirt, oil, and makeup to give your skin a “clean slate.” 

1-2x per day –> Morning & Night

Product: Dry Skin Relief Bar  ** Can Be used all over the body





Now that your face is squeaky clean, it’s time to exfoliate. Exfoliating is imperative for creating a healthier, smoother appearance.

This not only helps with evening out the look of your skin tone but also with refining the look of your pores, smoothing out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving your skin’s feel. Exfoliating also greatly increases product penetration.

Technique: Apply a dime-sized amount of scrub, such as the Pore Refining Scrub. to the skin and then use upward, circular motions with light pressure for 1-2 minutes. 

1-2x per week –> Preferably in the evening or before bed.

Product: Caramel Coffee Caramel Face & Body Scrub or One Fine Day Shea Sugar Face Scrub





When steam enters the facial, this is when the home spa vibe really gets going. To me, steam is the most relaxing and cleansing part of a facial. It opens the skin follicles (pores).

How to steam: The easiest way to steam is to bring water to a boil in a large pot. Take a towel and drape it over your head and slowly lean your face over the pot so that your face is directly over the steam. (Be careful to not get too close!) It should feel warm, not hot.

Steam for 10-15 minutes, with intermittent breaks if you need. If you have sensitive skin or rosacea, steaming may not be ideal for your skin type.

1x week –>  as part of your treat yourself  Spa Day

Hint: I love adding a drop or two of essential oil into the water.



4—EXTRACTIONS ** Leave this to the Pros**

Acne, acne cream, acne gel, acne treatment, Healthy Skin, Healthy Skin series, PCA Skin, pimples, pop pimples, scabbing, scarring,

At-home popping can create a slew of problems, making professional care vital in skin treatment.

I know it’s tempting to want to extract your blackheads, but as a licensed professional I recommend only getting extracted by a Licensed Esthetician. I say this because extracting incorrectly can result in tearing and/or scarring the skin.

Schedule an Acne or complexion Correction facial treatment.




After all of those deep cleaning steps, it’s time for some pampering. Now you can relax and give your skin some tender loving care! The treatment mask is the heart of any facial. This is when your skin is most ready to receive yummy nutrients since it’s just been cleansed, exfoliated and steamed.

Apply your mask using a brush and leave it on for 10-20 minutes.

(Now would be the time to place cucumber slices or a warm tea bag on the eyes if you really want to get into it!) Remove the mask with a warm washcloth and splash your skin with cold water after.

1-2x per week –> As part of your spa day treatment.

Product: Hydrating Mask- Therapeutic Oat Milk Mask – Extremely Hydrating Maks – Hydrating mask

Hydrate and soothe while improving the skin’s barrier with this moisturizing mask. Added calming agents reduce irritation. Skin feels instantly softer and more hydrated.



Continue by applying the same steps you’d complete in your daily facial routine. 


  • Acne Creme as needed
  • Intensive Brightening retinol before you go to sleep to promote cell turnover and help the skin heal faster.



Product: Hydrating Serum

Nourish dry skin with this feather-light serum formulated with sodium hyaluronate and niacinamide to support skin’s ability to attract and retain moisture.

Product: Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum

Plump and firm skin through increased hydration on and below the surface of the skin with hyaluronic acid (HA) while increasing the skin’s own HA production.



Après Peel® Hydrating BalmLet’s put some pep in this final step and seal everything with a Moisturizing is an essential step for the face and around the eyes, massage deeply into the skin for 1-2 minutes.

1-2x per day –> Morning & Night

Product: Après Peel® Hydrating Balm

Improve the overall appearance of aging skin with this light-textured moisturizer containing chasteberry, soy isoflavones, and olive and wheat germ oils.

A soothing moisturizer that hydrates while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


  • A light-textured moisturizer that replenishes dry or aging skin
  • Improves collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Antioxidants provide further skin protection for aging skin

Product: Collagen Hydrator

Deliver intense hydration with this rich, antioxidant nightly moisturizer containing shea butter, olive fruit oil and sweet almond fruit extract.

Product: Silkcoat® Balm

Soothe, rejuvenate and protect dry, mature skin or skin in harsh climates with our heaviest moisturizer including antioxidants, botanicals, and hydrolyzed silk.




Remember to use a broad spectrum SPF 30-45 like the weightless protection sunscreen)– Dime size amount.
UVA= Aging

*Reapply every 2 hours when you are in the sun.

1x per day –> Morning/During the Day

Product: Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Protect aging skin against UVA and UVB rays with our most hydrating sunscreen. Added antioxidants increase protection from free-radical damage.



Daily: Cleanse, Moisturize, Treat & Apply Sunscreen –> about 2x per day… Morning & Night.

Weekly: Diy Spa Day at home–> Cleanse, Exfoliate, Steam, Mask, Treat, Moisturize and apply sunscreen if needed.


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