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The 4 In-Clinic Facial Treatments You Can Pull Off At Home (And During A Lockdown)

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It is possible to pull off clinic facial treatments at home. Here’s how:

Keep skin looking young with these fours facial treatments which you can master at home.

In Sydney, we are locked in again, and unable to get to visit our regular beauty and skin clinics. But don’t despair. There are always ways to achieve flawless skin at home.

However, skin treatments should not be treated as a quick fix for your skin. Though they do help with combating issues on the outside, it’s important to remember taking care of your inside with just as much care, also helps to keep skin healthy and glowing.

It’s not just great treatment that achieve flawless skin. A balanced diet, excess water, whole foods and exercise are just as important as treatments you put on the outside of your skin.

These four fool-proof at-home treatments will breath life into any skin type and create flawless, glowing skin.


Microdermabrasion treatments are a resurfacing process of the skin cells. They combine vacuum suction with tiny abrasive crystals to buff away the uppermost layer of the skin in an extreme form of exfoliation.

This is used to treat hyperpigmentation, dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scaring, blemishes and even uneven skin tone.

It’s also great for stimulating new cell growth in the lower layers of the epidermis, clearing dead skin cells and other nasties like excess oil, dirt and grime stuck deep down.

The best at home replacement for a clinical microdermabrasion is the beautiful BOA Smart Natural Exfoliant RRP $59

Founded by Masoomeh Wake, a biochemistry expert, who was inspired by her childhood memories of day-long Persian hammam cleansing rituals, Masoomeh wanted to recreate the sensation of freshly cleaned skin after a day at the hammam – a sensation that has stayed with her all her life. The brand oozes with luxury of natural minerals and vitamins to help you have beautiful healthy looking skin.

It’s easy to use, smells like soft musk infused powder and works to deeply cleanse away excess dead skin cells. Simply dampen the skin with warm water, then using the stick, smear all over the face, until you look pasty from the formulation, which feels a little chalky and dry. Then using you fingers, you move in small circle motions around your face, lightly exfoliating until all the white chalky texture on the skin turns into small little white balls. This is when you know the product has worked to clear away dirt, grime and dead skin cells. Wash off with warm water and viola, glowing, fresh skin.

Another brilliant alternative to a clinical microdermabrasion treatment is the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant RRP $89

Hailed as one of the most revolutionary exfoliation products available by celebrities including Cate Blanchett, this microfoliant by Dermalogica sits somewhere between a grainy face scrub and a chemical exfoliator. It’s a rice-based powder, which activates when mixed with water, making it one heck of a powerful product to remove dead skin cells, renew pores and makes skin glow.

To use, all you need is half a teaspoon of this powdery exfoliator, mix with water to create a paste and then apply to damp skin. Begin by lightly circling the paste around your skin for at least 60 seconds. It’s perfect for any skin type too, so sensitive skin types can rejoice at the idea of finally being able to deeply cleanse the face longer than 10 seconds. Once you have removed any dirt, grime, an d anything else stuck in the pores, wash off with warm water or a face washer soaked in warm water.

Deep Cleanse and Exfoliation:

Cleaning daily is a must. Once in the morning and twice at night. Though many don’t bother with the morning routine of cleansing, your skin can really benefits a lot from cleansing in the morning, as it removes any debris, grime, sweat, dust and dirt collected on the face whilst you sleep.

There are ways to prevent a lot of this icky collection on the skin as you sleep, by switching your pillow case to a silk material one. However, if this isn’t an option for you, as silk pillows can be a pricey, we recommend using an exfoliating tool to help you deeply cleanse the pores, with a gentle exfoliation, and can be used daily as well.

The FOREO Luna 3 RRP $299 which is a smart cleansing and firming massage device is designed for combination skin to help clean out pores, whilst massaging and increasing blood and oxygen flow throughout the skin cells, all known to help make skin more youthful and glow.

The price of this device is more on the luxury side of skincare devices, but well worth the price tag as a skin benefiting investment for years to come. It has 16 unique pulsating features, allow you to soften, deepen, quicken or slower the movement of the exfoliating bristles, helping to massage and cleanse the skin.

LED Light Therapy:

Also known as phototherapy, LED facial treatments use varying wavelengths of light to trigger your skin’s natural healing processes. With different wavelengths designed to treat different skin concerns.

For example, blue light help balance out oil production in the cells making it great for treating blemishes and acne. Red light works to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by helping to repair cellular damage and can also trigger collagen production.

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Some LED light therapy treatments also use yellow light and purple light for varying other skin issues like hydration, skin tone and balancing. 

Not to be mistaken for ultraviolet light, LED light is completely safe for the skin and doesn’t use any harmful rays.

LED therapies at beauty clinics are a little different to the at-home versions, as they produce a far stronger current of LED to treat concerns. The at-home PeppyCo LED Mask RRP $163 is a worthy replacement.

Designed to offer an easy and safe solution at home, the mask is medical grade and has an auto switch off after 10 minutes. It uses three different light therapies, so you can choose whatever light you need for specific treatment all in the comfort of your own home.

Gua Sha Facial Sculpting:

Less clinical, yet every bit as beneficial and effective for varying skin issues, Gua Sha gained a lot of momentum in 2020, as a therapeutic way to massage your skin, promoting healthy blood and oxygen flow throughout.

This non-invasive facial therapy has ancient roots in traditional Chinese medicine and is performed by gently manipulating the skin with targeted techniques using a thin, flat stone often made with rose quartz, jade, quartz or nephrite. Nephrite is a type of jade made up of a variety of the calcium, magnesium, and iron-rich amphibole minerals.

Check out our article on Crystals with our publication Bondi Beauty: Is Crystal Beauty What It’s All Cracked Up To Be?

When practised by skilled hands, the treatment helps to drain excess lymphatic fluid from the face resulting in a sculpted more lifted and younger appearance to the face.

Salt by Hendrix Sculpt + Infuse set RRP $119 which features a rose quartz Gua Sha, eye serum, facial serum and facial oil is the perfect at home kit to help achieve younger looking skin at home.

The Gua Sha will help promote circulation throughout the skin, whilst the eye serum will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The facial serum can be used either before or after you start to Gua Sha your face and is loaded with healthy antixodiants to feed your skin.

The Gua Sha will help promote circulation throughout the skin, whilst the eye serum will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The facial serum can be used either before or after you start to Gua Sha your face and is loaded with healthy antioxidants to feed your skin.

After giving your skin the Gut Sha treatment, follow it with the facial oil, which is packed with Omega 6 and 9 designed to nourish, protect and provide essential fatty acids to your skin to help plump and make it glow.

You can give yourself a Gut Sha facial 2 to 3 times a week, however you’ll notice the best results when you do it daily. Skin experts claim it’s best to do this at night time as well.

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Rebecca dreams of sipping lattes and enjoying local wines in little boutique French cafes, off the beaten track, surrounded by villas and wineries, whilst she works on her fiction novel. She loves writing about travel and lifestyle, and dabbles frequently with new beauty treatments and products. She hopes to successfully run her own publication one day, but for now, she enjoys sharing her thoughts here on Renae's World about beauty and travel.

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