Jennifer Di Francesco, spa director at The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, Calif., is all for at-home facials, but suggests leaving the extractions to your esthetician. “No self surgery,” she says. Try using a cream-based exfoliant with enzymes that remove dead skin cells. Helen Storer, spa director at L.A.’s Spa Luce, suggests starting your facial with some steam. Fill a large bowl with boiling water and add a few drops of essential oil. “Hold your freshly cleansed face six inches away from the water and drape a towel [over your head] to create a tent over the bowl, and let the steam penetrate your pores for five minutes.” You can then exfoliate and finish with a moisturizer.
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