The Lazy Girl’s Guide To An At-Home Facial

It’s Sunday morning. You wake up to an instagram feed full of jerks who feel it’s acceptable to jog when the sun comes up and then post pictures of themselves digging into a macrobiotic bowl. Puke.

You on the other hand, roll out of bed, practically crawl to the kitchen, and clamour for your breakfast of orange juice and Panadol. Let’s just say it was a long night (not that you remember the second half).

Your skin is a strange shade of grey and you’ve got the shakes, but never fear, you fire up Netflix safe in the knowledge that by the end of one Ep of Narcos the pain killers would have kicked in.

And remember, all is not lost. You’ve prepared for this. That moment at around 2PM when you suddenly feel normal again, but your face tells another story. You don’t want to leave the house, so instead you settle in, make yourself a tea, light your Diptique Philosykos candle and prepare for an hour of pampering.

Trust us, you’ll feel human after this. And Monday morning you’ll be looking just as fresh as your smug, health kick colleagues.

Skin Laundry Nourishing Cleansing Oil

This is a deep cleansing face oil that will prep your skin by removing all traces of make-up and dirt. Following the theory that like attracts like, this luxe cleansing oil moisturises and soothes while also drawing out the unwanted oils in your skin, leaving it super clean and ready for action.

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Clinique Turnaround Revitalising Instant Facial

If you want an instant glow, this is the product you invest in. It’s like an exfoliator mask and we’re obsessed. Apply the mask thickly (avoiding eye area) and wait about five minutes. Then after a little massage/scrub and a rinse, you get a hit of instant radiance. This guy also gives your cell turnover a kick, making it work twice as fast so you’ll see further benefits in the days following.

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Dr. Jart Clean Up Your Pores Face Mask

For the pilates of beauty products, turn to this Doc for some serious skin tightening. We’ve tried a lot of masks, but this one rivals our old favourite SKII. Pore Minimalist Mask, is a true-black mask featuring activated Korean charcoal, spearmint extract and arginine formulated to detoxify and cleanse the skin of acne, excess sebum, and pore-clogging residue. One word, amazing. Skin was left visibly brighter. Our new favourite product.

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SK-II Eye Mask

Anything Cate Blanchett does, we’re into – seriously, the woman doesn’t age. As a long time ambassador for SK-II, we figured if it’s works for Cate, we’ll give it a go. And girl, it doesn’t disappoint. Yes it is a little on the pricey side but after 10 minutes alone with the eye mask, we noticed smoother, more supple and hydrated skin and – wait, where did those dark circles go?! Forget it, we don’t want to know. Bye!

Totally worth it.

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Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask

This is optional or in replacement of the Dr. Jart Face Mask. Charlotte Tilbury knows a thing or two about getting it right and her clay mask does what it says on the tin. Based on an ancient Mediterranean beauty recipe containing nutrient-heavy Spanish clay and sweet almond oil, the treatment draws out impurities, boosts collagen production and left our skin crazy soft and hydrated.

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Dermalogica Multi-Vitamin Power Recovery Masque

So intense, this mask is a total game-changer.
After cleansing, exfoliating and drawing out impurities, we applied mask on for about 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water and were kind of blown away when we looked back into the mirror – our skin was calm, soothed and really bright and hydrated.

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Finish with your regular moisturiser and you’ll be good for days.