Loranda Vazquez

Loranda's LUSH story begins fresh out of university. Knowing she wanted to write for a living, but not knowing where to start, she turned to her friends and family for words of wisdom. Loranda's father-in-law gave her the following advice: "Find a company that you love, and find out how to do what you love for that company". She applied at one place - LUSH.
Loranda began as a sales associate and voiced her dream of one day becoming a copywriter. In the shop, she learned about the brand, products and ingredients and moved into managing. Next she traveled around North America setting up new stores and training staff on LUSH merchandising with the Design Team. She practiced her LUSH writing every day! Finally a position opened up for copywriter - her dream job! Since the spring of 2009, Loranda's been writing for the LUSH Times, the website and everything in between.

Jan 01.21

DIY Facial – 5 Steps to LUSHous skin

DIY >> Fresh >> Handmade >> How To >> Product Use >> Tips and Tricks

It’s not easy to take proper care of our skin every day, but a simply routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing goes a long way. When you do have a bit of extra time to treat your skin, a deep-cleansing steam, relaxing facial massage and Fresh Face Mask will give your skin and mood a wonderful boost. Here’s five steps to create a LUSHous at-home face care experience.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Sink and bowl of hot water

Towel and washcloths

Ultrabland Facial Cleanser

Steamer or Toner Tab

Full of Grace Facial Serum Bar

Fresh Face Mask

Toner

Moisturizer

Now, set the mood by putting on comfortable clothing and tying your hair back. Gather all your supplies and turn on your favorite mellow music or white noise, like waves crashing on the shore. Now settle into a comfortable chair, close your eyes and breathe deeply, centering yourself. Now follow the five steps below:

Step 1: Begin with an Ultrabland massage. Warm a small amount of Ultrabland in your hands and begin a self-massage. Stroke your fingers across your jawline, then move fingers up, over the nose and across the forehead. Do this a few times then finish by slowly rubbing your temples. These techniques help you relax with massage and stimulate the deeper layers of your skin. When you’re done, remove Ultrabland completely with a warm, damp washcloth.

Step 2: Add your Steamer or Toner Tab to a bowl of very hot water, then drape a towel over your head and the bowl to let the steam deliver its anti-oxidants and vitamin-rich essential oils to your skin. Steaming is a gentle way to purify and deep cleanse the skin. When the tab has finished fizzing, remove the towel and gently pat your face dry. You can put the water from the bowl in a spray bottle to use as a fresh toner. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Step 3: Full of Grace Facial Serum. Warm the bar up in your hands, then place the heels of the hands at the chin. Massage over the jawline, ending with fingers at the ears. Repeat over the nose and across the forehead. Do this as many times as you like! Full of Grace is deeply softening on the skin, full of rich oils to give the skin a concentrated dose of moisture and nutrients. It was specifically created for the LUSH Spa’s Validation treatment.

Step 4: Apply your chosen Fresh Face Mask over top of the Full of Grace Serum. By massaging your skin with the serum before the mask, you’re stimulating the skin and preparing it to receive all the nutritious benefits of the mask. Plus, the serum adds a boost of vitamin D, potassium and antioxidants to the mask. Smooth a good dollop of Fresh Face Mask over your entire face, making sure to avoid the eyes and mouth. Leave the mask on for about ten minutes. Remove your Fresh Face Mask with warm cloth, taking care to move the cloth gently and slowly over the skin.

Step 5: Tone and moisturize. Using your LUSH Toner or the fresh toner water you made from your steam in step five, spritz onto skin to refresh and nourish. Toners prepare the skin for moisturizer by enabling the moisturizer to sink into skin more easily, and allowing you to use less moisturizer, as a small dab will go much further on slightly damp skin. Next, gently dot moisturizer onto your clean, slightly damp skin. Gently massage in moisturizer over the jawline, ending with fingers at the ears and repeat over the nose and across the forehead.

When you have time to do the five steps of a LUSHous at-home face care experience, you’ll be feeling fresh faced and ready to take on the world! But we don’t have time to do them all every day, so make sure to show your skin some love be treating it to a healthy daily routine with products that work for you. Incorporate any of the tips from our five steps above, including a simple facial massage while applying your moisturizer or a steam cleanse now and then to take your skincare experience to the next level.

Did you know we offer in-store face care experiences using customized samples from our skincare range? Ask your local sales associate and they’ll be happy to help you find and experience the skincare products that will most benefit your unique skin.

Loranda Vazquez

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