At-Home Facial with Irene Forte

 

Let Irene Forte help bring the spa experience to you. During these unprecedented times, TLC is vital.
With the right tools, tips and tricks, you’ll get that spa feeling in no time.
Whether you’re a regular facial fanatic or just want to put your pores to bed, Irene can lead you in the right direction…

Irene’s Face Tool Kit

 

Face tools are your beauty buddies.

  1. Spatulas- They come with every one of our face products, and are a must when using natural skincare products. Skincare products are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria; fingers are dirty and they can contaminate products. A spatula prevents your product from being contaminated. Wash the spatula with soap and water after each use and store in a clean place.
  2. Bamboo Reusable Remover Pads- Swap your normal cotton pads for applying toner with these reusable remover pads. They are great because they can be washed in the washing machine like a towel or simply washed with soap and water under the sink tap. There are many different types that can be found on online. Irene bought hers here, but you can also find them on Amazon
  3. Reusable Sponge – Great to remove cleansers, scrubs and face masks. Rinse and wring out after each use and store in a cool, dry place. Irene bought hers at Boots, but these can be found pretty much anywhere.
  4. Labelle Ultrasonic Cleanser - A quick and easy tool designed to unclog blocked pores, remove blackheads, eliminate dead skin cells and improve overall skin texture. Irene bought hers at here, but you can search for Ultrasonic Skin Scrubbers online.
  5. Jade Roller – Perfect for a deep facial massage, smoothing skin and encouraging lymphatic drainage. Irene bought her Rose Quartz one on Jade Roller Beauty
  6. NuFace Mini – A facial toning device that helps improve facial contour, facial tone, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, all in a convenient travel size. You can also opt for the bigger sized version, but the Mini is cheaper and still does the job. Irene bought hers on the MyNuFace webstie. She didn’t buy the serum that goes with it, as she believes it works better with one of our Hyaluronic Acid Vial or Hibiscus Serum

 

At-Home WOW Facial Ritual

We would recommend doing this indulgent facial ritual once a week.

Start by cleansing with the Almond Cleansing Milk; do some deep circular motions and self-massage techniques when working the cleanser. Don’t forget to cleanse your jaw and to get behind your years.

Remove this with warm water and a reusable sponge.

Use the Helichrysum Hyaluronic Toner with a bamboo reusable remover pad to remove any excess cleansing milk, to remove any calk from the tap water, and also to balance the pH of the skin.

Apply the Apricot Face Peel; leave this on like a mask for a few minutes. The enzymatic Italian plant ferment of Red Grape, Wheat Bran, Apple and Lemon, gently purifies and brightens. Work the Apricot Seed Granules in the peel like a regular scrub for a minute or two, using light circular motions.

Then, pass over your skin with the Labelle Ultrasonic Spatula; remove the face peel, and eliminate more dead skin cells and remove impurities.

Remove any excess peel with warm water and a reusable sponge.

Use the Helichrysum Hyaluronic Toner with a bamboo reusable remover pad to remove the water and balance the pH of the skin. Pitter patter your face using your fingertips to boost circulation. Your skin should be feeling very cleansed and bright now.

Apply some Rose Face Oil to the face and do some self-massage techniques, which include more knuckling, some skin-rolling and some pressure points. Do this for approximately 5 minutes. The oil will fully absorb.  

Apply half a Hyaluronic Acid Vial to one side of the face and do a face massage with the NuFace Mini. Then apply the other half to the other side of the face and do a face massage with the NuFace. We would recommend 2.5 minutes of massage on each side of the face. 

Next, apply the Pistachio Face Mask for 5-10 minutes. Massage in any excess, before removing it with a reusable sponge. Alternatively, if it’s the evening, you can leave it on and go to bed with the mask on.

If you’re not going to bed, tone again, before applying the Hibiscus Serum, followed by the Almond Eye Cream. Then apply either the Prickly Pear Face Cream, Aloe Vera Face Cream or the Hibiscus Night Cream. Finish with applying some Pistachio Lip Balm on your lips.

Watch the video of Irene doing this routine. 

 

Deep Cleanse Routine

We would recommend doing this cleansing routine twice a week.

Start by cleansing with the Almond Cleansing Milk; do some deep circular motions and self-massage techniques when working the cleanser. Don’t forget to cleanse your jaw and to get behind your years.

Once you’ve cleansed properly, remove with warm water and a reusable sponge.

Then, apply the Lavender & Rosemary Foam Cleanser, it stays foamy for a long time which makes it perfect for massaging into the skin. Massage like the Almond Cleansing Milk.

Remove with warm water and a reusable sponge.

Then, apply the Lemon Toner using the reusable bamboo remover pad. The toner is rich in Alpha Hydroxy Acid, making it exfoliating, purifying and brightening.

Apply the Apricot Face Peel; leave this on like a mask for a few minutes. The enzymatic Italian plant ferment of Red Grape, Wheat Bran, Apple and Lemon, gently purifies and brightens. Work the Apricot Seed Granules in the peel like a regular scrub for a minute or two, using light circular motions.

Then, pass over your skin with the Labelle Ultrasonic Spatula; remove the face peel, and eliminate more dead skin cells and remove impurities. You can miss the spatula step if you don’t have it.

Remove any excess peel with warm water and a reusable sponge.

Use the Lemon Toner with a bamboo reusable remover pad to remove the water and balance the pH of the skin. Pitter patter your face using your fingertips to boost circulation. Your skin should be feeling purified, brightened and cleansed now.

To finish, use the Hibiscus Serum and the Lavender & Rosemary Face Cream.

Or, you can do the Lavender & Rosemary Face Mask, leaving it on for 5-10 minutes. Massage in any excess, before removing it with a reusable sponge. Apply some Lemon Toner and then do the serum and face cream step.

 

De-Puff Morning Routine

You can do this routine in the morning whenever you’re feeling puffy. Before starting, soak two reusable bamboo pads in some Helichrysum Hyaluronic Toner. Place them in the fridge for about 10 minutes. Put your jade roller in the fridge for about 10 minutes too, or always keep it in the fridge like Irene does.

Begin by cleansing and toning. Tips on how to do this can be found in any of the above two routines.

Then apply the Hibiscus Serum all over your face. It’s full of super active ingredients including Peptides, different molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid, and a number of other ingredients. It’s a great active serum for all skin types.

Following this, take the cold reusable bamboo remover pads that are soaked in toner and place them under your eyes. They should stick, but if they don’t you can hold them.

Next, take the Jade Roller and roll along your jawline, up to the ears. Roll on the neck, on the cheeks, and across the forehead. Do this for about 5 minutes.

Following this, remove the remover pads from under your eyes.

Apply more Hibiscus Serum to one side of your face. Next, take the NuFace Mini, and work it on that side of the face for 2.5 minutes. Repeat the same steps on the other side of the face.

Following this, use the smaller side of the Jade Roller to roll under your eyes. You can then repeat a few rolls along your forehead, in between your eyebrows, and across your cheeks.

Finish with our Almond Eye Cream and any of the face creams.

 

Dry & Dehydrated Night-Time Routine

You can do this routine in the evening whenever your skin is in need of a hydration boost.

Start by cleansing with the Almond Cleansing Milk, which is great for dry and sensitive skin. Follow with the super hydrating Helichrysum Hyaluronic Toner.

Following this, apply the very light Almond Face Scrub, which is a cream based texture and perfect for dry and sensitive skin. Lightly massage the scrub with circular motions, all over the face. Pay particular attention to the nose, chin, and in between the eyebrows.  

Remove this with warm water and a reusable sponge.

Following this, use a reusable bamboo pad and remove any excess using the Helichrysum Hyaluronic Toner. Next pitter patter your face with your fingertips to boost circulation.

Following this, add some of our super hydrating Hibiscus Serum. If you want to be extra indulgent, then add a Hyaluronic Vial as a second serum step.

Finish by using the Pistachio Face Mask, applying it all over the face and lips. Leave it on overnight.

 

Facial Massage Routine

We would recommend doing a facial massage at least once per week, using our Orange Blossom Face Oil or our Rose Face Oil.

Watch the IGTV of superstar facialist Desi Valentine using her facial massage techniques. 

Watch our fabulous Head Therapist at the De La Ville Spa, Roberta, doing her facial massage techniques, via our #SelfcareSunday Instagram Stories.