With cold, dreary winter weather nipping at our heels, it’s completely reasonable to be daydreaming about slipping away for a day, a week, a month — and losing yourself in the decadent bliss of a luxury spa to enjoy some well-deserved pampering. Then reality sets in — a luxury spa day is time consuming and expensive! If a little DIY spa experience sounds like a good alternative, we’ve teamed up with industry experts to create a Green II Gold facial so you can give yourself a spa experience at home.
We asked Joanne Berry, a spa industry educator to develop a Green II Gold facial. After all, Green II Gold combines full spectrum hemp extract with green chemistry and potent botanicals to calm, balance and defend the skin. Joanne has over 30 years of experience in the spa industry and is famous for ensuring that every client - whether at home or at the spa - has the best outcome possible.
This customized facial is designed to relax, re-energize and rejuvenate the skin to promote a healthy, glowing complexion. Good for all skin types.
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What you’ll need
• small bowl with water
• cotton pads or gauze
• headband or hair clips
• 1 hot towel
• 1 dry towel
• exfoliator tool (e.g., Clarisonic brush, optional)
• mask brush (optional, you can always apply with your hands)
• light therapy mask (e.g., LightStim, optional)
Green II Gold products needed
• Protective Oil Cleanser
• Revitalizing Eye Cream
• RX3 Restoration Serum
• 4D Hydration Serum
• Firming Facial Moisturizer
• Renewing Night Cream (optional)
Step 1: Prepare: Gather the items you will need for the facial and get comfy. Pull hair back away from your face and eyes using a headband, hair clips or scrunchie. Take some deep, calming breaths.
Step 2: Pre Cleanse: Every facial starts with a good cleanse! Apply Protective Oil Cleanser into the palm of your hands then cleanse in upward, circular motions and remove with warm cotton pads.
Step 3: Second Cleanse with Steam and Exfoliating Brush: Before carrying on, ensure the skin is properly cleansed for the rest of the steps. Boil 4 cups of water and transfer to a heat-safe bowl. Place the bowl on a flat surface and put your face about 1 foot over the hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. Apply Protective Oil Cleanser again, cleanse upwards and in circular motions. If available, use an exfoliator brush (Clarisonic, Foreo, etc) for 5 minutes and remove the excess product with a hot towel.
Step 4: Mask: This is the most relaxing part! You can create your own Green II Gold mask by mixing three of our best-selling products. Mix one pump of RX3 Restoring Serum & 4D Hydration Serums together with 3 pumps of the Firming Facial Moisturizer into a light paste, apply gently in sweeping movements with a mask brush or with your hands and let sit for 15 minutes. Remove residue with a warm towel.
Step 5: Serums with Light Therapy: Apply your chosen custom serum (RX3 Restoring Serum or 4D Hydration Serum) then add an LED Light treatment (LightStim is one of our favorites) over the top as a booster.
How to choose your serum? Pay close attention to what your skin needs. If it’s looking a little dry then it probably needs extra hydration and 4D Hydration Serum is your best choice. If your skin is looking a bit irritated and in need of some extra TLC, then reach for the RX3 Restoring Serum.
Step 6: Eye Care: Never neglect the eye area! Apply Revitalizing Eye Cream in a “Figure 8” motion around the eyes.
Step 7: Moisturizer: Finish the facial by apply Firming Facial Moisturizer if your are performing it during the day or Renewing Night Cream for nighttime.
Step 8: Enjoy the relaxing results: You look gorgeous. Don’t forget to tip your aesthetician!