How-To: The Farmhouse Fresh Signature Facial

Learn how to perform the Farmhouse Fresh Signature Facial // Photo Credit: Anna-Ok/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Farmhouse Fresh is known for its skincare products that are crafted on the FarmHouse Fresh Ranch in McKinney, TX, that made with either certified organic or 99.6 percent natural and naturally-derived ingredients. The cult-favorite brand uses fruits, vegetables, milks, and more from U.S. farms, including their own to create products that have gotten their brand voted by numerous spas, hotels, and resorts as a favorite bodycare line. The southern-based brand also offers a distinctive selection of Farm to Spa Treatments, with a team of estheticians, massage therapists, and international trainers who bring a constant-changing menu to the thousands of spas they serve. Here, Farmhouse Fresh shares with us what goes into creating the perfect Farmhouse Fresh 50-Minute Signature Facial.

Products You'll Need: 

  • 1  tablespoon of soak (powdered or oil for towels) (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of soak (powdered or oil for facial bowl)
  • 1 teaspoon of oil (for pre-cleanse) (Optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon of mineral bath soak (for eye pads) (Optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of cleanser
  • Facial Tonic Spray
  • 2 teaspoons of facial exfoliator
  • 2 teaspoons of face mask
  • 2 tablespoons of body oil
  • 2 pumps of facial serum
  • 1 teaspoon of facial moisturizer
  • 2 pumps of eye serum
  • 1 bowl of warm water - to pretreat and soak towels
  • 2 dry hand towels to be warmed in towel cabi
  • 1 small bowl of warm water to use throughout the treatment
  • 1 fan brush for mask application
  • 2 cotton eye pads pre-treated with selected mineral bath soak
  • 6 hand towels – to be soaked and warmed in cabi

Instructions:

  • Preparation: Before your guest arrives, fill a bowl with warm water and add one tablespoon of soak. Go ahead and stir the mixture, then submerge all six towels into the bowl – one at a time. Next, gently ring out each towel, leaving them damp enough for easy product removal. Place all six towels into your hot towel cabi. Next, place a teaspoon of powder soak or oil into the small bowl of warm water and stir. This mixture will be used throughout the treatment. Then, turn on the steamer.
     
  • Initial Contact (3 minutes): When your guest arrives, have them comfortably rest face up on the treatment table with the head draped. Then begin your initial contact. Drape the décolleté and shoulders with a warm, damp towel. Then, place your palms on guest’s shoulders and slowly alternate applying medium pressure to each shoulder. While maintaining constant contact, gently walk your hands down one side of their body – stopping at their feet. Next, place hands on guest’s ankles, and gently raise their legs a few inches off the table. Lean back and stretch the legs with a gentle pull. Continue walking your hands up the other side of their body, finishing at the shoulders. The entire initial contact should last about three minutes.
     
  • Pre-Cleanse (5 minutes): To start the facial treatment, apply pre-cleanse oil using upward effleurage strokes beginning with the décolleté, up the neck, covering the entire face – and finishing with the forehead. The pre-cleanse will help break up excess dirt and makeup before your cleanse. Next, dip your hands into the small bowl of warm treated water and glide your hands up the guest’s décolleté, neck and end with the forehead. This will help break down the oil to prepare for cleansing.
     
  • Cleanse (5 minutes): Now, apply cleanser using the same upward effleurage strokes. Start with the décolleté, move up the neck, covering the entire face and finish with the forehead. The cleanser will remove dirt and make-up and also help balance the pH of your guest’s skin. Remove cleanser with a warm, damp towel. The entire pre-cleanse and cleanse process should take about five minutes. If your guest is wearing mascara, remove it at this point using your normal routine and a dab of cleanser.
     
  • Tone (1 minute): Mist the face and décolleté three times with your facial tonic.
     
  • Exfoliate (5 minutes): Steaming is optional during exfoliation, based on guests’ needs and product selected. To begin exfoliation, apply product across the décolleté, neck and face. Use gentle circular motions to exfoliate. If you are using an exfoliator that does not require manipulation and needs to sit on the skin, use this time to perform a scalp treatment. Remove with warm damp towel. The exfoliation process should take about five minutes.
     
  • Perform Extractions (5 minutes): This step is optional based on your guest's needs.
     
  • Massage (8-10 minutes): At this point, treat your guest to a facial, neck and shoulder massage with a body oil using your preferred massage method. Remove product used during the massage with a warm damp towel. 
     
  • Treat (12-15 minutes): With a fan brush, apply the featured mask. Hold the bowl and rest on guest’s shoulder to always maintain contact. With long, smooth strokes, begin with the décolleté, move upward and finish at the forehead. Next, cover the eyes with the pre-treated cotton eye pads. While allowing the mask to dry, perform a hand and arm massage on your guest with selected oil or moisturizer. Then, wrap your guest’s hand and arm with a warm, dry towel. Repeat process on other hand and arm – heated mittens are optional instead of a warm, dry towel. Next, remove eye pads. Finally, remove the mask with a warm damp towel. For easy removal, we recommend performing facial compressions for one minute to soften the mask. 
     
  • Tone (1 minute): Mist the face and décolleté three times with your facial tonic.
     
  • Serum (1 minute): Apply selected facial serum beginning with the décolleté, moving upward and finishing with the forehead.
     
  • Moisturize (1 minute): Apply selected facial moisturizer using the same application method. 
     
  • Eye Serum (1 minute): Apply selected eye serum, using the Figure 8 method.
     
  • Finishing Up: Tell your guest you’re going to help them sit up, as you walk your hands down their back to support them. For the finishing touch, treat your guest by applying a warm, damp towel across their shoulders and apply medium compressions for about one minute. Gently remove towel and inform guest it’s the end of their treatment.

For more Farmhouse Fresh spa treatments, visit the spa treatments tab of their website.

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