How to Start a Facial Business at the Comforts of Your Own Home


Having a business related to beauty and wellness could be very lucrative. Year after year, billions of dollars are spent not only in America, but all over the world just on cosmetics, skin care and other beauty products. This is why it is not really surprising to see beauty related ventures sprouting all over town. Makeup artists, stylists, aestheticians, facialists and other professions related to beauty are probably the most in demand professions today. Beauty related professions provide a lot of opportunities for growth and profit which makes it the most sought after profession by both men and women all over the world.

A lot of people get scared to put up their own business related to beauty because of the high capital cost that it entails. Typically, putting up a business does entail a lot of expenses, but don’t let that hinder you from starting your own. If you don’t have enough money to rent a commercial space downtown for your new beauty venture, having a home based facial business is definitely a great way to start. With this, let me share to you some tips on how to start a facial business at the comforts of your own home.

1. Plan it well. You shouldn’t start a business, or any business for that matter without having a solid plan. Formalize your vision by writing a good business plan.

2. Be a licensed aesthetician. Prior to opening your business at home, you have to be armed with a solid knowledge on what you will do – and in this case, doing facial skin treatments. It’s very important that you become a licensed aesthetician first prior to opening your business. Of course, unless you’ll hire a licensed aesthetician to work for you.

3. Acquire all necessary permits. For any business to operate, you’ll need to register and get permits from the city officers.

4. Determine the location of your business in your house. It could be an extra room you have or a small nook in your living area. Once you already have designated a specific area, you can then decorate it accordingly. Invest in dividers, wall treatments and a good massage table which could double as a bed where your clients can lay down. Stock up on aromatherapy candles and essential oils. Make sure that you decorate it in such a way that it evokes peace, serenity and total relaxation. If you must change the paint, then do it.

5. Invest in a good skin care device. A good skin care device is essential in a facial business. There are a lot of devices available in the market today. Just make sure to get the best one, something that’s worth your money and something that really works. Having a good skin care device can actually boost your business’ popularity.

6. Spread the word, market your business well. There are different ways to market your new business. Putting up a website is one way to do so. If you have extra funds, you can also have some ads posted downtown and you could also give out flyers. It may be kind of “old school” but these methods still work especially if you’re promoting a local business. Make sure that you have some business cards printed so that when a client hops in, you can give a card.


Facial Deep Cleansing At Home


Facial skin is especially susceptible to accumulating dead skin and toxins that regular cleansing may not remove, every day dirt and grime can become deeply imbedded on to the skin blocking pores that prevent the skin from feeling and looking its best.

When we feel the need for a deep cleansing facial, most of us automatically head for the beauty salon, and although nothing can beat a good facial done by a skilled therapist, it is possible to achieve very good results by deep cleansing at home.

Regular deep cleansing of the skin is essential in keeping the complexion healthy and fresh. Deep cleansing salon facials are great at detoxing and clarifying stressed and congested skin but they can be they are an expensive luxury that is not always affordable.

Facial masks are a really effective, quick and economical way of rejuvenating and reviving a stressed complexion in the privacy of your own home. Clay based masks are excellent at drawing out toxins and helping to shrink pores. There is a huge variety of clay based face masks available on the market but homemade face masks can be just as effective and offer a healthier alternative to shop bought ones. But there are a few steps that should be followed for them to be effective.


Cleanse thoroughly.


Exfoliate with a gentle exfoliator.


Apply your mask.



Natural deep cleansing face mask recipes that are effective, totally natural and easy to make.

Deep cleansing mask for oily skin:

1/2 tsp Fullers earth

1/2 tsp Bentonite

1/2 tsp Neem Powder

Mix all ingredients with enough water to make a smooth paste.

Deep cleansing/brightening face mask for dull skin

1/2 tsp Fullers earth

1/2 tsp orange peel powder

1/2 tsp Indian Gooseberry powder

Mix all ingredients with enough water to make a smooth paste.

Deep cleansing mask for oily/acne prone skin

1 tsp Fullers earth

1/2 tsp Neem powder

2 drops Tea Tree essential oil

Mix all ingredients with enough water to make a smooth paste.

Deep cleansing mask for sensitive skin:

1 tsp white clay

1/2 tsp pink clay

2 drops chamomile essential oil

Mix all ingredients with enough water to make a smooth paste


*Never apply face mask on the delicate eye area, the skin around the eyes is so thin and sensitive that it will actually do more harm than good.

*Never apply a face mask for longer than the specified time.

*Avoid using makeup immediately after a deep cleansing face mask treatment.

* Do not carry out any other facial treatments for 12 hours before/after applying a face mask.

*Make sure all mask is thoroughly removed before moisturising.

Following these simple points will give you a much better result from your home deep cleansing treatment giving you a fresh and radiant complexion.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is meant for normal healthy skin, if you have hypersensitive skin or medical skin problems please refer to your health advisor prior to carrying out any home treatments.