Self-Care Work From Home Tips

Nail Down Your At-Home Skincare Routine and Make Your Own DIY Mask

Nail down your skin care routine with these tips from San Diego esthetician, Debbie Burgeson, and learn how to make a DIY face mask for your skin type!

If I’m going to cocoon, I better come out a butterfly!

Now is the perfect time to up your skincare game.

Increased stress, changes in diet, and perhaps missed facial appointments may be creating havoc with your complexion.

I am guessing, if you are someone who already follows a good skincare routine, then you have only gotten better. For those of you who have not had the time or are just not well-versed in what a good skincare routine may look like, here are some guidelines and DIY ideas:

Daily Routine


  1. Wash hands thoroughly.
  2. Rinse face with tepid water. *No need to over wash and strip our natural lipid barrier.
  3. Follow with treatment serum (hydrating or antioxidant).
  4. Moisturize.
  5. Follow with sunscreen. Even if time outside is limited, protecting yourself from blue light damage from phones and computers is important.


  1. Wash your hands thoroughly.
  2. Cleanse face with gentle cleanser.
  3. Follow with treatment serum (if you have one).
  4. Moisturize.

Looking for product recommendations based on your specific skin type and needs? Schedule a complimentary phone call with Zen Sanctuary’s estheticians Debbie at 619-886-7546 or or Jerrie at 619-709-4041 or

Exfoliate 2-3 Times Per Week

Use a nice gentle scrub, enzyme mask, or break out that retinol you always mean to use.

If you do not have an exfoliant or treatment mask, give us a call and we can ship direct or try one of these DIY ideas for creating an at-home mini spa treatment.

Make DIY Face Masks

There are plenty that you can make using materials found in your home and kitchen.

Banana, avocado, and honey have moisturizing properties that heal flaky, dry skin. Mash a ripe banana and an avocado and add 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix well and apply on clean face. After 20 minutes, rinse and moisturize.

To nourish, exfoliate and hydrate the skin, try combining ground oatmeal, honey, and avocado – or avocado oil or coconut oil.

For skin prone to breakouts, try combining cooked oatmeal with honey, green tea, or plain yogurt. Add a few drops of tea tree oil.

Other great ingredients: Cacao powder, Chamomile tea, aloe vera, turmeric (temporary staining), lemon, ground rice (preferably brown)

Set Time To Relax and Care For Your Skin Regularly

Light a Candle, put on some relaxing music, draw a bath or find a comfortable seat.

Cleanse your skin and follow with your DIY or professional mask. Take the time to massage it into your skin and allow it to sit at least 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse with tepid or cool water and follow immediately with a good serum and moisturizer.

Why we all wait for our lives to normalize, it’s a great time to establish new healthy habits. Having a regular customized skin care regimen not only keeps you looking younger and more vibrant, but it also helps to prevent cancer and other troublesome skin ailments.

Debbie and Jerrie at Zen Sanctuary in San Diego’s Kensington neighborhood have always offered complimentary phone consultations, and there is no better time than now to take them up on one.

Whether you have a suspicious blemish, dry patches, redness, acne, etc., they can answer your questions and recommend a solution over the phone.

In addition, Zen is currently offering custom home treatment kits and refills on your must-have PCA products shipped FREE to your home.

Time for self-care is one of the silver linings of our current times. Don’t let this gift pass you by.

This article was written by Debbie Burgeson, esthetician at Zen Sanctuary in San Diego, California. Call or email Debbie at 619-886-7546 or and Jerrie at 619-709-4041 or