Think of the skin as a muscle that can be trained to stay fit and firm, just like our body. For the well-trained and toned body, simple fashion is beautiful. On the other hand, for the overweight and unfit body, dressing up to cover unwanted flaws is not so beautiful. The same goes for the skin—by training the skin to bring out its natural ability to glow, you will find that a basic and simple make-up will be the best option. Through muscle stimulation, we can re-educate the skin muscle to prevent premature ageing or improve skin elasticity. Gentle stroking can also encourage detoxification and helps to minimise signs of ageing such as wrinkles and pigments. Regular facial massage therefore works to reinforce the skin’s natural protective mechanism and help the skin regain its radiance.
Our body is said to renew itself in 28 days, so try this for at least one month to see visible results. Your home facial should also include the ears, neck, and head as part of the complete care for the upper body.
A morning massage may sound daunting at first when most of us would rather have a few extra minutes to sleep. This simple massage, however, is done while lying in bed and takes just a few minutes. In no time it will become your daily routine as you will feel fresher when getting up—it is an effective way to get your blood circulating in your body. You do not need any product for the facial portion. Repeat each movement 4–8 times.
After cleansing, spare a few minutes to take care of the skin and prepare for a good rest. This makes a visible difference that will last for the next few days. Beyond the physical level, it is also a lovely daily ritual to delight the skin with gratitude.
Always start by warming up using 1 tbsp. of your massage oil in your palms and applying the oil on your face and neck. Use both middle fingers and the thick part of the palms, towards the thumbs, with medium to strong pressure. Throughout the facial, look straight at the mirror. Repeat each movement three times.