Archive For February, 2012
You’ve probably heard the virtues of face massage by now, or at least seen it on a list of treatments at your local facialist. We think it’s a great way to improve the appearance of your skin while also relaxing after a long day at work.
Many people don’t realize this, but proper circulation of blood and lymph in the face is critical to ensuring the adequate nourishment of cells and the drainage of toxins. This leads to a visibly brighter complexion and healthier skin. Exercise, good nutrition and clean air help increase drainage of lymph and flow of blood but facial massage can also be a great way to reduce tension while promoting these two important biological activities.
Some facialists are specifically trained in advanced facial massage techniques, but you don’t have to be an expert to provide yourself with a healthy circulation boost every day. We suggest using a bit of your favorite facial oil. Apply to face and neck in firm long sweeping strokes. Pay special attention to your neck, which has concentrations of lymph nodes. Stimulation of the neck area will promote drainage of toxins. Apply pressure along the bone structure around your eyes and base of nose. From the nose press downward toward the chin. Also, from the jaw bone, make quick upward pats toward the cheek.
We’ve started a doing a weekly mini facial at home with face massage and love it! It’s 5 minutes very well spent.
It’s that time of year! The Oscars. This Sunday night, we’re going to be glued to the TV. The dresses, the people, the dresses! (You can tell what we’re going to be focused on…) And there’s no better way to celebrate Oscar night than watching with a group of your closest friends. Here are some of our recommendations on how to host a simple and easy Oscar viewing party.
With only a week to go, forget paper invitations. This is what paperlesspost.com is for! Super chic, electronic invites will set the mood by keeping it fun and informal.
Try a theme cocktail that pairs with a movie that’s being featured or just go glam with a champagne cocktail. We found a recipe for a Golden Glamour Champagne cocktail: 4 oz champagne, 0.25 oz Navan liquor, 1.5 oz passion fruit juice. Garnish with raspberries or a sprig of mint.
Truth Art Beauty in the February issue of Family Circle. So excited!!
Although Winter is one of my favorite seasons, it wreaks total havoc on my skin. Fortunately, I’ve stocked up on Body Salves with my favorite winter body ingredient: Macadamia Nut oil. Velvety and rich, it’s one of the most effective moisturizers out there. But not only does it moisturize, Macadamia Nut oil’s is also filled with Vitamin E, which means that it’s also effective in healing scars and stretch marks.
And if that weren’t enough, Macadamia Nut oil is also known to be an anti aging ingredient! It turns out that Macadamia Nuts contain the highest level of Palmitoleic acid in the plant world. Palmitoleic acid is naturally occurring in the sebum and helps the skin retain moisture, but as we get older, it starts depleting. By replenishing levels of Palmitoleic acid, Macadamia Nut oil helps restore the skin’s youthful radiance. (Now you can see why I’m addicted!).
You can find Macadamia Nut oil in both our Body Buff and Body Salve. Apply as much as you need after you shower on damp skin. I also use it before I go to bed. And don’t forget – you you can also use Macadamia Nut oil on your hair and scalp. Just massage a bit in before your shower, then rinse out. It’s great for dry scalp and will also soften your locks.
If you have any questions about how to use Macadamia oil, please send me an email!
- Reese (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We were first introduced to this company through a makeup artist and we’ve been hooked on their mineral foundations ever since. Free of talc and fragrance, these foundations provide substantive, but natural-looking coverage.
$42 at www.ybskin.com.