1. Wash your face with Warm Water.
Washing your face with warm water cleans and opens your pores to help loosen dirt whilst preserving your skin's natural oils. Dirty skin can lead to blocked pores and blemishes and can age your skin dramatically if there is a build up of everyday pollutants, dirt, bacteria and makeup.
The temperature of water is important. If the water is too hot it can irritate and flare the skin while cold water doesn't effectively remove dirt and grime.
Start your skin routine with clean, fresh skin!
2. Use Red Light Therapy.
Once your skin is fresh and clean, get your Red Light Therapy on! This therapy has incredible healing, anti-ageing and rejuvenation benefits. Many clinical trials have proven it to be one of the most beneficial treatments for achieving healthier, glowing skin. It works by reducing inflammation and blemishes, improving skin texture, and proactively treating fine lines and wrinkles, in addition to many other benefits.
Red Light Therapy emits a wavelength of red light to strengthen the mitochondria within your skin cells. Mitochondria is the powerhouse of all your cells and necessary for your cells survival and skin rejuvenation. It works to improve your skin elasticity and texture, scarring, increase collagen, circulation, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body and assists in expelling toxic waste from body tissues.
Red Light Therapy is widely recognised in spas, salons and clinics around the world. Many use this form of beauty treatment to reap the benefits for a radiant glow.
3. Moisturise your skin with natural oils.
Now that your pores are open and the skin is primed, hydration is going to be your best friend - not only does it feel great but also works wonders for any complexion.
Including a natural oil into your routine such as coconut, jojoba, almond and even olive oil has many beneficial ingredients to help get your skin glowing! Coconut oil is inexpensive and easily absorbed into the skin. It is also known to have many health benefits, including being rich in vitamins E and K, as well as its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Remember to look for cold-pressed, unrefined coconut oil for your face or skin care.
4. Facial Massage.
Facial massage helps promote healthy skin while relaxing your facial muscles. It has relaxing and rejuvenating effects such as lymphatic drainage, relieving sinus issues, blood flow to the skin and promoting collagen to name a few. The technique involves stimulating pressure points on the face, neck, and shoulders.
Applying your oil is essential so your fingers and palm will glide and roll over your skin easily. Try these movements from the comfort of your own home:
- Use a circular motion to rub your fingers into your temples.
Use your index and middle fingers to press under your cheekbones. Start at the center of your face and move toward your temples.
- Use your palms and fingertips to massage the sides of your face, starting at your chin and moving up toward your forehead. Then slide your hands back down.
- Press and glide your ring fingers into your brow bone. Move from the inner to the outer corner. Then do the same movement underneath your eyes.
- Press your fingers into the center of your brows. Glide them up toward your hairline. Then move your fingers toward your temples.
- Use a circular motion to massage the area under your earlobes.
You can put together your favourite elements to create an individualised facial massage routine in under a few minutes. Repeat each stroke 5-8 times and use gentle but firm pressure for best results.