Skin­care that’s fit for roy­alty? Here’s the se­cret be­hind Meghan Markle’s glow

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Meghan Markle’s fa­cial­ist, Ni­chola Joss, says that mas­sag­ing your face daily re­moves ten­sion and helps drain fluid, re­duc­ing puffi­ness. Im­proved blood cir­cu­la­tion means a brighter, firmer (read: younger-look­ing) face. We’re sure you don’t need any more con­vinc­ing, so here’s how to do it at home…


first thing’s first Cleanse your face as nor­mal and pat (don’t rub!) dry. Ap­ply your favourite face oil to clean palms, then rub to­gether to dis­trib­ute. Place your palms on the sides of your face a few times, gen­tly press­ing in the oil.


the fore­head firmer Press one palm to your fore­head be­fore sweep­ing it around the far side of your face and un­der your ear to­wards the cen­tre of your neck, and end­ing on the op­po­site shoul­der. Re­peat three times, then do the other side.


the skin bright­ener Work­ing from the bridge of your nose, sweep­ing first outwards across the cheek, then up to­wards the hair­line. Re­peat six times on both sides.


the jaw tight­ener Curl­ing your in­dex and mid­dle fin­ger, place them on ei­ther side of your jaw­bone near your chin, then firmly sweep them out to­wards your ear­lobes. Re­peat six times on both sides.


the cheek lifter Place the heels of your hands un­der your cheek­bone area, gen­tly push in and hold for a count of six on each side.


the eye tight­ener Now for your eyes: place your in­dex fin­gers on your tem­ples. Then, with your mid­dle fin­ger, sweep un­der the eye area to­wards the bridge of your nose, work­ing up your brow with a lit­tle more pres­sure. Re­peat six times on both sides.


fin­ish­ing touch Lightly mas­sage your whole face with your fin­ger­tips in cir­cu­lar mo­tions, be­fore fin­ish­ing off with your night cream to seal in your skin’s mois­ture.

1 2 3 4 1 Gar­nier Sk­inAc­tive Re­fresh­ing Botan­i­cal Gel Wash, R59,95 2 African Ex­tracts Rooi­bos Daily Re­pair Fa­cial Oil, R180,99 3 Skin­derm In­tense Nour­ish­ing Oil, R420 4 RVB SKINLAB diego dalla palma Re­pair-Oil Com­plex, R6255 Payot Paris Nu­tri­cia Crème Con­fort Nour­ish­ing and Re­struc­tur­ing Cream, R665 5

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