THE DIY FACELIFT
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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