SKIN SOS: All Natural Ayurvedic Face Lift
The slight spice of brahmi and sandalwood fill my nose, as the depth of my breath takes over. I sink into a deep relaxation, warm oil and light pressure glide across my face and neck, uplifting my spirit and soothing my soul. Healthy and rejuvenated, I allow myself to return to the present moment...in front of my vanity, still damp from my shower. Hair wrapped in a towel and sipping my morning coffee, its time to get ready for work.
Stress, the natural aging process, and pollutants we encounter every day can take a toll on skin. Often, it’s hard to justify taking the time necessary to relax and renew, even if we begin to look and feel like we could be a villain in the next Avengers movie (yes, there’s another one). Self-care has an unwarranted connotation of being time consuming. But you don’t have to find yourself laying in a spa, to give your face the indulgent R&R it needs. Enter the Ayurvedic self-massage.
Practiced for thousands of years in Ayurveda because of its amazing benefits, this natural face lift increases circulation, improves lymphatic drainage, and instantly creates a youthful glow. This simple ritual helps tone the cheeks, lift saggy eyebrows, depuff eyes and smooth facial lines while enhancing your overall well-being.
A small indulgence, an all-natural Ayurvedic facial massage has become a mandatory part of my daily routine. The five minutes spent performing this mini lift makes a 24-hour difference. Here’s how you can transform your skin to achieve a firm, uplifted, and luminous complexion.
Step 1: Warm a few drops of oil in the palm of your hand. Apply Oil to a clean face, neck, and décolletage.
Step 2: Begin by gliding both palms from the base of the neck to the bottom of your chin in an upward motion. Next, using the inner side of thumbs, massage from the chin outward along the jawline.
Step 3: Massage cheeks with your fingertips using light pressure and always moving upwards and outwards.
Step 4: Using your ring finger, start at the outer corner of the eye and temple gliding inwards following the contour of the eye. Continue upward, around the eyebrow.
Step 5: Finally, with your fingertips alternate sweeping motions from one side of the forehead to the next. Repeat each step 3 times.
Love + Light,