Want super smooth, glowy skin? Read on for our step by step story with celebrity facialist Nichola Joss on upping the hydration levels deep within the surface using a facial oil.
“All skin types suffer in the winter from the cold temperatures outdoors and heating indoors, leading to dry, uneven, dull looking skin,” says Joss. “Oils are the best treatment for dull, parched winter skin as they penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to nourish, hydrate and add radiance.”
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Close your eyes and press your hands up to your face, taking a few deep breaths in to enjoy the aroma of the oil.
Gently apply the palms of your hands to your face and move your hands outwards in smooth sweeping movements, working from the centre of the face outwards.
Massage the oil into your skin for 1 minute using your fingertips and starting from the centre of the face, working outwards and upwards in small circular motions.
To firm and tone the jawline, bend your index and middle fingers on both hands and place your chin between your knuckles. Glide along your jawline to under your ears in a sweeping motion. Repeat 6 times.
To improve facial contours place the pads of your thumbs under your cheekbones with your palms facing outwards and gently push up. Work from the centre of the face outwards. Repeat 6 times.
To improve fine lines and wrinkles across the brow area place your fingertips on the centre of your brow and with firm pressure sweep upwards and outwards, moving towards the hairline and finishing at the temples. Repeat 6 times.
Improve the firmness of the skin on the neck by gently using your palms to sweep the oil up the neck area.
Then sweep your palms across your chest from left shoulder to right shoulder, sweeping across the décolletage with the palm of the hand. Repeat both sides 3 times.
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