Face Massage Techniques for Healthy Skin

 

Hi everyone! Today I’ll be sharing a few techniques for face massage that you can include in your skin care routine. A face massage has amazing benefits for the skin. It boosts micro-circulation which means more oxygen and better delivery of nutrients to the skin. It can also help firm up sagging facial muscles and improve the elasticity of the skin. While regular facials at the parlor is a luxury that few of us can afford, its easy to do a facial or a simple massage at home on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Have a look at my face massage techniques video below to know more.

 

Face Massage Techniques

 

A few pointers to keep in mind :

  1. Always start with clean hands and a cleansed face.
  2. Use light pressure when working around the delicate eye area.
  3. Make sure to use a good quality cream/lotion/oil for your massage. Something which feels nourishing is good but if it contains nutritious ingredients that help add a glow to the skin, even better! My pick – Forest Essentials Soundarya Radiance CreamThis is a powerful combination of 24 Karat Gold Bhasma, effective herb infusions, unprocessed oils, pure cow’s ghee and nourishing roots; that are stored and simmered over a slow fire in copper vessels that impart their own potent properties to these.
  4. Use a floral face water or thermal spring water mist to aid the massage. The skin tends to absorb the cream after a while so its helpful to use a mist to add some slip to the skin.
  5. Avoid excessive rubbing on areas where you may have broken/irritated skin or active acne.

 

 

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Avon Perfectly Matte Lipsticks | Review

 

Hi everyone! Keeping with the matte lip trend, Avon has introduced the Perfectly Matte Lipsticks which are exclusively available online at Nykaa.com this month. These are have a creamy slip, glide easily on the lips, have a very light-weight feel and do give a clean matte finish as they claim. The lipsticks are priced at Rs 479 and are available in 10 shades. Check out my video below to see the full review + swatches of all the 10 shades. Available online at Nykaa.com.
 
 

 

Avon Perfectly Matte Lipsticks
Avon Perfectly Matte Lipsticks

 

Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick - Red Supreme
Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick – Red Supreme

 

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Dark Lip Look on Indian Skin | Tutorial

 

Hi everyone! Dark, vampy lips have been a huge trend this season and I’ve always been a little skeptical about whether I could pull off a deep, dark lip color. I finally experimented a little and found some lip shades that worked for Indian skin. Its all about balancing the bold lip with the right neutral, defining eye makeup and fresh complexion. Dark lip colors can draw out the color from the face, so a rosy blush on the cheeks helps a lot in bringing the look together. I would also suggest plum or burgundy based lip colors instead of greyish or bluish tones as they are more flattering. Hope you find this tutorial helpful! I liked this look so much, I’m sure I’m going to wear it again very soon!

 

 
Dark Lip Look on Indian Skin | Tutorial

 

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Videos This Week

 

Hi everyone! I hope you had a good week! Here is a recap of the videos that went up on my YouTube channel this week. Still in the spirit of Diwali festivities, I uploaded 2 tutorials – one is a soft, day time look where I’ve also shown a step-by-step skin care routine using Aviance Hydra Balance range. Starting with the soothing and fresh Cleansing Gel from the range, I cleansed my face and then used the Serum for deep reaching hydration and the Day Creme for instant nourishment and a dewy finish. Watch my video embedded below to see the full routine on how to prep you skin before makeup application.

 
Fresh, Dewy Natural Festive Makeup
 

 
In the second video, I’ve shown the look I wore on Diwali evening. Its a fairly simple look with emphasis on the eyes in the form of metallic gold eye shadow, paired with a neutral warm lip. Next, keeping up with new launches, I’ve swatched all the shades of the new Nykaa Floral Carnival collection for you. Its a gorgeous collection and if you’re a fan of pinks, purples and deeper rouge tones, do check it out. And lastly, since the last DIY video was so well-received and I got several requests for dry skin remedies, I’ve done a DIY Moisturizing Scrub-Mask that can help you achieve soft, smooth, moisturized skin this winter!
 
 

 

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Festive Fever Diwali Makeup Tutorial with L’Oreal Makeup Designer Paris | VIDEO

 

Hi everyone! With Diwali so close, I thought I would do a bold and festive tutorial using the products I was sent by the L’Oreal Paris team! For the lips, I decided to go with a classic, rich red since that is THE color of the season. For the eyes, I was tempted to do a simple gold eye or a winged liner but I’ve done those kind of looks before so I decided to step out of my comfort zone a little bit and did a dramatic winged smoky eye using a peachy brown eye shadow and an iridescent plum. I really like how it turned out! Its a little more dramatic than what I am generally used to but Diwali is the time one could go all out!

What do you think of this look? Check out the tutorial below for the full step-by-step!
 
 

 

Festive Diwali Look with LÓreal Makeup Designer Paris
Festive Diwali Look with LÓreal Makeup Designer Paris

 

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