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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Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil Review


Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil (Rs 2295 for 200 ml)


Product Claims : An exquisite Body Massage Oil is made with the most precious ingredients, including the path breaking Soundarya Serum. Amongst its incredibly effective ingredients are Ashwagandha, Gotkula and Bala used in traditional Indian medicine for centuries as Anti ageing herbs with tremendously rejuvenating properties.


Unrefined Organic Black Sesame keeps skin supple, soft and toned, and sweet Almond oil provides nutrition and deeply moisturizes, Potent herb and flower infusions improve the lustre of the skin, and increase circulation by their absorption into the blood stream. Whole Cream Cow’s milk nourishes the skin while restoring firmness, increasing collagen and giving it sheen. 24 K Gold Bhasma has the property of penetrating to the deepest layer of skin, thereby providing radiance and increased elasticity.



Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil
Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil



Key ingredientsSesamumIndicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, PrunusAmydgalusDulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil,TriticumVulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, WithaniaSomnifera (Ashwagandha) Root Extract, SidaCordifolia (Bala) Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Whole Cream Cow’sMilk, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Extract, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom) Seed Extract, FoeniculumVulgareDulce (Sweet Fennel) Fruit Extract, OcimumBasilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Flower Infusion, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, 24 Karat Gold Bhasma.



My experience with the Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil

I love Forest Essentials products and the Soundarya Body Oil just fueled my love for the brand! The oil is non-greasy and smells absolutely heavenly. The scent reminds me of their Kashmiri Saffron cleanser – an exquisite, delicate scent that instantly gives a feeling of luxury and relaxation. The mix of vetiver (khus), cardomom, saffron and sandalwood definitely makes a great fragrance. The directions for use dictate using this as a massage oil before bath but I generally use this as after-bath oil and it works pretty great as a moisturizer. I use a really tiny amount on damp skin and massage it well. It absorbs on massage leaving a satiny but non-sticky feel on the skin. I love how the scent lingers a little but not overpoweringly so. My skin feels supple, hydrated and soft after use and the effect stays throughout the day.

The product description lists some precious ingredients like 24k Gold Bhasm but its listed at the bottom of the ingredient list so I’m guessing the concentration would be quite low. I don’t know if its increased the firmness or collagen in my skin but I do like how my skin feels after use.

If you like indulgent, luxurious body products that smell lovely – you would love this! I personally love this during the winters when my skin could definitely use the richness of an oil like this!

Rating : 4/5 



Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil
Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil



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