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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5 Tips for Beginners Anti-Ageing Skincare


With increasing stressful and unhealthy lifestyles, skin-ageing is becoming a growing concern for us. The first signs of ageing can start as early as mid-20s and it is important to identify these subtle changes in our skin and take the right steps to ensure healthy, youthful looking skin. While wrinkles appear much later, dryness and dull/uneven skin are the early signs that should alert you about the changing needs of your skin. I started noticing changes in my skin when I was around 25-26. My formerly oily skin began getting more and more dry patches and while the t-zone stayed oily, I noticed longer periods of dehydration which an oil-free moisturizer just couldn’t fix. Today I’m sharing my top 5 tips that can help ease you into a beginners anti-ageing skin care routine.




Tip 1 : Switch to a gentle face wash

Harsh face washes do more harm than good and switching to a mild and gentle face wash is one of the best things you can do for your skin! I prefer using gel-based, non-foaming face washes that don’t leave my skin feeling dry and stretchy. Avoid face washes that produce too much lather and check the ingredient list. Ingredients to avoid would be Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and ingredients to look for would be humectants like Glycerin that help retain moisture.


Tip 2 : Anti-ageing moisturizer + Sun protection

As my skin transitions from oily to combination, finding the right kind of day moisturizer became a challenge. Most anti-ageing moisturizers felt too rich and my usual oil-free moisturizers just didn’t feel nourishing enough anymore. When Olay launched their Total Effects Lightweight Moisturizer early this year, I was ecstatic as the texture was just what I was looking for. It combines all the benefits of the Total Effects range with a light, non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula that is works very well for the Indian skin type. According to Olay’s Multi Ethnicity Skin Study, Indian women have a weak skin barrier as compared to other ethnicities, which means retaining moisture is harder, making this product ideal for Indian skin and weather conditions. You can read my full review here.


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Winter Dry Skin Saviours | The Body Shop Vitamin E Range | REVIEW


Hi everyone! Winters are here and I’m sure we all can fee the nip in the air and changing needs of our skin. Today I’m reviewing a few products from the Vitamin E range from The Body Shop. This skin care line is geared towards hydration and there are several products in here that I really like using in the winters.


The Body Shop Vitamin E Range


Previously, I’ve talked about the Moisture Mask from this range, which continues to be a winter favorite. I also really like the Toner from this range which has a thicker consistency than most toners and feels very comforting on the skin. For the warmer months, I quite like the Aqua Boost Sorbet moisturizer, with its unique refreshing gel texture and light feel.The Face Mist is another long time favorite, and probably the first product I ever tried from the range (here’s a little throwback for you, circa 2011!). A few new products have been added recently to the range and in this post, I’ll be sharing my review on 4 of products from the range which I’ve not tried before.


The Body Shop Vitamin E Range
The Body Shop Vitamin E Range


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Eye Creams that Work!


Hi everyone! Today I’ll be talking about two eye creams that I’ve been using for the past 5-6 weeks that have been working really well for me. You might recall seeing a mention of these on my Snapchat or Instagram some time back. When it comes to eye creams, I’ve had more misses than hits and there’s no particular brand or product that I’ve been compelled to repurchase. But I’ve finally stumbled upon two options that have shown really good results for me.


Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream
Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream


Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream
Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream


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Meet the new face of Olay India


Hi everyone! Olay India has a new face and its one we are all very familiar with. Kajol makes a return as the face of Olay this year and earlier this week, I attended a session with her and Dr. Jaishree Sharad who is a well-known celebrity dermatologist. As a long time user of Olay Total Effects, Kajol expressed her love for the brand and its products, and also shared some of her favorite tips for beautiful skin. I’m sharing some of the insights shared by Dr. Jaishree and Kajol’s own inputs about skincare and anti-ageing below.


New face of Olay India - Kajol


  • Our skin starts changing somewhere around our mid-20s. These changes are accelerated by daily stresses, pollution, unhealthy lifestyle and other aggressors. One must notice the subtle changes to the skin in order to identify the early signs of ageing – wrinkles, dry skin, dull and uneven skin tone, dark spots and open pores.
  • A basic routine of cleansing, moisturizing and protecting your skin goes a long way in maintaining healthy skin. But to target the early signs of ageing, you need to include a gentle anti-ageing product in your routine that targets dryness, dullness and uneven skin tone. Olay Total Effects range is designed to address the first signs of ageing and it works so effectively because of its multi- vitamin complex, VitaNiacin; a unique patented combination of Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Pro-vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, specifically formulated to help strengthen skin’s moisture barrier.
  • Kajol’s top two tips for maintaining healthy, youthful skin – cleansing well before bedtime and drinking a minimum of 2.5 litres of water each day. She also talked about the importance of sun protection, something she hoped she had known when she was younger.


Olay Total Effects 7-in-one Lightweight Anti-Ageing Cream


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