When I let one of the most experienced natural skin experts in the organic beauty space have at my face, what she did to it shocked me. It went against pretty much what I thought I wasn’t supposed to do to my face, ever.
She didn’t use steam, she didn’t do extractions, use magic wands or chemicals to burn off layers of skin (like a lot of what goes on in standard facials).
My skin looked plumped, lifted up and there were no injections used. She got rid of my dull, lifeless skin, and under eye baggage I was carry around.
Oh yeah, Honey! This is way better than Botox!
So what did she do?
She did an intensely deep facial massage or what she calls “face sculpting” for over an hour.
The results were so magnificent that I wanted to show you in an impromptu cell phone video, post facial massage (meaning: no makeup, greasy hair, and not amazing lighting), just how good my skin looked and how Elisha says you can revive your skin without buying more products! Scroll below to see.
Facial Massage Makes You Look Younger and Refreshed
This year my work and travel schedule was brutal and it showed on my face big time! I wondered if I’d finally pushed it over the edge – that age was going to catch up with me no matter what time zone I found myself in. No facial was going to fix that…or so I thought.
I know many of you think I’m super young already, but as I’ve written about many times, the face begins to show signs of age and doesn’t bounce back the way it did before around the time most women hit 37 years old.
Now that I’m 38, I have braced myself. I know that one day the wrinkle that used to show up after laughing a lot, won’t go away after a good night of sleep like it did 10 years ago. It’s settled in there for good now. I plan to age gracefully, and that doesn’t mean giving up on my skin, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to fight it hard either.
Facial Massage Done Right
In May I was down in LA speaking at the Indie Beauty Expo, and managed to cram in sometime to finally get a facial from Elisha Reverby (AKA Chef De Beauté). A long-time formulator of organic skin care and custom blends for clients. She’s been an advocate for using only the purest ingredients and is a devotee of the farmer’s market scene way before it was cool — we’re talking decades ago.
Based in Southern California, Elisha has clients who are under the pressures of keeping their Hollywood youthful glow and combating sun damage and stress that living in the sunshine state brings with it.
When I looked in the mirror my facial massage with Elisha, I could hardly believe it. My tired, over-traveled face suddenly looked refreshed and dare I say, 5 years younger.
Elisha applied fresh compresses she made of organic green tea, slathered honey from her neighbor’s farm [read about the benefits of honey] while exfoliating my skin, then she proceeded to deeply and press into my face (with incredible oils) more firmly than I ever would have thought was OK to do.
Go Ahead. Touch Your Face. Hard.
What you’ve been told about touching your face is all wrong.
Like you, I have been told to be very delicate with skin. I’ve had a fear of tugging to hard at any of my face for fear that it will be the thing that causes me to look older.
I have trained myself not to pick at my face either. (That’s always a bad idea – read why).
So I had no idea, that massaging the face (that deeply) was a good idea, and it turns out it is a really good idea!
By avoiding touching my face all this time, it also meant (according to Elisha) was that I was not stimulating circulation and blood flow through the muscles of the face which help hold the face up!
How to Give Yourself a Facial Massage
The results getting this type of facial were so amazing (no tools, no wands, no crazy chemicals burning layers of skin off) that Elisha was kind enough to share a few techniques to help you give yourself a facial massage at home in our spontaneous video.
Wanna get ahold of Elisha for a facial massage? Email her at info (at) eliqueorganics.com
She isn’t the only facialist doing this. Many other holistic facialists (including ones the celebrities go to) swear by facial massage as an important service for their clients. Even wikipedia has an animated section on how to “Give Yourself a Face Lift Without Surgery or Botox”.
Seek out a professional in your area to get you started, and then you can do maintenance on your own like shown in the facial massage video.
It costs you nothing to do, and it can be wildly effective.
Have you tried this or had it done before? What have the results been like for you? I’d love to know below in the comments section.