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By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
There is nothing better than a healthy glowing. What people dont tell you is that make-up also looks better on healthy rejuvenated skin. A lot of focus is given to cleansing and moisturising, but face massage is equally important.
Massaging the face increases blood circulation and relaxes the skin, taking the stress and tiredness right out. Face massages can also help in collagen synthesis to ensure skin brightening and smoothening the fine lines. One should massage their face 2 to 3 times a week to get the desired results.
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Rachit Gupta, Director, OxyGlow Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd. shares, "Facial skin is more delicate than the skin on the rest of the body and demands a lot of attention and care. Hectic lifestyles make the facial skin lose the sheen and natural glow. The solution for common problems like patchy skin tone, dullness, acne, scars or spots, premature ageing, etc is to include face massages with natural gels in one's routine. Gels are recommended especially as they suit varied skin types and do not harm the skin. They lightly moisturise and bring back the shine of the face. Just 5 minutes of care can give wonderful results not just in terms of a healthier skin but as a great stress buster."
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What can a 5-minute massage do?
* By improving blood circulation gives a natural glow to the face
* Removes toxins by moving the lymphatic fluid
* Regular massages help in reducing fine lines and can keep wrinkles at bay
* Increases collagen production that helps in improving elasticity and preventing the skin from sagging, keeping it young
* Results in even and radiant skin tone, also help in reducing acne and scars
* Reduces stress not only in the muscles but also helps in relaxing mentally, leaving one's mood elevated
Use your fingers to massage the skin with gentle pressure only. Massage in a circular motion. | Unsplash
How to do it right?
* Wash your hands thoroughly
* Wash your face with water or a gentle face wash and pat dry
* Apply a natural face massage gel on the face
* Steam your face to help open up your pores
* Use your fingers to massage the skin with gentle pressure only. Massage in a circular motion. One can also use a roller
Things to keep in mind: Do not use a lot of pressure while massaging. Be careful and gentle around the eyes as the skin is very sensitive, use soft movement. Use slow and outward motion to massage your face. Move thoroughly and cover all areas from the forehead to the neck.
Choose natural gels for massage which contain aloe-vera and/or herbs or mint or rose. Gels provide light moisturizing and are not oily. They provide much-needed nourishment to the facial skin. They are versatile and suit dry skin types as much as oily skin. Most people have combination skin and are always concerned about which product to choose. In this case, one cannot go wrong with natural gels. Gels also help in healing and mending the skin due to their beneficial ingredients. (IANS/SP)
(Keywords : Rejuvenation, Facial Massage, Healthy, Glowing, Circulation, Natural Glow, Dullness, Acne, Collagen, Wrinkles, Sensitive, Nourishment, Beneficial, Aloe-vera)
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Bang in the middle of summer we need to remind ourselves that our self-care routine needs a revamp. Swati Gupta, Director, and Head of Creative Development — Bodycraft Salon & Spa, shares some of the major trends that we’re going to see this summer which will be rooted in wellness and style.
Dewy Skin is in! : With all the dehydration and oil build-up that one normally experiences in the summer, it only makes sense to go easy on the makeup and focus on skincare. On and off the runway, dewy skin with minimal make-up and lots of glow is what we’ll see. Fresh interventions like the Hydra Medi Facial or Caviar Facial will help the skin glow from within.
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Shorter is better: Summer is a good time to keep your hair off the neck and shoulders. Short hair for the summer is a trend that’s here to stay. If you do not wish to part with your hair, go for light layers and hairstyles that incorporate braids.
Colour and more color: Bold colors are the biggest trend of summer 2021. Bright eyeliner with minimal makeup gives you the perfect opportunity to play with color and keep the make-up light. Nails are a fun, non-committal way to experiment with color. Neon shades hot off the runway and to everyday style with bright nails making the perfect color statement. Or you could go with something slightly more adventurous like bold hair color to be cool in the hot months.
Spa days: With the year that has been, a spa day might be more of a necessity than a trend for self care. Treatments with light ingredients olive oil, wine, or chocolate are ideal for the summer. Choose a scrub to get rid of dead skin. Mani-Pedi’s with a summer touch is all the rage right now. We’re talking mango and avocado treatments, Vitamin C-rich treatments like cherry and sugarcane spa are trending. (IANS/SP)
The stress and anxiety experienced by the general population during Covid-19 lockdown brought about a significant rise in facial and jaw pain, as well as jaw-clenching in the daytime and teeth-grinding at night, say researchers.
The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, also found that women suffered more from these symptoms more than men and that 35- to 55-year-olds suffered most.
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“We believe that our findings reflect the distress felt by the middle generation, who were cooped up at home with young children, without the usual help from grandparents, facing financial problems and often required to work from home under trying conditions,” said the researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel.
The study examined questionnaires that assessed the presence and possible worsening of these symptoms in the general population during the first Covid-19 lockdown, due to the national emergency and rise in anxiety levels.
The questionnaire was answered by a total of 1,800 respondents in Israel and Poland.
During Israel’s first lockdown, the general population exhibited a considerable rise in orofacial pain, as well as jaw-clenching in the daytime and teeth-grinding at night – physical symptoms often caused by stress and anxiety.
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The prevalence of symptoms rose from about 35 percent pre-pandemic to 47 percent, the prevalence of jaw-clenching in the daytime rose from about 17 percent to 32 percent, and teeth-grinding at night rose from about 10 percent to 36 percent.
The findings showed that people who had suffered from these symptoms before the pandemic exhibited a rise of about 15 percent in their severity.
Altogether a rise of 10 to 25 percent was recorded in these symptoms, which often reflect emotional stress, the team noted. (IANS)
Countless times we have realized, no matter how observant, knowledgeable or well-ensured one is at maintaining ones face, we will never be as skilled as someone who does it for a living. Thats the reason-ideally once a month but, more realistically, a few times a year-one needs to get a facial with a certified professional.
There is a mind-set that men don’t need facials. Times are changing, one little spa day is not going to harm ones strong masculinity. In case you need a little more convincing, here are some reasons why you need to suck it up and see a trained skin-magician.
Seema Nanda, Cosmetologist and founder, Estetico- The Facial Bar explains why men should go for facials and how to go about it.
Skin is thicker in men compared to women. Thus, male skin usually has larger pores and is oilier, making it more susceptible to acne. Moreover, testosterone in men causes skin to produce more oil than female faces. The main difference to a man’s facial is it involves a deeper cleanse and detoxifying element due to the nature of the skin.
Unclogging and clearing out a man’s pores will prevent breakouts and reduce enlarged pores. A facial should be like any other health-focused routine.
Facial includes: cleansing and analysing your skin, exfoliating away dead skin cells, performing extractions to clear out clogged pores, and moisturizing to add a healthy, hydrated glow.
Facials have deep exfoliation of skin. Exfoliation helps skin to release trapped ingrown hairs underneath the skin and removes dead skin cells so one can get a closer shave. The constant routine of shaving takes a toll on the skin which can lead to bumps and irritations. The thorough process of cleansing leads to a smoother, cleaner, and less painful shave afterwards. Moisturizing and brightening the skin during a facial is also important to maintaining healthy skin.
Facials are an opportunity to release stress and relax. A facial massage stimulates blood flow and using pressure points will put you into a state of relaxation lower cortisol and aiding in stress relief.
Blood circulation which is very important for skin can be achieved through the massage in a facial. When our blood circulation slows our skin’s health is compromised which results in a dull and tired looking complexion.
Healthy glowing skin doesn’t happen overnight. Discipline a series of facials every two months. Facials should feel clean, fresh and hydrated. (IANS)