When your body harbors toxins, your entire system can feel sluggish and leave you with dull skin. “A facial massage can increase circulation to remove waste via the lymph nodes,” says Ellen Sackoff of Cornelia Spa at The Surrey in New York City. “Once you nix the toxins, your body will be better equipped in transporting nutrients through the blood stream.”
Don't want to be that guy at the spa? Here is how you can be your own esthetician in the privacy of your home. Start by applying cleanser to the face and neck. Using light circular movements massage behind the ears and work in a downward motion toward the neck. This will help relieve tension. Move hands to the forehead center, apply light but firm pressure to your temples. Continue to the jaw line, slowly pressure-pinching from chin to ears. Using fingertips work the area between the nose and the upper lip. Tap around the orbital bone of the eye, moving toward temples. Finish off by draping your face with a washcloth soaked in warm water. Wipe clean and pat dry.
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