Monday, August 29, 2011

Staying In Can Be Nice Too

These routines aren't as much fuss as they seem once you have everything in place- products and oils. A salon treatment is nice, but sometimes staying home can be nicer.  Squeeze lemons, pour over ice with some fizzy water and fresh mint. Put on Stan Getz My Funny Valentine or some Brazilian Pop from the 1960's, and wear a slip for a nightie, it's so very Butterfield 8. The scene is where you are. With the money you saved, buy fresh peonies for your home, a very generous amount in a Wedgwood vase. So, for a serene yet sophiticated you:
Blend lemon essential oil with geranium, this combination is cleansing and balances oil production. Use jojoba as a carrier oil.
Place 3 cups of very hot water in heatproof bowl and add 2 drops juniper berry and 2 drops grapefruit oil to deep cleanse. Lean over the bowl, inhale deeply and hold towel over your head. Do this for 5 minutes.
After rinsing the skin, apply the oil blend all over the face in small circular movements. The oil will begin to work into the deeper layers of skin.
With one hand on each side of the face, use the fingers to smooth the skin in long strokes. This encourages lymphatic drainage and tones the facial muscles. Repeat three times.
Tapping the face. Use your fingers to tap lightly all over the face, so the skin feels invigorated and refreshed. Tap over all areas, including the forehead, this relieves stress.
do this weekly, your pores will tighten and your skin will be well toned.

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