Loving Your Face

Aging is a four-letter word to every woman in our society. LOVE! People spend millions of dollars each year on chemical peels, face-lifts, and Botox injections in hopes of retaining the illusion of youth. Don’t buy into that buzz. Natural toned skin is beautiful at any age.
Maintain good skin tone using vitamins, acupressure, and aromatic essential oils. We can’t turn back the hands of time, but we can care for the faces we love.

What you’ll need:
Vitamin E skin cleaner, vitamin E lotion, and 5 mediums sized smooth stones.

Cream Cleansing:
Cleansing is the most important element of facial skin care. Unless skin is thoroughly cleansed on a daily basis it will look dull and lifeless. A mild vitamin E cream cleaner is great for gently washing away make-up pollutants and other skin dulling residues. Wet your skin with plain warm water and dispense a quarter-sized amount of cleanser onto your fingers; apply it evenly to your face. Massage vitamin E lotion into your skin with your fingertips using gentle circular motions, rinse and pat dry with a soft towel.

Acupressure Facial Toning:
With the middle finger braced behind your index fingers, press firmly and massage the following points: Making six tiny circles at each point directly between your eyebrows. Circle left one inch above the arches of both eyebrows. Circle inward; the fronts of both temples. Circle outward on both cheekbones, just under the edges of your eyes. Circle outward on either side of your nose at the inner bases of the cheekbones. Circle outward, between your nose and upper lip. Circle right between your lower lip. Circle the bottom of your chin circling right.

Warm Stone Treatment:
Place three medium-sized smooth flat stones in a bowl of hot water. Warm them for about ten minutes, then dry them, Lie on a comfortable surface on your back and place one stone below your hairline in the middle of your forehead. Place another between your eyebrows. Place the third between your bottom lip and the end of your chin.
The stones help warm acupressure points on your face, releasing muscle tension and stimulating nerves. Relax and breathe slowly and deeply leaving the stones on your face until they have cooled.

Ella Patterson is a published author

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