Feel amazing and get your glow back.
Radiating Facial Regime (excerpt from my book the Magical Morning Method)
Start your day with this self-massage and beauty regime and you will feel amazing and get your glow back.
Ayurveda considers self-massage, Abhyanga, as beneficial as a massage given by others. Abhyanga is a full body warm oil self-massage which should be part of a daily morning routine for optimal health and beauty benefits. The oil, which can be enriched with herbs, should be warm and gently massaged into the entire body. Self-massage with natural oil allows toxins to be released from the body and nourishment to be absorbed by the tissues.
Balances hormones _
Decreases the effects of aging
Nourishes the body
Once you start doing regular facial massages, you won’t want to live without them. The health and beauty benefits are just too good. You can find a free Rejuvenating Self-Massage tutorial below)
If you can, set a little more time aside once or twice a week and extend your morning beauty regime by applying a nourishing Glowing Beauty mask as described below. This mask will deeply moisturize your skin, leaving your skin smooth, soft and radiant. It is completely natural and you can make it at home.
When you’re finished, you’ll feel and look radiant!
You can keep the oil on your skin or, if you prefer, splash your skin with warm water and gently pat dry.
If you have more time:
Glowing Beauty Mask
1 tablespoon raw, organic honey
1 teaspoon almond oil (organic)
1 teaspoon rose water
Mix the ingredients in a small bowl. Apply to your face and neck and leave for about 15 minutes. Remove well by gently wiping with a warm cloth. This mask is rich in nourishing enzymes, vitamin E, and beauty fats and oils. After removing the mask, apply your daily oil or moisturizer.
‘You are a wildflower, a beauty unsurpassed’ – Parahamsa Yogananda
One of my most favorite facial oil:
A completely natural ingredient that benefits skin around your eyes, almond oil helps lighten dark circles. Apply every evening underneath the eyes and massage gently. Leave it overnight and wash it off with cold water in the morning.
Finding Balance with Marma Points
(Excerpt from Banyan Botanicals)
If you want to go deeper into your self-care routine, you can apply pressure to your marma points. Each point correlates with a particular physical and mental aspect of your mind and body. These points help us balance our energy, lymphatic, nervous, and circulatory systems.
With the following list to guide you, use your middle fingers and apply a moderate amount of pressure to each point for 30–60 seconds.
The center of the chin (reproductive region)
The corners of the mouth (metabolism)
Between the nose and upper lip (cerebral circulation)
The outer corners of the nose (sinuses)
The center of cheekbones (lungs)
Lower lids, just above the cheekbones (adrenals)
The junction between the eyebrows and nose, on the lower part of the eyebrow ridge (liver/spleen)
The temples (stress headaches and colon)
Third eye or sixth chakra (the middle of the forehead, slightly higher than where the eyebrows meet)
Crown of the head or crown chakra (place hands on crown of head and massage with your finger pads)
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Thank YOU, gorgeous!
I hope you got inspired about how I like to take good care of myself first thing in the morning.
Remember, incorporate new routines and healthy lifestyle habits step by step, with ease and joy!
Your turn: What is your favourite morning routine? I'd love to hear how you support yourself first thing in the morning! Let me know in the comments below.
Stay healthy and keep shining,
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