A pasty winter complexion is not only due to the endless grey days. Sluggish circulation caused by blood vessels constricting in the cold could also be a culprit. According to facial reflexologist Paolo Lai, a few minutes a day of massage can reduce puffiness and dullness. Paolo advises using your middle and index fingers to massage the skin and muscles of your face in circles. Work upwards and outwards, starting at the chin and moving towards the forehead. Ideally, you should do this for three minutes twice a day, using a facial oil.
What's so great about rosehip oil? Supermodel Miranda Kerr has revealed the secret of her luminous skin – good old rosehip oil. So what’s so great about it? Rosehip is a dry oil so it penetrates without leaving a greasy film. If your issues are loss of firmness, scarring or wrinkles, it may help. It’s rich in vitamin C and high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids as well as beta-carotene. Extracted from the seeds of rosehips, it’s safe to use on babies and during pregnancy to help discourage stretch marks. For facial use, you only need two to three drops massaged with the fingertips into the face, neck and décolletage until absorbed. Clinical trials on Trilogy’s rosehip oil showed it improved the appearance of wrinkles by up to 23% so it seems like Miranda is onto something!