Sleep face up if you can. Sleeping on your face or cheek can cause loss of collagen and elastin on that side, due to the amount of pressure placed on it for the entire night and the resultant moisture loss. For your duvet, I’d recommend sleeping on silk pillowcases as cotton sucks moisture out of the skin. Furthermore, it prevents skin from creasing - and the effects of ‘bedhead’ too from a hair perspective. Be sure to wash your pillowcases at least once or twice a week!
Don’t go to bed without a serum. The skin rejuvenates at night so opt for high tech reparative product. Oils and moisturisers can tend to be clogging or just sit on the skin, impeding skin turnover and increasing premature ageing.
Friday, September 15, 2017
This is a sign of stagnation or blockages in the organs represented by that part of the face- for example, dark circles under the eyes often mean the kidneys or bladder are under pressure; a darker patch of skin around the chin means your bowels need some stimulation.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Embrace Eastern, Western and naturopathic medicine. Each of us is unique and how much we need of anything in life depends on our own personal constitution. Your body is like a fine-tuned machine and it will tell you when something is wrong or if you’re eating something that doesn’t agree with you if you just listen. Its displeasure might manifest in clear symptoms in the gut, signs upon the skin or other health issues appearing elsewhere in the body. Face-mapping can also help you pinpoint any changes before they actually develop into symptoms. I recommend doing a regular face-mapping once every few months just to see if there’s anything you need to pay attention to.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Kirtan Kriya meditation is a very effective and quick (just 12 minutes a day!) method of relaxing and strengthening the mind and staying young. Sit comfortably with your spine straight and your arms in front of you, palms upward. Repeat the following sounds out loud for two minutes in our normal voice. As you make each sound, touch your fingers in turn with the tip of your thumb, as in the images. When the first two minutes are over, repeat the exercise for two minutes but this time in a whisper, then for four minutes in silence, then two minutes in a whisper again, and finally two minutes out loud. To finish, inhale deeply as you stretch your arms over your head and shake your hands, then bring them down in a sweeping motion as you exhale.