How To Do A Shiatsu Facial Massage

Fitness blogger and model Bianca Cheah has the most ridiculously gorgeous glowy skin. Apparently it hasn't always been so. As she told us in her Beauticate interview, in her early twenties, Bianca struggled with acne and was tortured with the scars that followed. She discovered rosehip oil (known for its scar-fading properties) and applied it every night using this massage technique that was inspired by the facials she used to give as a Shiseido beauty therapist. She shows us how to do it...

 

Step 1 - Place three drops of rose hip oil into your hands and rub your palms together. Bianca likes Sukin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.

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Step 2 - Smooth over your face from the nose, up between the eyebrows and out around the sides of the face. Use a steady amount of pressure, easing the tension in your brow and around your temples. 

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STEP 3 - Using your middle and ring fingers massage in small circular motions across your forehead and temples. Keep the rest of your face relaxed.

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STEP 4 - Continue the massage with stroking motions down the sides of your jaw to your chin and up the other side of your jaw, using your pointer and middle fingers. 

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STEP 5 - Wipe upwards along your neck up to your chin using all four fingers.

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Now, let the rosehip oil penetrate, put your feet up and wait for the compliments about your complexion to roll in!

 

Words by Sigourney; Photography by Jake Terrey; Hair by Amanda Kowalevsky at Oscar Oscar Paddington; Makeup by Regina Gao.