MAN REPELLER, March 2017
THIS IS THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD
Do you know that one Snapchat filter that inexplicably turns your face into a giant, water-barfing tomato? Well, that is my face all of the time without the filter! I retain water and stress in my jowls. That I have jowls at 28 is, in and of itself, remarkable, seeing as this is a trait most commonly associated with bloodhounds.
The fun news is that just as one can delete Snapchat off her phone with the tap of a finger, one can also delete inflammation, dullness and fine lines off her face with her hands. By her, I mean any of us. Georgia Louise of the Georgia Louise Atelier on Manhattan’s Upper East side taught me how to give myself a face massage, something I never knew I needed until I saw the results. (It’s called the Life & Sculpt. I didn’t take pictures but please refer to this water buffalo for the before and then imagine the most beautiful person in the world as the after.) There are three main massages to focus on, as brought to me by the gospel of Georgia Louise (I am newly devout) and demonstrated by MR’s very own Erica Smith.
Raise your palm and say “aye” if you’re ready to learn how to massage your face back to the happy, plumped-up glow of yesteryear. Now apply a serum* to your palms, rub it into your forehead, cheeks, chin, neck and nose…
*Georgia recommends a serum rather than a lotion because a lotion absorbs too quickly, whereas a serum will allow your hands to glide and not drag the skin around. If you don’t want to spend on a serum, try coconut or argan oil.
…And let’s get started!