FACIAL MASSAGE WITH NICHOLA JOSS

 FACIAL MASSAGE WITH NICHOLA JOSS

By Nichola Joss

Don't underestimate the power of a face massage, it is stimulating, rejuvenating and a great self-care ritual to invite into your routine to optimise your skin, mind and body. I would always start with a deep cleanse and then apply a toner to re-balance the PH levels in the skin. Following this on with a mask, I would finish the treatment with a facial massage.

The massage technique is a bespoke set of movements specifically related to an individuals skin and facial muscle needs. I will incorporate relaxing deep tissue movements, sweeping along the jawline and down the neck to open the lymph system then moving up the contours of the face the release tension stress and toxins. Whilst adding a lift to the muscle, I accentuate the jawline, cheekbones and eye contour area whilst remedially relaxing the face mind and body. This also helps to deeply deliver the formulated ingredients in the skincare to address all skin needs and leave a perfect canvas for make up.

Thoroughly wash your hands before you begin.

Step 1 - Apply your favourite facial oil to the palms of you hands and rub the together gently. Place the palms of the hands onto the cheeks and side of the face gently pressing in the oil. Take one palm and place onto the forehead pressing oil in and down the neck from under the ears sweeping toward the centre of the neck ending at the opposite shoulder. Do the same the other side repeating 3 times each side. This will help to open up the lymph system.

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Step 2 - Working from the bridge of the nose sweep outwards and upwards towards the hairline. Do this 6 times.

Step 2 - Working from the bridge of the nose sweep outwards and upwards towards the hairline. Do this 6 times.

Step 4 - Taking the heals of the palms of the hand gently press under the cheekbone area and push the palms in and hold for a count of 6.

Step 5 - The eye - Place index fingers on the temple gently supporting the skin (pulling slightly towards hairline) take your middle finger gently sweep under the eye area towards the bridge of the nose and then using pressure slowly work along the eye brow do this 6 times.

Finish by organically massaging the face using the fingertips in a circular motion - always working outwards and upwards.

By: Nichola Joss


Don't underestimate the power of a face massage, it is stimulating, rejuvenating and a great self-care ritual to invite into your routine to optimise your skin, mind and body.

I would always start with a deep cleanse and then apply a toner to re-balance the PH levels in the skin. Following this on with a mask, I would finish the treatment with a facial massage.

The massage technique is a bespoke set of movements specifically related to an individuals skin and facial muscle needs. I will incorporate relaxing deep tissue movements, sweeping along the jawline and down the neck to open the lymph system then moving up the contours of the face the release tension stress and toxins. Whilst adding a lift to the muscle, I accentuate the jawline, cheekbones and eye contour area whilst remedially relaxing the face mind and body. This also helps to deeply deliver the formulated ingredients in the skincare to address all skin needs and leave a perfect canvas for make up.

Sub-Zero De-Puffing Energy Facial Mask

Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Facial Mask

Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask

Anti Blemish Bio Cellulose Facial Mask

Thoroughly wash your hands before you begin.

Step 1 - Apply your favourite facial oil to the palms of you hands and rub the together gently. Place the palms of the hands onto the cheeks and side of the face gently pressing in the oil. Take one palm and place onto the forehead pressing oil in and down the neck from under the ears sweeping toward the centre of the neck ending at the opposite shoulder. Do the same the other side repeating 3 times each side. This will help to open up the lymph system.

If you were to advise a London guide, what would be on your list?

Well, As I grew up in Notting Hill, it will always have my heart and if I was recommending spots in London, a wander around Notting Hill would be high up on my list. From there it would be all the best shopping destinations, the iconic private members club, Annabels, Harrods and Liberty’s for any cute and unique gifts. I would always pop into 111CRYO at Harrods for the Cryo Facial and treatment for the ultimate recharge. Sometimes the city is great, but the beautiful secrets of the English countryside is something that should be experienced.

Your In-Flight Essentials?

I don’t have a routine per say and I am certainly not as thorough as Naomi Campbell but I would apply the Meso Infusion Lip Duo and I would always wipe my phone down with anti-bacterial wipes, in fact I do this every day, the bacteria build up is no good for the skin.

In terms of Industry, where do you see the hair industry going?

Well Instagram has changed so much and has impacted the way we consume and learn within the industry, especially with so many creatives, but I still find that a massive amount of people come to the professionals to share the knowledge on how to carry out or complete a desired look, more than ever there is power behind ‘how-to’ videos.

A very valid point and in terms of 2020?

In terms of what we are to see in 2020, things are going to be super creative and we will see a wider awareness for people doing their own thing and it will be expressive and artistic. People will move away from the overtly glamorous looks and will create looks they can tailor to their everyday. As it’s currently Award Season which is the busiest time of the year leading up to the Met Ball, hairstyles are certainly more elaborate, and everyone loves an up do. I would say the most timeless look has to be the blunt bob, it comes around year on year, but it is effortless and timeless.

Outside of hair, what other industries are you into?

I am hugely into Interiors and I would describe my style as 60s/70s glamour, think elaborate and dramatic but I often fantasise about 80s Dallas and Joan Collins and I have to reign myself in. I also love Baking; it is the ultimate way to relax and I find that it is my meditation and therapy. If I’m in the USA I would bake a lot of cookies as everyone is obsessed with then over here and in the UK, I would bake more traditional styles like a lemon tart or an apple tart – it allows for me to be creative outside of my job.

Finally, the best advice you have ever received?

It would have to be from my grandfather, he would often say to me “it’s not how well you’re doing but how well people think you’re doing”. I haven’t successfully implemented it however you can look to Instagram today and people see our work and are blown away by it, but we can be so hard on ourselves and not appreciate our own work ourselves.

 

Step 2 - Working from the bridge of the nose sweep outwards and upwards towards the hairline. Do this 6 times.

Step 3 - Take your index and your middle finger palms facing out the way and hold the jaw between the two fingers firmly starting from the chin gently bend the knuckles and sweep out towards the edge of the jawline do this 6 times.

Step 4 - Taking the heals of the palms of the hand gently press under the cheekbone area and push the palms in and hold for a count of 6.

Step 5 - The eye - Place index fingers on the temple gently supporting the skin (pulling slightly towards hairline) take your middle finger gently sweep under the eye area towards the bridge of the nose and then using pressure slowly work along the eye brow do this 6 times.

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