Massage your face for an anti-aging effect as facial massage relieves tension, promotes relaxation and restores energy to your face and body by increasing circulation. When you first wake up in the morning you may notice that your skin looks puffier and paler than it did the night before. This is because during sleep, circulation is decreased in the body - which means there is less blood flow to the face. Facial massage is a great way to get the blood flowing again and to achieve a healthy glow. Regular facial massages also work to tighten and lift the facial muscles, giving the skin a more youthful appearance. Massage therapy is an ancient form of healing. It has been suggested that regular facial massages can keep the skin looking younger, smoother, firmer and more beautiful. Massage accomplishes this by releasing tension, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increasing circulation, tightening facial muscles, normalizing the moisture balance, reducing impurities and toxins, and increasing radiance.

If you are driven by the desire for healthy, great-looking skin, regardless of age and want to achieve healthy and younger skin naturally without resorting to surgery or a lot of expensive creams essential oils might be just the thing for you according to an article in Natural News on 8th many commercial products and can give you the results you want without spending a ton of money or trying more invasive procedures like Botox.” Their list of the five best essential oils for this are:

Frankincense: The anti-inflammatory properties of this essential oil can help reduce signs of redness, swelling, itchiness or irritation in a variety of skin conditions like rashes or eczema and leave your skin smoother and firmer.

Sandalwood: Studied for its ability to protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays from the sun and is especially great for ageing skin as it has been shown to help the skin to regenerate and renew itself, making it look younger and clearer.

Lavender: Known for its ability to soothe the skin from the effects of inflammation and allergic reactions and to help it recover from various conditions such as blisters, burns and rashes. It is also a great treatment for chronically dry skin as it has the ability to moisturise deeply and leave the skin soft and smooth.

Myrrh: Particularly good at treating skin that has been chapped or dried by wind or sun exposure, as it can soothe down dryness and irritation and leave the skin soft and supple again. It also has natural antimicrobial properties which allow it to treat bacterial, viral or fungal skin infections.

Rose: One of the most luxurious and effective treatments for rejuvenating aging skin, as it supports the collagen which lends the skin its firmness and elasticity and thus prevents or treats the development of wrinkles.

Our recommended aromatherapy essential oil blend for the face and neck is BE Vital Massage Oil and BE Sensual which contains the most anti-aging essential oils. BE Vital is a balancing blend that contains Frankincense, Sandalwood, Petitgrain, Neroli and Orange. BE Sensual is more deeply moisturising and contains Rose, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Benzoin, Patchouli, Rosewood and Frankincense.