When celebrities make a beeline for an appointment with you, you become a bit of a celebrity yourself. Such is the case with Amanda Lacey, a skincare therapist and facialist to A-list Hollywood stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Emily Blunt and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
In particular, it is her facial massage method that proves to be quite the draw. Steering clear of lasers and gadgets, Amanda believes that nothing gets the job done quite as efficiently as some hands-on therapy with essential oils. She also has her own line of products that are customized to transform dull skin and prevent signs of aging.
Lacey says that the foundation of an optimal skincare routine is to first, ID your skin type and its specific needs. Once you’ve got that down, buying the right products that suit you is part of the second leg. As for the third leg, it’s all about the right application technique. “Many people do not apply product correctly, either by using too little or too much. The key is taking care to apply your cleanser, moisturizer, etc. all over the face and décolletage gently and evenly,” she said in an interview with Allure.
Another trick Amanda recommends is to learn how to do facial massages from a pro, before you haphazardly try and give one to yourself at home. “I teach all my clients how to massage in the Oils of Provence correctly, and this is something everyone should and can do at home.”
Strike Oil With Hydrating Beauty Solutions Like Amanda Lacey
The latest beauty trend to do the rounds is that of using everyday oiling solutions. You have the familiar suspects like chamomile, olive and grapeseed oil, and then argan and black currant oil, which are the newbies on the block.
However, for your face, given that the skin is thinner it would serve you well to use almond, geranium, carrot seed, borage or hemp oil. They are packed with antioxidants, peptides and other skin-pampering agents that penetrate and promote cell renewal from the deepest layers.