Right ways to Blush

Right ways to Blush

There's no detail work to master, no lines to stay inside of, and it looks great on everyone. But we also think that there's a little more to applying blush than just dusting it on. Carefully placed blush can manipulate the appearance of your face shape in sneaky ways, and without much effort

Right ways to Blush

Lower Blush

If your face features a long or prominent chin, you can even things out by placing your blush just below the apples of your cheeks– over the bone. This creates the subtle illusion that the apples of your cheeks rest a bit lower, and will elongate the upper part of the face to keep you looking balanced.

Upper Blush

Popular in Japan, blushing underneath the eyes can create an either sickly, or youthful appearance that might be seen as an extreme for some. However, applying your blush up high can make a short face appear extra-long. For those with small or round faces, it's worth a try– keeping the blush just above the apples is a happy medium to blending it into your eye makeup.

Outer Blush

Contour blush can draw focus to the center of the face plus if your face is on the wider side. Do too much and you'll look like a Ziggy Stardust revivalist, but do a little and you'll find it to be a subtle way to add structure without joining the contour club.

Full cheeks

It's not for everybody, but BIG BLUSH can work magic on those with large or long faces. Coloring outside the typical blush lines can shorten the face significantly and even shape it, depending on whether you apply rounded pats or sweeping strokes. Try it with a subtle shade and skip the heavy eye and lip looks. That will keep your cheeks the major statement.

What is Aromatherapy

What is Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy or the essential oil therapy utilizes naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance and harmonize the health of body, mind and spirit. It involves the use of pure essential oils - through massages, inhalations, baths or compresses. As soon as essential oils are applied to the body during a massage, the elements enter the skin through the hair follicles where they are absorbed into the bloodstream, and then they circulate through the body.

Some of the benefits of aromatherapy include:

Improve the mood: aromatherapy is known for its positive effects on the mood and general feeling of well-being when a person receives a massage with essential oils. As a fact, this therapy can de-stress, calm and relax.

Blood circulation: this therapy is also perfect to enhance blood and lymphatic circulation through massage and the use of essential oils. The blood vessels will either constrict or dilate depending upon the essential oils used. As a result, the blood pressure will either go up or down, accordingly.

Since essential oils - such as clergy sage - can mimic estrogen, aromatherapy has the power to balance the hormone production by the endocrine system.

This holistic therapy helps to kill viruses, bacteria and fungal infections; thereby, it strengthens the immune system.

Aromatherapy may foster restful sleep.

This holistic therapy may also improve digestion.

Lastly, this therapy may help maintain healthy joints and muscles.

Find and book Aromatherapy massage session in a spa near you!

How to get a perfect scalp head Massage

head Massage

Massage Scalp With Oil Before You Shampoo

A good time to get a scalp massage in is actually before you even hop in the shower. Since oil attracts oil, rubbing some into your scalp and hair when they're feeling extra dirty (like, say, post-workout) will actually remove some of the grease. And, since hair is more fragile when it's wet, this will help prevent any unnecessary breakage from scrubbing too vigorously in the shower.

Avoid Using Your Nails

If you decide to give yourself a scalp massage in the shower, it might be tempting to scratch at your scalp while you shampoo, but doing so can cause more harm than good. Not only can scratching cause burning and irritation but any dirt or bacteria lurking underneath your nails can lead to an infection. Stick to using the pads of your fingers, and feel free to apply as much pressure as you like while you scrub.

Scrub Every Single Spot on Your Scalp Thoroughly

Part of why having your hair shampooed by someone else is so satisfying is that they can see the top of your head, which makes it a lot harder to miss any spots. So, you'll need to be strategic with your motions. Once your head is thoroughly wet, pick a place to start (the back of your head and your temples are good starting points since they tend to sweat most), and then work your way around your head in a circular path, moving towards the center of your head, to ensure that you cover every spot.

Pay Attention to Your Hairline

Whether it's from sweat or residual makeup, the area around your hairline can feel like a total dirt magnet. This is a spot that salon assistants focus on, not only because scrubbing and massaging this area will make your scalp feel cleaner, but because it can also be very relaxing (massaging your temples eases tension and stimulates blood flow to your head). Start with your hands at your temples and massage in small circular motions, moving upwards on both sides to the top of your head, and back again.

Massage the Back of Your Head

Another important spot to focus on is the back of your head—where your neck meets the base of your skull. Again, this area not only sweats a lot, but people can often carry a lot of tension here. Place both hands on either side of your head, with your thumbs at the base of your head and your fingers around the top of your head. Apply some light pressure at the base of your skull as you massage in a circular motion, and pull the skin on your scalp upwards slightly with your thumbs.

Make the Most of Your Conditioning Rinse

Since shampooing strips hair of its natural oils, you might feel like both scrubbing and massaging your scalp as you shampoo will damage your strands - especially if your hair is fine. If that's the case, wait to massage your scalp until after you've rinsed out your shampoo and have applied conditioner to your ends; this will let you separate your hair with more ease, allowing your fingers access to your scalp with minimal pulling. When you're done, try using cooler water to rinse out your conditioner to seal the cuticle of your hair for maximum shine.