Massaging your face for just one minute each day can help combat vertical wrinkles – a tip worth smiling about!
Are you fed up with those annoying vertical lines that make you look miserable, tired, stern and several years older than you really are?
Vichy’s massage expert Annic Lefol-Malosse shared her DIY programme so that you can also get results worthy of professional facial treatments. Ready, set, massage!
The first step is to choose a treatment with effective anti-ageing ingredients that will meet the specific needs of your skin.
Try to go for a product that comes in a tube as it will be easier to apply it directly into your wrinkles. Apply the product every day in the morning or evening, following our step-by-step guide…
1. Apply directly to your vertical lines
Using the nozzle, apply the product directly into your vertical lines (from your frown lines to your laughter lines, then under the corners of your lips).
2. Pinch and slide along your laughter lines
Pinch a fold of skin between the fleshy part of your first three fingers and the second joint of your thumb. Work your way up the laughter line, then hold your three fingers tightly together and slide them along to your temple.
Repeat the movement from the middle of the laughter line (at the corner of your lip), working outwards towards the ears. Repeat three times on each side.
3. Pinch and slide along your forehead to tackle your frown lines
Use repeated pinching movements to work from the top of your nose to the centre of your forehead, then firmly slide your fingers outwards towards your temple for a tensing effect. Apply the same movement on the other side of your forehead. Repeat the movements three times on each side.
4. Plump up your lip contour to avoid marionette lines
Use the fleshy part of your index finger and your thumb to make little pinching movements at right angles to your wrinkles on the edge of your upper lip. Repeat several times along your upper lip.
5. Finish off with an upward smoothing movement over your whole face
Finish the massage with an upward smoothing movement over your whole face and neck, working from the inside outwards.
Watch this simple tutorial on how to massage your face:
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