Hi girls! Today I am going to share the 2nd half of my facial massage routine as well as review SK-II Stempower cream. (view Part 1 here)
I have just completed using two 80ml tubs of this product and I love it. I have used creams from other big name brands before, but they clog my pores. SK-II’s Stempower cream does not clog pores nor cause my to skin break out. I am pleased that I have found a reliable night cream that feel luxurious on the skin, absorbs readily and is not greasy at all.
According to SK-II website, Stempower cream is formulated with revolutionary Stem-Acanax Complex that penetrates deep to improve skin from within. Pores will be less visible in 1 day and in 10 days you should expect radical firmness. You will feel the youthful beauty of 10 years ago. Stem-Acanax is a unique plant derivative extracted from Siberian Ginseng root. Combined with Pitera, it forms Stem-Acanax complex, which stimulates epidermal root cells to promote the production of life-proteins in the skin’s basal layer. The cream is supposed to improve texture refinement, firmness power, wrinkle resilience, radiance enhancement and spot control.
I am 26 this year, and don’t have any visible wrinkles yet. The only visible benefits I noticed are that my skin feels hydrated and plump.
Now, let’s move on to the facial massage. Lymphatic micro-circulation is essential to eliminate waste accumulation in tissues due to fatigue and water retention
Spread some cream on the forehead and massage with the fingers, upwards. I take my time to massage slowly, hence I do not apply cream on my cheeks yet, if not it will get absorbed before I massage the cheeks.
Apply cream on one cheek. Using the left hand, hold and press at the temple area. With the right hand, start from the centre of the face and sweep upwards, applying pressure. You may wonder why I place pressure on the temple area. This is to prevent the skin from moving and folding (which will cause wrinkles in the future) while the other hand massages the cheek upwards.
Replace the left hand with the right hand.
With the 3 fingers of the left hand, massage upwards. I do 5-6 repetitions for each side of the face.
Apply pressure on the temple with the left hand. Press downwards using the right hand. This moves fluids and waste into the lymph nodes. Repeat 3 times.
To drain the lymph nodes, I use 1.5 pumps of Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Lipo-drain serum and a Guasha board.
Spread the serum and “gua” downwards until the all the serum has been absorbed. Repeat on the other side.
On completion of the massage routine along with these skincare products, your face will look lifted, smile lines are less deep and cheeks less puffy.
Update Jan 2015: I’ve discontinued use of this cream as I find it clogs my pores; have swapped to SKII Cellumination Deep Surge Ex for both day and night.
Hope you enjoyed my review and sharing 🙂