Honey Hands Facial: The Power of Skin Decompression
The two techniques I’ll present here go against everything traditional skin care teaches, and yet they are the most effective in rejuvenating your skin!
“Honey Hands” Facial
The Best Honey Facial You've Never Heard Of
I applied a teaspoon of natural raw honey on my face and started slapping it gently with the palms of my hands. The skin was literally sticking to my palms and lifting slightly.
You’ll likely want to ask: Will this stretch my skin? No. Our skin is not like the elastic band in the old pair of underwear, as some dermatologists claim. Our skin has a remarkable ability to rejuvenate.
Still, I take personal responsibility for what I share with you. So I had to be sure the method would work long-term.
For months, I performed the “Honey Hands” Facial and became utterly convinced: Compression techniques like Knuckle Massage, dry brushing, Strigil scraping, and more—they’re great. But for even more impressive benefits, we need to use decompressing techniques.
There’s a lot in honey that’s available for absorption: calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamins C and B6, riboflavin, and folate, for example. Honey is a humectant—it attracts water and promotes water retention. It is, thus, a good means of hydration for your skin.
But I do offer a few cautions.
First, you need to be sure that you and anyone else touching the honey is not allergic to it. Second, not just any honey will do. It must be raw, unprocessed, unadulterated honey.
I was so happy with the results, I wanted to implement a more advanced decompression practice on my face—a cupping massage.
If you’ve read my books, you know I’ve had numerous hip surgeries. My Raw Food and Hot Yoga tells how a massage therapist, seeing the adhesions and surgical craters left on my hips, thought I was a shark-bite victim. Not pretty. Indeed, I’ve always dreamed that those whole-body bathing suits from a century ago would come back. No luck, there, though.
I decided to do something about my scars. I’ve tried lots of treatments—creams, gels, silicone sheets. Nothing worked till I found suction cups.
It wasn’t an instant solution. It took time and persistence. But now the skin on my hips is smooth and even enough that I can actually shop for an ordinary swimsuit. For me, that’s a miracle.
I was so taken with the notion of the cupping massage that I started to offer Venus Body Sculpting Cups as a product of my own.
Rejuvenate Your Face -- For REAL!
After my experience with the “Honey Hands” facial, I wanted to try the cupping massage’s decompression effect on my face as well. So I’ve created a somewhat smaller cup, though not as small as ones you’ll find on other websites. It had to be just right. I called it RejuvaCup, because it will rejuvenate your face like nothing else.
Cupping massage did wonders for smoothing my scars and keeping the skin on my upper chest, arms, and legs youthful, making me a believer in skin decompression. In the case of acne scars and craters, the RejuvaCup can do for your face what Venus cups did for my hip scars.
Benefits of Skin Decompression
Among the many advantages of skin decompression, one important benefit is that it helps stimulate collagen production. Over time, collagen and elastic fibers harden, thicken, and clump together. They provide less support for the skin, resulting in wrinkling and sagging. Skin decompression helps smooth the fibers and bring back elasticity, literally reviving them to create a plump, youthful look.
An additional benefit you might not expect: Skin decompression delivers excellent exfoliation. I once performed a “honey hands” massage on my husband’s back. My hands were covered with white rolls of the dead cells from his skin. Gross? Perhaps, but it happens to all of us. We all shed dead cells... just not fast enough.
The fact is, without removing those dead cells, there’s no place for new cells. So, skin decompression provides a powerful stimulation for the production of new cells by removing the old ones.
With age, sebaceous glands — the glands that produce oil — decrease in size, and they begin producing less oil. Skin decompression will stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oil and eliminate dryness, a curse of aging skin.
Please, do not expect instant results. But if you’ll bring some care and persistence to the practice, you will see real rejuvenation. I did!