I am Sabrina Sohail – a beauty and wellness blogger, living and working in DIFC, Dubai.
I am originally from London, and I am half Indian and half Pakistani. I studied Economics at UCL University ,I am a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA), and I have been working in the Investment Banking Industry for over 10 years.
I have always had a passion for beauty, since a young age, and being a keen tennis player and skier, combined with my love of travelling, resulted in my skin being exposed to a variety of conditions, requiring me to enhance my knowledge of ingredients and beauty brand names. I am also a qualified makeup artist from Makeup Atelier Dubai, and attended ‘The Masterclass’ by Mario Dedivanovic (Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist), classes at Illamasqua, as well as meeting Charlotte Tilbury!
I have recently opened my own skincare and beauty consultancy business, where my mission is to help clients glow from inside out, to become a “Glowgetter”. I revamp all aspects of one’s self care beauty regime, using my knowledge and passion of beauty ingredients and brands to help clients reach their skincare and beauty goals.
Over the years I have learnt the importance of skin and hair nutrition, a consistent skin care routine and daily facial massages, combining both Eastern and Western techniques collated through my travels to places such as Bali, India and Europe.
Facial massage works wonders for the skin, and uses a combination of hand movements such as tapping, pinching and kneading. Tension, anxiety and emotional stress is stored in our face, which if not released, can speed-up the natural ageing process resulting, in fine lines and wrinkles. We all enjoy facial massages performed for us in salons, but it is equally important to have a facial massage home routine. This allows you to truly connect with your skin and emotions. Daily facial massage restores that youthful, rejuvenating, radiant glow. I recommend doing it twice daily, for three to five minutes.
Your facial massage can be further propelled by embracing Eastern-inspired ‘Gua Sha’ techniques, using healing crystal rounded-edged tools, such as Jade (cooling for the skin) or Rose Quartz (linked closely to the heart meridians). Firstly, apply aromatic facial oil onto the face, neck and décolletage areas. Next, use the Gua Sha tool in an upwards and outwards scrapping motion, combining long and short strokes. The blood’s microcirculation is increased by 400%, giving the skin a red flush, eliminating toxins and stagnant energy, and replacing it with fresh, oxygen-induced blood. Gua Sha maps your face to your inner health, where individual facial areas represent vital organs and acupuncture points. This facial massage has a myriad of benefits – often described as ‘natural botox’ as collagen and elasticity increase; it is anti-inflammatory and immunity boosting; and reduces headaches etc.
If you do not have a Gua Sha tool, you can still massage with your fingers, a porcelain spoon, or even the lid of your coconut oil!
By Sabrina Sohail
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