How To Combat "Allergy Face" This Spring
Gina spoke with Erika Stadler of ROSE INC. to discuss how to combat "Allergy Face" this season.
Rule number one of skincare: Don’t touch your face. But try telling that to an allergy sufferer mid attack, when the brain instinctively directs hands to scratch a tingling nose, apply pressure near nasolabial folds, and wipe tears from watery eyes. This is all before one's brain has had the chance for common sense to point out what Beverly Hills-based aesthetician Gina Marí does: “You don't know what type of pollutants you have on your actual fingers, so the less you put your fingers on your face, the better.” Of course, she understands this is difficult, which is why the Noble Panacea ambassador has created a protocol for decompressing, calming, and cooling prickly skin embroiled by puffiness and pressure.
Marí's process—which taps cryotherapy and lymph drainage to reduce pressure and puffiness around the eyes, nose, and cheeks—won’t just relieve agitated, prickly skin, it will ultimately calm the signals from the brain that implore the sufferer to claw at their eyes and face. “Specific types of lymphatic movement done with the fingertips can be extremely effective and useful to drain the lymph,” Marí says. What’s more, this de-puffing technique can help slow the frequency of nose blowing, an action that compromises capillaries and skin tone. “Aggressive rubbing and nose blowing can descend delicate capillaries, causing overall redness,” she says.
Ahead, the skin pro walks us through her self-healing technique to restore calm and relief to an allergy-afflicted face. The best part? Touching is encouraged—just be sure to wash your hands first.
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