You might put it down to genetics, but Meghan Markle does have particularly tight skin, which also happens to glow.. The Duchess of Sussex swears by the buccal massage or buccal facial, which is essentially a workout for your face and the inside of your mouth. You heard right, turns out that the jaw holds a lot of tension which is massaged and released.
Buccal actually refers to the inside of the cheeks, and the facial involves a deep tissue massage of the face and inside of the mouth. The Duchess herself trusts her face and mouth to esteemed London-based facialist Nichola Joss, who is understandably booked solid for the treatment before the red carpets. The facial is an instant pick-me-upper, and long term use apparently results in a more chiseled and defined cheek and jawline.
The fitness facial, as we like to call it, works the muscles of the face and mouth, lifting and sculpting, therefore improving the posture of the skin. It redefines the edges of the face and helps diminish under eye bags and sagging skin. The repetitive movements cause a micro trauma to the skin that enhances blood flow to the surface of the skin, nourishing the cells in order to jumpstart the production of collagen and elastin. The intensity of the massage will ultimately depend on the practitioner’s hands, but it has been described as moderately painful if done well.
Just like any workout, face or otherwise, the magic is in the consistency. The question remains do you have the time and the budget for it…