Life is all about seizing the moment and being happy.



Before 2007 year- end, there is another destination waiting for me, it is — Panama  …
Since I won’t be around on the 25th, so PRE-MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!

I always told myself: You have got to give yourself a little treat now and then.
By treats I mean anything you are really enjoying, such as a cup of homemade coffee here, chocolate bar there or going shopping later…

Of course, my biggest treat is traveling which I enjoy in as often as possible.

Well, it is important to treat yourself like a Queen, because if you don’t, who will?

Here I am going to paste the facial massage method which is one of my favorite and most luxurious treats. However, talking about luxurious is a kind of feeling and doesn’t mean spending tons of money.


Use your ring and middle fingers to ensure soft, even pressure. Remember to work with light, gentle strokes. Massage slowly and rhythmically, matching your movements to your breathing. Slow down the pace as your massage progresses.


Step 1: Forehead – Tones muscles to prevent the formation of horizontal lines.



Starting at the center of forehead, gradually move fingers across the brow in 6 complete circular motions. Repeat 3 times. Finish by gently pressing the pressure points at the temples for 3 counts. To locate your pressure points, feel for slight depressions between the bones at the temples.



Step 2: Nose – Prevents the formation of horizontal lines.



Slide fingers downward along the sides of your nose, starting from the inner hollow of the eye. Use left hand to massage the right side of the nose, and the right hand for the left side. Repeat 3 times on each side of nose.



Step 3: Nostrils – Helps unclog pores and prevent blackheads and blemishes.



Circle back and forth around nostrils, applying extra pressure during the upward stroke. Repeat 6 times.



Step 4: Mouth – Minimizes lines around mouth and sagging at lip corners.



Massage along the lower lip, moving outward and upward to lift the corners of the mouth. Release gently. Repeat 3 times.



Step 5: Cheeks – Helps prevent sagging.



Massage outward from the chin to the earlobe, in 6 circular motions, focusing on the jawline. Glide fingers to corners of the mouth and massage up to the middle of the ear. Glide again to the nostrils and massage to the temples. Glide back to chin and repeat all steps 3 times. Finish by pressing the pressure points at your temples.


Step 6: Eyes – Prevents the formation of wrinkles and sagging under eyes.



Makes eyes look less tired by minimizing dark circles and puffiness. First, press the pressure points just under the brow bone below the inner eyebrows and count to 3. Then glide fingers under brow, around and under the eyes, and back to the starting point in 6 counts. Repeat entire procedure 3 times, moving gently over the eyelid to press at temples on the final count.



Step 7: Neck – Prevents the formation of horizontal lines and sagging.



Helps ease tension and stiffness at the nape. Using the palms of your hands, massage your neck by gently stroking upward from the collar bone to the base of the chin. Alternate hands as you move from the center to either side with 6 strokes out, then 6 strokes back. Glide lightly at the center of the neck and increase pressure as you move outward.



Step 8: Chin – Tones muscles to prevent sagging.



Grasp your chin between your index and middle finger at the jaw, and gently slide your fingers across the length of your jaw, creating a scissor-like motion. Bend index finger and place it under the jaw. Use the side of the index finger and pad of the thumb, massage back to right ear. Repeat with left hand. Repeat entire procedure 6 times.



Step 9: Ears – Regulates the body’s overall balance through stimulation of pressure points that send reflexes to other parts of the body.



Massage upward in spiral motions, using the thumb and index fingers, counting to 5. On the 6th count, slide your thumb down the jaw as close to the ear as possible, and back to the earlobe to stimulate the numerous pressure points in this area. Repeat 3 times.





DIY( Do it yourself ),花钱少,美丽多,心情好!记住它的口号:做回我自己!

想起那时自己刚学会,经常找老公来操练,他可牛了,不时扔出一句:得看我是否有兴趣哦。如今“世道”变咯,不知是自己手艺有所长进,还是他尝到了甜头,居然从被动变主动了。呵呵,这回轮到我抛出:You need to make an appointment!  



17 responses

  1. linger


    December 15, 2007 at 9:35 pm

  2. Y N

    Wish you have a nice trip!
    Check your mail and SCROLL down and you will see the Panama Canal…

    December 15, 2007 at 10:26 pm

  3. mei


    December 15, 2007 at 11:54 pm

  4. Y N

    苓儿说真的,年轻时好像没想到好好善待自己,莫非是现在人老了,有些“紧迫感”吧。^_*明天这时已在“云里雾里”咯,路途要飞好久呢。巴拿马运河是我仰慕之地,已按排二天时间去那里,尽管离酒店有120公里。到时一定多拍些照片带回给苓儿。^_^阿妍你们这群技术(投资)移民有着与我们不同的经历,你们年轻有为,这也是我3-5天定会去无忧博客瞄几眼的原因。而你的博客是我最喜欢点看的,每每都会有收获,谢谢阿妍~~~^_^RussIt would be very interesting if The government of Panama is approving legislation to force Panamanian public schools to teach Mandarin Chinese to all students. I was thinking that I might have to learn some key words in Spanish on my travel way. Ha! now properly I can speak Mandarin to all Panama people.^_^

    December 16, 2007 at 12:51 pm



    December 16, 2007 at 9:45 pm

  6. ECHO


    December 17, 2007 at 9:17 am

  7. 铃铛

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year~!

    December 22, 2007 at 10:14 am

  8. linger


    December 23, 2007 at 9:27 am

  9. youjun


    December 25, 2007 at 8:43 am

  10. Y N

    I would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday and seasons greetings for a nice 08…

    December 25, 2007 at 11:37 am

  11. mei


    December 25, 2007 at 11:55 pm

  12. 铃铛

    关于蛋糕卷,你的问题回答如下,good luck~!

    嗯,小勺是tsp, 大勺是tpsp.   
    低粉在我这里的超市叫cake flour,,但我通常是用普通的中筋面粉(all-purpose flour),,,配20%的玉米淀粉(corn starch),,,这样降低了面粉的筋度。。。(例:如果方子中需要100克低粉,等于用中粉80+ 玉米淀粉20克)。。

    December 27, 2007 at 12:15 pm

  13. Y N


    December 27, 2007 at 12:54 pm

  14. 铃铛

    我不清楚pastry flour ,个人的直觉是已经加了些味道或发酵的东西,可以直接拿来做饼的,你可以看一下包装说明.
    你如果有别的淀粉,比如土豆淀粉,应该可以替corn starch..

    December 27, 2007 at 1:11 pm

  15. 铃铛

    sorry,,,菱粉我没试过,  不敢妄加评论...

    December 27, 2007 at 4:37 pm

  16. Y N


    December 27, 2007 at 5:00 pm

  17. 铃铛


    August 22, 2008 at 8:44 am

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