A few moments each day spent massaging your skin can make such a difference.  It’s something I added into my skincare routine in March and I am delighted with the results.

Winning workout moves to leave your face feeling ace.

With over forty muscles, our faces can greatly benefit from exercise and training, especially when a lot of these facial muscles are rarely used in everyday life.

So Tropic asked aesthetics doctor, Dr Amel Ibrahim, for her top facial exercises that can be repeated with ease on a weekly basis, wherever you are.

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To reduce any puffiness in the neck area and make your neck appear more refined, Dr Ibrahim has this move to try. 

  •  Flex your neck by raising your chin
  • Apply a few drops of Elixir to the neck area
  • Starting from the edge of your jawline with your fingertips or Gua Sha, move in firm strokes down towards your chest on either side of your neck

Repeat ten times.

Eyes facial massage


When it comes to the eye area, Dr Ibrahim cautions that the skin here is incredibly delicate, so be careful not to tug excessively during this workout, which is designed to help reduce the appearance of puffiness around the eyes.

  • Use your index or ring finger (whichever is more comfortable) on both sides and essentially make a ‘u’ shape underneath each eye with Eye Dream or Eye Work.
  • Start where your brow bone begins, then gently move downwards until you reach the cheeks and then curve upwards to your outer eye and brow bone.
  • Repeat ten times per eye.


More defined and volumised lips? Yes please. Dr Ibrahim showed us an equipment-free workout to work the orbicularis oris muscle, which is the one that forms the bulk of the lips. 

  • Start with a smile
  • As you smile, purse your lips together
  • Then blow out some air through your lips
  • Repeat ten times 
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When it comes to achieving a fuller, more youthful-looking face, Dr Ibrahim advises that the cheeks are where it’s at. Working your cheek muscles regularly increases them in size to lift the middle and lower face. 

  • Apply 3-6 drops of Elixir 

  • Take your ring and middle finger on each hand, and use them to move along your cheekbones on both sides of the face 

  • Start at the tip of your ear lobe and then use repeated gentle, upwards flicking motions as you move inwards to the nose

  • Repeat ten times on each side


    Easy to enjoy wherever you are, let’s put our faces through their paces!


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Let me know how you get on with your facial massage routine.  It has really made my skin glow, I started in March 2020 and the first lockdown and I am thrilled with the results.  Until next time,


Michaela x

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