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SOME THINGS T EDITORS LIKE RIGHT NOW

"And to lift and firm the skin, facials from the aesthetician and holistic health coach Britta Plug incorporate organic products and jade gua sha tools — ancient Chinese instruments designed to, among other things, relieve muscle tension. Just entering the space is instantly detoxifying”

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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN WHILE FLYING, ACCORDING TO 6 TOP FACIALISTS

"There are plenty of great masks out there, but I love traveling with Manuka honey as an easy multi-purpose mask. It’s hydrating, healing, and amazing for anything from sunburns to breakouts to rashes, and having it all in one mask helps me pack a little lighter!”

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HOW ONE BROOKLYN FACIALIST SERIOUSLY CHANGED MY LIFE

 

It is Plug's honesty, and her thorough inside-out, outside-in approach to skin—which focuses on natural methods like targeted Indian face lifting massage, lymphatic drainage and facial gua sha, as well as natural ingredients...

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TIPS FROM THE MOST POPULAR FACIALIST IN NYC

She’s been dubbed ‘The Best Facialist in New York’ by Harper’s Bazaar — a hefty title to carry! — who, along with expertise in meditation, yoga, and herbalism, is a master of a facial healing technique deriven from ages-old East Asian medicine called Gua Sha. Although this technique is by no means “new”, it is steadily becoming the most covetable treatment by those in the know.

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AN ALL-NATURAL AESTHETICIAN SPILLS HER SECRETS FOR GORGEOUS SKIN

Between her calming demeanor, deep knowledge of natural skin care, ability to read an individual's skin to give it exactly what it needs, and general feel-good vibes, Plug is truly a skin guru. Her flawless, dewy complexion had us begging to know what she used on herself. Mystery solved.

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4 WAYS TO GET GORGEOUS SKIN USING HONEY

Here’s a little beauty factoid: raw honey or Manuka honey, which hails from New Zealand where it’s considered downright medicinal, is the most commonly tapped kitchen staple for beauty purposes next to coconut oil.

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THIS JADE CRYSTAL MASSAGE WILL DE-PUFF YOUR WHOLE FACE

Facial gua sha is a much more gentle version of the technique that is typically used on the body in Traditional Chinese Medicine. On the body, the aim is to break down tissue blockages and stagnation and release toxins. 

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THE LIFE-CHANGING SECRET TO BALANCING OILY SKIN

“The major mistake people make when using facial oils is not hydrating their face first,” says Britta Plug, a New York City-based holistic aesthetician. “You want to saturate your face with moisture first—your skin’s spongelike, so it soaks everything up.”

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BRITTA BEAUTY – SPA IT GIRL NYC FACIAL HOTSPOT

I visited the queen of holistic skincare this past weekend and it was the best facial of my life. Hands down, no comparison. It’s a few days now and my skin still feels and looks amazing.

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