Be Skin Savvy #27 – “The Magic of Mushrooms” If you’ve ever wondered why your skin is glowing and awakened after a facial it all comes down to the massage technique and the oils used. Recently I bought some basalt mushroom shaped rocks which made me chuckle! You see I grew up in West Wales during the 70’s, it was at that time overun with hippies due to the amount of readily available magic mushrooms…..My mushrooms, I hasten to add, are not magic in that sense, but combined with the oils I use I am able to create a change in emotional well being, produce energized skin and have an overall sedative effect. First I apply a blend of Clary sage and Vanilla (which combined almost smells like a very pricey and exotic coffee). These oils are good for all different skin types and a host of different ailments (and are both aphrodisaiacs!!….who knew?). Then I use warm mushroom-shaped stones and roll them across the contours of the face and deep into the neck and shoulders to relieve pain, reduce tension, and essentially give your skin a workout. The perfect recipe for relaxation.