Meghan Markle may be new to royal life but she's been kicking around Hollywood for over a decade. As part of her role promoting Suits, the actress has given numerous interviews, detailing the ins and outs of her beauty routine.We know she eats vegan during the week, practices yoga regularly, loves Nars' cult-favourite Orgasm blush and always carries Dr. Bronner's Lavendar Hand Sanitiser—nothing crazy here. But one of Meghan's go-to beauty treatments has raised a few eyebrows: internal facial massages.
"I do facial exercises from one of my favourite aestheticians, Nicola Joss, who basically has you sculpt your face from the inside out," Meghan explained to Birchbox. "I swear it works, as silly as you may feel. On the days I do it, my cheekbones and jawline are waaaay more sculpted. There's a reason she is in high demand around awards season when every actress wants to look A-plus."
The woman Meghan credits above for helping to contour her cheekbones is British facialist Nichola Joss.At her exclusive clinic in London's Covent Garden—treatments start at $350—Nichola performs bespoke facials using pressure point massage techniques. "Our facials… offer skin support and muscle structure work to lift and contour," Nichola tells ELLE.com.au. "[It gives] a lightness to muscles as well as removing tension, stress and toxins."
"Touch therapy is an amazing for of healing, relaxing, restoring and balancing."The massages can be invasive but "only if we do the inner facial, where we work in the inside of the mouth for a few minutes," Nichola explains.In Australia, Fumi Yamamoto practices a similar type of massage facial from her clinic overlooking Sydney's Bronte beach. Fumi's list of regulars reads like the front row of MBFWA—Jesinta Franklin, Jess Gomes, Lara Worthington, to name a few—so it's obvious that her treatments work."I help to unwind [muscle] patterns," Fumi explained to BAZAAR, "because with frown lines, often people are not aware of when they are frowning."