Facials: most of us know them, and many of us love them. At POPSUGAR, we’re always looking for the most innovative treatments to step up our skincare game, and I just found my new favorite. When the opportunity arose to have an appointment with celebrity facialist Michaella Bolder, I jumped at the chance. Aside from having extensive knowledge of facials, she had one big selling point: her specialty is an inside-of-the-mouth facial. Yes, it sounds gross, but I promise it’s not, and the results were impressive.
Bolder felt that the general day-to-day facial wasn’t doing enough, so after researching and training in various Japanese techniques, she found adding this mouth massage to her lineup of facial offerings to be a success. In my opinion, there are two types of facials: a “relaxing” facial and a “get sh*t done” facial. I was yet to come across one treatment that could do both, until now. Bolder’s treatment combined facial techniques that manipulate muscle and stimulate lymphatic drainage, effective products, and the relaxation of massage.
Better yet, this facial technique is Meghan Markle-approved. The duchess once quoted that it “literally massages your face from inside your mouth! Insane, right?” My rationale: if it’s good enough for her, it’s damn well good enough for me.
If you’re still thinking “what the?!” to a facial on the inside of your mouth, keep reading and I’ll give you all the reasons it’s one of the best facials I’ve ever had.