August 27, 2021 by Ana
When you see someone with beautiful, young, and glowing skin, the first thing that comes to your mind might be what care products they are using. And, while this is a fair question because the type and quality of products DO MATTER, there is something else to consider: the way they apply the products. And we have a very intriguing answer for you. FACIAL MASSAGE!
The ancient therapeutic technique has been used for thousands of years to unwind and deal with stress, and you are probably aware of the fabulous relaxing results of rubbing down your shoulders or back. The great news is that a facial massage can have the same unwinding effects, as well as incredible beauty benefits.
Yes, ladies, whether you use oils, cleansing balms, lotions, or you prefer the help of a face roller or a flat gua sha tool, facial massages help promote healthy skin while relaxing your facial muscles. To give you an idea of the outcome of facial massages, today, we’re presenting you with our favorite benefits of incorporating this relaxing habit into your daily routine.
First Things First: Relaxation
We don’t know about you, but we’ve never met people who can say they don’t encounter stress, anxiety, or some kind of daily tension. The result of these encounters is that your muscles become tense, leading to aches and pains. This is where a massage session comes in handy to help relieve those tensions in your body.
However, not only your body becomes tense, but also your facial muscles. Luckily, your face also contains several pressure points and, by stimulating them in a facial massage, you can relieve the tension and stress held up inside.
Our advice is that next time you think about booking a relaxing massage, make sure you get one for your gorgeous face, not only for unwinding reasons but also for the beauty effects you’re about to find out.
Oh, the Skin Blood Flow
Whether you book a massage with a professional or you prefer learning how to massage yourself, incorporating the right facial massage techniques into your daily skincare routine might be the most important decision you’ll make. While providing you the comforting sensation you need after a stressful day at work, massaging your face will also be the secret to a radiant, firmer, wrinkle-free complexion.
Intrigued? Well, let us tell you that a good massage can improve circulation, bringing more oxygen and blood cells to the skin and enhancing the absorption of products.
If until now you needed a few minutes for your whole beauty routine, make sure you enjoy a longer face kneading while applying your products both in the morning and the evening. You will love the feeling of the moment and the long-term results...Not to mention all the compliments you'll receive!
Anti-Aging and Wrinkles
One of the main benefits of facial massages is it improves the overall appearance of the skin. Whether you use a stimulating device or only your hands, performing a massage while applying the creams and serums will reinvigorate your face, promote healthy, young-looking skin, and help to smooth wrinkles. And, if you decide to use a jade roller, for instance, we advise you to store it in the fridge for added effects like diminishing puffiness or under-eye circles.
Whether you want to use facial massage to treat a specific condition or experience an amazing relaxation effect, there are plenty of techniques you can try. But we are not afraid to say our most loved is the anti-aging method, and we’re more than happy to share it with you!
Bonus: A Fantastic DIY Anti-Aging Facial Massage to Try
Before you start massaging your face to get rid of the annoying fine lines and wrinkles, you must clean your skin and choose the right facial oil for your skin type. If you don’t know your type yet, we advise you to consult your dermatologist because using products that are not meant for you can harm your complexion. Once you have the right facial oil, you can begin the massage that will relax you while eliminating those imperfections.
Start with your middle finger and apply pressure to the center of your forehead. This will smooth the frown lines across your forehead, help you destress and get rid of headaches, and stop you from frowning in the future. For great results, apply the pressure for three seconds, repeating it for three sets. And, for the best result, gently move your finger down to reach the spot right in between your eyebrows.
Moving on, use your index finger to apply pressure on your nose bridge below the inner eyes. It is a perfect massage for crow’s feet, and to have the effect you dream of, do it for five seconds, also repeating for three sets. Not only will this help diminish the wrinkles, but also relax the eyes to stop squinting. And guess what? This technique works great to prevent dark under-eye circles.
Oh, what a wonderful, relaxing moment you will experience and, if you do this regularly, the beauty results will be sensational!
But Don’t Forget That…
For the best result, mixing your care routines is crucial. Massaging is a great way to keep your face beautiful and young, but the quality and ingredients of your products, applying sunscreen, and having healthy habits are also mandatory. As is the use of other “magical helpers,” like smoothing pads and patches.
We love these not only because they are easy to apply and use during the day or night, depending on your preferences, but their instant effects are marvelous! We are talking about improved irregular collagen structure and increased blood flow, leading to enhanced skin tone and preventing new wrinkles formation!