A regular facial massage is a treatment that can provide many benefits. It’s a great way to relax, rejuvenate and firm your skin, plus you can do it yourself at home.
What Benefits of a Facial Massage?
A facial massage has many benefits – it improves skin condition, smooths, brightens and adds firmness. There is a reason why it is called a micro-training for the facial muscles. At the same time it is pleasant, relaxing and regenerating. In order for it to bring the desired and lasting results, it is necessary, above all, to be systematic. Stimulating the skin through massage contributes to the reduction of wrinkles and can delay the skin aging process. At the same time, massage performed at home is simple. Thanks to this care ritual you can feel fresh and beautiful.
How to perform it?
This natural, non-invasive treatment consists of several steps. Before you start the actual activity, it is important to prepare properly. Start by thoroughly cleansing your face and performing makeup removal. After drying the skin, it is time to apply your favorite cream that will moisturize it.
At the outset, it is worth emphasizing that facial massage should be done gently, without too much pressure or friction. Massagers and rollers are now available, but your hands can work well too.
Facial massage is not difficult. In short, it involves applying pressure and pinching different parts of the face. You can not miss any of them. Start by gently massaging your jaw, cheeks and forehead, first lengthwise and then in circular motions. There are many areas worth paying attention to and warming up; they lead from the nose to the ears, from the corners of the mouth to the corners of the jaw, from the jaw to the temples or across the entire forehead – from one side to the other. Try to focus on points that need to be relaxed, such as the corners of the eyes or the cheekbones, and don’t forget to massage the neck area with your hands to smooth it out as well.
The treatment may also consist of activities such as:
- applying pressure to the chin;
- circular finger movements around the mouth;
- stroking and gently pressing the nose area;
- circular motions around the eyes and eyebrow arches;
- tapping with fingertips on different areas of the face.
How often do I massage my face?
Massage with the hands is an effective yet simple method to stimulate blood circulation and relieve muscle tension. Ideally, the care should last about 10 minutes. The recommended frequency is several times a week, certainly more than once. A minimum of three days of evening ritual per week should begin to produce noticeable, positive results
Massage with a roller
A helpful and very popular tool nowadays for performing a quick and pleasant facial massage is a special jade roller. The material from which it is made is a precious stone with proven properties for facial care. Before using the roller, it is recommended to put it in the refrigerator. This will better refresh the complexion, reduce fatigue and help remove puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. It is best to roll the face skin from bottom to top.
This and other treatment with the stone and massage with hands smooth and improve the oval of the face, help the proper absorption of cosmetics such as creams and oils. They reduce the first signs of aging and mimic wrinkles such as crow’s feet or horizontal forehead furrows.