Facial massage is one of the best ways to boost radiance, plump your complexion, prevent wrinkles and boost lymphatic drainage. A good face massage can really put you to sleep, melting away tension, and unveiling a refreshed glow. It’s only through the power of a touch, that we can relax, as well as lift and tone our visage. Like any other body part, our face muscles too get tight and hold on to stress. Indulging in massages is a great way to flush toxins and rejuvenate.
The Art of Facial Massage
Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery, navigating the contours of our face with finesse and expertise.
Massage Your Forehead - With gentle thumbs resting on your temples, curl your fingers into the centre of the forehead.
Slide the fingers of your right hand along the forehead away from the thumb to stretch out the skin. At the same time, pull the fingers of your left hand towards the left thumb. Move in this motion from left to right, repeating eight times to remove tension in graceful strokes.
Massage Your Eyes - Cupping your hands, place your index and middle fingers in between the brows. There’s a real pressure point here, where we hold a lot of tension, so you really want to press into this spot to release it.
Then, move along the brow continuing to push the fingers upwards, lifting and stretching the brow muscle as you go. Afterwards, it should feel like your brows are a little higher than usual.
Massage Your Cheeks - Embrace your cheekbones with affectionate fingers. Make your index and middle fingers on both hands and place them either side of the outside corners of the nose. Press in and up to lift the muscle.
Glide the fingers underneath the cheekbones and when you reach the apple of the cheek, turn the fingers to point towards the ears, and glide all the way up to where the bone finishes. Go back to the nose and repeat the process six to eight times and feel the weight of the day lifting, unveiling the contours of newfound vitality.
Massage Your Mouth - With a circular motion, coax away the stresses of the day. Place thumbs underneath the chin and the fingers on top, and press them together to put pressure on the muscle and start massaging the jaw.
Start to work your hands up the jaw bone, pinching the jawbone as you go. When you reach the jaw joint, it might feel especially tight but hook the fingers into the muscle and message in a circular motion six times. Then work your way back down the jaw towards the chin using the same technique.
If you have long nails, use your knuckles instead, gripping the jaw bone between the knuckle of the index finger and middle finger.
Massage Your Chin - Soothing away the burdens of the day by holding your fingers together and, with medium pressure, pull the hands up the centre of the neck rolling them right under the chin.
Massage Your Neck - Work with the opposite hand to the side of the neck. Press fingers up underneath the ear in that little node. It can feel quite painful and tight, as your neck muscles are constantly engaged. Massage right in there by circling the fingers six times.
Then glide the fingers down the neck into the collarbone. Repeat that four times.
Repeat the whole process on the other side. This stimulates the lymphatic system and makes sure it’s able to drain all the fluid that will be released by massaging the rest of the face.
Massage the Outline of Your Face - To finish off, seal your ritual with tenderness by gently pressing your forehead, then down the temples, up behind the ears and down the neck, to again encourage lymphatic drainage.
Benefits of Facial Massage
Let go of the day's burdens thanks to a massage to lower stress levels, inviting tranquillity into the depths of your being.
Reduced Stress Levels - Stress affects our body negatively and impacts our skin complexion, and increases free radicals and stress hormones, which can damage the cells in our internal organs and the skin’s tissue. Stress does not only play a key role in acne development but in many other common skin disorders.
To decrease stress levels, facial massages are helping in lowering blood pressure and respiratory rate, and increasing the quality of sleep. Facial massages also reduce psychological distress and activate the sympathetic nervous system.
Healthy and Glowing Skin - Face massage positively impacts our lymphatic system. Stimulated, our lymphatic drainage facilitates toxin elimination. Lymphs play a crucial part in our health since the liquid secreted from lymph nodes removes toxins and protects our body. Moving tight muscles stimulate the lymph fluid and improve its circulation in our face. This will result in a brighter and healthier-looking skin.
Tightening the Facial Muscles - Facial massages tighten the muscles on your face, defying gravity and reversing sagging and loose skin, a common ageing sign.
After a massage, 50% of women feel that their skin is tighter.
We should note that, although face massages are a great way to increase blood flow and tighten the skin even further, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is far more effective.
Anti-Aging - Facial massages relax the muscles that cause stress. fine lines and wrinkles. By stimulating and increasing circulation, our skin increases collagen and elastin production.
When it comes to ageing skin, maintaining collagen levels plays a key role in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Collagen is the building block of the skin’s tissue and prevents imperfections from manifesting on the skin's surface.
Caring for the skin and massaging it regularly prolongs skin youthful appearance. Embrace facial massage, it rejuvenates, stimulates collagen production and crafting a timeless visage.
Reducing Facial Puffiness - Restless nights due to stress, substances, children, and many other factors can make us retain fluid and make our skin puffy. Luckily, massaging your face can take care of all those problems. Facial massage reduces inflammation, unveiling a visage of vitality.
Facial massage isn't just a skincare routine; it's a journey of self-care and self-discovery. Unleash the potential within your fingertips and embark on a voyage to radiant beauty.
Facial massages have a lot of benefits and incorporating them in your daily skincare routine will radiate in your whole body with a positive impact.