A facial massage is the stimulation of pressure points in the face, neck, and shoulders. You can perform a facial massage at home or go to a professional. Not only can it relax your facial muscles, but it also improves circulation in the face. You can massage by knuckle kneading, cupping, or even vibrations. There are several types of facial massage for you to try. Some people have begun to add facial massages to their skin routine.
The Benefits of a Facial Massage
Benefits of a facial massage include:
- Anti-aging effects. Facial massages can help prevent wrinkles, reduce skin sagging, and improve your skin’s texture. Using anti-aging cream along with a facial massage can improve your results.
- Relieve tension. When you feel stressed or tired, tension builds in the face. Massaging at the end of the day will keep your skin tight and reduce wrinkles.
- Releases toxins. Toxins build up in the skin, which contributes to puffiness and breakouts. Facial massages help flush out waste to keep your skin clean and clear of acne.
How to Perform a Massage
Before you start, make sure to clean your face and hands. There are three key areas you need to focus on: the forehead, eyes, and cheeks. Starting at the eyebrows, smooth the area of your forehead with your fingertips until you reach your hairline. Be sure to use firm lifting motions. Make small circular movements in between your eyebrows with the pads of your fingers and finish at the temples. Tap the skin under the inner eye with your pinky and move outward to your temples. For your jawline, massage your chin with your finger pads in upward circular motions. Repeat the movements for your jawline and cheeks.
It is recommended that you massage your face at least three times a week, for three to five minutes. A facial massage helps with product absorption. Massages can be added to the beginning of your skincare routine for the best results.
Tools You Can Use
There are a few different tools you can use to perform a facial massage. While you can use your hands, there are also rollers available. Jade rollers are a popular choice, which you can get from brands like Herbivore and Mount Lai. You can also use MODM’s gua sha stone tool. Odecité offers a blue sodalite gua sha stone to help smooth your skin.
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