If you have ever pampered yourself with a facial, you know that you get a remarkable glow after, and your face feels so loved! This is because while you are getting a facial, the massage involves stimulating pressure points on your face and neck.
So, in all honesty, CocoFam, you can massage yourself at home and end up with calm, relaxed, and soothed skin! You can use lotions, oils, cleansing balms, etc with your massage to get double the effect - the effect of the product and the benefit of the massage!
From ancient times, massage has been used as a way of therapy in many countries. It helps your skin, it helps send the products deep inside but also, has a relaxing effect on your nervous system. It also reduces your anxiety - so it is usually recommended for the evening after a long and stressful day at work.
Top Benefits of a Face Massage
1. Improved Blood Circulation and Lymphatic Drainage
It helps with your blood circulation - which helps with detoxification as well as proper circulation of nutrients. You also aid with the draining of your lymphatic nodes that are present in your neck and facial region. This usually traps impurities, so a massage takes all of that away!
2. Reduction of Wrinkles
Facial massage increases collagen production - thereby improving the elasticity of your skin. This leads to lesser signs of aging being evident on your skin.
Constant stress leads to a lot of wrinkles, and a massage sometimes helps you relieve yourself of that stress!
3. Helps Tone your Face
As you grow older, your skin starts to sag as it loses its tightness. When your facial muscles are stimulated with a massage, they grow stronger - and therefore tighter! They help boost your facial muscles and give you firmer jaw muscles. They also reduce puffiness by draining any stagnant fluid inside.
4. Reduced Pore Appearance and Acne
Large pores and acne can be managed with your facial massage. This happens because your massage enhances the production of collagen, which therefore starts to repair and rejuvenate your skin!
5. Reduced Sinus
Sinus massage helps you feel a lot better as it relieves any discomfort or congestion. This also alleviates headaches and boosts circulation.
How to do a face massage at home?
Before you start off, ensure that you have some sort of lubricant - a serum, a lotion, or even a face massage oil. And also ensure to clean your hands before you start
You can use many techniques to massage your face - including stroking, kneading with knuckles, vibration, or moving in circles. Use a combination for achieving the best results. Throughout your massage make sure you don't press too hard. Gentle pressure will work wonders on your skin
Some steps that you can follow
- Wash your face with a gentle soap or cleanser before you embark on this journey
- Choose a face serum or oil that suits your skin type. Do a patch test on the inner side of your elbow to check for allergic reactions if you are using this for the first time.
- Apply it all over your face. Tap with your fingers or press gently to activate the muscles of your face.
- Use your index and middle finger to move in a circular motion from forehead to temples to cheek
- Roll under your eye in an inward - outward motion and similarly, upward near eyebrows
- Use your finger and apply pressure from chin to cheekbone in an upward motion
- To aid your skin with lymphatic drainage, massage below the earlobe, following your neck to your collarbone.
- Also, massage acupuncture points on your face for a more relaxing time. It will reduce your anxiety and improve your sleep!
- Center of your forehead
- Between your eyebrows
- Sides of your forehead, near the temples
- Under your earlobe
- The center between your nose and upper lip
- Under your eyes
- In the groove where your nostril connects to your face
What do we recommend?
Use the Dr. SMIS Dual Roller Time Re-Turn cream - it has two inbuilt rollers that help you massage this nourishing cream deep into your skin.
It has a V roller that is made to suit the shape of the neck - thereby allowing you to massage all the goodness to all the curves in your neck.
It has a minute roller that allows you to spread the cream, and massage it, even in the tiniest of regions, like the nasolabial fold! You can also choose to apply the cream onto your face and neck, and massage it with your own fingers!
Either way, keep to it, as Massage seems to be the way to pamper yourself and take care of your facial skin! Why not start working out those facial muscles today itself?