Daily movements like smiling, frowning, and chewing give your facial muscles a major work out. And just like your body benefits from a good rubdown after a hard sweat session, your face benefits greatly from a massage as well. In fact, facial work outs have skyrocketed in popularity with dedicated studios opening up across the US. Now, I'm not suggesting you sign up for facial yoga, but you can mimic a professional massage at home. Get your mind out of the gutter!
Facial Massage: Best Techniques For Glowing Skin | Glamour UK
Many of us are programmed to believe we need to keep our fingers and hands away from our face to maintain clear skin. We take our makeup off with cleansing cloths and wash our faces with rotating scrub brushes. But there's a serious lack of connection in this way of self care: our hands are the most powerful and effective tool we have when it comes to skin care. Which is why I'm such a proponent of facial massage, gentle movements that delicately harmonize together, never losing contact, effortless and fluid. Through facial massage, tension around the jaw is released and tightness in the scalp loosens. Circulation increases, firming the facial tissue by stimulating muscles, aiding in lymph flow and allowing for deeper penetration of topical creams and serums. This also doesn't hurt when it comes to attaining a natural glow!
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Facial massages increase circulation to your facial tissue, resulting in brighter, youthful-looking skin. Facial massages can also help to lift and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles. As an added benefit, a good facial massage reduces stress, leaving you feeling peaceful and relaxed. Treat yourself to a massage once a day, either in the morning or at night before you go to sleep. To give yourself a facial massage to brighten and lift the skin, start by washing your face and hands with a gentle cleanser.
Facial massage has got to be up there with the most underrated beauty habits of all. But it deserves way more hype and definitely more attention than the ten seconds we devote to it when applying our serum. We have pressure points on the face. Each ones relates to the body, so when you do facial massage you impact every organ as well as kneading away tiredness and puffiness.