How to do a facial massage at home
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October 4, 2022
How to do a facial massage at home

One of the keys to a glowing, ageless complexion is a well-executed facial massage. Massaging the face not only relieves tension, it also boosts circulation, gives your skin an instant lift and even helps your products absorb better. Read on to learn about the benefits of facial massage and how to give yourself one at home. Not only does it do what is stated above but it also, increases blood circulation, activates the lymphatic system and improves product absorption. This is how you give yourself an at home facial message.

Cleanse Hands & Face. Always (always) start with a clean base. Prep your skin by cleansing and removing all makeup. And, ensure your hands are clean so you don’t transfer bacteria to your just-cleansed face.

Warm Product in Hands. The key to a successful facial massage is slip. You never want to feel as though you are pulling or dragging your skin. A small amount of serum, oil or concentrate helps your fingers move more smoothly across your face – and ensures the actives reach the deepest layers of your skin. Simply apply a small amount of product into your palms and rub the formula to evenly distribute it over your hands and fingertips.

Use Gentle But Firm Pressure. You want to apply enough pressure that you can truly feel and move the muscles beneath the skin. Don’t go too hard on your skin. A facial massage is not a deep tissue massage: Use firm pressure, but keep it gentle.

Start By Massaging The Lymph Area. Using the tips of your fingers, massage the lymph nodes under your ears and along the sides of your neck. Use wide circles, sweeping from under your ears, down toward your throat and back up along your jawline.

Knead The Sides Of Your Face. Use circular motions to massage the perimeter of your face, along the sides of your jaw and up over your cheekbones. Remember to push your skin up and out – not down.

Smooth Forehead Lines. Now for those pesky forehead lines. Press your fingers between your brows and slowly slide them up your forehead. Repeat this motion across your forehead, gently pulling the skin up and out. Massaging against the lines (rather than with them) will help to smooth them in the right direction.

Take Extra Care Around The Eyes. As always, be extremely delicate with this area, where the skin is thinner and more fragile. Position your fingers on either side of your nose and gently run them upwards toward your temples.

Finish With Your Neck & Décolletage.

Finally, target your neck and décolletage. Use light, vertical strokes to massage skin from your chest, up your neck and to your jawline. This will help to reactivate the lymphatic system and smooth out any fine lines that have collected in this often neglected area.
And there you have it a wonder and relaxing at home message.

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