While you might have had a back or neck massage, a facial massage is a little different. It is not meant to work out kinks in your shoulders or relax your sore and tired muscles, but instead provides a host of other benefits. Here are some reasons to consider getting a facial massage.
It Increases Circulation
The first major benefit of getting a facial massage is the fact that it can help to increase the circulation of your face. This is due to the circular motions of the massage on your cheeks, forehead, chin, and neck. When circulation is increased, blood flow and oxygen flow soon follow. This provides a lot of amazing benefits for natural beauty, including helping to soften those lines you have around your mouth and eyes.
Products are Easily Absorbed into the Skin
During the winter season, you are probably working hard on your skin, especially your face. You might experience a lot of dryness, cracking of your lips, and need to switch up your makeup routine to cover flushing from the cold winds. If you want these types of products to work properly, you need to give your skin a little boost. With a facial massage, it actually helps the products to absorb better into your skin thanks to that increase in circulation that was already discussed.
You Can Increase Collagen Production
Yet another benefit of the increased circulation that a facial massage provides you is that it can help to boost collagen production. You already have collagen in your body, which everyone has. However, as you age, the production begins to slow more and more, which is where those fine lines and wrinkles come from. If you want to improve your skin condition and have a more youthful appearance, collagen is the secret. A great way to naturally boost collagen production is by getting a facial massage.
It is a Great Addition to Other Winter Massages
This is also a wonderful addition to the other massages you might get during the winter. Stress levels are often high during the season due to end-of-year vacations and the holidays, so you might want to go in for a standard massage. Why not ask if the spa will also provide a facial massage? You can even get a facial after the massage, which will also do amazing things for your winter skin.
Give Yourself a Facial Massage!
There are different ways to massage your skin. You can use special facial tools, or you can just use your own hands. Here, I’m going to explain how to use your own hands to massage your face.
- Apply a dime-sized amount of product into your palms. I prefer using a facial oil. Rub the formula to evenly distribute over hands and fingertips.
- Press your fingers between your eyebrows and slide them up to your forehead and out to the edge of your hairline, repeating several times to cover the entire area.
- Then, massage your fingertips from the center of your face out past your cheeks and to your ears.
- Drop one level lower and repeat the same sliding, up-and-out motion across your jawline.
- Finish by massaging your neck. Gently use vertical strokes from the collarbone upward.
Any other tips for facial massage? Let me know in the comments below!
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