Rather than paying hundreds of hard-earned dollars on facial treatments, why not plan ahead and do a face massage yourself. If you wish to keep a glowing, natural-looking refined complexion, and a radiant texture that defies your age, then a few facial massage techniques might be worth to learn.
With a little know-how and a bantam of help from nature’s botanical garden, you can delay the effects of aging!
Facial Massage Benefits
Good blood circulation helps with transporting all necessary vitamins, minerals, proteins, salts, and water. Not to mention oxygen!
It’s the combination of these components which maintain healthy beautiful skin.
Basic Tips for a Facial Massage
Massaging yourself isn’t rocket science. You can easily learn how to do it. Here are a few basic tips.
Pay Attention to Direction and Motion
Take time to familiarise yourself with the contours of your face and neck. Simply place your hands softly onto your face, close your eyes and feel your face. Gently move your fingers over all parts and grow accustomed to your shape, texture, and movement of the muscle.
Pay attention to the area around the eyes, the eye sockets, and the arc of the brows. Follow the curves of your natural facial formation.
When giving yourself a massage, start with your index fingers first. Later, incorporate your middle and ring fingers.
The gentle tapping of the fingertips over your face can feel amazing.
Get the Massage Pressure Right
When performing facial massage, you should adjust your pressure accordingly. For instance, you should be more delicate around your eyes, over the cheeks, and around the jaw.
Feel free to apply more pressure on your forehead. You can also use palms around your cheeks and forehead.
Always experiment and explore the shapes, lines, and formations of the energy flowing between your hands and face. A rule of thumb would be to ensure that at all times it feels pleasant.
How to Approach Massage Speed
Again remember, if you take the time to grow accustomed to how your face feels, then you will align with your own personal rhythm.
Don’t forget to breathe while figuring out what massage speed suits your face best.
Facial Massage Techniques
Finally, here are some massage techniques you should try! But, first, get some oil, either almond, coconut or sesame and oil your fingers. It’ll help them slide across your face smoother.
Depuff Your Eyes
Start at the very middle of your face, where the eyebrows meet. Slowly slide with your index fingers across your eyebrows. Keep the pressure constant, but, not too strong.
This massaging technique can help with puffy eyes. Thus, it’s great for the mornings!
Relieve Your Headache
We experience a lot of headaches because of the tense muscles. Thus, a little face massage can do wonders to relieve them.
Here is what you can do. Place your index fingers right where your eyebrows begin. Then, start moving them in a circular motion. Make sure you feel relaxed and calm.
Here is another technique that can help with your headache. Place your index fingers right on the sides of your nose.
Make sure you apply as much pressure as you can.
Struggle with wrinkles on your forehead? Or perhaps you just want to prevent them from even appearing on your face?
This massage technique can help you with that. Place your fingers in the middle of your forehead and slowly slide towards the edges of it.
Apply as much pressure as you need. As long as it feels comfortable.
Here is another technique that’s similar to the previous one. The only difference is that you’re going to be moving your fingers up and down vertically.
Such a simple massaging technique can be extra useful if you’re suffering from a headache.
Calm Your Tired Eyes
This little facial massage technique can work extra well with a little bit of vitamin C serum. Especially if you’re starting to notice wrinkles right under your eyes.
First of all, oil your index fingers and place them right on your eyebrows. Then, start sliding them all the way towards your nose, around the eyes and back to the eyebrows.
It’s also great if your eyes feel extra tired from a long day at the computer.
Accentuate Your Cheekbones
I love using this technique to really feel my cheekbones. All you have to do is press your lips together so that you can see a more definite cheek line.
Afterward, press your fingers right into it and slide up and down. You want to make sure you feel those muscles.
Relax Your Cheeks
A simple massage technique for the evening. Especially if you have to apply a cream or a serum right before the bed.
This massaging technique is very relaxing and you don’t have to use a lot of pressure. Use all your fingers, place them on the cheeks and massage your face in a circular motion.
Cup Your Face
An extra relaxing massaging technique that everyone should use at least once a week. You’ll need to use your palms and fingers for this one.
Place your palms right next to your nose so that the very tips of the fingers touch your forehead. Then, slowly glide down and use your fingers to massage those cheeks in a circular motion.
Stimulate the Sides of Your Face
The sides of our face can often be left out. Thus, making sure you massage in some essential oils into your skin right on these parts is important.
Use your index fingers to apply most pressure. However, the other fingers should comfortably touch your skin as well.
Just enjoy the motion and feel the shape of your face. Also, don’t forget to breathe in and out so you feel more relaxed.
Don’t Forget Your Chin
Let your chin get some action too. Use your fingers to slowly tap on it and massage the oils into it. Simple and yet so comforting!
Come Back to Your Cheekbone
Use your index fingers on each cheek and simply push them right into your cheekbone. Make sure you really feel that pressure coming into your bone.
Slide it slowly down your cheek. Repeat it on each side.
Tap tap tap!
Finish your facial massage with a little bit of soft tapping. This is an extra relaxing technique that truly helps those oils to get absorbed into your skin.
Essential Oils You Can Use for Massage
Here are some of the oils that will do wonders on any facial massage!
Minimizes the look of scars and other marks on the skin. It soothes skin infections or irritations as well as relieves spasms and speeds up wound healing (source).
It’s sometimes referred to as olibanum. It helps reduce acne blemishes, prevents wrinkles, aids the lifting and tightening of the skin.
Can be used where the skin becomes saggy. Particularly around the jowls or under the eyes.
It’s an emollient softener. Mandarin lightens the skin, reduces excess sebum, diminishes the appearance of age spots and scars.
Additionally, it minimizes the appearance of wrinkles.
Different facial massage techniques can bring various benefits for both your health and beauty. Knowing how to do it is important.
I hope you now have a good idea of how to give yourself a facial massage. Anyway, keep on learning and improve your skills as they offer long-term benefits.