Many of us are programmed to believe we need to keep our fingers and hands away from our face to maintain clear skin. And so we take our makeup off with cleansing cloths and wash our faces with rotating scrub brushes; we use makeup brushes and sponges rather than the pads of our fingers. And while you don't want to touch your face midday with dirty fingers, there's still 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 tending to our faces. Which is why many skin care professionals are proponents of facial massage. Here, what to know.
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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. Done right, facial massage helps your skincare to absorb better. It stimulates blood flow, which aids cell rejuvenation; it helps with lymphatic drainage and muscle tone to firm.
Last Updated: November 17, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Marty Morales. Marty has over 16 years of massage therapist experience and over 13 years of experience educating others on the best practices for massage therapy.
When we encounter someone with luminous, youthful skin, our first instinct is to interrogate them about what products they use. But what few pursuers of perfect complexions think to consider is that how one applies a serum or moisturizer is just as important as the formula itself. Indeed, some of the most out-of-control beautiful skin we've encountered on the likes of Hollywood estheticians and celebrities Cate Blanchett , for one can be attributed, at least in part, to one simple but hyper-beneficial skincare habit: facial massage. Incorporating the right facial massage techniques into your daily skincare routine can be the secret not only to improved radiance but to a firmer, wrinkle-free face. How so?