Massaging Your Face to Prevent Wrinkles, Does it Work?
Massaging your face is an essential practice for healthy skin and can also be really relaxing! It is an effective way to slow face drooping, wrinkles, to keep your face looking youthful and plump! Of course, just like working out your body, you must perform facial massages regularly to see and maintain results. You definitely wont regret it! Face massages are highly beneficial for tightening facial tissues, increasing blood flow, stimulating nerves and thus, boosting collagen production.
So where do we begin? Begin by thoroughly cleaning your face, tone and apply your serum. Once your serum is applied, you're ready to begin your massage as your fingers will slide with ease and without pull.
Types Of Facial Massages
Slow Massage - This is the most common method of massage. The secret is to massage slowly while patting the skin. Using your finger tips, press the skin lightly but firmly. The process starts at the base of the neck at a slow speed. The speed increases as the fingers move upwards.
Fast Massage - The front half of both the palms are used to massage at speed, taking care to make a circular motion upwards.
Pressure Massage - This is a method when slow, deep pressure is applied by the fingertips and is very effective for removing pouches beneath eyes. Stroking Massage - Cheeks are stroked with the tips of fingers and strokes are applied from the nose to the temples on both sides.
Pinching Massage - Effective for a sagging chin or wrinkles on the jawline, the skin is held, as in pinchers, between the thumb and fingers and gently massage.
Friction Massage - This massage requires pressure on the skin while it is being moved over the underlying bone and muscle structures. Fingers or palms are usually best for this type of massage and hard movements are usually employed on the scalp while light movements are used on the face and neck.
Piano Playing Movements - This exercise develops facial muscles and makes them firm. It should be done on the entire face, especially the cheek area, with your fingers.
If you're still wondering whether this works, YES, it does! I personally had one droopy eye lid, after regular facial massages, my eyelid lifted, it no longer pushes my eye closed and it feels amazing! My skin also feels plump, and my forehead stress wrinkles diminished!
Go ahead, give the facial massages a try! If you need guidance, follow our instagram page @beautybotanique and search for our massage guide video!