My wife and I are big advocates of healthy skin. That means that we like to get skin care treatments from time to time. Although we do not get them often, a facial massage isn’t out of the question. In fact, I’ve got some facial massage techniques that I want to share with you today. You’ll be happy to know that these techniques can definitely help improve the condition of your skin. A simple facial massage can even give you what’s known as an instant facelift by many. Your skin will just feel better overall. Does that sound like something that you might be interested in learning about? I’m sure it does!
What you’re probably thinking is that you can get this type of treatment only at a professional spa of some sort. Well, before you go opening your wallet, find out what you can do for free.
If you want to begin incorporating facial massage techniques into your daily routine, then I suggest you start with just one simple technique at a time. Too often, people will take hours out of their day watching YouTube videos, only to be left scratching their heads because they don’t know where to start.
Instead of trying to master a ton, just pick one and perform it religiously for a period of roughly a week. Do it daily and remain consistent. My wife incorporates a few facial techniques into her routine and I know she’s happy with the results. It almost instantly lifts her skin and firms things up. Granted, she takes very good care of her skin and body, but that’s what it takes if you want to look your best.
Benefits of Getting A Facial Massage
I’m going to cut to the chase and cover the benefits. After all, this is what you really care about right. The first thing that you must understand is that you need to incorporate a good skin care routine with a massage or it’s simply a waste of time. It’s like working out and eating fast food every day. Just not going to help one bit. That said, here are some of the main benefits of giving yourself facial massages.
One of the most important benefits (far as I’m concerned) is the removal of toxins from your body. This is done through lymphatic draining and it’s common practice at any spa. In fact, if you read a spa brochure, I can almost guarantee that you’ll come across a treatment that mentions this benefit.
The one benefit that you’ve been yearning for is that increased firmness and toning. Not much more I can say about that other than tightening and toning your skin is the name of the game.
You probably already know this one, but massages do help improve your circulation. Better circulation helps your body deliver vital nutrients throughout your circulatory system. Circulation has lots to do with skin tone and if improved, you will notice an improvement in skin tone and color.
Did you that stress causes wrinkles? Well, guess what’s pretty relaxing? Getting a massage! I would say a facial is relaxing but they actually are not all that relaxing in general. Putting yourself in a relaxed state of mind can help improve your moods, and skin. As tension releases, it’s also visibly noticeable on your skin. Who doesn’t like to feel relaxed? Exactly, we all love to feel relaxed so go for it!
It’s quite common for people to incorporate essential oils into their facial massage procedures. I’ve got a list of oils that you can try to use when giving yourself a treatment. I’ll try and list them out based on skin type.
The first choice (which is most popular) is coconut oil. This is literally one of the hottest oils that are trending today. It’s great for you if you have bad acne.
For those that are looking for something that’s more powerful in the anti aging department, you can go with the argan oil. That’s a pretty common oil that you’ll find spas incorporating into their services.
Jojoba oil is another one that’s becoming rather popular. You’ll find this oil in lots of organic and natural skin care products like this one. I’ve seen this incorporated in beard oil formulas quite a bit. This oil isn’t quite as heavy as coconut.
The next most common oil is one you cook with. That’s right, I’m talking about olive oil! This is pretty good for most types of skins.
Once you’ve completed your facial massage, there’s no need to rinse off the oils that you’ve used. Believe it or not, those oils are just fine on your skin. In fact, go ahead and apply whatever type of moisturizer you use in your daily evening regimen.
Oh, I probably should have mentioned this but make sure both your hands and face are clean before you begin massaging your face. Nothing worse than rubbing dirt and grime into your skin. Talk about being counterproductive!
Here’s a video that shows you how to apply the oil and the types of movements to incorporate into your massage.