Facial massage: why is it essential?

Does your face have wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles caused by the sun, fatigue and stress? Don’t panic, a simple facial massage will give you younger, softer, firmer and more beautiful skin.

Why do I need a facial massage?

A facial massage consists of cleansing and removing all make-up. By the morning, you’ve already noticed that your skin is puffier and paler than the night before. That’s because the circulation in the body is slowed down during sleep. A regular facial massage is one way to restore blood flow and give your skin a healthy glow. In addition to providing a sense of well-being, facial massage is also a natural anti-ageing treatment.

What are the benefits of facial massage?

By practicing regularly, the tensions in your facial areas are released, wrinkles are less noticeable and blood circulation is restimulated. Facial massages help to tighten facial muscles, rebalance hydration, reduce impurities and toxins. They can also increase the skin’s radiance, giving it a more youthful appearance. A good deep massage will also firm the contours of the oval.

How to do it?

In general, a facial massage lasts only a few minutes, 5 maximum. Massages that are too long may lengthen the muscles. Here’s how to proceed for a lifting massage: first cleanse your face before massaging. To make the skin a smooth surface suitable for massage, apply a little lotion, moisturizer or oil that will be absorbed into the skin during the massage. For very dry skin it is advisable to use pure vegetable oil, rich in saturated fatty acids. If you have very oily skin, no oil is needed.

Gently work the different parts of the face to awaken the blood circulation. Start from the chin and work up to eye level to increase muscle tone and avoid sagging skin and thus prevent the development of a double chin. Exercise on the forehead and nose to make horizontal wrinkles less apparent. Massage the area around them to smooth out wrinkles and bags under the eyes. Raise the eyebrows with fingertips to lift the eyes. Concentrate on the forehead with a zigzag, vertical then horizontal movement to relax wrinkles. Make a large smoothing movement, from the bottom to the top, then from the centre to the outside of the face. Finally, gently massage the ears and pull, as they contain pressure points that stimulate other parts of the body.

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