There comes a point during every good facial where the esthetician’s magical fingers gently massage your skin, putting you into the deepest state of relaxation. But did you know that facial massage doesn’t only feel good, it’s also amazing for your skin?
Best of all, they're so easy to incorporate into your daily skincare routine. Vanessa, one of our incredible estheticians, says to "start with clean skin. Then, using one of your favorite oils or thick moisturizers, begin the massage. Start from your neck and gently work your way upward towards the forehead. Incorporate lifting, patting, and circular motions for best results.” Don’t be afraid to use your knuckles as well! “Lightly rolling knuckles on pressure points feels amazing,” recommends Vanessa.
Incorporating just 5 minutes of facial massage into your morning or nighttime skincare routine can reap some amazing benefits. Here are our 3 favorites:
1. Increases circulation
Massaging any area of the body, whether that be your shoulders or you face, increases blood and oxygen flow to the area. This aids in cellular repair and can help to heal blemishes and wrinkles.
2. Relieves tension
We all carry tension in our facial muscles, especially on our foreheads, in between our eyebrows, and around our jaws. Massaging these tensed up areas not only feels relieving, but it also prevents wrinkles from forming as these are areas where they normally harbor.
3. Pushes your skincare deeper
By taking the time to massage skincare products into your skin, you are simultaneously helping them to absorb better, thus increasing their effectiveness.