We all know that our skin becomes thinner and less elastic as we get older. At a certain age, wrinkles and fine lines seem unavoidable, so what can you do to delay their appearance as much as possible?
Here are five ways facial massages can help you rewind the clock.
Poor circulation is often the cause of tension, swelling, tightness and pain in the body. A facial massage increases blood circulation to enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the face. It also helps lymphatic drainage and decreases water retention.
Working upwards from the neck and décolletage (don’t forget about them!), work slowly up to your forehead with gentle upward movements. Be sure to concentrate on the eye area with gentle circular motions to assist fluid drainage and prevent puffiness.
A Natural Face Lift
Collagen is key to skin elasticity and is what keeps our skin looking plump and glowing. It is our bodies’ natural anti-ageing method. Facial massages help increase oxygen flow to stimulate collagen production and give the face a more lifted look.
Whether we’re conscious of it or not, most of us hold a lot of tension in our face, neck and shoulders as a response to emotional or physical stress. The more tense the face is, the more likely wrinkles and fine lines are going to form. Regular facial massages can help you relax and release unwanted tension.
Make Your Moisturizers Work
Do you ever feel like you’re piling on products but they never entirely soak in? A 10-step skincare routine is of no use if none of the products go into your skin. A facial massage encourages product absorption to maximize its benefits, so spend some time to apply your serums and moisturizers; you’ll feel more relaxed too!
Regular facial treatments that incorporate facial muscle stimulation through massage can improve the overall appearance of your skin. Toxin build-up from environmental pollution, chronic stress, and beauty products contributes to fine lines and breakouts. Facial massages can stimulate the lymphatic system and help flush out waste and toxins from your skin to keep it healthy inside and out.