Here’s why a facial massage is an important skin care ritual
Last updated on
13 Apr 2021, 12:05 AM
While exfoliation, cleansing, and moisturizing are all essential for maintaining healthy skin, a good facial massage is a crucial ritual that is often overlooked.
A facial massage stimulates various pressure points and leaves the skin rejuvenated, as well as a natural glow.
You can either do the massage yourself or have it professionally done at your home or salon.
Facial muscles must be exercised for their proper functioning
Besides feeling pampered and instantly fresh, a good massage helps blood circulation to the face, which improves the appearance of the skin.
Like all other muscles in the body, the muscles of the face must also be exercised to ensure their proper functioning.
And a facial massage does just that.
Types: Lymphatic drainage, shiatsu, healing and acupressure
Facial massages can be performed to rejuvenate the skin or to address specific problems.
While the one at home can be done by hand or by roller, a professional is the right choice for a detailed massage.
Lymphatic drainage, shiatsu, remediation, and acupressure are some of the many types of facial massages.
Commonly used techniques include sucking, bending, tapping, backgammon pinching, etc.
Benefits: Relieves Sinus Pressure, Removes Acne Marks, Anti-Aging Treatment
This type of massage is also known to relieve sinus pressure and discomfort.
Use one or two of your fingers and massage the area above your eyebrows, then work your way up to the temples.
Facial massages are also helpful in removing scars and acne marks.
Not only that, since a massage improves blood circulation, it is a very effective anti-aging treatment.
Here is how you can do a facial massage at home
Before starting the massage at home, clean your hands and rinse your face thoroughly.
Apply serum or oil to face for smooth movement of your fingers.
Use your fingers and palm to gently massage each part of the face in circular motions.
Make sure to apply even pressure all over. Do not apply too much force and / or irritate the skin.