You know it’s important to wash your face and moisturize it, but you may overlook another easy, highly beneficial step. Facial massages are an excellent supplement to any skincare routine, and they can provide surprising benefits from glowing skin to the reduced effects of aging.
However, it is important that you take a methodical approach in order to see the best results. As a result, WOW Skin Science has compiled the most important steps you should take for an effective facial massage.
Table of Contents:
- Why Should You Massage Your Face
- How Should You Massage Your Face
- Wash Your Hands
- Wash Your Face
- Apply a Face Oil or Moisturizer
- Massage Your Forehead
- Massage Around the Eyes
- Massage Your Cheeks
- Massage the Mouth Area
- Massage the Chin Area
- Massage the Neck
- Massage The Outline of Your Face
Why Should You Massage Your Face
Incorporating a facial massage into your daily routine can do wonders for you. Not only can a massage provide tangible benefits for the skin, but it can also have benefits for your mood. Massaging your face can do the following.
- Stimulate blood flow
- Reduce swelling
- Minimize aging
- Keep the skin firm
- Lower stress
Altogether, you can enjoy improved circulation through your facial muscles and skin, helping to fight back against wrinkles and sagging. While you work to improve the elasticity and life of your skin, you can also enjoy the calming benefits of the ritual. Much like any other massage, this process allows you to relax and can help improve your mood. Even massaging for just five quick minutes a day can offer great benefits, so there is no reason to bypass it.
How Should You Massage Your Face
There are a few different ways that you can approach a facial massage, but not every approach you see online will maximize the potential benefits. You should massage your face by handling the target areas in a specified order to best stimulate blood flow. When you massage your face, you can decide to use your fingertips, your knuckles, or a face roller, depending on your preference. Once you have made your decision, you should take the following steps for the best results.
Wash Your Hands
Before all else, it is essential that you wash your hands. Dirty hands introduce pollutants and toxins to your face, which can clog your pores and lead to problems like irritation or acne. Ultimately, massaging your face with dirty hands will do more harm than good, so do not skip this step.
Wash Your Face
Making sure your face is clean is a vital first step to giving yourself a facial massage. The last thing you want to do when giving yourself a facial massage is to rub excess dirt into your pores and spread the oil around your face.
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For even better results, try an exfoliant to really cleanse your pores. WOW’s Apple Cider Vinegar Face Wash is packed with antioxidants and equipped with an exfoliating brush to tackle dirt and oil build-up in your pores.
Apply a Face Oil or Moisturizer
Applying face oil is a great way to prepare the skin in order to make it easy to work with and provide it with vital nutrients. Oil allows for a smoother massage by making it easier for your fingers to glide across the skin as you work. At the same time, various oils provide antioxidants and key vitamins.
If your skin tends to be oily already, then it is a good idea to use a lighter product, like jojoba oil. Otherwise, for dry skin, you can use richer oils like almond, argan, or olive oil. For those who prefer not to add more oil to their skin, a quality moisturizer can also do the trick. WOW’s Vitamin C Face Cream makes for a great option.
Massage Your Forehead
Start with your fingertips at the center of the forehead, then move them up toward the hairline and outwards toward the temples. Move in this direction using a rubbing motion and repeat at least five times. Remember to apply some pressure as you massage to really target the facial muscles.
Massage Around the Eyes
After you have massaged the forehead, move down slightly toward the eye area. Start massaging from the temples and work your fingers under the eyes toward the bridge of your nose. Then, cycle your fingers over your eyebrows and back down underneath the eye, creating one large circle. Repeat this step at least five times.
Massage Your Cheeks
Continuing to move down your face, you should work from your eyes to your cheeks. Gently massage from the inner part of your cheeks, close to the nose, moving out towards your ears. Do this five times.
Massage the Mouth Area
Next, approach the area around your mouth, targeting both above and below your lip. Again, you should use a motion that flows inside out. Above your lip, start underneath the center of your nose and massage outward toward your ears. Underneath, follow the same motion, starting just above your chin and working up to your ears. Then, repeat.
Massage the Chin Area
After massaging around the mouth, move down to your chin and jawline to target this area. Start with the center of your chin and work outward, following the jawline the whole way. If you are using your knuckles, allow the jawline to sit in between your two knuckles as you work your way up. Massage up to your ears, and then repeat.
Massage the Neck
When massaging your face, don’t neglect the neck. Like the face, the neck is also vulnerable to wrinkles and sagging. As a result, it can benefit from improved circulation.
Tilt your chin upwards, place your fingers underneath it, and start massaging by pulling down toward your collarbone. Gradually move your hands farther apart, moving outward along the jawline and continuing to massage down toward the collarbone.
Massage The Outline of Your Face
The final step is to massage your entire face. Start with your fingertips or knuckles at the center of your hairline. Then, work down around the edges of your face, moving toward the temples, the corners of your jaw, and down the jawline to your chin.
Although it is good practice to massage your face regularly, it is crucial to follow the right steps. Otherwise, it may not be as effective as it could be. Massaging a clean face and working in the right directions are key parts of improving your circulation and enjoying glowing skin.
However, massaging is just one important part of a proper skincare routine, and WOW Skin Science is here to help. Discover WOW’s thoughtfully formulated, 100% natural skin care products by browsing our complete collection for yourself. With a range of products from face washes to moisturizers and masks, our selection has products to support everyone.
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