When you wake up in the morning, you may notice that your skin is swollen and paler than the night before. This is because blood flow in your body slows during sleep and less blood reaches your face. A regular facial massage is a great way to restore blood circulation and restore a healthy glow to your skin.
These treatments thus tone and lift the muscles of the face, which gives the skin a more youthful appearance. No wonder it has anti-ageing effects!
Today I'm going to share with you the secrets to performing a good facial massage for yourself or your loved ones.
Step 1: Cleansing the skin
Cleansing the face is an essential step.
Apply a gentle tonic lotion appropriate for your skin type, without rubbing and avoiding the eye area. Massage the product into your skin in circles to dissolve makeup and debris, then wipe it off with a cotton sponge and thermal water spray.
Step 2: The facial sauna
By steaming your face, you allow pores to open, making it easier to loosen and draw out impurities for a more effective deep clean. Plus, it improves blood circulation and leaves your skin feeling clean and glowing.
You can buy steamers that will do it for you, but if you don't have one at home, follow this practical guide to make a steam sauna at home:
Step 3: The Exfoliation
Exfoliators slough off dead skin cells and other debris, helping to speed up cell turnover, so they can leave your skin looking fresher, brighter, and clearer, with minimized pores and a smoother surface.
Apply your cream in circular motions for 30s and without pressure and then rinse with lukewarm water.
The use of ultrasonic exfoliating tools should be strictly for professionals.
Step 4: The massage
The golden rule: massage from bottom to top.
Starting at the neck, move your fingertips in circular motions to the contours of your chin, temples and forehead to activate blood circulation and lymphatic.
Next press two fingers on the inner corner of the eye and, maintaining pressure, trace a semi-circle under the eye along the line of the dark circle. Repeat above the eye and below the brow bone, starting at the inner corner of the eye and working a full circle around the eye.
To smooth the lip contour, apply light pressure with your fingertips and draw small circles around the lip contour. Finally, to shrink the nasolabial folds, apply gentle pressure along this area with the pads of your fingers.
Step 5: Finish with a collagen mask
Collagen helps keep your skin strong and healthy by keeping it firm, hydrated and giving it elasticity. Collagen is what makes your face look fuller when you're young. When you start to see wrinkles, it may be due to a decrease in your skin's collagen production.
it can help you achieve visibly younger, more comfortable skin without injections, peels, or products with questionable ingredients.
The complete face massage
Doing a daily skincare ritual yourself will prevent wrinkles and the accumulation of impurities in your pores.
This will reduce the formation of blackheads and acne and ensure healthy and rejuvenated skin.
Nevertheless, entrusting this task to an experienced specialist is the ideal solution to avoid accidents and surprises.
In addition, their knowledge of anatomy and their experience will not only guarantee your safety and well-being, but also the effectiveness of the treatment.
For example, the massage of the sternocleidomastoid muscles.
Being the largest muscle in the neck, helping you move your head, extend your neck, and control your temporomandibular joint (the jaw). It starts just behind your ear and extends to your collarbone.
To feel it in motion, put your hands on your neck and stretch your facial muscles by opening your mouth horizontally to the maximum (as if you were smiling).
Here at Halo Temple, we provide a facial massage service which includes the neck and shoulder muscles as well as facial lymph node stimulation.
It's a relaxing experience and its result is stunning!