If you have spoken to me about skincare, you know how much I believe in facial massage. Stimulating the facial muscles with regular massage helps to bring oxygen to that area - which is a natural form of anti aging skin care in itself! More blood flow to the area increases collagen production. This increased circulation gives a healthy and natural glow to the complexion.
How to massage your face:
I start by washing my face and then soak a washcloth in warm to slightly hot water. I ring out the washcloth, lean back, apply it to my whole face and just take a couple of deep breaths. (Also great to do in a bath or shower.) As soon as the washcloth has cooled, I repeat one to two more times, applying soft pressure to my eye area. Ahhh, feels glorious! I then add a little Vitamin C oil or moisturizer to my hands and start with upward motions from the neck and lower face pushing upward and outward. I created a diagram for you to reference and follow along easier.
In the middle of the face, I start at the nose and push back toward the ears. Be sure to concentrate on the delicate skin around the eye area with gentle motions, starting at the inner eye and lightly pushing all the way to the ears. Repeat on the upper eyelid, I do each motion about 3 times.
I know this sounds taboo to most people because we are told to not touch our delicate eye area- but this area needs circulation too! When you reach the top third of your face apply slightly stronger pressure and get that frown area loosened up by pushing up and outward. People have told me this is a great way to unwind from the day and de-stress. It also helps with headaches!
Massaging your face is a natural facelift. I teach all my Bellafill patients this technique because it helps stimulate the new collagen injected and helps provide a natural lift.
If you have any questions or want to come in and have me teach you the massage feel free to contact me!
Jill Porter, RN
Published on: 03-01-2018