The skin is a mirror of our inner health, and skin problems such as puffiness, breakouts, dullness or redness all indicate that the body’s vital energy or your skin is not flowing efficiently. Just 30 seconds of massage while you are cleansing helps reduce puffiness and jaw lines. When you are in stress, you hold a lot of tension in your face, especially along the jawline. With this wonderful massage technique you could melt away lines and wrinkles and restore skin to vibrate. Many women are scared to tug or pull the skin for fear of causing wrinkles; as a result, their skins often look dull. You do not pull the skin; you just stimulate it and without that, skin is more prone to fold and wrinkles. Proper massage stimulates skin cells to lay down new collagen fibers under wrinkles, toning and/or relaxing different muscles to combat sagging and restore glow.
How to Lift Facial Skin With Massage
Dot your face with your favorite facial oils (almond or olive oil) or moisturizer. We didn’t mean it all over the face just dots.
Using the pads of your fingertips, massage the face with firm, circular movements (this boosts the circulation and lymphatic drainage, while helping to disperse any congestion under the surface of the skin). Start from the chin and jawline and work upwards. Most women rub in cream working downwards, which is the direction we do not want our faces to go. Do not forget the super tight muscles on the side of the neck, and work up behind the ears too.
When you reach the eye area, firmly ‘sweep’ your fingers along the brow bone in one, continuous stroke, moving outwards and then underneath the eye towards the nose. This will not stretch the skin as the product you are using will provide lubrication. Repeat two to three times. As well as being relaxing this technique will help to drain any fluid builds-up, boosting blood flow and feeding oxygen to the eye area.
Finally, finish off by massaging the forehead, working from the middle of the forehead out towards the temples.