Facial massages are a significant part of any skincare routine. They are important, they are necessary and they come with several benefits for the skin.
Hello everyone, welcome back to my skincare tips session. Well, it’s been a long time since I wrote something specifically dedicated to skincare. And, while I was preparing myself for a facial massage, I just thought why not share it with you all.
Facial massages are not only practiced to clean our skin but also to calm and soothe our facial muscles. They have a relaxing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. This not only enhances our looks but also helps us feel better.
One can use different aids like lotions, oils, cleansing balms, or tools like a face roller or flat gua sha to do their face massages.
Massages are ancient therapeutic practices that have been used to heal and relax people for several thousand years. Similar to a shoulder rub or back massage, facial massage has got many other health benefits in addition to the usual skin benefits.
Let’s get onto these, one by one:
1. Facial massages are a great stress buster
The hectic lifestyle has got us under its feet today. No matter how much we try to cope up, the work-life balance is always shaken somehow. Stress, anxiety, and headaches have become so normal that until its extreme, it’s fine.
Facial massages are a good way to burst out all your stress. Our face has certain pressure points, which eases the tension and helps us feel relaxed. Using a warm or cold towel after or before the massage always adds to the feeling of ease.
2. Helps in detoxification of the skin
Daily commute and pollution are another unignored part of our lives. The dirt settles on the skin and makes it look dull and unhealthy. This attracts extra oil, whiteheads, blackheads, and other pollutants to the skin.
A facial massage helps you with clean skin that unclogs the pores by getting rid of all the dirt and impurities that are present in the skin. Again, using a warm towel on the face before the massage helps to soften the skin and loosen the blackhead. This easily allows getting rid of all the dirt on the face.
3. Treats dark circles and uneven pigmentation
Another byproduct of constant stress and less sleep is dark circles. The under-eye bags are a great contributor to a lack of confidence in self appearance. The major cause of these dark circles is water retention in the skin around the eyes. A gentle facial massage around the eye can help in lightening them.
Uneven pigmentation occurs due to impurities and lower levels of collagen. The major cause is, however, constant exposure to the sun. A facial massage is beneficial because it helps remove the dead layers of the skin and restores its moisture by increasing the level of collagen. Also, it increases the blood flow that helps in removing toxins and leaves an even-toned skin.
4. Facial massages help in treating acne
Acne is a real skin problem for most people. The causes vary from the food we eat to pollution to our lifestyle altogether. It happens due to the blockage of hair follicles with skin oils and dead skin cells. Acne leads to pimples and pimples sometimes lead to acne scars.
Facial massages help in treating acne and acne scars when done with natural oils. This flushes out the toxins and cleanses the pores which keep acne away. Also, regular massaging cleans the skin’s texture and complexion.
5. Reduces broken capillaries
Our skin has tiny vessels under it. They are delicate and can break easily. These dilated and broken capillaries lead to form red spots on the face, more like bruises. It is difficult to get rid of these broken capillaries and hence it should be avoided to get them in the first place.
Facial massages are a great way to do that. Massaging your face at night with almond oil rich in Vitamin E fulfills the purpose rightfully.
6. Treats wrinkles and dryness of skin
Wrinkles and dryness of the skin are two more serious skin issues that people face. While wrinkles and fine lines are a result of age and sometimes fatigue as well, dry skin is the result of no moisture in the skin.
Facial massage aids in both situations. Facial massage tones the muscles and stimulates the production of collagen to naturally slow the wrinkles. When done with a good moisturizer, it helps in restoring the moisture of the skin by regulating the blood flow and making the face look as fresh as ever.
7. Facial massage allows the face products to absorb better
A facial massage is the final step of a skincare routine. Incorporating it is always a good idea. It increases the effectiveness of the face products that we use. Be that a face serum, moisturizer, or anything, a facial massage allows the skin to absorb these products into the skin at a much better rate.
Massaging in circular or tapping motions is always recommended for increased effectiveness.
8. An alternate approach to blocked sinus
Blocked sinuses are a major pain. Common cold and allergies are some of the most common causes of blocked sinus. Along with nasal congestion, it sometimes leads to headaches and even eye irritation.
A facial massage is an alternative approach to the blocked sinuses. A 20 minutes massage focusing on the nasal area helps in unclogging the nose. Start your massage from the bridge of your nose and apply little pressure using small outward circular strokes.
Facial massage has some great benefits in addition to giving you glowing or radiant skin. When it comes to skincare, you already know I am a huge flag bearer of DIY methods.
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