Stress and busy schedules not only have an impact on our mental wellbeing, but it often leaves a mark on our faces as well. We tend to hold a lot of emotional stress in our face, specifically the jaw and temples which can lead to chronic pain and even sagging skin. In the pursuit for a rejuvenated mind and complexion, the answer lies in a practice as old as time itself: facial massage. This practice combines elements of skincare, wellness and self-care.
The Basics of a Lifting Face Massage
Facial massage is a technique that involves the use of hands and/or a tool to gently massage the facial skin. A lifting face massage is a specialized technique designed to firm and tone the facial muscles, with the intention of providing a lift to the skin. The technique itself focuses on stimulating the facial muscles using kneading, lifting and sculpting movements on specific areas of the face. The focus here is on the manipulation and stimulation of the facial muscles by applying specific pressures and movement to those areas, using a gentle but firm touch.
The Benefits of Face Massage
After talking with one of our Philadelphia Lead Estheticians, Magdalena Wilkowski, she explained how most of us don’t necessarily know what to do to help our body, mind and skin feel better. Magdalena believes that one of the easiest ways to relieve stress is with a daily facial massage, using the right skincare products. Here are some key benefits:
- Improved circulation
- Reduced tension & stress
- Lymphatic drainage & detoxification
- Prevents the formation of wrinkles
- Relieves sinus pressure
- Tones muscles
What should I use for a facial massage?
The type of skincare products you are using for your facial massage matter! Consider using products that provide slip for smooth movements and also offer skincare benefits. Here are some types of products that we love to use for facial massage:
A Rescue favorite, this unique product gives you an instant beauty boost! It serves as a rebalancing treatment mask, recommended for any skin lacking radiance and vitality. Prime Renewing pack has a smooth, rich and velvety texture allowing it to be easily massaged into the skin.
Cerabalm makes for the perfect facial massage experience due to its rich emollient texture, nourishing ingredients and versatility. Cerabalm is made from carefully selected, natural ingredients to ensure the skin is hydrated, radiant and de-sensitized. All you need is a dime size amount of this honey-like balm for a revitalizing facial massage.
Tools of the Trade
Elevating your at-home massage with tools such as a gua-sha, facial rollers, microcurrents and other facial devices all designed to enhance the effectiveness of your at-home massage.
This tool is made from 100% natural White Jade which is known to heal the skin, absorbing and releasing toxins trapped in the face and body. This is an easy to use tool to lift, sculpt, tone and de-puff the skin. Additionally, White Jade is also known for connecting and calming the mind and body, bringing mental clarity.
Can I get a lift without facial massage?
While facial massage can contribute to improved circulation, reduced tension and a lift, there are also other methods and treatments that can provide a lift without relying on massage techniques.
No matter your age or skin type, this luxurious multi-purpose cream is packed with natural actives that firm, fill, tighten and help define the V-contour of the face. Its peptide heavy formula focuses on boosting skin elasticity and stimulating skin restructuring, immediately and long-term.
The art of facial massage adds a personalized touch of self-care, offering both physical and mental benefits. Whether you are using your hands to deliver a manual approach, specialized tools or innovative products, consistency is key.
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