3 Facial Massage Techniques
Facial massaging, also known as “facial yoga”, is the spa service you should also be performing at home. Not only can a soothing facial massage help release built up tension, but it can even leave your complexion with a renewed glow. Uh, yes please! The best part? Facial massaging can be done anytime, anywhere—by anyone. We’re sharing three techniques that will turn you into a facial yogi in no time.
Facial Massaging Technique #1: Incorporate an Oil
Just as a masseuse would slick your skin with oil before diving into your massage, you can prep your skin the same way for a round of facial yoga. Leave massage or body oils out of this and reach for an oil formulated specifically for the face instead. The smooth texture of the oil will help your hands move over your skin, while the oil itself will easily spread and coat your complexion. We’re fans of the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Facial Oil Light, not only because it contributes to a superb massage, but because the lightweight oil aids in fortifying skin’s moisture barrier while promoting smoother-looking skin. What’s more, skin is left looking dewy and vibrant—never greasy.
If you prefer to make your massage a morning ritual, we have another oil option for you. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition – Facial Oil SPF 30 is formulated with a blend of eight essential oils and broad spectrum sunscreen providing long-lasting hydration and comfort, in addition to sun protection. Sounds like a perfect way to start the day to us—a massage, moisture, and SPF all at once.
Facial Massaging Technique #2: Smooth on a Serum
Let’s be real, not everyone is up for slathering their face with oils. Thankfully that doesn’t have to rule you out from being able to embrace facial massaging. Massaging your skin with a hydrating serum can work just as well. Try La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum, which is formulated with hyaluronic acid and works to re-infuse skin with water, helping to smooth the appearance of dehydration lines. Since the formula is concentrated, you’ll need just a pea-sized drop to massage into your face and neck.
Facial Massaging Technique #3: Use a Massage Tool
Who says a massage has to be done with only your hands? You can kick your massage up a notch by incorporating a tool. No, nothing you’ll find in the garage. We’re talking accessories meant to amplify a massage. Many can work better than your hands alone, such as the Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift. The 2 in 1 cleansing and firming massage device helps create a more youthful-looking complexion. First, you’ll cleanse away any impurities with the revitalizing cleanse brush head, then you’ll move on to your massage. Apply a facial oil, cream or serum and apply the firming massage head. When you’re ready, turn on the tool and glide it in circular and upward motions over your skin for an invigorating massage. Don’t feel obligated to stop with your face, carry the massage down to your neck and décolleté too.
There you go! Pick the technique that’s right for you—or choose to try them all—then set aside just two minutes every day for your mini massage. Your face will thank you.