Facial Massage: The Secret to Younger-Looking Skin
Did you know that there is a well-kept secret to younger-looking skin? Even with today’s technology, a large percentage of people still want the natural alternative to a healthy, toned, and glowing complexion. So, what’s the secret? Facial massage!
Just like the benefits of a body massage, facial massage can increase circulation for the face. Massaging our face promotes oxygen and blood flow in our skin. Not only does this result in reducing puffiness, it also creates a brighter skin tone and appearance. The massage will also increase collagen production, which prevents the formation of wrinkles. You can call it the ‘natural face lift’.
Another benefit of facial massage is that it also relieves tension. Just as firming and toning our muscles with exercise make our body look and feel better, facial massages works the same way too. These massages work our facial muscles by releasing tension while lifting the skin and making them firmer. Think of it as an anti-aging treatment and natural therapy.
Barbara Close, a lifelong practitioner of natural health, is the CEO and Founder of Naturopathica products and Naturopathica Healing Arts Center & Spa. She and her highly trained estheticians came up with simple steps targeting 3 areas of the face. Anyone can do these at home using the right products and techniques.
JAWLINE & CHEEKS: Using the pads of your fingers, massage the chin, jawline and cheeks using upward circular movements.
FOREHEAD: Using your fingertips, smooth the forehead with a firm lifting movement starting at the eyebrows and finishing at the hairline. Next, using the pads of your fingers, make small circular movements beginning between the eyebrows, finishing at the temples.
EYES: Using your pinky fingers alternately, tap the delicate skin underneath the inner eye, working outward toward the temples.
Here at VillaSpa, we have products and facial massage pamphlets available for you to start your “at home” facial massage rituals. We also have licensed estheticians that can perform a skin analysis if you are unaware of your skin type. This helps to match you with the products needed to start your daily regimen.
Remember, all it takes is a few minutes out of your day to have beautiful skin. Facial massages will brighten your complexion, rejuvenate your skin and are a natural alternative to Botox. The benefits above are just to name a few. This article contains an extended list of why facial massages are so beneficial.
So why wait? Start your daily regimen now and put this best well-kept secret to work!
Marie-Sylvie Antoine (pictured above), is one of our licensed estheticians at VillaSpa. She is a 74 years old woman with beautiful skin and a proponent of facial massages. Her daily regimen includes these massages, as evidenced by her younger-looking skin.