Have You Tried This Viral Face Massage Technique Yet?


Have You Tried This Viral Face Massage Technique Yet?

By Anupriya Jamuar 


Thanks to social media and the growing trend of face tools, we all have come to know about the much-loved practise of massaging your face. Whether you do it at night before bed or you love to de-puff your face in the morning with some lymphatic drainage, face massages are quite useful.


But did you know there are so many different techniques of face massages that give you different skin benefits. If you’re really looking to level up your skincare game, then we suggest you venture into the world of face massages. Here is an indulgent guide on the different techniques and benefits of face massages and how to can nail your technique.


Discover the benefits of massaging your face 

  • Relieves stress: Facial massage can help alleviate tension and stress in your face and neck muscles. Just a few minutes of massage helps relax your muscles.
  • Improves circulation: The massage technique stimulates blood flow to your face, improving skin tone and de-puffing your face.
  • Happy skin: Facial massage can rejuvenate and detoxify your skin, leaving it looking healthy and refreshed.
  • Anti-ageing: By relaxing facial muscles and improving circulation, facial massage can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Lymphatic drainage: Facial massage helps flush toxins and excess fluid from your face, improving your facial contours.

Overall, facial massage is a great way to relax, improve your skin health, and reduce the signs of aging. So, why not give it a try and experience the benefits for yourself?

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Dive into the techniques face massage: A step-by-step guide 

Here is how you can nail your facial massages. 

  • Start with a clean base. Use a mild cleanser to remove any makeup, dirt, or oil and pat dry.
  • Apply a small amount of facial oil or serum to your fingertips. Choose it based on your skin-type, oils work best for dry skin while serums and light-weight essence are great for oily/combination skin.
  • Start at the centre of your forehead and work your way outwards towards your temples. Use small circular motions of your fingertips.
  • Move down to your temples and use your fingers to gently press and release the area. This helps relieve tension and reduce headaches.
  • Move on to your cheeks and use your fingertips to make small upward circular motions. Remember to glide your fingers and not pull or tug.
  • Next, move to your jawline and use your fingers to make small upward strokes towards your ears.
  • Don’t forget your neck and décolletage using upward strokes towards your chin. This can help improve blood flow and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Once you've finished the massage, pat in the excess product or wash it off with cold water.

Keep in mind that everyone's skin is different, so it's important to tailor your massage to your specific skin concerns. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to be extra gentle.

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Face massage techniques for anti-ageing 

When it comes to face massage for anti-ageing, there are a few techniques you can try: 

  • Gently massage your forehead in small circular motions and move towards the temple.
  • Massage your temples by using your fingers to pinch and release the area.
  • For your cheekbones, use upward circular motions of your pointer and middle-finger's knuckles.
  • Use the same small upward strokes on your jawline towards your ears.
  • For your neck and décolletage, use upward strokes towards your chin.

Face massage techniques to be wrinkle-free

For face massage techniques specifically for anti-wrinkles, here is what you can try: 

  • Use upward strokes to massage your forehead.
  • Massage your temples with circular motions using your fingers.
  • For your cheeks, use upward and outward strokes with your knuckles.
  • Use the same small upward strokes on your jawline towards your ears.
  • For your neck and décolletage, use upward strokes towards your chin.

These techniques can help to stimulate blood flow, increase collagen production, and improve skin elasticity, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.


The viral Gua Sha face massage technique 

The viral Gua Sha technique is a popular face massage technique that involves using a small, flat tool to gently massage the skin. The flat tool is called Gua Sha. 

  • Apply a serum or face oil to help the tool glide smoothly.
  • Start at the centre of your forehead and use the tool to massage gently in upward strokes.
  • For those cheekbones, use the tool to scrape from the centre of your face moving outward.
  • Use the tool to scrape gently from your nose outwards across your jawline.
  • Finish by scraping your neck and décolletage in upward strokes.

Be gentle and avoid applying too much pressure. This technique can help to improve circulation, reduce puffiness, and stimulate collagen production for smoother, firmer-looking skin.


Face massage techniques for lymphatic drainage 

Lymphatic drainages are great if you wake up in the morning with puffing face. It helps to de-puff and boost radiance into your skin making you look youthful.

  • Apply some heavy cream or a nourishing facial oil to help with the lubrication.
  • Start as usual from the forehead to your cheeks, massaging lightly with your fingertips.
  • Use circular motions to massage your cheekbones. Start from the centre of your face and move outward towards your ears.
  • Tap lightly around your eyes to promote lymphatic drainage in this area. Be careful not to apply too much pressure or pull at your skin.
  • Move down to your jawline and start from the centre of your chin moving outward towards your ears.
  • You can use a gua sha or jade roller as well to further promote lymphatic drainage.
  • Finish by massaging your neck and décolletage area. Use gentle strokes to move from the centre of your neck outwards towards your shoulders.

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Face massage techniques for reflexology  

Facial reflexology uses pressure points on your face to stimulate various organs and systems in the body. It is based on the idea that the face is a mirror of the body and that by massaging specific points, you can help to balance the body's energy and promote healing. It helps to relieve stress, improve circulation, and promote a sense of overall wellbeing. 

  • Use your thumbs to apply pressure to the centre of the forehead
  • With the tips of the fingers massage the temples and use your knuckles to massage the jawline.

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