Good evening Lovelies!
I know the title of this post might sound a bit odd, but facial massage is slowly becoming a popular topic of conversation. I was introduced to this by my Taiwanese mom who practically adopted me during my college years.
The benefits of facial massage are absolutely amazing:
- Increases blood circulation
- Decreases swelling or bloating
- (from improper diet, *cough* Ramen noodles *cough*)
- You know what I’m talking about college kids
- Prevent early aging
And with the oil I use, it also provides hydration to dry skin and removes impurities. I would recommend doing this on a day when you didn’t wear makeup. Otherwise, it will get a bit crazy looking!
It is important to choose the right carrier oil for your skin, especially if you have acne prone skin. It will take some experimenting.
Also, that little fish like tool is a carved jade stone that is made specifically for facial massage. The energy in jade is supposed to further stimulate blood circulation. You can buy these for under $10 on ebay.
Alright, this is how I woke up this morning! Thanks to my current routine, it’s been pretty clear, but I still deal with a little bit of redness. And I don’t drink enough water. Story of my life! 😉
First things first, you need to apply a generous amount of oil to your face and neck. Don’t worry, carrier oils will not clog your pores!
Start with the middle of your chin in the large groove and LIGHTLY drag the massage tool towards your jaw.
When you get to your jaw, drag the tool down your neck to drain.
Again, be sure to do this lightly! If you press too hard, you can damage your skin and increase the swelling.
Do this 5 more times and then move to the next step.
Just like you did with your jaw line, start in the middle of your face with your cheek bone in the large groove. Drag the tool along your cheek bone to your hairline and then down your face and neck.
Do this 5 more times before moving on to the next step.
With your forehead, start in the middle and lightly drag down the face and neck. This might be a little harder for some people depending on the shape of your forehead and the shape of your massage tool.
Alright, this is one side done so that you can see the difference which is definitely visible on my jawline and cheekbone.
This is after both sides! My jaw looks V shaped now. ^_^
Don’t mind the redness. My face is very sensitive to touch and it will fade very quickly. You will see that in the next few pictures.
When you’re done, massage your face gently to cleanse and soothe your skin!
And there ya go! It’s very easy and relaxing if you do it at night before you go to bed. 🙂
To remove the oil, use a foam or gel cleanser and apply the rest of your skincare.
Have you tried this before? What do you think of facial massage?