As many of us have a little more time on our hands, we can now afford to spend a bit more time on some self-care. Facial massage is perhaps one of the most relaxing and beneficial treatments.
Granted, it’s not quite the same as going for a facial at a beauty salon however it is a beauty treatment we can all do ourselves at home and still see visible results.
The face has 43 muscles and just like the rest of our body, it needs a workout too. Massage strengthens the muscles and therefore reduces the signs of ageing.
Facial massage can:
- Increase blood circulation and deliver more nutrients to the skin’s surface
- Stimulate the nervous system
- Improve the lymphatic flow which removes toxins from the skin cells
- Strengthen and tone the muscles, lifting the face and preventing fine lines
- Repair and balance the skin
- Improve the overall health and appearance of the skin
Over time tension builds in our faces due to constant use of the muscles through our daily facial movements made while smiling, frowning, eating, etc. This tension prevents nutrients, oxygen and blood flow to facial muscles. Massage reduces the muscle tension in the face.
Lack of lymph and blood circulation causes grey, dull puffy skin therefore stimulating and stroking the skin improves the circulation which makes the skin glow because of the improved flow of blood and lymph.
Massage also has a positive effect on our nervous systems. Our nervous systems govern our body and touch has beneficial effect on our emotions. Massage helps to calm, soothe and activate relaxation response.
Skin is made up of collagen and elastin, over time the fibres lock and skin loses elasticity. Massage helps lost elasticity by toning the fibres and promotes suppleness. Also, while massaging the dead skin cells are loosened and shed exposing new fresh younger cells. The skin temperature increases during massage which helps skin absorb product more efficiently. Therefore your skin gets the full benefit of the product ingredients.
Energy /chi runs through meridian lines all over the body which affects wellbeing
Applying pressure during massage helps to release blockages and releases energy to the energy system
Ermana face oils are the perfect product to use while doing a face massage as they allow the hands to glide across the face while working the muscles.
There are lots of different companies now promoting face workouts and face yoga. You tube and Instagram are packed with online tutorials showing you how to do a facial massage on yourself.
Here are a couple of our favourites: