Benefits of face massage
Every face tells a story, so the saying goes. What’s yours saying to the world – ready for action or ready for bed? Our incredible mugs are somewhat of an evolutionary masterpiece, no two being the same, and they differ more from each other than any other part of the body. How many times have you said, “I could just tell by their face…” and read an emotion or wellbeing into a simple expression or pallor? So, best we look after them. There’s nothing quite like a face massage to help you relax, and the benefits are more far-reaching than you might think. Face massage tips incoming.
How face massage can help your skin
You do not need a face lift. Repeat. You do not need a face lift. The story of you would be nothing without your amazing and completely natural face. But we know you don’t want to look unnecessarily tired – a little skin elasticity is what we all want, right? So, for a cheeky face-lifting massage, roll closed fists up the sides of your cheeks and hold for a few seconds. And repeat. That subtle pressure will give your face skin a nudge towards a plumper-looking appearance.
‘I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger’, in the famous words of Rod Stewart. Let’s face it, we get older and wiser and, in our opinion, more beautiful with every day that passes. But, we also know it feels nice to hear, “ooh, you look amazing!” from our nearest and dearest. So, grab a face oil and try a face massage with upward movements in the morning. The lipids in face oil will help hydrate and plump your skin, and the massaging motion will help to stimulate collagen.
How could you get any more radiant? Early-rising, leaving no stone unturned you. We don’t think so. But a face massage could help to give the heave-ho to a few dull making dead skin cells and boost your collagen to keep up with you. Massaging movements will give your face muscles a mini-workout and help to get fresh blood to your skin’s surface. So let’s just say, your inner and outer radiance will get the sunglass-inducing reveal it deserves.
We are big fans of being prepared and having the right tools. The best face massage tools in the biz? That’ll be your hands. Make sure they’re clean, warm, moisturised with looked-after nails. Then take pleasure in giving you neck and face their number one desire, apply 1 to 2 drops of our Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil in gentle upward sweeping motions.
Quick fact. We have lymph glands just below our ears. Massage helps with lymphatic drainage which is said to help reduce puffiness and dullness. So, fingers just below your ears, work along your jawline in soft, upward motions. Once your fingers meet at your chin, pop a finger above your top lip and another below your bottom lip. Roll out along the cheeks, back to the ear in slow movements. Dreamy.
If you’re still with us, let’s move to your face. Another fact. Faces have at least 300 pressure points which relate to another part of your body. That’s why a face massage can reduce your whole being to putty. Right. First pressure point hotspot, your forehead. Place all your fingers along your eyebrows, and work them upwards and into your scalp. Feeling the relief already? Then run your fingers down your brows and pinch at the ends with a gentle pull outward.
You may already be away with the fairies, but one more top face massage tip. The neck also has lymph nodes and holds plenty of tension, so let's head there. Begin with a hand palm-down on your chest, then lightly pull the hand upwards applying a little pressure along the way. Once you reach the chin, gently push a little beyond it. Swap hands and repeat a few times. Don’t forget to keep breathing.
Our best face massage creams
Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil
This is our special little pot of heaven just for your gorgeous visage – a face massage oil so light and dreamy you can use it every day. It’s particularly partial to being massaged with upwards strokes, and perfectly partners with one of our massage gadgets. You’ll feel a deeper hydration and get that fresh, just back from a light-jog look, without the jog bit.
Amazonian Saviour™ Multi-Purpose Balm
We love face balms for their rich tactile texture, no-nonsense simplicity and humble multi-tasking. Our Amazonian Saviour™Multi-Purpose Balm is in a class of its own and can be used on your lips and face. Inspired by ingredients the Amazonians have used for centuries to help soothe and nourish skin. Enriched with the Community Fair Trade organic babassu oil, this beauty can help encourage face skin towards a more even-looking texture.
Drops of Youth™ Youth Concentrate
We think of youth as more of an attitude than an age. And our Drops of Youth™Youth Concentrate has a natural origin formula at its core. Enriched with three plant stem cells – edelweiss from the Italian Alps, criste marine and sea holly from the Brittany Coast, it’s a gorgeous light-weight, non-oily serum. It gives a deeply refreshing yet hydrating-feeling face massage for a happy-looking glow.
Roots of Strength™ Firming Shaping Day Cream
Not an aerobics routine as the name might suggest. More a powerhouse of nutrients sourced from three lively plant roots – ginger from Madagascar, ginseng from China and Ruscus from Europe, infused in a rich cream formula. It’s perfect for an invigorating face massage, leaving skin feeling firmer and denser as if reshaped and singing with confidence.
Our best face rollers and accessories
Fancy mixing it up with a dynamic little addition to your skincare routine? This clever little gadget helps you massage to stimulate blood flow and the absorption of your moisturiser, helping your natural glow see the light of day. Always roll in upward strokes to massage away any overnight puffiness. Did we mention how amazing the little nodules feel on your face too? You gotta feel it to believe it.
Revitalising Facial Roller
Why not add a little sophistication to your face game? Try our Revitalising Facial Roller for clever dual action. This elegant face roller works on all your pressure points, helping relieve tension. As with our Facial Roller, use in upwards movements so massage can help reduce puffiness. Try with your favourite face oil, working it deep into the skin to help reveal a more fresh-looking radiant you.