We all want glowing skin. And we all want the best from every skincare product we invest in, and if we can find ways to make that investment work harder for us, then we feel like it is good value. Face massage is one way to make skincare products work harder for us.
It’s a technique used by facialists and makeup artists to bring a glow to skin. To have a facial every day would be bliss, but that is not a reality for many of us. An alternative option to a daily facial is a daily face massage. It is cheap and you can do it for as long as you like and as many times as you like.
A face massage will help your skincare product to absorb into skin more effectively, whilst bringing blood to the surface layers of the skin, which in itself brings nutrients and oxygen, and drains away toxins. It also helps muscles in the face to relax, which is why a face massage at the end of the day is a natural anti-ageing solution. The massaging action helps relieve tension built up over the course of the day, and skin plumps up visibly.
Face oils are great to use for a face massage. They help minimise friction between fingers and skin, allowing you to massage the skin for longer, with 5 minutes being the magic number to aim for. My blend of face oil contains jasmine essential oil, which is a mood boosting scent, helping to release feel good brain chemicals, so you can end your day feeling positive and confident. Of course, you can massage your skin in the morning too, which is a great way to create a glow and prep skin for make up. Charlotte Tilbury swears by it!
There is no fancy technique, just patience, time and a bottle of face oil. The diagram opposite shows a simple guide – follow the arrows with your fingers and don’t forget your neck and décolleté. If you’re interested in using a face massage tool and not just your fingers, then you could invest in a jade roller. More on this here, where I wrote a piece about it last year.
A little bit of self-care has never been so easy. Treat yourself to a bottle of face oil and start massaging skin today for a noticeable glow.