Techniques for glowing skin
Like it or not, the summer is coming to an end - and with it, our holiday glows. Luckily, there's a simple solution allowing all of us to enjoy an extended summer glow. If you’ve ever wondered why your skin is always glowing after a facial, it’s not just to do with expensive face oils; it’s a massaging technique that literally lifts and awakens your skin.
It’s not like you have to dedicate hours of your time either; you can work facial massage into your cleansing routine, do it while you’re watching TV, or just putting on your nightly layer of face oil. People who do this on the daily will end up with younger and firmer looking skin as they age, and are more likely to have healthy, even-toned skin.
So how does facial massage work?
Over 40 muscles make up the scaffolding of the face. And just like the muscles in the body, the more you move them, the more lifted, tightened and tone they become. Facial massages increase circulation to your facial tissue, resulting in brighter, youthful-looking skin. Facial massages can also help to lift and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles. As an added benefit, a good facial massage reduces stress, leaving you feeling peaceful and relaxed. Bring your facial in-house and steal one of these massage techniques.
How to do facial massage:
Start with a cleansed face and use a facial oil that complements your skin. The key to facial massage is that your skin should be slippy so that you’re not pulling your skin.
For a daily glow fix on all skin-types
This super speedy two-minute routine developed is easy to build into your daily skincare routine. Massaging or brushing product into the skin, rather than just slapping it on, will maximise the benefits for your skin tone and texture.
For increased blood circulation and stimulation
If you're looking for a tool to help make your facial massage speedy and easy (but still effective) let us introduce you to an ancient Chinese skincare secret: The Gua Sha. Stroking it in different directions and areas with the aid of a serum or oil, will help to boost blood circulation and stimulate the skin. The tool maintains a cool temperature, which will help to depuff and awaken a tired complexion.
For swollen and stiff skin
The GANKIN massageis designed to explore and relieve the relationship between stiff facial muscles and sagging skin. Stiffness in the face often indicates that the lymph flow is not working efficiently, preventing all the toxins from being drained and causing the skin to swell or sag. By applying pressure to the face one is able to massage away tension, while promoting blood circulation and lymphatic flow. this method relaxes the face and also provides a calming 10 minutes before hair and makeup for the day.
For aged and tired skin
One of the major advantages of the modern world? Technical facials. Fingers are replaced by metal, massaging for micro currents. The result is a deeper stimulation that lifts, firms and enhances production of natural proteins, like collagen and elastic.
Electric Facial Cleansing Brush - Ideal for a thorough cleansing (high pulse mode) and reducing fine lines (low pulse mode)
Mini Microcurrent Facial Massage Tool- Ideal for lifting jowls and eyebrows as well as contouring jawline and cheekbones.
Jade Facial Roller- Ideal for lymphatic drainage and increased absorption of topical products, not to mention the ‘healing properties’ of Jade.
Tip: Exfoliate before your facial massage so the skin is more fully able to absorb the product
Tip: Perform your facial massage in the evening so your product can absorb overnight without any additional coverage (like makeup or SPF).