Facial massage is not only relaxing but detoxifying and therapeutic. It improves the tone of the skin and reduces puffiness. These massages for toning and lymphatic drainage can be done on yourself one after the other. The toning massage helps to give the face a mini workout by increasing the circulation and stimulating the facial muscles. The lymphatic massage has been practiced by aestheticians for years to reduce fluid retention, help minimize eye puffiness, and relieve stress. Follow these next steps below to get started with your massages!!!
- Massage with the pads of the fingers, using upward sweeping strokes, for 20 to 30 seconds in each area. Start at the neck, going from center toward the jawline.
- Move to the chin, using upward strokes toward the ears, then straight up at the sides of the mouth to help stimulate the laugh lines.
- Continue from the cheekbones toward the hairline.
- Starting with both middle fingers on either side of the nose, move straight up to the tops of the cheekbones, in a semicircle under the eyes, and toward the temples in one fluid motion. Repeat these steps 10 to 20 times.
- Take a few moments to press on the temples to help relieve stress and headaches.
- From between the eyebrows, slide your fingers toward the hairline, alternating left and right hands.
- Finish by moving from the eyebrows to where the hair naturally recedes above the temples.
By doing this for a couple of minutes each day, you should see a difference in the tone and color of your skin. I just add it into my beauty regime everyday, morning and night. Hope these steps will help you achieve healthy, glowing, tighten and toned looking skin. Now keep on reading for how to: Lymphatic Massage below.
- Rest your elbows on a solid surface and press with both middle fingers on pressure points at the center top of the cheekbones, just below the under-eye area. Massage in small circles for 10 to 20 seconds.
- Move to pressure points just below the cheekbones, an inch to the left and right of the nostrils. You can massage longer here to relieve sinus pressure.
- Repeat at pressure points half an inch from the corners of the mouth.
- Slide your fingers to the corners of the jaw and repeat.
- Move your finger tips across to the top of the jaw, just above the bone. This also helps to relieve stiffness related to TMJ.
- Finish at the temples, near the hairline.
Repeat the six steps three times for the full effect.