Skin Care

3 Awesome -DIY Facial Massage Tutorials

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Having a professional massage is a wonderful treat for you and your skin – and we would love to have the luxury of this every single week – but that, for most of us is just not possible – but with this awesome post by Megan Chan  you will be able to do a fantastic facial at home and you will just love the benefits for your skin – and yourself by taking the time for some wonderful pampering!

We have 3 amazing routines for you to follow along – enjoy♥

Why You Should Start Massaging Your Face, ASAP

We’re not here to add another thing to your never-ending to-do list, but we do have some news that might inspire you to expand your skin-care regimen. We promise this will be more of a treat than a chore. Just like your body benefits from a solid workout, your facial muscles could use a little exercise, too. Wait, hear us out! This isn’t like an additional tedious 30 minutes on the treadmill; simply massaging your face a few times a week can help get your visage in tip-top shape (think: a more defined jawline, plumper cheeks, puff-free eyes). And like hitting the gym, the more you do it, the better the results you see.

When you get a facial and the aesthetician massages your face, it’s actually not solely to help you relax (though it sure is nice); those motions are also majorly good for your skin. The motions get the circulation going and can have positive short- and long-term effects, including decongesting oily areas and minimizing the appearance of fine lines.

We reached out to the best of the best to guide us through the face-massage game. Ahead, La Mer global skin-care advisor Joanna Czech — whose clients include Anna Wintour, Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, and Penélope Cruz (best of the best, indeed) — explains three massage techniques. Each one works on its own or in conjunction with the others, in the order below. (If you have lots of time to treat yourself, try all three in one sitting!)

              Photographed by Erin Yamagta

 

The Deep-Cleansing Massage

Massaging an oil cleanser (like La Mer’s The Cleansing Oil) into your skin — instead of just rubbing it on and immediately rinsing it off — can increase its efficacy by as much as 30%, says Czech. This technique also offers the same results as using an electronic facial brush by helping dissolve oil on the skin — without the risk of breaking capillaries or exacerbating rosacea.

Apply your cleansing oil of choice (or your go-to face oil) onto damp skin and massage with two fingers in circular motions starting on your forehead, moving outward toward your temples, gently around your eyes a few times, and then downward along the nose, cheeks, jawline, neck, and chest. People often don’t give proper attention to the skin on their chest, but it’s often one of the first places to show signs of aging or sun damage. Czech is famous for saying, “Your face starts with the nipples and ends with the hairline.” So whether you’re massaging or even just cleansing, don’t forget your décolletage!

After you massage your whole face, go back over any trouble spots, like the T-zone and jawline. Then, rinse off the cleansing oil with cool water (to help calm any redness) — if you can’t handle the chill, go for lukewarm, but avoid hot. (If you’re just using oil, you can skip the rinse.)

You will just not want to miss the next two amazing routines – so please visit the source below

http://www.refinery29.com/facial-massage-techniques

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERIN YAMAGATA; HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ASHLEIGH B. CIUCCI; MODELED BY OLAYINKA/FENTON MODELS; MANICURE BY RACHEL SHIM/ABTP

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