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5 benefits of facial massage for a glowing skin

The secret to younger looking skin is facial massage.

Facial massage is an art that dates back thousands of years and has been used by many cultures as a way of healing and cosmetic enhancement.

The face is full of muscles that we are using on a daily basis for eating, laughing, talking. Add stress to this list and you’ve got a cocktail of factors that make your skin dry, dull, and wrinkled. The tension that accumulates becomes detrimental to your skin. After all, you’ve got 43 muscles in your face loaded with neuromuscular tension that needs to be discharged to release energy throughout your nervous system.

So how does facial massage work?

To get back that plumped-up glow, you must create a daily routine (more of a ritual) in taking time to massage your face. Cleanse your face first, apply serum or oil, and massage gently through stimulating motions.

At least 5 minutes of your time on a daily basis in massaging your face can make a difference in appearance and overal well-being.

If this hasn’t convinced you yet, here are the 5 benefits of facial massage:

Increases circulation through oxygenating the tissue for a perfect glow

Like doing any physical exercise or getting a body massage, the manipulation of the soft tissue stimulates the nerve receptors causing the blood vessels to dilate and therefore ease the blood flow.

Releases toxins

Aside from drinking plenty of water to keep cells moisturized and hydrated that helps the skin be more radiant, face massage works on the outside to activate the lymphatic drainage in the face and wash out toxins and waste.

Relieves stress and muscle tension

Stress, fatigue, anxiety, and pressure can have a lasting toll on your face, especially your forehead. A few minutes of face massage help release the tension that accumulates during the day and keep the skin energized.

Stimulates collagen production

Rubbing gently your skin, stimulates collagen production, the protein responsible for skin elasticity, wrinkle reduction, and skin moisturization.

Provides deep relaxation

Let’s admit it, facial massages feel so relaxing. They are a great way to de-stress after a long day of tension.

 

 

Cristina Ilco

Fashion Editor

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