There’s nothing that quite beats a relaxing facial massage mid-facial by a professional, but the benefits of doing this yourself at home are huge. A couple of minutes a day can help tone, tighten and rejuvenate dull skin.
Not only is facial massage going to help relieve a little stress, massaging your face either before or after cleansing has actually made me start to enjoy the process a bit more and make it less of a chore (who really likes removing their makeup at night?!).
Massage increases circulation and oxygen to the skin and is crucial in the process of cell rejuvenation. This in turn is going to assist with collagen production and younger looking skin (The British Journal of Dermatology, 2010). The increased circulation also gives your skin a healthy, flushed glow.
An aesthetician with The Spa at The Four Seasons Hotel, Julia Baba, explains that when your facial muscles are tense then they are also more likely to harbour wrinkles (as cited in Elle.com). It only takes a couple of minutes to help them relax and make sure you focus the movements upwards to act like a natural face lift! You don’t want to be pulling and stretching the skin in any direction you don’t want it to go.
My favourite tool for facial massage is the new Remington Revitalise Facial Brush (RRP $159.95). Not only is it great for cleansing and ten times more effective than manual cleansing, it has a massage attachment head that I have been absolutely loving. It is fantastic for revitalising tired and dull skin and makes incorporating massage into my routine easy. I love using it with a cleansing oil to remove any impurities trapped deep in the pores (read about my favourite makeup removing oil here).
For the most effective facial massage, do it after cleansing and before using a toner, serums and moisturiser. Your skin will love you for it! For a list of Remington stockists phone 0800 736 776.