Why do facial massage?
Such a procedure improves its texture, health, rejuvenates it. Due to the fact that it stimulates blood circulation in the subcutaneous layer, starting the process of cell regeneration, massage relaxes the muscles, brings them to normal tone. The procedure helps relieve stress and tension. With regular deep facial massage, you can achieve positive dynamics of rejuvenation and transformation of appearance.
The benefits of facial massage:
- prevention and reduction of wrinkles;
- narrowing of pores;
- stress relief;
- increased blood circulation;
- natural oval lift;
- rejuvenation at the cellular level;
- deeper nutrient saturation.
What is lymphatic drainage facial massage
Lymphatic drainage massage can increase lymph flow, improving the condition of the skin of the face. The features of the technique of this massage are that the movements during the session are always carried out along the lines of the lymphatic vessels, which causes the lymph flow to accelerate. Due to the accelerated lymph flow, toxins begin to leave the patient’s body with great speed.
Lymphatic drainage massage is currently very popular, especially among women. That is why the procedure can be completed in almost any cosmetology salon. But if for some reason the patient does not have the opportunity to visit the cosmetology clinic, it is quite possible to learn this massage at home, as this technique does not involve very complicated manipulations.
What oil to use for facial massage
The base of massage oil can be sold both in liquid and in solid form. It all depends on what tool you choose. Keep in mind that using solid oil to massage your face is a little more difficult — you have to warm it up additionally in your palms so that it is well absorbed into your skin. But this can not be called a problem, because in warm hands the oils melt quite easily.
To actively moisturize the skin during massage, you can use peach oil. It nourishes the epidermis well from the inside. At the same time, the extract from peach kernels easily fits on the face and is absorbed without any problems. Among the fruit oil, it is also worth noting apricot. This oil gently cares for any type of skin, saturating it from the inside with useful nutrients.
All these oils are as natural as possible and easy to find. Due to the absence of chemical additives in their composition, you can be sure that the product acts on the dermis in the most gentle way and will not cause you allergies.
Now let’s talk about more expensive oils that are used by professional cosmetologists. First of all, it is worth noting shea oil. It is considered one of the most useful and effective. This cosmetic product is rich in useful minerals and trace elements. It smoothes and softens the skin.
Another popular remedy is a grape seed extract. It copes with age-related problems on the face and enriches the skin with moisture. As a result, the skin looks more well-groomed and fit.
Quality almond oil is also able to make the dermis more elastic. It is used to massage the skin of the entire face and especially the skin around the eyes.
Coconut and jojoba oils are considered absolutely universal. They are suitable for all skin types and do not cause an allergic reaction.
Face massager types
Facial massager is a simple, inexpensive and effective way to preserve youthfulness and beauty of the skin, improve lymph flow and blood circulation. If it is not possible to constantly attend sessions of special massage techniques at cosmetologists, this unit will be the best replacement for expensive procedures.
This device is quite compact, does not take up much space. You can always carry it with you so that you can use it at any time. There are several main types of massager for the face.
Stone face roller
Massage with the help of such a skin roller will immediately reduce swelling and dark circles under the eyes. This will refresh, brighten and even your complexion. It is also worth noting that facial massage using stone rollers is not only pleasant, but also very relaxing and tonic — tired skin will be very grateful for these few simple movements along the face oval. Pre-put the roller in the refrigerator — it will give freshness and “awaken” the skin after sleep.
- Jade roller is one of the best face massager rollers. Jade, according to alternative medicine, has a beneficial effect on the skin, hair and heart. Using a roller made of this stone, you will strengthen the lymphatic system, reduce the appearance of pores and even “clear” your body (and mind) from negative emotions.
- A rose quartz roller is especially recommended for those who want to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles. Massage of the face with the help of such a roller will delay the aging process of the skin and, thus, positively affect the complexion — noticeably smooth out the tone.
- Amethyst roller. Such a massager will appeal to those who struggle with skin problems. Amethyst soothes the skin, eliminates bacterial and viral infections, and also helps detoxify the body. In addition, the so-called stone of harmony and relaxation will help you concentrate and calm down — therefore, it should be used in the evenings, before bedtime.
- Gua Sha massager starts the mechanisms of self-healing of the body, so pleasant changes occur not only during the session, but also after it — for about 5 days. The epidermis is saturated with oxygen, metabolic processes in the body and blood circulation improve.
Electric face massagers
Electrical devices, or so-called myostimulants, are devices that are designed to perform lifting (facial rejuvenation). The massager helps get rid of existing wrinkles, prevent the appearance of new ones, and also improve blood circulation, which contributes to a noticeable rejuvenation of the skin. After the first procedure, customers notice an excellent result.
Buying such a device helps to avoid such costly and unpleasant procedures as the introduction of Botox and the implementation of surgical facelifts.
24k gold face massagers
A very popular facial massage tool among fashionistas around the world. Due to its action, there is a significant improvement in blood circulation on the face of a person. This in turn contributes to the following positive effects:
- face lifting;
- skin tightening;
- skin revitalization;
- removes eye bags;
- reduces wrinkles around the eyes, lips, forehead and neck.
Metal face massagers (microneedle derma rollers)
A mesoscooter is a rotating product that is in the form of a roller with multiple tiny needles on the surface. For ease of use, the roller has a handle.
When a person uses a mesoscooter, these needles touch the skin and create microstresses on it. In other words, micro-punctures are forming on the surface of the face. The body, in turn, begins to respond to such an effect. To speed up the healing process of these small wounds, enhanced production of collagen and elastin begins. But these substances are important for the beauty and youth of the face. In addition, the skin becomes denser than before.
Cold face rollers
A similar facial massage routine is carried out using stone as well as metal rollers, the action of which was described above.
Heated face massagers
Such massagers are several embossed balls made of metal. They completely follow the contours of a person’s face and have a very beneficial effect on the surface being treated. In this way, stimulation of the production of such beneficial elements as collagen and elastin, which affect the appearance of the skin of the face, occurs. This effect is achieved due to a fairly good surface heating.
Massage ball rollers
The massager for skin rejuvenation is one, two or three rods with smooth or embossed rollers at the ends. The rollers can be either round or spindle-shaped, and can be made of various materials. This facial massage roller is equipped with a convenient handle, so that during the procedure the load on the wrist is lightened.
How to give the facial massage techniques
Regardless of the technique of cosmetic massage, it is recommended to follow some rules. So, the procedure is carried out in a relaxed atmosphere in a relaxed sitting or lying position.
During the session, do not strain your facial muscles, laugh, talk. Before the procedure, the hair is collected under a bandage.
The masseur makes all movements smoothly, strictly along the massage lines, without affecting the area of the lymph nodes. Massage movements are performed immediately with minimal pauses and intervals.
How to do a gua sha facial massage
In general, the technique of gouache massage, which is so appreciated in China, is to scratch the skin to such an extent that bruises appear. The goal of treatment is to improve blood flow to the skin. Guasha, which translates as «scrubbing wind,» was used to remove toxins, relieve pain in damaged and inflamed muscles. All of these skin scratches seem pretty scary. But for the face, a completely different technique is applied — lighter and more delicate.
Such a “gadget” looks quite interesting — the massage plate is smooth, like sea pebbles, pleasantly cold. They are most often made of rose quartz and jade, which are considered healing stones in Chinese medicine. Another popular material is the black buffalo horn. They also make scrapers using copper, agate and tortoise shell.
How to do indian facial massage
Indian facial massage is based on traditional Ayurveda techniques. This is an integrated approach to the treatment of the whole organism. Official medicine considers Ayurveda practices to manual treatment methods.
Indian facial massage includes a thorough study of the facial muscles. During a complex session, the area of the scalp is affected. When performing massage, maximum attention is paid not to simple kneading of muscles, but to effects on biologically active points.
As a result, it is possible to achieve optimal harmony of the soul and body. The cosmetic effect of the procedure is in demand along with the therapeutic one. To resort to the use of the Indian massage technique is recommended in case of:
- decrease in elasticity, skin tone, wrinkles;
- impaired immunity;
- sleep disturbances;
- manifestations of muscle sagging;
- stressful conditions.
How often to do facial massage
In order for the beneficial properties of massage to give a noticeable result, it must be done in courses of 10 to 15 sessions. Remember: the skin on the face is very sensitive. If you do not want bruises and vascular network to appear on it, the procedure should be carried out with an interval of 2 to 3 days.
It is recommended that women over 35 undergo massage therapy 2 to 3 times a year. Supportive procedures should be performed twice a month. After the end of the salon course, cosmetologists advise to continue facial treatment at home.
Benefits of the facial massage courses
Before you start doing facial massage, you need to undergo special training. Now there are many different schools in which real professionals teach their work, who have many years of experience.
After completing the training, you will be able not only to massage yourself and your loved ones, but also to earn good money in this way.