Raise your hands if you love getting massages!
When the words ‘pamper’ or ‘spending my time’ come to your head, the first thing that you can relate to is getting a massage done.
Don’t you think we’re a bit biased towards our body and the head when it comes to getting a massage? But your face, with all that it undergoes throughout the day, too needs all the pampering!
Face massages are quite the trend this season. Everyone has been raving about them, and we can totally understand the hype! Massaging your face not only boosts your blood circulation but also tones your skin and removes the toxins from it, giving your face a brilliantly radiant glow.
To top it all, it reduces signs of ageing and even distresses you.
Clean your hands properly before giving yourself a facial massage. You don’t want the bacteria on your hands to get onto your face, leading to a breakout eventually. Apply some moisturizer or olive oil as well for this massage routine, so that your face stays hydrated.
Tap gently all over your face with your fingers, and at a fast pace, drumming up a nice beat. This is basically a warm-up that soothes and relaxes your facial muscles, prepping up your face for a good massage ahead.
Take some moisturizer and spread it over the tips of all your fingers. Place your fingers on your forehead and move them in a zigzag motion, stretching your skin in opposite directions. This relaxes the tensed muscles on your forehead, tightening pores and smoothening frown lines if any. Do this for about 8-10 times.
Next, with the help of your index and middle finger, start pressing the temples of your head and slowly move from the left to the right in circular motions. This will further reduce the stress and the tension in your forehead, helping you relax. Repeat this for 30 seconds continuously.
Gently pinch your eyebrows a couple of times. This literally boosts the blood flow in your forehead and is a huge stress buster. Massaging your eyebrows will not only help your face relax but also stimulate the growth of your eyebrows.
Now, it’s time to deal with your under eyes. Take some more moisturizer and move your ring finger across your under eyes in a “U” motion. Make sure that you do not apply too much pressure. This will help you get rid of the puffiness under your eyes and increase the blood flow in that region as well.
Place four fingers on your cheekbones and move them in upward strokes. Start from the centre of your cheekbones to the top. This will help your skin take a breather from the constant pressure of being pulled down due to the force of gravity. This also gives your cheeks a soft, pink glow by increasing the blood circulation in that area.
Look upwards and with all your fingers, rub across your jaw-line in a downward motion. Make sure that you drag your fingers from your jaw right up to your collarbone. This will flush out all the toxins from your face and help it relax further. Do this for about 5-10 times.
What are you waiting for then? Give your face the refreshing, relaxing massage that it so deserves!