DIY Facial Massage Techniques to Combat Wrinkles
As we age our bodies produce less collagen and elastin and our skin becomes thinner, drier and less elastic. Wrinkles form as creases of the skin lose their ability to bounce back. Although wrinkles are inevitable, there are things we can do every day to slow them in their tracks. Do these 5 facial massage techniques daily to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By promoting blood flow and circulation to your face your skin will feel and look firm and youthful. Plus it is a great way to relax and destress!
Keep in Mind
Throughout the process of facial massage use a hydrating topical such as Oxygenetix Oxygenating Hydro Matrix. This will replenish moisture loss back into the skin while acting as a lubricant for fluid movements.
To start, cleanse your face with any gentle face wash before performing your massage. Make sure your hands are clean as well.
Aim to direct your massage movements upwards to lift, firm and combat sagging that occurs over time.
Forehead wrinkling tends to be one of the more obvious challenges. To soften the forehead lines, use fingertips from both hands to apply upward and downward motion across the forehead. For the best results, move fingertips from one hand up as the other hand moves down.
2. Frown Line
Massage the vertical frown lines in between the eyebrows by using horizontal movements with your fingers. Move your fingers in opposite motion from each other for the best results.
Approach the eye area delicately as this area has the most sensitive skin tissue on the face. With gentle pressure, starting at the top inner brows gently massage in a fluid motion on the brow bone moving outward towards the temples. With a continued circular motion, sweep down towards the inner nose.
Cheeks are greatly exposed to sun damage, which may lead to premature wrinkling. Using your fingertips, massage your cheeks in small circular movements upwards.
5. Fine Lip Lines
There are many causes for fine lip lines around the mouth. Whether you are a serial smiler or a frequent frowner, you can blur those fine lines by massaging in gentle upward circles around the mouth area.
6. Neck/ Decolletage
Working against gravity is your best weapon against sagging skin. When applying any topical on your neck and chest, use gentle upward motions to promote firmness and delay wrinkle production.
Enjoy your freshly renewed face. Do these massage techniques regularly to see great results!