I’ve really been into facial massages lately. Lisa Eldridge released an amazing video on her YouTube channel a few weeks back and I’ve been following along to her soothing voice trying to teach myself some of the techniques. Facial massages help to relax and tone the facial muscles, aid in lymph drainage, release toxins, and increase blood flow. Lisa dedicates her flawless skin to these techniques and I sure wouldn’t mind looking like her in twenty years from now. She recommends adding facial massages into your skincare routine whenever possible (even if you only have 20 seconds). For best results, add daily mini massages and weekly full massages into your routine. Don’t worry about following an exact method, do what feels good and allow yourself to relax while you treat your lovely face!
Find a product that creates good slip while nourishing and feeding the skin. It’s important to use a product while you do this to avoid any pulling or dragging of the skin. These are a few of the oils and serums I’ve been using for facial massages lately:
Champagne Serum by Leahlani Skincare. This grape seed based oil is absolutely divine. Leah sells this product to the spas at the St. Regis hotel in Kauai, which they use during their five-star facial treatments. The tranquil smell of this serum instantly soothes my facial muscles.
ProGenius Oil by Nude Skincare. This oil is packed full of omega 3, 6, 7, & 9s. It’s been a long time favourite of mine because it naturally plumps the skin with healthy fats to help regenerate a fresh complexion.
Youth Serum by Root Science came in my Petit Vour beauty box last month. This light facial moisturizer is inspired by Iceland and it’s medicinal plants. Ingredients such as prickly pear seed oil, rosehip oil, and helichrysum essential oil (!!) make up this top quality serum. I’m incredibly impressed with this blend.
Another option is using something more thick and balm like. I like to do a short facial massage when I cleanse my face at night. I use raw manuka honey and I find that really massaging it into my skin gives me the most thorough cleansing. You could use any cleaning balm for this or if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, coconut oil and olive oil will work great too! If you’re interested in learning more about facial massages, Caroline Hirons has a great article on facial massage that I relate back to time and time again.
Have you tried any facial massage techniques before? What are your favourite products to use? Let me know what you think.