Facial massage is an integral part of Danielle Collins' Face Yoga method and consists of the autonomous practice of massaging your face with your hands.
The benefits of this type of self massage range from mental and psychological well-being to physical well-being.
Let's see together all the massage benefits to the face in detail.
The benefits of facial self massage
1. CALM AND RELAX THE MIND
Practicing face massage can instill calm and relaxation, eliminating sensations of stress, promoting serenity and mental positivity, and implementing the micro circulation of connective tissue of the face. If you don't immediately feel these benefits, follow the advices I suggest you in the section Practical advices for self massage.
2. SELF-ESTEEM, SELF-CONFIDENCE, GENERAL WELL-BEING INCREASE
Practicing self massage is a way of practicing self-care. The habit of taking care of yourself, of one's own skin and mind has well known positive consequences on self-esteem, on self-confidence and on self-love. From these improvements derives an improvement in social relationships and in physical and mental performances.
3. RELAX AND SOFTEN THE MUSCLES
The self massage is able to relax and loosen muscle tension that accumulates during the day. Tensions are one of the main causes of the appearance of face and neck lines and wrinkles. By practicing the self massage as a beauty routine you will be able to relax the contracted muscles and to teach the facial muscles to work less intensely. The relaxation of the musculature translates into an open appearance and a relaxed and naturally rejuvenated face. Seeing is believing!
4. INCREASED BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION
Massage the skin of the face and neck stimulates the work of the blood system and lymphatic system. This implementation translates into numerous aesthetic benefits. The increase in the activity of micro blood circulation determines an optimal intake of nutrients and oxygen to the skin, which well nourished and well hydrated will appear brighter and naturally younger. The stimulation of the activity of the lymphatic system - naturally devoid of a natural pump - helps reduce the swelling of the face and neck, dark circles and bags. These beneficial effects determine a general improvement of the appearance of the face and, not of less importance, of the sensations that we receive from our eyes and muscles, which are lightened and reinvigorated.
5. PROMOTES THE SYNTHESIS OF COLLAGEN AND ELASTIN
Collagen and elastin are two natural plumping agents of the skin, whose synthesis decreases over the years, causing the loss of elasticity and the decrease in skin tone. Practicing self-massage with constancy helps to increase the natural production of collagen and elastin in the skin. That is, promotes the elasticity of the skin, or its ability to recover the relaxation following the appearance of wrinkles and lines of expression. Finally, self-massage rejuvenates the skin, giving it a young, fresh and healthy appearance.
PRACTICAL ADVICES FOR THE SELF-MASSAGE PRACTICE
In order to make the most of the practice of the massage and optimize the results, let's see together what are the ideal conditions for practicing it.
A. BE CONSTANT
Choose a specific moment of the day and do your best for respecting this new routine daily. The ideal moment could be the one in which you apply your usual skincare.
B. PUT YOURSELF IN A CONDITION OF INITIAL CALM
Sit down comfortable in a quiet place, begin breathing deeply, relax the face muscles. To relax the face muscles you can try with the facial meditation. Watch my YouTube video to discover facial meditation and self-facial massages.
C. APPLY A GOOD FACE OIL
Choose the oil according to your skin type, run step by step the massages that I suggest you here in my YouTube video. If you have oily skin, at the end of the massages, remove the oil.
D. CREATE A RELAXING ENVIRONMENT
At least once a week -may on Sunday's- light up a candle and listen to some relaxing music.
Take care of you and, with constancy and good advice, you will see the expected results!
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A presto !