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Want a healthy face? Massage it. Here’s why.

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Massages are known to release tension and stress. It’s very often appreciated by all. We’re all aware of back massages, leg massages, head massages, however, face massages do not have as much recognition.

The founder of Urban Oasis Massage, a veteran massage artist, Sya Warfield from San Francisco sheds some light on the topic of face massage. She explains the proper method by saying, “movements such as gentle deep stroking, tapping, pinching, and kneading” to areas of your face prone to puffiness, wrinkles, or muscle tension.

Warfield later mentions the goals of facial massages which we’ll be learning in detail later, as “waking up your face, draining tension and fluid from your face to slow down the aging process, and promoting healthier facial skin.” She also recommends massaging your face for three to five minutes, at least three times a week for best results.

Now coming to the benefits of facial massage. Here are 4 of them.

• Releases tension and relaxes wrinkles

Most people hold a lot of tension and stress in their faces. It’s natural, when we feel stressed, tired, or concentrated, we tense our forehead and eye area, however, this causes wrinkles over time. A couple of minutes of face massaging at the end of the day helps release that tension and also relax the wrinkles.

• Increases microcirculation, boosting skin healing, repair, and rejuvenation

Just like when you’re exercising, even a facial massage leads to a passing surge of blood and oxygen to your skin. This boosts the healing of the skin. It helps to detoxify your skin. Facial massages promote repair and rejuvenation of the skin.

• Improves the absorption of skincare products

There’s no point in applying moisturizers and serums every day if they’re not being absorbed. To prevent this, massage your face with your fingers in upward, lifting motions is a wonderful way to help your favorite skincare products like moisturizer and serum absorb into your skin. Plus, you can also consider it as a way to make your daily skincare routine feel even more like a relaxing self-care moment.

• Relaxation

Lastly, the most important of all – relaxation. All the skincare benefits aside, face massages are just as good at relieving emotional tension as they are at calming all the muscle tension you’ve stored up over the years as I said before. They help you feel more relaxed and at ease at the end of a long day. They help you relax and rejuvenate your face. Definitely try this out. The good news for you is that it has absolutely no side effects. So mission glow up 2020 is on!