Release with the facial massage
A facial massage after a hard day or on a Sunday morning is my favorite self-care ritual. Switch off and do something good for your skin. Because during the massage you only concentrate on yourself. You can feel how your skin feels - dry, tired, neglected? – uand how your facial muscles are doing. Pay particular attention to whether stress-prone areas, such as the point between the eyes or the jaw muscles, are relaxed or tense. The focus is now entirely on you and no longer on all the 1000 things that keep you busy. At this moment you don't have to worry about anything. During the massage you will notice how the tension drops. Your breath flows more naturally and you calm down.
When is the ideal time for a facial massage?
The perfect time for a facial massage is in the evening. So you can relax and switch off from the day. In addition, the skin can optimally absorb care through the gentle massage. This supports nightly regeneration.
Why is a facial massage so good?
Just a few minutes of facial massage delivers several benefits:
Your circulation is stimulated. The skin cells are supplied with fresh, oxygen-rich blood and better nutrients.
The stressed facial muscles are also supplied with blood by the massage. This relieves tension, which leads to a relaxed facial expression.
The massage creates a gentle peeling effect. Dead skin cells are removed and the skin gets a rosy, youthful complexion.
If you apply a serum plus face oil or balm beforehand (you should always do that), the products are massaged into the skin. It can optimally absorb the ingredients of your care products.
During the massage, fresh tissue fluid is supplied to the skin cells. This makes her look plumper.
The direction of the massage from the center of the face outwards towards the ears and repeated strokes down the neck activates the lymphatic flow. In this way, the metabolic end products in the lymphatic fluid are better removed.
The beneficial effect has a positive effect on your complexion.
☝️ Below we come to the step-by-step instructions. Generally speaking, all upward strokes have a "lifting effect", while strokes from any point on the face to the ears and then down the neck to the Stimulate the removal of the lymph
Massage tools: do you need gua sha stones or jade rollers?
There are various aids that are pleasant and have an additional energetic effect.Gemstone rollers and Gua Sha stones have their origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine It has been using beauty rollers and stones of this type for centuries for their positive effect on skin and body. Whether jade or rose quartz, every gemstone stands for a special, positive effect on body and soul. The Kansa Wand made of wood, copper and zinc, which originates from Ayurvedic medicine, is also suitable for relaxing facial massages.
Do you really need them? no The hands are the most wonderful tools that everyone has at their disposal. Therefore, this is a guide for a massage with hands. The advantage: the numerous tactile receptors on the palms of the hands make them extremely sensitive. This allows you to adjust the pressure and shape individually to your skin, connective tissue and muscles.
Preparing for a facial massage
Clean your face with warm water and wash your hands thoroughly with a gentle natural soap.
Apply a large drop of FIVE face serum to the face, neck, neck and décolleté. Then put enough FIVE facial oil on your hands with the pipette, briefly warm up the oil between your hands and distribute it again on the face, neck, neck and cleavage. If you prefer to care for your face with the FIVE Shea Cream, then take some of it and let the balm melt between your hands before you distribute it.
Now your skin is prepared for the massage and your hands can gently glide.
How much pressure for the facial massage?
As it feels good to you! You can massage harder in the neck region and on the chewing muscles. In the eye region please only use fine strokes and taps, as the skin is particularly delicate here.
How many repetitions in the massage?
I recommend repeating each step 5 to 10 times. The same applies here: Feel what feels good for you and which part needs more attention at the moment. For the eye area, I recommend doing 10 repetitions.
What does the massage additionally support?
Perform the facial massage in a room full of fresh air or outside if it is warm. So you can take in enough oxygen.
Breathe deeply in and out. This increases the relaxation effect and oxygen uptake.
Stay relaxed in the shoulder girdle.
Perform all holds slowly, carefully and lovingly.
Drink a lot of water! With the massage you strengthen various bodily functions. With a large glass of water afterwards, you support the removal of released waste and toxins from the processed muscle and connective tissue.
Instructions: How to massage your face