A facial massage is an easy, effective and relaxing ritual that promotes natural healthy, glowing skin and provides you with a moment of calm at the end of a long day. If you’ve ever wondered how to do a DIY facial massage, then check out my easy guide and video.
If you'd like to join in, then grab a natural facial oil and tune into this video. Facial therapist Kelly Gubbins guides us through a facial massage to give your skin a natural face lift. Get ready to feel radiant and relaxed!
Is facial massage good for skin?
Yes. Using a natural plant-based facial oil will feed your skin with healthy omega essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Taking it one step further by massaging your skin with this oil will really boost the effects of the oil and give you added value from your purchase. It's a particular treat for skin that's feeling dull, stressed or perhaps when you've been using a screen more often, and are feeling signs of stress and tension in your brow or neck area. As long as you aren’t suffering from acne or rosacea, you can benefit from massage and even enjoy it daily.
Benefits of facial massage
✔️Boosts the absorption of your products
✔️Assists in drainage of toxins
✔️Increases blood flow bringing oxygen and nutrients to the surface of your skin
✔️Helps increase cell turnover
✔️Works your facial muscles
✔️Helps lift and tone your skin
✔️Releases tension and boosts your mood
Find a quiet space where you won't be disturbed. Be intentional and add some soft music, candles or a guided meditation.
An evening massage before bed is a great way to prepare for a good night's sleep and help your skins natural overnight rejuvenation process.
Which oils are best for massage?
Choose a natural, plant-based facial oil suited to your skin type. Avoid mineral oils which and heavy oils like coconut and olive which can clog your skin. Pamoja’s Restore Multi-purpose Beauty Oil is a beautiful, lightweight oil for massage, packed with healthy omegas and vitamins and with an aromatic spa-like scent. It’s also available without essential oils.
How to give yourself a facial massage
First, prep your skin with a thorough cleanse.
Close your eyes. Try to focus your mind on the here and now.
Relax your jaw, cheek muscles and shoulders and start by gently stretching your neck from side to side, backwards and forwards a couple of times.
Warm 4-5 drops of oil into clean hands and breathe in the aroma.
Pat the oil onto the face and neck.
Remember the feeling of sweeping gentle movements when you have a facial? That's how you're going to move your hands, repeating each of these movements 6 times. Save the image to your phone 👇🏽
Your skin should now be feeling soft, smooth, relaxed and tingly, and you'll be feeling more relaxed.
Do let me know if you try the massage or have any tips to share.
If you'd like to try a natural plant-based oil, Restore is perfect for facial massage. It's non-greasy, but 4-5 drops will provide enough slip to allow your hands to glide over your skin. It's packed with Omega 3,5,6,7 and 9, vitamin A and E and antioxidant beta-carotene.
There are lots of other ways to use Restore, read my blog post for 6 quick and easy uses for a multipurpose oil.
Ethical blogger Bryanna from the Ecological has this to say about Restore: " it's a lightweight marvel that leaves you with velvety soft skin and a more radiant complexion".
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