The Power of Touch, something very close to my heart, face massage.
Natural face-lifting massage methods have one thing in common: they rely on specific, repetitive movements to stimulate blood flow, remove toxins and release tension. There are many massage methods around the globe, which have been used for centuries. I have personally studied many massage methods for the face and body and combine these within my James method in my facials and to help you with at home face massage.
Improved muscle tone supports the skin better, lifting and softening your facial contours, smoothing lines and wrinkles and boosting the overall health of your skin. Not to mention calming the mind. Similar to that of massage for the body, or working out in the gym or yoga class, we know muscles and connective tissue need to be supported and worked on the maintain their health and youthfulness.
What are the benefits of Face Massage?
It’s a drug-free, non-invasive way of benefiting your skin
Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues, working beyond the face
Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body’s natural defence system, helping to reduce puffiness and speed up general detoxification of the skin
Gives an instant glow and lift
Speeds skin cell turnover
We hold a lot of tension and emotion in our face, so take every opportunity to work your product in with massage, I particularly love this with a cleansing oil, balm or cream. I dont generally advice massaging too much with your serums or face creams.
A daily extra minute massage in the morning is going to wake up the blood circulation, help de-puff from a nights sleep, perk up your facial contour and give you a natural glow.
If you have five minutes in the evening, this is going to set you up for a good night’s beauty sleep. You can obviously set aside for a longer period, around 10 to 20 minutes once a week for a real boost. The important aspect is regularity for results.
The best time to perform a face massage depends on your lifestyle. It might be in the evening after you’ve removed your make-up. Or in the morning before you cleanse. I keep an oil both in the shower and by the bath so I can massage my face either in the morning or the evening and don’t need to worry about washing off any excess oil.
BEFORE YOU START: Firstly, face lifting massage is best avoided if you have super-sensitive skin, inflamed rosacea, active acne, or if you’ve spent too long in the sun. The increase in blood flow and friction on the skin isn’t going to help, and it is likely to aggravate. Theses skin types need a gentler approach and more lymphatic based massage than stimulating.
WHAT TO MASSAGE WITH: The perfect hero oil! Ideally a plant-based oil, not a mineral oil, so no baby oil or bio oil, as these will just coat your skin like cling film and block your pores. Take a look at my blog on oils for face massage as well as a video on what oils to massage with.
Here’s some of my anti ageing face massage videos:
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