Types of facial massage: which one is right for you
Despite the fact that wrinkles are one of the most obvious signs of aging, the loss of elasticity, the blurred contour of the facial contours, and the condition of the neck skin can even add to a well-groomed and young face for several years.
Competent care and implementation of the recommendations of cosmetologists will allow to tighten the skin of the face, rejuvenate the skin of the neck, to form a clearer contour of the face and neck.
Correction of sagging, reduction of transverse wrinkles on the neck are achievable with the help of proper daily care / massage, and with the help of specialized cosmetics.
Face massageable to improve the condition of the skin, make it more elastic and radiant. The basis of the massage are mechanical movements that can cause changes in the tissues, restore the broken structure and the relationship of tissues and cells. Thanks to the correct massage movements, it is possible to improve the blood circulation of the skin, which will help to saturate the skin cells with useful nutrients and enhance the synthesis of its own youth molecules (collagen,elastin and hyaluronic acid).
The most effective massage for facelift- one that is made in accordance with the recommendations of professional cosmetologists. Therefore, if you want to learn various techniques of massage and fitness of the face and choose the one that is right for you, first you need to get a clear consultation from a professional.
To do facial massage at home, you need to follow a few simple but very important rules:
- Before the massage, it is necessary to clean your skin with cleansing agents (washing gel, milk, micellar water, etc.).
- Before the massage, you must wash your hands.
- Do not allow hair to get under your fingers, so as not to injure your skin. The best solution is to remove them under a special cap.
- Half an hour before the procedure, you can make a warm compress to prepare the muscles for a massage.
- The skin has the ability to stretch, but not in all directions equally.
The main types of massage
There are five main stages of massage: stroking (preparing the skin), kneading in circular motions (relieves muscle tension), patting (preparing for further loads),vibrating movements or tingling (stimulating blood circulation) and re-stroking (soothing the skin).
Simple lymphatic drainage massage
At home, without resorting to a specialist, it is possible to do a simple lymphatic drainage massage to improve the outflow of fluid and lymph, reduce edema, and restore color to the face. To do this, make a wave-shaped movement with a slight pressure, directed along the massage lines (from the center of the face to the outside). It is important to pay special attention to the problem areas, gently pressing and relaxing the clamped muscles.
Exercises to improve the condition of the Y-zone
A useful exercise to improve the state of the Y-zone will be to clap the lower part of the chin with a palm or a stretched fabric napkin, contrasting compresses (alternating hot and cold compresses), contrasting showers - all that significantly improves skin tone in this area.
Creams, oils and gels
In addition to mechanical stress, creams, oils and gels are used to enhance the effect of the massage. Successfully cope with this task creams that contribute to the formation of a framework of collagen and elastin fibers of the contour of the face and neck.Normalization of the metabolism in the cells and activation of the recovery process of the dermal layer that is thinning with age is one of the key areas of action of cosmetics. To achieve the maximum effect, it is recommended to apply the cream on cleansed neck skin in the morning and evening with light, massaging movements upwards.
Reducing the impact of aggressive external factors on the skin
To reduce the effect of aggressive external factors on the skin, and especially UV rays and free radicals, neck skin care includes products with UV protection and antioxidants in the composition. Face and neck massage is an effective remedy in the fight against wrinkles, uneven complexion, swelling and other skin problems. Regularly performing a facial massage will help preserve the youth and beauty of your skin.
Contraindications for cosmetic massage
Contraindications for cosmetic massage are acute inflammation of the face, pustular skin diseases, eczema, flat warts, pronounced redness of the face (rosacea) and hairiness (hypertrichosis) of the skin.
Also one of the last directions to improve the condition of the skin and strengthen the muscles of the face is fitness for the face. Together with a trainer or a beautician, you can develop for yourself a special system of exercises, regular implementation of which will help you look and feel good.
In conclusion, I would like to say that every minute we make any movements: smile, wrinkle, laugh. This is also a kind of facial massage. Therefore, show emotions and begin all cosmetic procedures with a smile.