If you're reading this, chances are you have seen the numerous videos online and social media posts about facial massages. And while this trend may seem relaxing and like the perfect addition to your nighttime routine, the truth is that it can be a little intimidating if you don't know what you're doing. Never fear though! BBE is here with the perfect How to Give Yourself a Facial Massage guide, so you can pamper that pretty face of yours to your heart's content.
Start with a squeaky clean face.
Before you start massaging your favorite serum or moisturizer in, make sure your face is fresh and clean. We recommend using a gentle face wash that will leave your pores dirt free, without feeling tight.
Apply your dream cream, and move in upward motions for a perfect facial massage.
Next up in our guide on how to give yourself a facial massage, is something you likely already do on the regular! Make sure you've applied your go-to serum or moisturizer so that your massage efforts go off seamlessly. Once your skin is clean and prepped, you're ready to get to work.
Opt for a luxurious facial oil. Or, a vitamin enriched cream that will sink into your skin with the help of a few key upward motions.
Focus on some lymphatic drainage to make your skin glow. Start from the middle of your face, and move outwardly to really get that blood flowing.
Be gentle around those pretty peepers.
As you can see in the quick and easy diagram above, you'll want to focus your facial massage on moving blood flow upwards. Doing this also ultimately leads to more youthful looking skin in the long run.
However, we have to mention that it is *super* important that you pay close attention to the delicate skin around your eyes. Be gentle with your under eyes! Moreover, make sure you have enough moisturizer on this area so that your fingers glide easily when massaging.
No tugging, pulling, or tough motions allowed when it comes to those beautiful eyes babe!
Enlist the help of some tried & true beauty tools for the ultimate facial massage.
If your fingers aren't cutting it, or you just feel like your facial massage game is in need of some stepping up, we've got you. Reach for a jade or rose quartz roller! This will take the guess work out of how much pressure to apply to your face. It will also make facial massaging *way* more fun and effective if you're a beginner.
Using one of these trusty beauty tools is an easy way to get blood flowing in your face. Additionally, it will totally help reduce fine lines over time. We love beauty tools so much around here, that we went ahead and wrote a whole blog with the lowdown on them. Check out which one is best for you right here, and get to massaging girlfriend!
Happy facial massaging, babe!