Facial massage – this is one of the best cosmetic treatments for the face, which not only improves circulation, reduces swelling and improves skin tone, but also affects the overall health, appearance and mood. To see this is not necessarily written to a professional. Gentle self-massage is quite able to each of us – it takes you no more than 5-7 minutes a day.
Even when we put the cream on your face or wipe skin tonic, we can not help doing self-massage. The main thing that our movements were not too strong and sharp, and followed the lines of the face massage.
Facial massage is conducted on the basic massage lines
Chin: from the middle of the chin to the lower jaw to the ear lobe; Lips: from the corners of the mouth to the bottom of the ear, on the upper lip and nose wings to the top of the ear; Cheeks: from the side of the nose – the temples, eyelids: the upper eyelid – from the inner to the outer corner of eye, lower eyelid – from the outer to the inner corner of eye, nose: the nose on the back of the nose to the tip and on the back of the nose down to the lateral surface; forehead: from the middle of the forehead to the temples along the brow and scalp; in front of the neck upwards; Neck on the side of the neck down.
During the massage, too, do not rub and stretch the face, so as not to injure the delicate skin and do not add an unwanted wrinkles.
Thoroughly clean the face of the makeup and dirt and apply a nourishing cream. Wait a few minutes until it is absorbed, and the remnants of the cream blot with a tissue. Now you can begin to massage, but before you start, you can rub a little bit of essential oil in your hands – it will increase the effect of massage.
Some cosmetologists advise to not to cause any massage creams on the skin before the massage, but just a little to moisten it with water.
To make a massage the skin is not stretched, you need a little push forward his chin and his mouth slightly open, making it rigid and prevent any stretch marks.
The first stage – a forehead massage
Massage should start from the forehead: massage skin in a circular motion – from the middle of the forehead to the temples. Repeat three times. Then attach the hand to the middle of the forehead and take a few horizontal movements towards the temples. In the second hold hands and gently press down. Then repeat the same motion, but in the vertical direction – from the eyebrows to the hairline.
The second stage – massage Century
The next step – a massage of age. It should be especially cautious. Close your eyes, the middle finger of his left hand to push the outer edge of the left eye (so the skin does not budge). Right middle finger massage from the outer corner of the eye along the lower eyelid to the inner corner, and hence on the upper eyelid to the outer corner (about six times). Then change hands and just to massage the skin around the right eye.
The third stage – massage the cheeks
Put your thumbs near the corners of the lower jaw, and cushion the index, middle and ring fingers – the middle of the nose, and follow the pats to ear shells through the zygomatic arch.
The fourth stage – a massage of the nose
Alternately left and right hand smooths back of the nose from the tip of the nose to the middle and ring fingers 5-8 times.
The fifth stage – a massage of the mouth and chin
Relax the face, mouth open as if about to pronounce the sound “O” or inflate the cheeks, lips and pull forward for a kiss on the cheek. Place the middle and ring fingers of both hands and nostrils ryados with light circular movements smooth the skin with light circular movements six times.
Now, sit straight, slightly bend your torso forward, and tilt the head back. Apply a lip on the top, index and middle finger of one hand to the chin put, ring and little finger – under the chin. Alternately left and right hand (each – five times) make smooth strokes to the earlobe.
The sixth stage – neck massage
Flip your head back right and left hand with the thumb retracted smoothes the neck and chest area moves from the bottom up. Then tilt the head back to the other side and do the same with his right hand stroking. Before the end of the massage can be padded middle and index fingers of both hands to make a light slap on the forehead, around eyes, cheeks (gradually descending down) and on the chin. Then the continuous movement through the same point to return to his forehead.
This is most useful massage in young and middle age, when there are no pronounced changes in senile face and neck, but the first signs of wilting in the form of slightly noticeable wrinkles, wrinkles, dullness, dryness and flaking of the skin.
After graduating from the massage, remove the remnants of cream cotton swab dipped in a cleansing tonic. After the procedure, it is desirable to make a nutritionally-softening mask.
Duration of massage
Duration of the massage is determined by blood pressure. The normal duration of facial massage varies from 10 to 15 minutes. Facial massage with cream lasts 15 minutes, and the plastic on the talc – 10 minutes. However, those who have normal and low blood pressure, facial massage make no more than 10 minutes, as they often happens dizziness.
Of great importance is the number of procedures and intervals between them. Facial massage courses spend two or three times a year. Each course involves 15-20 treatments for 2-3 times a week. Between courses of facial massage is carried out every 7-10 days.
Contraindications to massage the face:
• pustular skin lesions and ostrovospalitelnye,
• molluscum contagiosum,
fungal diseases •,
• flat warts,
• abrasions and cracks on the face,
skin is contaminated •,
• acute inflammation of the facial nerve,
• hypertension stage III and other severe medical illness,
idiosyncrasy • cosmetic massage,
active rosacea • – extended flask in the form of small red mesh on the face.
Experts also advise not too often massage the skin with increased growth of facial hair. So before delet self-massage should consult with your doctor, beautician.
Reflexogenic zones of the face
During the massage, the face skin receptors are beginning to work more intensively, which positively affects the relation of the brain to the muscles, blood vessels, nerves. Blood supply and lymph circulation is enhanced, which promotes rapid healing of inflammation. The skin becomes more ruddy, and swelling of the face is greatly reduced.
Massage helps to increase the activity of sebaceous glands, which frees the skin from dirt, grease and dead horn cells. Also, depending on the type of massage, it can provide a stimulating and soothing effect on the nervous system. A facial massage certain areas can overcome the weakness and malaise. For example, for dizziness. Motion sickness and headaches need to massage the point, which is located at a distance of 1-2 cm from the center of the eyebrow.
At the outer edge of the eyebrow, the temple, there is a point, pressing on which you can improve the performance of the eye. And on the inside of the eyebrow, next to the bridge, there is a point which helps to cope with stress and reduce the swelling of the face.
Massaging the nose can get rid of headaches and fatigue. And if you are nervous – it is easy to push the point, which is located on the lower eyelid, a distance of about two centimeters from the pupil.
Well, in order to calm down and relax the muscles and refresh your face, you need to press the palm of your hand to the bottom of the cheeks and some hold them.
We must remember that self-massage of the face is best to finish tapping fingertips on all skin lines. This so-called “finger souls” – the final chord of the classic ten-minute massage.
And remember the main rule of self-massage person – touching the skin should be soft, light, sliding, and the strong friction and tension – is simply unacceptable