5 Types of Facial Massage for Naturally Beautiful Skin

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My superior pal Lauryn, host of The Skinny Confidential, is visitor posting right this moment! She’s the individual I’m going to for all issues skincare and currently she’s launched me to the advantages of common lymphatic facial therapeutic massage. She’s such a professional, so thanks Lauryn for sharing your ideas!

Hello Wellness Mama group!

I couldn’t be extra excited to announce that Katie & I are doing a weblog swap right this moment. For these of you who’re new to The Skinny Confidential, I’m Lauryn Evarts, a podcaster, creator & entrepreneur.

Today I’m right here to share some ideas, methods & methods for my favourite topic: FACIAL MASSAGE!!

We’ll go over all the advantages of facial therapeutic massage, 4 ways in which you are able to do facial therapeutic massage & Megan Markle’s favourite solution to maintain her face trying tight: ‘the buccal massage.’

After you’re achieved studying all about look contoured like a Kardashian, head over to The Skinny Confidential to learn a Q&A with Katie. She’s speaking all about her favourite wellness habits, how methods assist her run a enterprise & household easily, & her morning routine.

With that, let’s get into all issues facial therapeutic massage.

First, let’s get into the advantages & why you NEED to get on board.

The Crazy Amazing Advantages of Facial Massage


Plus, it simply feels good. You can simply do facial therapeutic massage at dwelling, for free (!!), or you may go see an expert to do one for you.

Let’s get into all of the methods you are able to do it at dwelling, and what to ask for out of your esthetician.

4 Ways to Give Yourself a Facial Massage

I swear by facial massage- I can’t even put make-up on with out doing it now. My husband is aware of to provide me an additional 10 minutes, at the least, to do my on a regular basis facial therapeutic massage. It’s a factor now. It’s really easy & FREE!!

Let’s begin with the best (and least expensive) and work our means up!

1. Your Hands

This one wants to start with an enormous shout out to my make-up artist & pal, Jules Wick. Jules advised me to look at this YouTube video after I was feeling EXTRA swollen in NYC. No joke, I spent 20 minutes doing the entire video & FELT 239,743,247 occasions higher!

Warning: after you do that as soon as, you’ll by no means return to placing make-up on a bloated face. What occurs right here is it form of drains the lymph system whereas rubbing out positive strains & wrinkles. I work A LOT across the eye space. Lots of folks with darkish circles or puffy eyes need filler… I’m telling you, you don’t even want it in the event you turn out to be a daily facial massager!

2. Electric Facial Massager

This is one thing I’ve been experimenting with lengthy sufficient to confidently say: IT WORKS. I’ve mentioned it as soon as & I’ll say it once more… like Katie, I actually don’t like recommending something till I’ve tried it quite a bit. The integrity of The Skinny Confidential is essential to me so I don’t wish to advocate one thing that isn’t price it.

This little vibrating machine is price it! It’s not low cost, however I find it irresistible. Some ladies like their Louboutins, I like my facial massager. I’d somewhat have a good, wrinkle-free face than cute footwear. But that’s simply me.

If you’re on the market questioning get this gadget, ask for one for Christmas. By the way in which, this isn’t sponsored — simply sincerely all about this massager. You go in little circles throughout your face. I like to use an natural, cold-pressed oil earlier than massaging. Always use it earlier than you apply make-up & actually focus across the eyes so that you don’t have these puffy beneath circles. I’m going so far as to do my neck as a result of it actually helps drain the lymphatic system.

I even apply it to my chest typically. I’ll apply vitamin C serum & apply it to my chest at night time. Regardless, it wakes you up & will get the circulation going. You will really feel dewier, tighter, and youthful.

To go additional right here, the gadget is described as: “a micro-firming massage device that smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles, boosts the absorption of your daily skin care products, and with 27,000 micro-firming massages per use, delivers a pleasurable ‘spa-like experience.”

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS. This is one thing that anybody who’s into pores and skin will DIE OVER.

Here is a video additional exhibiting & explaining how to do that at dwelling.

3. Gua Sha

If you haven’t heard of gua sha but, let me fill you in. From Fashionista.com:

Facial gua sha is a therapeutic massage approach designed to alleviate rigidity within the muscle tissues of the face, increase blood circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage to banish bloat. It helps break up fascia — the connective tissue that hugs muscle tissues however can typically intervene with optimum circulation — and might even assist to make your face look slimmer ( albeit briefly). Devotees swear by its means to push back complications and jaw ache and brighten pores and skin (because of the increase in circulation). Some even contemplate it a Botox different for its means to unkink settled-in muscle folds.

It’s so rejuvenating & repairs all of your cells whereas preventing irritation — which we all the time need. It’s an historical Chinese follow & it simply WORKS!

Personally, the (*5*) are my favourite as a result of I heard that Cleopatra was a giant fan of rose quartz crystals. She used to soak in a shower full of them, so sure, there’s something beautifying & therapeutic in regards to the rose quartz instruments.

WARNING: in the event you Google gua sha, don’t get scared! Facial gua sha is totally different than BODY gua sha. Watch the video and also you’ll get it.

You can watch Mo (my facialist) do gua sha on my face in this video & take a look at some extra of her methods here.

4. Professional Lymphatic Drainage Facial

Ask for one subsequent time you get off a flight & you simply gained’t imagine the outcomes. They’re so fabulous. Have the facialist go down your neck too.

Full transparency: typically this requires somewhat rationalization. You want to inform them you desire a lymphatic drainage facial that helps battle bloat since you’ve been touring. Also allow them to know you’re dehydrated as a result of after quite a bit of journey you almost certainly are dried out.

And lastly, inform them you’d find it irresistible if in addition they targeted in your neck/chest. You ought to by no means neglect your neck, chest & palms. Paying consideration to the face is nice, however ageing occurs in every single place so PREVENTION IS KEY.


  •  I actually like to emphasise facial therapeutic massage to whoever is doing my lymphatic drainage. You actually need to drive this level as a result of typically you may say it and so they’ll solely do the face for 5 minutes. I would like 75% of the time to be targeted on my face. Sometimes I’ll throw somewhat scalp therapeutic massage in there too, if my hair hasn’t been freshly washed.
  • Tons of facial therapeutic massage is the way in which to go — up the face and down the neck ( it’s actually essential to go down the neck since you wish to drain all of the fluid they’re transferring out of your face).
  • Brightening & tightening merchandise
  • Gua sha instruments, a jade curler, or cups for facial cupping are all the time welcome
  • I ask them to make use of something that’s cold too. Ice globes, an ice curler, or a cryotherapy facial actually will get me going.
  • I additionally find it irresistible once they warmth my face up and funky it down on the finish, however MOSTLY I ask them to simply give attention to lymphatic drainage — meaning beneath the eyes and throughout the face to rid me of puffiness.
  • There is nobody facialist who’s the best possible. You simply want to search out somebody with the vitality & vibe that you simply love.

Before we go there, you must learn about one other kind of facial therapeutic massage that I’ve been doing just lately. Buccal therapeutic massage! Ya ya ya, it sounds bizarre, actually bizarre if I’m being trustworthy. Like the weirdest of bizarre. But bear with me as a result of it is a sizzling tip you don’t wish to miss out on.

Ok, so what’s buccal therapeutic massage?

It’s a facial that features a massage inside your mouth. The jaw-dropping half of the pampering entails a therapeutic massage therapist or aesthetician kneading your internal cheek & jaw muscle tissues.

AKA your new finest pal in the event you get puffy simply.

It additionally occurs to be Meghan Markle’s best-kept magnificence secret. That’s proper. Plus, it’s really easy. It’s even one thing you are able to do for free. It completely contours your mouth, jaw & cheekbones & actually will increase the production of collagen. How do I do know this? Because I’ve achieved it 100 occasions with my favourite facialist in San Diego, Mo.

Typically, Mo will do a 30 minute facial therapeutic massage, then quarter-hour massaging the mouth, & then ends with making use of product. She will get tremendous deep into the cheekbone space & drains the lymphatic system in one of the best ways potential.

Meghan likes to have her remedy achieved by London-based facialist, Nichola Joss. Meghan says:

I do facial workout routines from one of my favourite aestheticians, Nichola Joss, who mainly has you sculpt your face from the within out. I swear it really works, as foolish as you could really feel. On the times I do it, my cheekbones & jawline are waaaay extra sculpted.

Yakov Gershkovich as a pacesetter within the buccal therapeutic massage & facial therapeutic massage motion. Yakov has even labored on me earlier than. He’s so superb & skilled Mo too. You can watch my entire video with Yakov here.

Facial therapeutic massage is a large half of my routine & in the event you actually wish to goal sure areas, just like the buccal space, you’ll see much more outcomes. It’s going to provide you that mannequin look that pulls the face in. It’s extremely preventative, not simply corrective, which I’m all about. It’s actually the very best pure remedy to tighten the face.

Facial therapeutic massage actually needs to be thought of like going to the fitness center. You go to the gym to train your body, so why not work out your face?

You additionally wish to do that to empty your lymph nodes. The final time I went in to see Mo she mentioned my buccal space was tremendous full. Sometimes the day after, it might probably go away you somewhat sore, however the course of isn’t painful in any respect, in actual fact it feels so good.

My facialist, Mo, AKA Heal Thy Goddess was form sufficient to share her ideas when trying for/getting buccal therapeutic massage. Mo has been doing my facials for years & there’s one thing about her vitality that simply vibes with mine.

Anyways, listed below are Mo’s ideas.

Tips When Looking for a Professional Buccal Massage:

  • Google & Yelp are your finest mates. It’s onerous to search out estheticians that supply this so strive discovering somebody who’s twin licensed — which means each an esthetician & therapeutic massage therapist! These sorts of estheticians have in depth therapeutic massage coaching. Alternatively, you may additionally discover a therapeutic massage therapist or chiropractor that gives this kind of specialty therapeutic massage.
  • Communicate. Communicate brazenly together with your practitioner beforehand. Express your considerations & clarify what you wish to work on (AKA micromanage the scenario ). Explain when you’ve got TMJ, or if you wish to give attention to lymph drainage, and so on.
  • Tell them what you need. Let them know if it appears like an excessive amount of (or not sufficient) stress, or if you wish to focus extra time on this devoted space. Any good practitioner will need you to really feel comfy throughout the therapeutic massage & in the end happy together with your expertise.

Tips for Doing Buccal Massage at Home:

  • Use clear palms or perhaps a glove to do the therapeutic massage.
  • Using one hand at a time, use your left hand for the proper facet of your mouth, & your proper hand for the left facet. Enter the mouth with the thumb!
  • Proceed to therapeutic massage utilizing thumbs on the within of the mouth & your 4 fingers externally. Massage beginning on the nook of your mouth & transferring in the direction of the nook of your jaw (round motions really feel finest). TIP: If you undergo from TMJ, power clenching and so on., lengthy strokes downwards on the masseter ( the large muscle that strikes the jaw up & down) will assist  to launch extra rigidity.
  • Be light & sluggish! Take your time, & begin off flippantly. If you apply an excessive amount of stress, you could really feel sore the next day. So begin off simple & be aware. Lots of stress & feelings are harbored in the jaw, so take it simple to begin.
  • If you actually wish to optimize lymphatic drainage, be sure that to therapeutic massage down the edges of the neck afterwards. This means any extra fluids/toxins/lymph that transfer, have someplace to empty & circulate down by the neck (as an alternative of staying caught & providing you with hamster cheeks!).

Doing intra-oral buccal therapeutic massage is superb for draining extra lymph, transferring toxins, de-puffing the cheeks, & additionally for TMJ aid.

There you have got it. Those are all my ideas & methods for facial therapeutic massage, whether or not it’s at dwelling or seeing a professional.

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES. BE PROACTIVE. Don’t wait till you’re 50… stop the wrinkles from taking place.

If you may’t inform, SKIN IS IN. My pores and skin is a precedence. You ought to take care of it each single day. Wash your make-up off, put on SPF in every single place, do your facial therapeutic massage, spend money on good merchandise that work for you & use your oils.

Thank you to Katie & The Wellness Mama group for having me! Hopefully we’ll be doing one other weblog swap quickly, however within the meantime make sure to check out Katie’s post on TSC for her recommendations on all issues wellness, in addition to her podcast episode the place she talks all issues wellness, optimize your life, parenting & construct an internet platform.

Do you guys have any magnificence hacks to share that I completely need to strive?!

x, lauryn

Lauryn Evarts Bosstick has turned her ardour for magnificence, wellness, and no-censor recommendation into one of essentially the most distinctive blogs on-line right this moment, The Skinny Confidential. Along with the weblog Lauryn launched her personal e book, The Skinny Confidential Lifestyle Guide and a BODY GUIDE, which is a month-to-month subscription service that features new exercises and meal plans.

In partnership together with her husband, Michael Bosstick, Lauryn hosts the cheeky entrepreneurial podcast, The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER, which simply hit 55 million downloads. Lauryn works with the highest tier manufacturers whereas persevering with to attach together with her group each day.

The Skinny Confidential has been featured in SHAPE, Women’s Health Magazine, SELF Magazine, The Gary Vee Show, People Magazine, and Who What Wear. You can discover her studying, writing, training Pilates, or cuddling her new child Zaza.

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