Facial massage: the secret to younger-looking skin?
We all know massage is good for your health and wellbeing, but did you know it can also improve the appearance of your skin?
You can forget the needles – now there’s a range of at-home beauty tools available that promise younger-looking skin simply by kneading your face.
And with devices such as UK facialist Sarah Chapman’s Facialift tool selling out on NET-A-PORTER, it looks like facial massage is set to be the next big skin trend.
Coming in all manner of shapes and sizes (not to mention manual and electric varieties), they all work in a similar way, massaging and stimulating the facial tissue.
According to skin experts, this can help to improve circulation, assist with lymphatic drainage, and even lower levels of cortisol (a nasty stress hormone which can affect the skin) simply by soothing the mind.
bh’s Liv recently tested (and loved) the innovative Foreo LUNA™ for Sensitive/Normal Skin (PINK) for our expert trial team. As for me, I prefer a more old-school massage approach using a manual brush such as The Body Shop Facial Brush. This baby is fantastic for boosting circulation as well as exfoliating.
But I have to concede the easiest way to incorporate facial massage into your beauty regime is to combine it with cleansing, using a facial cleansing brush. Check out five of the best here.
Are you a fan of facial massage? What other DIY skin treatments do you swear by?