Create a calming atmosphere by dimming the lights, playing soothing music, and ensuring you have all the necessary tools and products ready. You'll need a clean towel, a gentle cleanser, facial oil, or a moisturizer for lubrication.
Before touching your face, make sure your hands are clean. Wash them thoroughly with soap and warm water.
Use a gentle cleanser to remove makeup, dirt, and impurities from your face. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
To prevent friction and promote smooth gliding during the massage, apply a small amount of facial oil or moisturizer to your face and neck. You can use oils like jojoba, coconut, or almond oil, or a lightweight facial moisturizer.
Begin the massage by focusing on your neck and shoulders. Use your fingertips and thumbs to apply gentle pressure and knead the muscles in upward motions. Work your way from the collarbone to the base of your skull.
Start with the center of your face and use your fingers to apply gentle pressure and perform small circular motions. Work your way outward to your temples, using light to medium pressure. Pay special attention to areas with tension, such as the jawline and forehead.
You can address specific areas of concern like the eyes or forehead by using lighter pressure and gentler techniques. For the eyes, use your ring fingers and gently tap or make small circles around the eye sockets. For the forehead, use upward strokes.
To conclude the facial massage, use long, upward strokes from the chin to the jawline, from the sides of the nose to the temples, and from the center of the forehead to the hairline. This helps to lift the skin and promote relaxation.
If you have a favorite face mask, this is an ideal time to apply it and let it sit while you enjoy the relaxation benefits of the facial massage. Follow the mask instructions for the recommended time.