Facial massages are a regular part of a salon and spa routine. Many people who are clients at these salons and spas think that facial massages are just to help them relax and become comfortable, but the fact is that there are many long-term advantages to having their faces massaged.
Prevents Wrinkles and Increases Production of Collagen and Elastin
- Sometimes women who want to fight fine lines and wrinkles turn to Botox because it relaxes facial muscles. Facial massages do the same thing without the needles or injections, according to Elle Canada.
Facial massages also help keep layers of collagen and elastin fibers in place under your facial skin. Massaging your facial helps the muscles relax and blood flow increase, and this helps skin products penetrate the surface more easily. Massaging the muscles also sends a biological message for the skin to increase elastic and collagen production.
Decreases Puffiness and Increases Skin Radiance
- Facial massages also decrease puffiness and swelling of the face. When you move the skin and muscles, it tends to increase blood flow. Blood flow is what brings nutrients and oxygen to the surface of the skin and general area, and as it flows back to the heart, it decongests the skin, as Elle Canada notes.
These benefits not only improve the general health of your skin from the inside, but these show on the outside. Skin will no longer appear bloated, and the increased blood flow will create a natural glow.
- Any time that the skin on the face, or skin anywhere on the body is massaged and stimulated, it causes the pores to open up. Stimulation can also cause an increase in temperature, and this too opens up the pores. This is when someone should take advantage and extract the pores, or wash away dirt and debris from the facial pores that cause many skin problems, such as acne, blackheads and overall dullness to the face.