Facial massage: Wake up your skin
Many beauty experts believe the true secret to smoother, more youthful looking skin isn't at the bottom of an expensive pot of cream, it's at your fingertips. Regular facial massage has been herald with improving muscle tone and stimulating dull tired skin for a plumped, youthful and glowing complexion.
The benefits of facial massage are not a new discovery, A-list facialists have been swearing by them for decades as have Korean women and we all know too well when it comes to anti-ageing skincare whatever Korean women are doing we'll all be doing sooner or later.
The science behind its effectiveness at fighting wrinkles lies in it's ability to instantly increases blood flow – which in turn helps plump wrinkles, lifts sagging jowls and defines tired cheekbones. Plus, it's very relaxing.
Some of you are already getting in on the action. Professional make-up artist and television personality, Lisa Eldridge explained recently that the facial massage tutorial on her website is her most requested video to date.
Your massage doesn’t need to take forever, 4 minutes morning or night and you will dramatically notice the difference but if you don’t have four minutes, simply applying your regular skincare to certain areas with a firmer than usual pressure can also have a youth-boosting effect.
Before you start, remember to remove any traces of make up and wash your hands. Then apply a few drops of oil to your palms, rub them together and you are ready to go.
An oil, serum or cream is very important it will enable your fingers to glide across your face working the muscles underneath rather than drag your skin.
We have enlisted the expert advice of celebrity facialist, Sarah Chapman so you can try it at home. Her first top tip is:
Using your knuckles, deep cleanse your skin by massaging your cleanser over your face with tiny circles for 1 minute. Work from the centre outwards, focusing on your chin, jaw and sides of your nose. Then rinse
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