How to Do the Face Massage: Make Your Face Look Younger


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A person with a healthy face will always consider their mind and body also to be healthy. While little attention is paid to our faces, a massage therapist believes that this is one of the most overlooked areas of a person ‘s body and definitely we seem to be paying attention to its surface; however, 15 muscles in the face accumulate stress induced by the normally fixed expressions we have on them, as well as noise and air conditioning, which also aggravate the issue.

Wrinkles and Anti-aging

One of the key benefits of facial massage is the capacity to enhance overall skin appearance. In 2017, research conducted by study Trusted Source explored the efficacy of facial massage using a relaxing tool for massage. Participants used an anti-aging system and a cream for eight weeks on their face and back. Once combined with facial massage, the cream ‘s effects were improved. Improvements in wrinkles, skin sagging, and texture have been observed.

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Releases toxins

Environmental influences, beauty products, and the daily life’s hustle and bustle can build up toxins inside our skin, leading to fine lines, breakouts, and puffiness. Facial massages increase blood flow, kick-start lymphatic drainage to flush out waste and toxins in your face and keep your skin fresh and clean, both inside and outside.

Improves the absorption of products

Massaging your face in upward, moving movements with your fingers is a perfect way to help you absorb your favorite things like moisturizer and serum into your skin. Moreover, it’s a way to make your daily skincare routine feel more like a relaxing moment of self-care.

Manage scars

If you have a facial scar that is in the process of healing, massage may be of great benefit. Massaging the scar tissue and surrounding areas may help to increase blood flow, loosen adjacent tissues and flatten bumps. Also, facial massage can help relieve symptoms like pain, itchiness, and tenderness. Researchers found in 2014 that massage therapy has been effective in reducing itchy skin and pain while enhancing the appearance of raised burn scars.


As long as it is not an infectious case or during an acute sinusitis stage, you can use massage to relieve pressure on the sinus, discomfort, and congestion. Massage on the sinus can also help facilitate mucus drainage, relieve headaches, and improve circulation.


Stimulating the skin by massaging can help promote blood circulation and decrease the appearance of acne. There is limited relevant research providing proof of facial massage in improving acne. Some people swear for treating acne by doing an olive oil massage. Results vary, so if you’re interested in trying it, check it out on a specific area before massaging your whole face. Don’t be too aggressive in approaching them. Evite harsh motions or exfoliants, particularly in sensitive areas.

Indeed, by having a head and face massage, the masseuse aims to increase joint mobility and flexibility to your neck and shoulders. It will also improve blood circulation and lymphatic flow around the body, releasing the knots resulting from muscle tension and relaxing the connective tissue.


How to do the face massage: 6 easy steps

Make sure you clean your skin first. For the massage I highly recommend to use a moisturizer or oil. It feels much better on your skin, doesn’t pull your skin and also your skin will get lot of nutrients from the oil. The great anti-aging oil is definitely Argan oil, Jojoba oil or Pomegranate Seed oil. Apply small amount of oil on your face.

Smoothing moves on your neck: Use whole palms, start on the bottom line of the neck smoothing out your skin moving upwards. Repeat 20 times.

Press and pull your jawline: Your index and middle fingers are curled up, placed on your chin, thumbs are pressing under the chin. Press and pull moving slowly outwards. Repeat 10 times.

Smooth out your cheeks: make L shape with your thumb and index fingers, place thumbs under your chin and your index fingers alongside your nose. Your are gently pushing the skin towards your temples. Repeat 10 times. Use your index and middle fingers to press on your cheekbones from inside to outside (from the nose towards your temples). Repeat 10 times.

Glowing eye area: Close your eyes and place your index fingers on your eye lids. Press gently on eye lids while you try to open your eyes. Repeat 10 times. Place your index fingers under your eyes and with gentle move continue towards your temples, press and hold gently on your temples. Repeat 5 times.

Press your brows: Press your index fingers and hold with a little upward lift along the eyebrows. Repeat 5 times.

ZigZag moves: Use your index fingers for zigzag moves to smooth your forehead. Repeat 20 times. Place your knuckles on your forehead, just above your brows. Smooth out the skin, continue towards the temples. Repeat 5 times.

Self facial massage will help you to remove the toxins, relieves tension, increases circulation, blood and oxygen flow. Invest 2 or 3 minutes to lift the skin up with an amazing and less expensive alternative to massage therapiest or beautician. Don’t forget to do your massage daily, ideally in the morning. You will be surprised with the results. Facial massage is stimulating, relaxing and will give you a skin glow and wrinkles on the face will be reduced.

Please let us know your experience with self facial massage in the comments bellow.

  • Hi there,

    Thanks for sharing this information in such an easy way to follow. There are certainly some tips in this article that are really useful. I love that this is something that can be done in the comfort of your own home too.

    Looking forward to your next post.

    Best wishes,

    • ola.young

      Hi Sharon, thank you, great to hear you find it easy to follow. I agree with you, you don’t have to go anywhere, just a few minutes a day and you will see the results soon. Enjoy the face massage.

  • Great article on how to do the face message! I can’t wait to do it today on myself. Thank you so much for the information. I’ve used argan oil on my face and I can see a big difference. Where could I get a good argan oil?

  • This is an amazing post and I found it super interesting. I’ve always had a problem with facial massage and break-outs – whenever I massage on my face I have lots of spots (acne like) appearing, which puts me off from massages. However maybe I didn’t massage properly. After reading your post I am going to give it another go and let you know how I get on.

    Thank you

    • ola.young

      Thank you. Yes, give it a go and let me know how it went. I would really like to know the result. Some of the oils or facial creams can clog the pores so also have a look what products do you purchase.

  • Will definitely give this a try, i’m not keen on the idea of surgery, etc and was looking for a more natural way to help keep my wrinkles at bay. I have heard used the Argan Oil on my nails before as well and it was great so I must get some more.
    Thank you for the advice.

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