Facial massaging tools, such as a face roller, have been a long-term tradition in some eastern counties for restoring youth and volume to the skin. Regular use of a massaging tool can help lift and tone sagging skin, reduce fine lines and restore definition to the face. Facial massage can also improve oxygenation to the skin, which in turn improves collagen production. Bonus: They’re also extremely relaxing and are great for relieving tension headaches. If tools aren’t really your thing, then your own hands can work wonders!
When applying moisturiser or oil, gently knead your jawline and mid-section of your face with your knuckles to massage the product in, boosting circulation and encouraging blood flow in the process. Direct your movements towards the perimeter of your face to shift any puffiness away from the center. Sweep up between your brows with your middle finger, and then under the eyes. Ensure you use very soft pressure under the eyes as the skin is delicate. Repeat the movement a few times before moving on.
Position your thumbs under your cheekbones, and smooth up along the ridge towards your temples. To reduce jaw puffiness, do sweeping movements with your palm down the neck to promote lymphatic drainage. Whether with a tool, or your hands, avoid doing a facial massage when you skin is dry, to prevent any unnecessary tugging and pulling on your skin.
By following these plumping skin care tips, you’ll be well on your way to a more youthful, voluminous complexion. We’ve talked quite a bit about the use of facial serums, so head on over to our Serum Guide to see which product will work best for you.