Massage is one of the most ancient methods of healing and provides many benefits.
This is true for facial massage as well. Here are just some of the benefits we’ve seen facial massage have on the skin:
- The blood circulation to the skin is increased providing fresh nutrients whilst removing congestion (a build-up of dead skin cells and excess oil).
- Lymphatic circulation is increased.
- Muscle tone is improved, decreasing the sagging, wrinkled look.
- It provides a feeling of well-being.
- It stimulates oil production.
- It is also effective against wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
Oils Commonly Used in Massage
- Almond oil, generally, is one of the most popular of the carrier oils used in massage and, as it is not greasy, it spreads easily, is non-clogging, and is very nourishing to the skin. Almond oil also makes a great cleanser.
- Apricot oil is a moisturising, nourishing, and revitalising oil which is very helpful for dehydrated, mature and sensitive skin. It can also help soothe inflammation.
- Avocado oil is very effective on dry, mature skin. It is often used on those suffering from eczema or some other similar skin conditions. It is useful when treating sun or climate-damaged skin that may be dehydrated or under-nourished.
After bathing or showering, pat dry your skin and spread one of these gorgeous oils over your body, including your feet, then layer with a rich body cream. This will keep your skin super soft as well as helping to diminish cellulite.