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Benefits of a Facial Massage: The Antidote to Aging is in Your Hands


A massage probably isn’t part of your skincare routine, but the anti-aging benefits of a facial massage are bountiful—think reduced lines and puff-free eyes. A therapeutic facial massage is not only relaxing, it also increases the flow of blood and oxygen in your face to promote cell turnover, and in turn, help you maintain youthful, glowing skin.

Much like the rest of your body, your face includes muscles that hold on to stress, which causes them to tense up, and this translates into unwelcome fine lines and wrinkles. Regularly massaging your face can help release the build up of tension and minimize the appearance of fine lines.

Instead of slathering creams and lotions on to your face, use two fingers to gently massage the product into your skin with circular motions. Start on your cheeks and move upwards to your forehead, before applying gentle pressure around your eyes, down your nose, and along your jawline, neck, and décolletage.

Additionally, you can reach for the Shiseido SGC Facial Massage Roller (US $182; AED/SAR 668), which mimics an esthetician’s kneading motions using platinum-coated roller balls. The waterproof massage roller is easy to use, and aims to increase microcirculation as well as reduce the appearance of sagging cheeks and jawline for a firm, sculpted look.

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