Why Facial Massage is One Of Our Favorite Self-Care Treats

Mei Apothecary Rose Quartz Gua Sha Beauty Tool - An AAPI woman owned beauty brand.

Skincare is one of our favorite forms of self-care. It’s one of the many ways we love treating ourselves, and of course, our skin. But our favorite selfcare method that focuses on the body, both internally and externally, is facial massage. The practice of facial massage goes all the way back to ancient Chinese royalty, having been practiced for centuries for its renewing and beautifying benefits. Today, it is still being used for this very purpose, and continues to be beloved for promoting and enhancing your glow. 

Benefits of facial massage

One of the key benefits to facial massage is that it reduces puffiness by promoting fluid drainage from the facial features. This method  is important for skin and overall health because it releases toxins and congestion from the tissues that cause dullness and even breakouts. Removing these toxins promotes better blood flow and circulation that benefit the body from the inside and out. Healthy and happy skin? We call that a win-win!

These are only a few of the amazing benefits of facial massage. Other benefits include:

  • Reducing facial tension and stress — an overall relaxing experience!
  • Contouring and lifting the skin (depending on tool used)
  • Firming and massaging the face
  • Soothing the skin
  • Aiding in the penetration of skincare products

When to facial massage

To receive the most out of facial massage and your tools, we recommend twice daily: in the morning and evening. Facial massage in the morning can help wake up and de-puff the face so that you’re ready to face whatever you have coming! Facial massage at night, on the other hand, can prep the skin for better product absorption and help you wind down for a relaxing evening. But before beginning facial massage, skincare must be applied prior to using a facial tool to prevent tugging. 

Serums, moisturizers and facial oils are all great products to use before facial massage. Depending on when you apply your chosen skincare product, facial massage can either be in the middle or end of your routine. Our team enjoys using SUPERBLUE Nourishing Face Oil as the base for facial massage, applied as the final step in their routine in order to lock-in moisture. 

Tools to treat your skin to facial massage

All of our tools, ranging from our metal to stone tools, can offer these glowing and relaxing effects, including:

  • SKINSCULPT Massaging Beauty Roller - SHOP NOW
  • GERMANIUM Wand Lifting Beauty Roller - SHOP NOW
  • Jade Gua Sha Facial Beauty Tool - SHOP NOW
  • Rose Quartz Facial Roller Beauty Tool - SHOP NOW
  • And many more!

While these are only suggestions, the tool you choose is based on your skin’s needs. Pick the tool that is best fit for you and your skin!