Posted on November 20 2018
The Facial Workout You Need To Know
You've seen it on Instagram, it sounds cool, and apparently Megan swears by it. But what exactly IS it and does it work? I’m talking about facial massage, an easy workout for your face to help you get the physical results you work for in the gym, but on your face.
What does it do?
Put simply, facial massage tones the appearance of your face and can help to:
- Relieve sinus pressure
- Boost circulation
- Stimulate lymphatic drainage
… for a brighter, firmer complexion.
To maximise results, use a facial oil like Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil (£38, lookfantastic.com) or Pretty Athletic Recovery Boost (£28, waitrose.com) for smooth motion and deeply penetrating nourishment.
How to do it:
- FOR A DAILY GLOW…
For a quick, 2 minute pick-me up, channel your inner facialist and use your own two hands. FaceGym’s famed ‘Whip, Knuckle and Contour’ technique transforms your bathroom into a spa. Massaging products into the face in this way will maximise the benefits and make sure that you’re getting the most out of your daily favourites.
- TO SMOOTH & DEPUFF…
For this, you’re going to need to grab one of those trendy double-ended jade rollers you’ve probably seen all over instagram. For maximum results, keep your roller in the fridge and — starting at the chin — use gentle motions to roll up and around the face and finish by rolling outwards along the forehead to the temples. This is perfect for those days when you’ve enjoyed a few too many crisps or glasses of red wine… nobody needs to know! Yu Ling Jade Facial Roller (Double), £22 cultbeauty.com
- TO TIGHTEN AND SCULPT…
If you’re feeling confident, then
The Gua Sha, an ancient Chinese beauty secret used for centuries to revitalise and contour the face. Unlike the roller, this tool is flat so it stays cool outside of the fridge and specifically shaped to hug the natural structure of your face. Quick, upward strokes will help to boost circulation and drain any puffiness for a gorgeous glow, but be extra careful not to push too hard and tug on the skin. White Lotus Jade Gua Sha, £28.99 cultbeauty.co