Give Yourself a Facial Massage for Anti Aging Benefits

One alternative to cosmetic surgery for toning and soothing dry, wrinkled and saggy skin is facial massage.  A massage not only applies skin-nourishing oils and essential oils to help hydrate and replenish skin, it also stimulates circulation and helps detoxify the skin.

You can give yourself a facial massage or you can have a partner help

Woman Giving Herself a Facial MassageYou will need approximately 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil that is suited for your skin type. Jojoba is good for all skin types, and evening primrose oil combined with jojoba is an excellent base for facial massage.  Add to this oil 3 drops of essential oil: carrot seed, geranium, patchouli and neroli are all excellent anti-aging essential oils.

First, cleanse and tone your face. This removes all impurities and will allow the benefits of the oils to absorb into the skin.

Then place a few drops of oil onto your fingertips and proceed with the following facial massage movements:

Hold your fingertips at your jawline. Using a sweeping, upward motion, draw your fingers up to your forehead. Be sure to avoid your eyes. Use gentle pressure, and do not tug or pull on the skin. Repeat this movement several times, always working in an upward motion.

Then apply more oil to your fingertips and place the fingers of both hands in the center of the forehead. Draw your hands outward toward the temples. Use more pressure than you did in the first massage. Repeat this move several times, keeping pressure firm but not so hard that it pulls on the skin.

Next, place your fingertips on either side of the nose, using more oil on the fingertips if needed. Following the cheek bones, run your fingers across the cheek bones up and out to the temples. Do not use as much pressure as you did with the forehead massage. Repeat this move several times.

Finally, finish up with the original movement of gentle, sweeping strokes from the jawline to the forehead. Repeat this three times, using less and less pressure each time. Take some deep breaths and continue relaxing for a few moments before continuing with your day.

Facial massage is a quick, easy pampering treatment with potent anti-aging benefits that anyone can do in the comfort of their own home. Try facial massage for a few weeks and see the difference that it can make.