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Face Massage | Myth or Game-Changer?

Let’s chat about the intriguing world of face massage! Amidst the chatter about its effectiveness, there's a lot of confusion: is it a skincare miracle or another passing trend? In this blog, I will explore Face Yoga, Gua sha and Facial Rollers and give you my opinion on the effectiveness of each technique.

Face Yoga

This one is easy - a skincare miracle! If you don’t already incorporate face yoga into your daily skincare routine, you should. Much like we have to exercise for a healthy body, so should we exercise our faces for younger and firmer-looking skin.

Face yoga, also known as facial yoga, is a natural way to enhance the health and appearance of your face. It involves performing various exercises and massage techniques targeting the muscles and skin of your face, neck, and head. Face yoga is beneficial for several reasons. Firstly, it helps increase blood circulation, improving your skin's health and overall appearance. Secondly, it can reduce tension and stress in your facial muscles, leading to a more relaxed and youthful appearance. Thirdly, it can help tone and strengthen your facial muscles, which can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Finally, face yoga is a non-invasive and affordable alternative to cosmetic procedures, making it an accessible option for those who want to improve their facial appearance naturally. Overall, incorporating face yoga into your daily routine can have numerous benefits for your skin and facial muscles, leading to a more radiant and youthful appearance.

There are tons of videos available on YouTube, but these two are my favourite channels:

If you're just starting out, I'd recommend Masumi's Channel. Take a photo of your face before and after you do a face yoga massage; you will see the difference immediately.

In summation, definitely a game-changer!

Gua Sha

Another trend is Gua Sha, a traditional Chinese healing technique that uses a flat tool to scrape the skin to improve circulation, alleviate pain, and release tension. The name "Gua Sha" roughly translates to "scraping sand," which refers to the appearance of small red spots that may appear on the skin after the treatment (which gives me pause to recommend this treatment for your face). In its original form, it uses a blade to scrape the skin to remove toxicity and has now evolved into using a stone for the face. The technique is often used on the back, neck, and shoulders but can also be used on other areas of the body. In addition to its therapeutic benefits, Gua Sha is also used in beauty treatments to improve the appearance of the skin and reduce wrinkles. While the practice has been used for thousands of years, it has recently gained popularity as a natural and non-invasive alternative to more invasive treatments. 

Honestly, I would only buy one to put it next to my bed because they are gorgeous. You would get more benefits from Dermaplaning with a blade than this. Saying that, it is an effortless way to improve blood circulation as you can just gently (being the operative word) rub over your face in front of the TV.

In summation, it is more of a nice-to-have than a must-have. Please ensure that you test that the Gua Sha stone you are buying has no abrasive edges. Only buy from reputable stores. 

I would recommend face yoga (using your fingers) over Gua Sha. But, if you love a trend, consider a facial roller over a Gua Sha stone.

Facial Roller

Facial rollers have gained popularity as a beauty tool that can help promote healthy skin. These handheld devices typically feature a smooth stone or crystal that is rolled over the skin in a specific pattern. The benefits of using a facial roller include promoting lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness, and increasing circulation to the skin. This can result in a brighter, more toned complexion and can also help reduce fine lines and wrinkles over time. Additionally, using a facial roller can provide a relaxing, spa-like experience that can help reduce stress and tension in the face and neck. Overall, incorporating a facial roller into your skincare routine can be a simple and effective way to enhance the health and appearance of your skin.

In the world of beauty accessories, a facial roller is a delightful addition (not a necessity). It can be conveniently stored in your fridge or freezer in a zip-lock bag, ready for you to roll over your face for a refreshing experience.

Be careful with the pressure you apply to your skin for all of the above. Your face is not an ironing board. I have seen so many of my customers when they start out pressing so hard on their skin in a desperate attempt to iron out their wrinkles literally. This is a no-go. The skin on our faces is very sensitive, so you can end up causing more harm than good. So, apply pressure lightly if you use a Gua Sha stone, a Facial Roller, or your fingers (I prefer the latter). Apply pressure as you would on a baby’s skin; otherwise, you can break your skin, and we don’t want that.

So whether you want to spend extra money on a Gua Sha stone or a Facial Roller or are happy to trust your fingers and do Face Yoga, the key is to apply moisture to your skin to protect your skin. Also, the lymphatic drainage that occurs can cause pimples when you start, as it promotes detoxification. Hence why I created my Yummy Youth Face Massage Oil. Tap here to find out more.

You. Looked after.


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Disclaimer: This blog is only intended for informational purposes. Any information associated with this blog should not be considered a substitute for prescriptions suggested by beauty, diet, and healthcare professionals. Readers are subject to using this information at their own risk. Tash Fromberg does not take any responsibility for any harm, side effects, illness, or health or skin care problems caused by this content or anything related. Please remember products that work for me may not work for you. Always test them on a small area of skin before buying or using them if unsure.

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