FIVE MINUTE SELF CARE MASSAGE TIPS
Today's massage is all about sneaking a little extra self care into your skincare. This jade stone tool for self care is new in the online shop and features a couple of great options for lifting and sculpting. But sometimes, we can create even more change in the face by just working to release tension. Luckily, this massage routine does a little bit of both. Who doesn't love multi-tasking?
We will be utilizing several of the unique angles of the tool - ridges, hook and wave edge. However, if you have a tool of similar shape or with similar features, you can easily replicate these moves. As always, a little facial oil is recommended when using a gemstone tool, to help your tool glide better on the skin.
THE FIVE STEPS
STEP ONE : JAWLINE OPENER - This massage is particularly focused on the mouth and jaw area, where tension tends to accumulate. Keeping the tool at a fifteen degree angle, nearly flat to the skin, start at the chin and glide all the way out to the hinge of the jaw. Once you reach the hinge, a little wiggle of the tool should feel nice for additional release.
STEP TWO : MOUTH TENSION TAMER - Working with a similar angle and pressure with as with the first step, move to the corners of the mouth. Glide gently outward to release tension around the mouth. You can also add a little cheek sculpting by scooping underneath the cheekbones as you glide out and up toward the ears.
STEP THREE : JAW HINGE RELEASE - One of our favorite moves to utilize when the tool has a comb edge, is to use it on the tight area where we clench our jaws. Use the comb edge gently and begin to wiggle the tool in a saw-like motion. Move back and forth over the jaw hinge area, in an upward motion and then sweep to the temples to finish.
STEP FOUR : SCULPTING SWEEPS - With the curved side of the tool, we want to line up with the natural curvature of the face (cheekbones and jawline). Then with a gentle pressure, sweep outward from the middle of the face, all the way to the hairline. Add a little wiggle at the end of each sweep again, if desired.
STEP FIVE : ELEVENS RELEASE - Between the brows is another area that responds well to the comb edge. This can be great for breaking up the tension that causes vertical wrinkles or "elevens" as they are commonly called. Similar to step three, use a gentle sawing motion working horizontally to create cross-friction. Finish by working upwards to the hairline and smoothing the forehead.
Five minute face massages to-glow are timed to be about five minutes long. There is no sound, so you can use this as quiet time or add your own soundtrack. Follow the moves in the video - about thirty seconds per move - on each side. Complete everything in five moves and five minutes. Repeat if if desired, or mix and match with other videos to really treat your skin. Be sure to check back every Friday for new videos!