FIVE MINUTE SCULPTING FACE MASSAGE TIPS
For when you just want a quick contouring and sculpting treatment - no tools needed - this is a great little go-to that will do the work. It incorporates both lymphatic drainage moves to help depuff, while also using just our hands to sculpt and lift the face. When work with just your hands, always use a little bit of facial oil for glide. We never want to tug or pull aggressively on the skin. This is a great routine for before applying makeup to really accentuate the natural contours of your face.
THE FIVE STEPS
STEP ONE : THE NECK - To really warm up the skin and facilitate contouring, it is super important to start with the neck, paying special attention to the area beneath the ears. Making a "fork" with your fingers, line your fingers up on both sides of the ear and glide your hand downwards toward the collar bone. Using your other hand as a support, be sure to work each side evenly. You can also repeat this move at the end to boost your results.
STEP TWO : THE JAWLINE - Once again separating your fingers to make a "fork", line your hand up at the center of the chin and begin to glide outwards toward the ears, hugging the jawline with your fingers above and below the chin. This helps with sagging skin in the jaw area.
STEP THREE : THE CHEEKBONES - Use the side of one hand as your tool and support the skin with your other hand as you go. Start at the bridge of the nose and "carve" under your natural cheekbone, working out toward the temples/ears. This helps to really define the cheekbones and flush out excess puffiness.
STEP FOUR : THE EYES - Working with just your ring fingers and extra gentle pressure, start to work at the bridge of the nose and out towards the temples once more. This time, we want to work the under eye area. Taking extra care not to tug on the skin, we can encourage movement in the under eye area to combat under eye circles and naturally brighten the eye area.
STEP FIVE : THE THE FOREHEAD - The forehead is where we hold a lot of tension, so our last move helps release that and facilitate lifting. Work one side at a time by hooking the skin with your fingertips just above the brown and gently massaging in an upward motion towards the hairline. This helps work the brows and smooth the forehead, in addition to easing tension.
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!
Cover photo by @gagewoodphoto courtesy of Sorella Apothecary