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If your skincare routine is just to roughly pat them into your skin, you should probably switch up your routine, andmassage it in starting now. Aside from a spa-like level of relaxation in the privacy of your own room, massaging in circular motions over the contours of your face provides major benefits to your overall complexion. While this may be common knowledge to some, not everyone is so religious about it.

The face has over 40 muscles, so massaging it is not just good for applying products, but for moving energy, addressing sinus issues, and reducing puffiness with lymphatic drainage. It also provides stimulation to the skin, which increases circulation and draws blood to the surface to give you a refreshed appearance.

Massaging the muscles on your face daily can help to tone it up in the long term, and prevent premature sagging. The best times to do so are before you go to bed at night, and first thing in the morning.

A method most reccomended is the lifting massage. Start by apply a gentle but firm pressure from your fingertips after applying product as a lubricator, start from the bottom of your face and massage upwards towards the cheek. We tend to hold the most stress on the bottom of our face near our cheeks and jawline, so releasing the tension here will detoxify and relax your skin. As you work your way up, use your ring fingers to massage the eye area. Starting from the eyebrows, go around and down, holding and dragging your finger until they’re released near the corners of your eyes. Once you reach your forehead, tap in an upward motion to promote blood circulation and cell turnover in that area.