Can you think of anything better than a relaxing face massage? How about a face massage in the comfort of your own home?
A massage from the person who knows you best, yourself. A massage with homemade face cream. A cream without all the added chemicals. A cream with all the nutrients and vitamins your skin needs to be soft, supple, healthy and glowing.
It's easy to do, just keep reading for some of our favorite facial massage cream recipes that you can make at home.
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Is Massaging Your Face Good for Your Skin?
A face massage is more than just relaxing, it can improve the appearance of your skin. It promotes oxygen and blood flow to the face which can reduce puffiness and brighten the skin tone. Massaging your face will also increase collagen production, which helps to prevent wrinkles and keep your skin looking young.
It's important to use some kind of lubricant so that the massage is not rough on your skin. Massage cream made at home is an effective and affordable option.
Easy Recipes for Homemade Face Massage Cream
Here are some of our favorite face cream recipes which will leave your skin looking better than it ever has. Whip up a batch, massage it into your skin, and fall into some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
1. Aloe Vera Fruit Combo Facial Massage Cream
Great for oily skin.
Take all of the ingredients and add to a blender. Blend until all ingredients are mixed into a smooth cream. Massage into your skin.
2. Buttermilk-Fennel Super Cleanser
Great for oily skin.
Gently heat the buttermilk in a double boiler, or in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Add the crushed fennel seeds. Boil for half an hour. Rest and cool the mixture for 2 hours. Store in an airtight container. Massage into your skin.
*Can be kept in the freezer for up to two weeks.
3. Kiwi Dream Massage Cream
Great for all skin types.
Add all ingredients to the food processor. Blend for 60 seconds. Scoop out the mixture into a container. Apply the cream to your face and neck. Allow the cream to sit on the skin for five minutes. Massage the cream with your fingers, wiping off the excess as you go. Wash the remaining cream from your skin.
4. Banana-Mango Mania Facial Cream
Add all ingredients to the blender. Blend until you have a smooth cream. Apply to your face and massage until absorbed.
5. Cucumber-Honey Buzz Facial Massage Cream
Great for all skin types.
Add both ingredients to a blender. Blend until the cucumber and honey are thoroughly mixed. Sieve the mixture to remove any lumps. Store in an airtight container. Apply to your face and allow to sit for a few minutes. Massage the cream into the skin with your fingers. Wash off any excess cream.
*Store the cream in the freezer for up to four weeks.
For more natural and homemade creams, check out these videos:
7 Simple Steps for Facial Massage at Home
Why do people go to expensive salons for facial massages? Why do people spend hundreds of dollars on facial cream? Because they do not know that there is a cheaper and more beneficial option. You do not need to spend a lot of money for a natural face cream.
Any of the above recipes will only set you back a fraction of the cost of a store-bought cream, but what about the massage itself? A great facial massage will leave your skin looking great . What most people do not know, is that you can take control and massage your own face. It may sound daunting, but we are going to guide you through your own face massage.
What Do You Need?
1. Cold water
2. Baby oil
3. Cotton swabs or pads
4. Exfoliator & face scrub
5. Homemade Massage Cream
6. Face mask
8. Skin moisturizer
1. Before you massage your skin, you need to remove any makeup from your skin. If you do not wear any, then you are a step ahead. If you do wear makeup, then apply some baby oil to a cotton pad and use the pad to wipe the makeup off your face. Rinse with cold water.
2. Use a cleanser (like this Chamomile facial wash) to further clean your skin of any toxins. Be gentle as you apply the cleanser to your face and rub it into your skin. Rinse with cold water.
3. Take your exfoliator and face scrub. Be gentle, yet firm as you exfoliate your face. Take care to scrub your entire face, paying particular attention to the areas around your eyes, nose, and mouth.
1. After your face has been cleaned, cleansed, and exfoliated, your skin is ready to be massaged. If your skin has become irritated by the cleaning, wait a few minutes before massaging. Once you are done with scrubbing, it’s time to use massage cream for the face.
2. Take some of your homemade cream (which you should have made before starting this whole process) and rub it into your hands so that it is warmed. The cream should become more liquid-like, allowing it to absorb into your skin easier.
3. Start at the bottom of your face; your neck or your chin. Move from the bottom to the top, ending with your forehead. As you apply the cream, do so in an upwards direction. Continue to apply the cream (adding more to your fingers as needed) until your entire face is covered.
4. Once you have applied the cream to the entirety of your face, you can begin to massage the skin. Massage in an upwards direction. Give equal time to all parts of your face.
5. Pull the skin towards the sides of your face as you are massaging. Pay particular attention to the areas around your mouth, nose, and eyes (even your eyelids).
6. You can massage your skin for as long as you wish, but when the face cream has been absorbed, you can stop. If you wish to continue, apply more face cream to your hands and start over.
We bet you feel great. You want to sit back in your chair and close your eyes. Hold on a second. If you want to get the best out of your massage, then follow these steps:
Check out this video to see a massage in action:
This face massage can do you wonders, but you may want to go down a different route. If you are looking to up your massage game, then check out our recommended face massagers, try one of the best facial massage tools, or experiment with a Tanaka facial massage. Also consider adding a face oil to your skin care routine.
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