As people approach their midlife years, it can seem that crow’s feet and facial wrinkles suddenly appear overnight. If this a concern of yours, take a heart in knowing that giving yourself a weekly facial massage is a free way of holding off time’s effect on your skin.
Things You'll Need
- Exfoliating sponge
Wash your hands well, to avoid applying more oil and dirt to your face during the massage.
Wash your face gently with soap and water, then use an exfoliating sponge to clear away dirt and oil and open up those pores.
Rub your face, using your palms and fingers. Start at the neck and rub in gentle circles all the way up the face. Spread outward once you reach the cheeks. This will help keep your skin firm and increase its elasticity.
Take the tips of your fingers and press your temples. This sore spot for stress is a good area to target, since stress has been related to wrinkles. Rub the temples in small circles for a few minutes, until you feel the nerves and muscles in this area loosen and relax.
Pinch and rub the top of your nose, just above your eye line. Work your way over to under the eyes and cheeks. This helps open the sinuses and ease the tension that creates unnecessary wrinkles.
Press the backs of your knuckles against your cheeks and neck. Roll your hands into a ball. This helps keep your cheeks tight and prevent a hanging neck.