How to Give Yourself a 5-Step Facial Massage at Home

Does your skin need a little extra TLC? Bring the spa home to you with a DIY facial massage. It’s a simple and easy way to treat and care for your skin. Not only will your skin feel refreshed and invigorated when you’re done, but an at-home facial massage offers so many incredible skin benefits that will have you glowing from within!

To learn more about why facial massages work so well, plant-based skincare products you should use with your massaging tools, and the 5 steps you can take for a detoxifying facial massage right at home, keep on scrolling!


How can an at-home facial massage benefit my skin?

There are many incredible benefits of using a facial roller at home. For starters, facial massages can help stimulate the lymphatic system to flush out excess fluids and toxins, and reduce puffiness. They can also enhance blood and oxygen circulation to help brighten and even skin tone. A facial roller can even help you maximize your results by improving product absorption. This allows you to better reap the benefits of your previously-applied skincare for an instant, healthy glow. Additionally, facial rollers help naturally lift and tone the facial muscles. This tool releases tension in the facial muscles which may help reduce stress, fine lines, and wrinkles. With the addition of a facial roller to your daily skincare routine, you can achieve an effective detoxifying and face-lifting massage right in the comfort of your own home.


How do I give myself a face massage at home?

Now that you know why a facial massage is so important, let’s delve into how to give yourself one at home. Check out our exclusive step-by-step massaging guide below from our in-house licensed aesthetician, Elizabeth Cardoza.


Step 1: Apply your vegan probiotic skincare

Cardoza suggests starting your routine by prepping and cleansing the skin with our glowoasis milkdew pH balancing toner. This product balances, nourishes, and hydrates the skin while helping to improve product absorption and remove impurities. Then, for an added boost of hydration, apply the glowoasis glowburst probiotics moisturizer to the skin. It deeply hydrates and lightly moisturizes for a replenished complexion.


Step 2: Start with a midline lift

Once your skin is prepped with a probiotic toner and moisturizer, it’s time to begin your facial massage. This specific step is going to target your midline area, a.k.a. the middle of your face. Grab your facial roller and place it at one corner of the nose. Glide the roller up towards your eyebrows and around the forehead. When you’re done, repeat this motion on the other side of your face.

You may apply firm pressure during this step. However, Cardoza notes it’s essential to “be intuitive and do what feels right.” Please lessen the pressure if it is causing any discomfort.


Step 3: Move onto the delicate eye area

Take your favorite probiotic eye cream and apply it to the skin around your eyes, just like you would during your daily eye care routine. This helps minimize any friction or tugging, as you roll your massager around the skin. After applying the probiotic eye cream, grab a separate massager that’s designed specifically for the eye area — like a rose quartz eye massager. Push your brows upward with the tool in circular motions. Continue this motion towards your inner eye. This will help give the eye area a more youthful, lifted appearance. Afterward, repeat this step on the other eye. 

Remember, the skin around your eyes is thin, so you want to make sure you’re using the best eye massager that will be incredibly gentle but also work wonders. You can shop our high-performance probiotics + triple peptide refreshing eye cream and rose quartz eye massager together here with the refreshing eye duo.

To learn even more about the benefits of eye massage, read our blog post here!


Step 4: Continue with the cheeks

This next step is perfect for the cheek area, but also works great for crow's feet around the eyes and 11 lines between the eyebrows. Here, Cardoza recommends taking your facial massager and moving it side-by-side in a zig-zag motion. This helps to erase any tension as well as frown lines.


Step 5: Finish up your massaging routine with the neck and decolletage

Last, but not least, is the neck and decolletage. For this step, start at the decolletage and roll upwards using your facial massager. Cardoza suggests moving your hands up the neck and back towards the ears and lymph nodes in firm strokes. This motion helps support lymphatic drainage.

All these massages can be performed in as little as 3 minutes. So, whether you choose to do a full facial massage with all 5 steps, or only focus on one specific area, your skin will be left looking more refreshed and vibrant than ever before.


Roll your way to healthy-looking skin with glowoasis!

If you're looking for a way to reduce puffiness, boost circulation, and improve product absorption, an at-home facial massage is perfect for you. Facial massages provide incredible skin benefits to leave you looking and feeling reinvigorated. Plus, they're easy to do right at home. At glowoasis, we have a variety of plant-based skincare products that work well with facial rollers. Be sure to check out our website here and see for yourself how our products can help you achieve healthy and refreshed-looking skin!

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