In many ways…yes it can! Good news, right?
Facial massage is one of the best ways to increase blood flow and communication between the epidermis and dermis of the skin. This allows for the exchange of nutrients and proper elimination of waste and toxins via lymph nodes and blood. Vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins and antioxidants are all needed to repair and replenish the collagen / elastin fiber network in the skin. These key nutrients are also required for healthy cell metabolism (the sloughing off of dead skin cells and production of new skin cells.) Antioxidants in particular, are needed to protect the skin from harmful UV overexposure and fats are helpful in keeping skin cells plump and moist, preventing dehydration. Just as important is the elimination of excess waste proteins and toxins. A build-up of wastes or toxins can lead to congestion and breakouts, inflammation, puffiness, even hyperpigmentation.
Upon waking in the morning, skin often feels a bit pale and puffy. This is due to a reduction in circulation during sleep, which lowers the blood flow to the face. Facial massage is a wonderful way to get the blood flowing again and to achieve a healthy glow. Massage will decrease puffiness and bring a healthy glow to the skin. Dark under-eye circles are also a symptom of poor circulation and can be improved with gentle massage as well.
Massage also not only relaxes the mind and body, but it releases powerful endorphins that help the body cope with stress and keep free radical overproduction to a minimum. Endorphins are “feel good hormones” naturally produced in the body, but often triggered by positive thoughts and feelings like happiness, excitement joy and love. Relaxation massage increases endorphins in the body.
Regular facial massages also work to tighten and lift the facial muscles, giving the skin a more youthful appearance. When you massage the muscles, you stimulate their growth by nourishing them through increases circulation. When your facial muscles are healthy and strong, they are better equipped to hold skin taught and fight the pull of gravity that can causes aging.
Every facial treatment at bien-etre skincare studio includes a facial massage customized with pressure points, lymphatic drainage, stone therapy, or scalp massage to encourage optimal skin health. Book your next treatment now!