Facial massage is becoming more and more popular as a natural anti-ageing solution. Smooth away wrinkles, push products into skin, bring more blood and therefore oxygen to the surface, break down any tension, drain away toxins, and relax your way into your night-time routine.
Su-Man (renowned facialist) swears by it, Charlotte Tilbury has her own patented Tilbury Tap which she uses as her pre-show pick-me-up on her models before applying makeup, Sarah Chapman has a facialift roller, Lisa Eldridge has a nightly facial massage routine, and many others rave about the benefits of facial massage.
I’ve been doing it for years as part of my nighttime routine, and became hooked on the philosophy nearly 20 years ago when I started using Decléor and had Darphin facials, both focusing on lymphatic drainage. The massage action drains away any congestion, soothes tension and plumps up skin. This is one of the reasons I absolutely love oil, it feels best on skin when massaging.
The Yu Ling jade roller used after it’s been cooled in the fridge is a total treat, and has been a godsend during the height of summer. It is reported that the jade has healing properties, and regular use of the roller firms and clears skin by stimulating detoxification and increasing microcirculation, and toning up facial muscles.
Facial massage is a natural way to ease skin’s ageing process, whether it is done with fingers or with a facial roller. I love this jade one, with the large roller ideal for use along cheeks and jaw, and the little one for around the eye socket. I don’t suffer from puffy eyes but it has helped firm along the jawline so it looks less jowly. I use it after I’ve cleansed and massaged in some oil, for just a minute a couple of times a week. It’s definitely cheaper than buying anti-ageing creams!
I got mine from here, and it cost £43. There are smaller and cheaper ones too, and even one made of rose quartz.