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Shvoong Home>Medicine & Health>FACIAL MASSAGE Review

FACIAL MASSAGE

Book Review   by:jasky     Original Author: fathima
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THE BENEFITS OF FACIAL MASSAGE Why Oily Skin Occurs
Sebaceous glands produce a healthy lubricant called sebum. When these glands run on overdrive, it results in oily skin. Did you know that sebum actually protects your skin from becoming excessively dry, brittle or cracked? That’s why on a positive note, oily skin is less prone to skin ageing. While oily skin is prone to pimples and blackheads, the good news is that such outbreaks can be controlled.

Skin Care For Oily Skin
o Use a soap-free face wash at least 2-3 times a day. Never over-use a face wash as that will disturb the natural sebum levels of your skin.
o Avoid cream-based cleansers as they will leave your skin oilier.
o Avoid alcohol-based astringents as that may leave your skin feeling stretched. Preferably use rose water or an alcohol free toner/astringent.

Exfoliating Oily Skin
o Use an exfoliating face wash with tea tree oil. Tree tea oil has an anti-septic property that prevents acne.
o Once a week, gently massage a scrub on your face to keep blackheads at bay.
o During a bath, wash your body gently with a soft loofah and a mild exfoliating body wash.

More Tips For Oily Skin
o Always bathe with lukewarm water. Hot or cold water will tamper with your skin texture.
o Half an hour before a shower, rub cucumber and lemon juice mixed in a ratio of 1:1 on your face.
o Add a few drops of eau de cologne to your bath water. The eau de cologne will act like a mild astringent thereby cleaning the pores and preventing pimples.
o Apply a clay/fruit mask once a week to keep the glow and not the shine on your face.
o Apply an oil-free moisturiser after a batho Avoid any kind of body butter, mineral oil or petroleum based lotions/creams.
o Before stepping out, apply oil-free sunscreen lotion (SPF 15).
SUFFERING FROM DRY, CHAPPED, WRINKLED SKIN?Well, you are not the only one to suffer the vagaries of nature. Even the most fair-skinned amongst start wearing our age on our face after a certain time and it is not always easy to camouflage it behind a ` I accept smile''. Massaging the face is an easy and important part of beauty regime to keep wrinkles at bay. Besides softening the skin, another good effect of moisturizer massage is that it stimulates blood circulation and removes dead skin. Massage is also known to tighten certain skin tissues that tend to go flabby and give the face a worn out look.
A FEW MUST DOS FOR FACE MASSAGE • Remove all traces of makeup, dirt and grime before massaging the face.
• Never exert pressure on the face while massaging it. Massage should always be done with a light, feathery touch of fingers.
• Fingers should move in a swift, light but firm way.
• Fingers should move in an upward and outward manner towards the temple.
• Facial massage should not last beyond 20-25 minutes.
• Tie a head band and drape a towel below the shoulder before you start the facial massage.
• Dry skins should be massaged with cold cream. Olive oil with a few drops of lemon juice is ideal for oily skin.
Published: November 16, 2007   
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