The third pillar of this program to banish eye-bags, wrinkles and dark circles is facial massages. Most people I know tend to think of massages as a way to unwind and relax after a long, hard day. To me, they’re both right, and wrong.
Facial massages are one of the best skin and muscle care techniques you can implement for those nagging under-eye bags, wrinkles and dark circles, as they work on an external and intrinsic level to replenish the elasticity of your skin, clean any deep-rooted dirt and excessive sebum that may clog the pores of the skin around your eyes, while also improving the circulation of blood to your under-eye area. As a result, your skin smoothens out, becomes more supple and resistant to wear and tear, and regains much of its lost glow.
Eye massages also raise the temperature of your skin slightly, to flush out any toxins and stimulate the production of collagen, which works wonders in protecting your eye muscles and skin from wear and tear.
The two key aspects of a good massage are…
- The massage oil
- The massage techniques you implement
The type of massage oil you choose, must be a perfect match with your skin type. Most experts recommend using thicker, richer massage oils if you have very dry skin and/or live in a very cold, dry climate, while lighter oils work best for normal to oily skin. The massage oils I’ve recommended in my 30-Day program work well with virtually every skin type, but you may need to pat on some rich moisturizer if your skin is excessively dry.
Massage oils are usually a combination of two types of oils:
- Carrier oils which serve as the base for the massage oil. It is important that the carrier oil you choose be light and non-sticky in order to allow the massage oil to penetrate effectively. Some of the most commonly used carrier oils are: peach, sweet almond, apricot, jojoba, rosehip, black seed, avocado and wheat germ.
- Essential oil, which are highly concentrated extracts. Never overuse essential oils, or apply them directly onto your skin. If you neglect to dilute them with a carrier oil first, these oils can cause allergic reactions as they are simply too powerful for your skin. Essential oils should be selected very carefully, based on the benefit you’re looking to gain from your massage.
Through this program, you’ll learn how to create your very own massage oils from scratch, without wasting unnecessary amounts of money and time on expensive spas and beauty clinics.
At this point, most of you are probably thinking, “But isn’t a massage at the spa more effective? Wouldn’t the spa therapist know what they’re doing better than me?”
Well, they may if you’re very lucky; but there’s also the distinct possibility that the therapist isn’t as skilled or trained as you think they are. Massaging your face yourself has a number of distinct advantages as compared to your monthly spa visit:
You’ll be able to reap the rewards of facial massages a lot more often:
Money is one of the primary reasons why most people don’t get their face massaged as often as they should. Plus, there’s also the added stress of having to set aside an entire day for your spa visit, as these therapies can be very elaborate and time-consuming. Massaging your face at home, on the other hand, offers you flexibility – both in terms of time and the frequency with which you can pamper and rejuvenate your skin and muscles with specialized massages.
You don’t have to worry about how qualified or otherwise your spa therapist is:
By now, you have realized just how important it is to choose the ‘right therapist’ who knows exactly which techniques they need to employ to allow you the results you want. Massaging is a very scientific and precise process, and if implemented incorrectly, can even lead to negative effects.
Through this e-book, you’ll learn some of the most accurate and scientific massage techniques which rejuvenate, replenish and revive the delicate skin around your eyes, while also energizing the muscles in your eye area.
Self-massages are a good way to relax and recuperate after a long, stressful day:
In addition to the numerous benefits they bring about to your skin and muscles, self-massages are very refreshing and energizing, and are a great, inexpensive way to pamper yourself when the going gets tough.