Facial & Décolleté Massage BellaVita Botanics

Facial & Décolleté Massage

Happy self-care Sunday. To us, self-care means indulging pleasurable habits that will help us look and feel better without it seeming like a lot of work.

In the case of this facial & décolleté massage, you can accomplish a lot in a very short amount of time. WIth regular practice, facial & décolleté massage helps dramatically increase your skin’s luminosity — and it’s completely free!

Did you know that one of the most potent tools you have for plumping, de-puffing, smoothing, and energizing the skin on your face is your hands? With a little guidance and a dedicated 5 – 10 minutes before bed (or when you wake up), you can make a big difference in your complexion, no fancy tools required!

The only thing you will need is a good facial oil for these exercises. We recommend our Facial Elixir, as it will offer nourishing, effortless glide and the massage techniques will allow its skin-replenishing goodness to penetrate deeper for greater benefit.

Here is our ritual for helping relax facial muscles, enhance circulation, and support lymphatic flow and detoxification for a smoother, firmer, more luminous face and décolleté.

Relieve Your Sinuses

Offer relief to puffy eyes by beginning with your sinuses. Begin the process by using a gentle tapping motion around the eye area, sinuses, cheek bones, temple and brow with your fingertips. 

Next place your thumbs right below your brow bone or the inner corner of your eye. Press gently but firmly for 10 to 15 seconds. Then press upward, moving pressure towards the forehead. Sweep your thumbs outwards towards the temples. This will assist the blood and lymph to flow down in its natural direction, toward your jaw line. 

Smooth Your Brows

Help break up the lines between your brows with a technique that is both effective and feels amazing. Begin at your brows and drag your pointer fingers upward across your forehead toward your hairline. Make circular “c” shaped motions with the pads of your pointer fingers from the middle of your forehead outward. With your pointer fingers above your brows and your thumbs below, create a clamping like motion and smooth outwards. 

To release the brow tension that can accumulate over a day, press all your fingers firmly both above and then below your brow bone in an upward motion.

Brighten Your Eyes

Your eye area is very delicate so please avoid tugging, pulling, or hash pressure here. Using your ring finger will offer the lightest and most controlled pressure. Beginning with your left eye, use your right ring finger to hold taught pressure on your nose. Use your left ring finger to glide gently from your nose up to the outer corner of your eye. 

Then, still holding your nose taut and using upward strokes, make gentle circles around your brow bone. 

Tone Your Cheeks

Supporting the muscle tone in your cheek area helps enhance its natural contour and skin elasticity. Remember to always use upward or side-to-side motions on the face to support its inherent muscle structure. Do this exercise in three steps:

  1. Press the tips of your pointer and middle fingers flat against your cheeks. Follow the natural contour of your cheek bones with upward strokes stopping just above your ear lobe.
  1. Next, press your fingertips right below your cheek bones and press the muscles upwards using a gentle lifting motion.
  1. Finally, take your left hand and cup your fingers on the right side of your face where your smile naturally starts. Gently bend your fingers and pull skin to the left side of your face making your skin taught. Use your right pointer finger, and starting at your right jaw, glide your finger from your jaw to your ear. Continue this process until you have made it up to the inner corner of your nose and the highest part of your cheek bone. Repeat on the other side. 

Balance Your Jawline

Your jaw is the proverbial canary in the coalmine when it comes to letting you know you’re carrying too much unprocessed stress (symptoms like TMJ) and hormonal imbalances (jawline breakouts). 

To help release your jaw, open your mouth and place your thumbs on your masseter muscles. (You’ll feel them expand and contract when you make a chewing motion.) Place pressure with your thumbs on this area. Follow by releasing that tension and massaging the area with circular motions.

For jawline breakouts, use both hands on either side of your jawline. Create a clamp with your thumb and pointer finger and move from your chin to the end of your jaw line (be gentle if your skin is tender from a breakout). Use this massage technique in upwards motions only. Finish the massage by using your finger and thumb tips and gently squeeze your jaw line to balance excess oil production.

Smooth Your Neck and Décolleté

The delicate skin on your neck and décolleté want light, upward sweeping motions. Using your palms, sweep up from your clavicle to your chin. For the décolleté take your left hand to your right shoulder and glide your hand to the opposite shoulder. Repeat with the opposite side.

To end the massage, begin with a light tapping motion along the clavicle and between, above, and below breasts. This helps your lymph nodes detoxify. Measure a two-finger distance right below your clavicle with your pointer and middle finger. Where your middle finger rests, press in firmly with your thumb. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, allowing your shoulders to naturally rise and fall. Repeat with one more deep breath in, exhaling through the mouth.

We hope you enjoy this short but powerful facial and décolleté massage sequence for Self-Care Sunday. With regular application, you should begin to notice results within a week!

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