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What is Beauty Massage 5 Benefits of Having It In Your Beauty Routine

August 7, 2023

It’s common for women around the world to follow a daily beauty regime to look their best. However, there’s a highly beneficial step that might be missing from your beauty routine: beauty massages!

Even renowned facialist Nichola Joss, with VIP clients ranging from Meghan Markle to Jennifer Lopez, revealed that beauty massages are the secret to their glowing skin.

Simply put, a beauty massage is aimed at rejuvenating the body and enhancing your appearance. It helps to beautify your skin from the inside out to deliver gorgeous aesthetic results and makes you feel wonderfully pampered. Read on to discover the benefits of beauty massages!

1. Glowing Skin, Inside & Out

When pressure is applied during a massage, it stimulates the flow of blood which encourages lymphatic drainage. This speeds up the removal of toxins from your system and brings more oxygen and nutrients to your skin. Say goodbye to puffy or dull skin, as the improved blood flow will rejuvenate your skin for a glowing complexion.
Did you know massages can also have an exfoliating effect? The stimulation aids in the removal of the upper layer of dead skin. By doing so, it minimizes the build-up of dead skin cells, while tightening pores and detoxifying the skin. It can also improve the absorption of skincare products, which increases their effectiveness.

2. Lustrous Hair

Ever had a scalp massage while getting your hair done at the salon? It feels relaxing, but a scalp massage can go beyond being a stress-reliever. It promotes blood flow to hair follicles by dilating the small blood vessels in the scalp, which stimulates the growth of healthy hair (Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 2016). According to research published in the Journal of Plastic Surgery in 2016, experts found that regular scalp massages resulted in increased hair thickness!

The friction against the scalp during a massage has exfoliation purposes as well, aiding in the removal of dead skin cells. This is especially beneficial for those dealing with scalp conditions such as dandruff, and a healthy scalp is vital to achieving healthy, lustrous hair.

3. Fewer Wrinkles

Feeling stressed lately? The more we tense up our facial muscles, the more likely we are to develop wrinkles, which can also come naturally with age. The magic of beauty massages is that it can help to reverse the effects of aging!

A 2016 study in the Skin Research and Technology Journal proved that facial massages effectively reduced the appearance of laughter lines and signs of aging around the eyelids and cheeks. By relaxing our facial muscles, massages can smoothen out wrinkles and prevent more from developing to keep us looking youthful! 

4. A Natural Facelift

Research in Scientific American says that our body’s production of elastin and collagen naturally declines after the age of 20. Elastin enables our skin to stretch, while collagen is a protein that strengthens and regenerates skin. As a result of aging, the reduction in our body’s elastin and collagen causes our skin to become thinner, more fragile, and sag over time.

By increasing blood flow, massages can boost the production of collagen and elastin (PLoS One Journal, 2017). This means that beauty massages can promote skin regeneration and improve skin elasticity for a natural facelift effect! 

5. Reduce Dark Eye Circles & Eye Bags

We get eye bags from water retention and poor blood circulation, but the most common cause of sagging under the eyes is actually aging (Medical News Today, 2017). As for dark eye circles, fatigue is the biggest culprit. Sleep deprivation makes our skin dull and pale, which causes our under-eye blood vessels to become more obvious, revealing the telltale tired “panda eyes” (eMediHealth, 2019).

Eye bags and dark eye circles combined can make us look more tired and older than we actually are. To combat both, simple eye massages are an easy solution for you to look more refreshed. It all comes down to lymphatic drainage, which will ease puffiness, remove excess under-eye fluid build-up, thus reducing the appearance of unwanted eye bags and dark eye circles.

Level Up Your Regime with Beauty Massages!

By taking the time and effort to incorporate beauty massages into your regime, you can start the next day feeling refreshed and looking your best. Here are 4 simple massages to add to your beauty routine!

1. Facial Massage

Every morning after washing your face, give yourself a quick facial massage. The OSIM uGem 2 Beauty Massager makes it easy to achieve youthful, vibrant skin! Simply use it to massage your face in an upward motion around your jaw and cheeks for a firm, V-shaped face.

2. Eye Massage

When you’re back home after a long day of work, take a break from looking at screens and massage around your eye sockets and temples. Use your fingertips to gently massage on the pressure points at your temples and on the inner corner of your eyes to relieve tension. To target tired eyes, dark eye circles and puffiness, try the OSIM uVision 3 for a soothing eye massage while increasing blood circulation around our eyes.

3. Scalp Massage

An easy 5-minute scalp massage is a great way to wind down and relax before bed. Even better, you can save time by incorporating a scalp massage into your daily shower! Use the OSIM uScalp 2 in circular motions against your scalp from front to back while shampooing your hair for an invigorating massage. Having a good hair brush is also helpful in maintaining hair health, so do invest in the right brush for your hair type. Brush regularly to stimulate the scalp and keep your hair tangle-free and lustrous!

4. Full Body Massage

For an even more holistic beauty massage experience, opt for a full-body massage to improve blood circulation from head-to-toe to achieve an overall glow. The full-body relaxation effect will in turn improve your sleep, so you can wake up the next day feeling well-rested and eyebag-free!

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