At COSMEDIX, we believe that you can bring the indulgent luxury and serenity of the spa home with you for a clean daily skincare routine with clinical level results. This has rung especially true throughout the pandemic—it’s been essential to find a sense of ‘skinimalism’ to help keep facial muscles activated and refreshed from home. And, luckily, Tik Tok has kept up with our craving for new ways to care for our skin right from where we are. Whether it’s Gua Sha facial massage or Tik Tok-inspired Face Yoga, show your skin some love and rescue it from its stressors with our new BrillianCy AM/PM Brightening Face Oil, the skin-loving serum that utilizes a unique blend of Vitamin C, Elderberry Fruit Extract and Sunflower Seed Oil to help firm the appearance of skin and lock in moisture for a more radiant-looking complexion. Keep reading for the at-home facial skincare massage technique that helps refresh and soothe your skin.
Benefits of an At-Home Facial Massage with BrillianCy
Just how daily moisturization can show great improvements in the complexion or how frequent stretching can have a positive impact on your range of motion, regularly massaging your facial skin and muscles can help relieve tension and relax facial muscles. Gua Sha, a grounding facial massage technique involving a slowly moving a roller across the face, can help with skincare absorption and reduce the appearance of puffiness. Face Yoga, popularized through Tik Tok as a facial massage and exercise technique, can help address signs of aging and activate facial muscles. No matter which method you choose, both are rewarding choices for self-care that can fit into your daily skincare routine to promote a fresh-faced complexion.
With the use of BrillianCy AM/PM Brightening Face Oil and its star ingredient Vitamin C, the list of benefits of an at-home facial massage only grows:
- Helps visibly brighten and tighten the complexion with Vitamin C
- Boosts hydration
- Helps reduce the appearance of dark spots
- Helps protect the skin from environmental stressors
Incorporate into Your Holistic Lifestyle
So now that you know why you should cultivate an at-home facial massage routine, how do you get started? Whether you use a traditional Gua Sha massage stone, the COSMEDIX Rose Quartz Roller or just your hands for a Face Yoga glow look, follow this COSMEDIX Gua Sha-inspired guide to help improve overall skin health and give your skin a brilliant boost of hydration with the age-defying BrillianCy Brightening Face Oil, for the perfect at-home facial massage.
1. Cleanse your skin.
As always, make sure you start off on the right note with freshly cleansed and toned skin. We love the COSMEDIX Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser for this, as its notes of Australian Sandalwood and Grapefruit Oil will get the relaxation going while gently rinsing away makeup, dirt and excess oil.
For a toner, which will help maximize serum absorption during your facial massage, try the COSMEDIX Purity Balance Exfoliating Prep Toner, which helps keep skin clean with Salicylic and Lactic Acids.
2. Apply BrillianCy Brightening Face Oil.
In addition to BrillianCy’s skin-brightening benefits, it also helps your fingers glide across your skin throughout the facial massage; a thin layer should do the trick but be sure to apply enough oil so that your fingertips can move easily without pulling at your skin.
3. Massage Away.
For a facial massage that helps to lift and firm the appearance of skin, follow these area-specific steps, applying a light-to-medium amount of pressure with your Gua Sha stone, Rose Quartz Roller or fingers. COS Tip: If you use your fingers, only use the ring and middle finger for targeted treatment. Repetition is key!
Starting at the center of your forehead, glide the hand upwards and outwards from the brow bone to the hairline. Take your time and repeat 3-5 times.
Beginning at the nose, swoop in upward motions along the cheeks and cheekbones, towards the ears. To repeat, lift the tool and place back on the nose, repeating 3-5 times.
COS Tip: Because the goal is to help firm skin, always use upwards and outwards motions to promote a lifted appearance.
Under Eye Area:
For the delicate under eye area, gently glide the hand from the inner corner of the eye in spoke-like motions towards the temple to help reduce the appearance of under eye puffiness. Repeat 1-2 times.
COS Tip: Remember to add more BrillianCy oil if you ever feel your fingers dragging against the skin.
Glide your tool over the lips, beginning from the center and sweeping outwards and upwards. Repeat 5-7 times.
Jawline and Chin:
Follow your natural jawline from the center of the chin outwards towards the ears. Repeat 2-3 times.
Gently roll the tool from the bottom of your neck to the jawline. Repeat 1-2 times.
Feel free to repeat these micro-massages in order or go back to spend more time with areas that need extra love. The wonderful thing about this facial massage is that you can do it 7 days a week, AM/PM or just whenever you need an extra relaxing step in your skincare routine.
COS Tip: Place your Gua Sha Stone or Rose Quartz Roller in the fridge before your massage to add a soothing, cooling effect to your treatment.
4. Lock It In.
Finish with your favorite COSMEDIX moisturizer, like Harmonize Microbiome Boosting Moisturizer, or, for an SPF option, Hydrate+, to help lock in your at-home facial massage skin care benefits and take on the day (or evening) with a brilliant-looking glow.