Have you ever had someone tilt their head and say, “You look so tired”? Sure, they don’t mean it in a rude way, but it almost always makes you feel self-conscious. Sometimes you really didn’t sleep the night before, other times you’re just puffy in the morning. Whether you suffer from insomnia or just had way too much salty Chinese the night before, waking up puffy is not fun.
Luckily, there is an easy 1 minute trick that can help alleviate puffiness, improve circulation, and make you look more rested. Facial massage, also known as “lymphatic drainage,” helps “wake” the skin up and dissipate any excess water that may be causing puffiness.
By massaging a few pressure points throughout your face, you can (sometimes drastically) improve the look of your skin -no fancy tools or creams needed! Best of all, if you have allergies or sinus congestion, it also helps alleviate that stuffy feeling and pressure. Long term, facial massaging has anti-aging benefits and helps stimulate your skin, making it look more radiant and healthy.
Everyone has 1 minute in the morning for a quick face massage, right? So, try lymphatic drainage everyday for healthier, firmer looking skin. And, if you have a little more time, check the video below, which shows you how to further massage the lympnodes in your neck and behind your ears to stimulate your entire face.
The 1 Minute Quick Massage Guide (courtesy of The Face Shop)