The therapeutic effects of body massage have been known since ancient times. This includes relief of tension, improved dewiness and increased flexibility, restoration of nerve sensitivity, elimination of cellulite, and many others.
Recently, however, more and more experts in the world of skincare share the beneficial effect of massages applied to the face. Just a few minutes of massage a day at Massage Addict can help reduce puffiness, increase blood flow, and keep your skin fresh, young, and free of fine lines.
To keep your skin glowing, it’s wise to avoid a few common practices after a facial massage
Skip makeup and most beauty products
The massage helps the skin to detoxify. By applying makeup, you seal the skin and clog its pores, which prevents it from cleansing. Vitamin C and retinol serums should also be avoided including products with salicylic acid and exfoliating agents.
Avoid the sauna and exercise
Organize your daily workout before your facial or skip it for the next day. In case you decide to visit a sauna, let it be before your massage reservation. The sauna will help you get rid of accumulated tension, as well as physically relieve tense muscles.
Refrain from squeezing pimples
Massaging movements stimulate blood circulation and the movement of lymph fluid. As a result, the skin becomes red and highly sensitive. Squeezing any pimple will further inflame your epidermis and can lead to scarring and pigmentation.
Cancel the tanning bed and sunbathing
The sun is a source of happiness, but not for your skin. UVA and UVB rays are the main suspects in favoring the formation of new wrinkles, burns, and skin cancer. The massage awakens and energizes your skin. After the massage, your skin needs a rest. The sun is not the best choice for this in any case.
Touching the face is not recommended
Constantly touching the face can lead to contamination and bacterial infection. Keep in mind that after a massage, the skin is prone to this type of infection. Good hygiene during and after the massage will guarantee the achievement of the maximum positive results, namely fresh and toned skin without a trace of reddened pimples.
Forget about alcoholic beverages
Alcohol has never been a good friend of beautiful skin. Drinking alcohol before and after a massage is strongly not recommended. Experts advise taking more hydrating liquids, such as water and soft drinks.