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Heath & Beauty: DIY Facial Massage

by Jada Wong, blogger

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A facial massage at a day spa can cost upwards of $50, but check out WTH’s tips for a DIY (and free!) facial massage. This 10 to15 minute routine can be done while you cleanse your face or anytime of the day, so tie your hair back and get your hands ready for some action.

Cleanse your skin. According to, wash your face with a creamy cleanser and rinse with warm water. This opens your pores and increases blood flow. Try Origins’ Cheeks and Balances face wash ($18.50, 5 oz.)

Pick a moisturizer or essential oil. While you can definitely give yourself a facial massage sans moisturizer or essential oil, using it will give your skin an extra boost and help the products sink in faster. has a huge selection of moisturizers and essential oils that can brighten, tighten and revitalize your face.

Get massaging. If you’re using essential oil, pour some onto your palms and rub your hands together to warm the product. Do the same if you’re using a moisturizer. The following steps can be repeated and be sure to use more product if necessary.

  1. With your fingers flat against the skin, start by massaging your neck in wide circles and don’t forget to massage behind your ears.
  2. Work your way up to your lower cheek and glide your hands along the jawline and up to the temples.
  3. Using your middle and ring fingers, start at the sides of the nose and glide out to the temples following the line of your cheek bones.
  4. Close your eyes and glide your index and middle fingers across the brow and out to the temples. Do the same under your eyes by following the natural contours of your eye shape. Press and circle your thumb when you get to the temple.
  5. Place all fingers on your forehead and massage in a circular upward and outward movements.
  6. With your fingers flat against your skin, glide them down and out across your forehead, cheeks, jawline and neck.

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