As a long time user of a derma-roller (blog post on these coming soon), I’ve recently been trying to supplement my skincare routine with regular facial massage.
While the needle rollers stimulate the skin’s collagen production for tighter, firmer skin – you can’t beat a good old fashioned kneading to stimulate blood flow and aid lymphatic drainage.
But going out for salon facials is an occasional and pricey treat and doing it yourself at home can be time consuming and boring. So I was excited to finally try the Sarah Chapman ‘Facialift’ massage roller from her Skinesis range which you can see here Sarah Chapman(RRP £25)
The 4 roller heads are designed to mimic top facialist Sarah’s (very own) knuckles and get right in there. And after a bit of trial and error and watching her own demo, here:
Facialift Demonstration I quickly got the hang of it. It’s a little painful at first, particularly along the jaw, but don’t be deterred. You can do it for a long as you like, 5/10 minutes every night probably would suffice and you can do it on clean dry skin but I used it to massage in serum and night cream.
You can also use it in the morning to massage in cleanser and give your skin a little boost first thing. We all need a bit of a kickstart to the lymphatic system after lying in bed for a few hours and this is just the job.
I’ve tried lots of massage techniques and for me this has the edge over using your own fingers because it’s quicker and manages to exert way more pressure in a much more precise fashion than you could achieve using your own hands. It also goes without saying that at £25 it’s a fraction of the cost of any facial, not least one of Sarah’s and you can fit it into your daily routine however and whenever you please.
I’m going to use this daily with the derma-roller and see if there’s any noticeable difference.
Have you got any fail- safe facial massage techniques or a favourite facial tool? Please share if so! Hope you’re all having a great Thursday. x