Facial massages are a great way to promote your skin’s natural rejuvenation process and can be done at any time of day. The most important thing is that you make sure the massage oil matches the season, so if it’s summertime, avoid using cold oils which will tighten pores; in winter, use warming oils for sinus relief. Also, make sure you’re not too tired or distracted before starting as this could cause discomfort.
Skincare is the most important aspect of beauty. Everyone knows that they should wash their face morning and night, but what about facial massage? Facial massages are an integral part of skincare routines because it helps to stimulate collagen production, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles. The best time for a facial massage is either in the morning or at night before bedtime.
However, there are some special considerations when deciding between morning or evening massages. Here are the 3 key considerations:
1. Skin Type and Condition
It’s best to do a facial massage at night if: first, your skin tends to get oily or shiny; second, you can’t keep your hands off of your face (which leads to clogged pores and blemishes). Also, make sure not to apply any products before the massage because your goal is to promote blood circulation, which means the application of skincare products could disrupt that.
If you’re more on the dry side, then do a facial massage in the morning when your skin is most plump and full of moisture. If you get up early enough, apply an essence before starting; if not, no worries—apply it afterward. For acne-prone types who are always on the go during the day and wash their face with water at night only doing a facial massage in these cases will allow you to control sebum production while preventing the spread of acne-causing bacteria on your hands.
2. Time available
Even if you can afford more time, it’s best to finish massages within one minute. If you have less than a minute on your hands, opt for morning massages where you can distribute products all over before beginning the massage since most skincare takes about 30 seconds to absorb into the skin.
Also keep in mind that if you do a facial massage right after cleansing or using toners, it’s best not to apply any products afterward; however, if you wait a while between treatments (e.g., 5 minutes), feel free to continue with your regular regimen—in which case we recommend an essence, serum, and moisturizer.
3. Blood Circulation
The strength of your hands and the way you do a facial massage can affect blood circulation in different ways. If you have sensitive skin or if you’re not used to massages, opt for a lighter touch rather than deep pressure for longer periods of time.
Since morning skincare routines tend to be routine and done in haste (e.g., washing up quickly while still groggy), we recommend that evening is the best time for facial massages because it’s harder to break bad habits when you’re tired at night—meaning it’s easier to stick with slower more relaxing massage techniques during this period.
Whether you’re doing your facial massage in the morning or evening, make sure to drink enough water and eat healthy meals. If this sounds like too much work for you, Laduora can help! Our professional staff will provide a soothing experience by coming to your home or office and give you an at-home facial massage session. Schedule an appointment today and take care of your skin with our expert team on call!