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Honey facial massage: the use of the benefits, features performance, contraindications


Self-care takes a considerable amount of time, it is not always possible to visit a cosmetologist. But there is a way out, you can conduct a tonic and rejuvenating honey facial massage at home. You will need a little honey (two tablespoons), a hair band or scarf, a cosmetic brush. This mask improves blood circulation, cleanses pores, removes the corrugated skin layer, smoothes wrinkles. In addition, honey contains a lot of vitamins that help improve skin condition and complexion.

Features of preparation before a facial massage with honey

For this procedure, you can use a liquid honey that must be preheated in a water bath to a temperature of 37 °C. This way the product is prepared for the most comfortable implementation. Crystallized honey will not work; it will scratch delicate skin.

To make a facial massage with honey work, you need to correctly apply the product and prepare the skin, and only then conduct a beauty session. Before applying the product to your face, wash it with warm water and dry your skin with a paper towel. Use a bandage or headscarf to remove hair from your face. And after that, you can proceed directly with the procedure:

  1. With light circular motions with the back of your hand, move from the middle to the edges.
  2. With the tapping movements of your fingers, stimulate the entire face from the forehead to the chin, these are the necessary preparatory manipulations.
  3. Apply a thin layer of honey to warm, dry and clean skin. This can be done with a brush or with light, smooth finge-patting movements.
  4. Leave the product on your face for 5-10 minutes. During this time, the skin will absorb the amount of honey necessary for recovery.

The correct technique of honey facial massage 

While the honey was absorbing, you had a little rest, enjoyed the pleasant aroma. Now make yourself comfortable in an armchair or sofa and proceed directly with the massage. You can perform it yourself or ask someone close to you. Each area of ​​the face must be worked out separately. You need to act as follows:

  1. Start with the chin: with the pads of the index, middle and ring fingers of both hands, lightly press (there should be no discomfort or pain), hold for a few seconds and carefully remove from the face. At this moment, a kind of vacuum is created under the pressure of the fingers, pulling sebum plugs and black spots from the pores. At the same time, the skin is filled with oxygen.
  2. By analogy, work with the nasolabial area.
  3. Work out the cheeks.
  4. Pay attention to the forehead.

During the massage, a white film will appear on the fingers, it must be washed off with warm water and you can continue to do the beauty procedure with clean and dry fingers. Take a break for 3 minutes and repeat the facial massage 3-4 more times. When finished, rinse off the remaining mask with warm water. Then run an ice cube over your face to tone the skin and close the pores, then apply some moisturizer.

To achieve maximum results, you need to take a 10-day course. For normal skin, this procedure should be repeated no more than twice a week, for oily skin - less often. The effect after the completion of the course lasts for six months. It is best to use honey that is sold in honeycombs, it contains a higher concentration of nutrients and minerals, and there is no need for additional heating.

Contraindications to the honey massage implementation 

Before the procedure, you need to do an allergy test by applying a small amount of honey to your wrists. If after half an hour there is no redness, itching or other irritation on your hand, feel free to make a mask.

No matter how good honey would be, in addition to an allergic reaction, there are a number of contraindications for its use for cosmetic purposes:

  • rosacea;
  • thyroid gland diseases;
  • any damage to the skin, bruises, scratches, abrasions;
  • herpes;
  • asthma;
  • diabetes.

Only a person’s private desire may serve as an indication to conduct a massage. This type of procedure, especially in combination with a buccal facial massage, will allow you to achieve good results, take care of the overall benefits for the body and positively change the condition of your facial skin.

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