Studies confirm facial massage can take years off
Can getting a facial really make you look younger? Experts and a recent article by CNN say yes.
"When you stimulate pressure receptors under the skin, as you do in a moderate pressure massage, you increase the temperature of the skin, you slow down the physiology, you reduce the release of stress hormones and enhance immune function," says Tiffany Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
"Just as massage and exercise contributes to health in general, it would also be expected to contribute to skin health."
Aging and decreased firmness occur with the loss of a tissue under the skin. Through a massage, these facial muscles are strengthened. Unlike a workout that involves going to the gym, this workout involves a deep, relaxing, stress relieving facial.