From crystals and dry brushing to CBD products, beauty rituals have become very holistic in the past year. The lockdown has definitely put a big focus on our wellbeing and taught each of us how to slow down and focus on our mental health rather than solely on our visual features. Including mindful and relaxing rituals as a part of the skincare routine can shift one’s mind and do wonders for our mental health! Facial acupressure is one of our absolutely favourite mindful things we like to incorporate into our skincare routine. It has such a positive impact on the mind that we started taking our golden acupressure tool Roll Time everywhere we go!
WHAT IS FACIAL ACUPRESSURE
Facial acupressure dates back to ancient Chinese rituals, and it has been used as a healing method all over the world and practiced for centuries. Acupressure is often mistaken for acupuncture which uses needles to treat conditions. On the other hand, acupressure can be easily done by your own hands, or acupressure tools just by applying a pressure to certain parts of your body or face.
Reflexology itself is based on the concept that certain areas of our body can correspond with certain organs or body systems. Therefore, facial acupressure works by applying pressure to a certain part of the face which sends a signal to correspond with the body’s organs. This way, pain can be alleviated and our mind can be eased of stress or anxiety.
According to Justin Newman, director of holistic medicine in Miami; "There are few points on the body that can help calm the mind and alleviate the anxiety as acupressure triggers the brain to release endorphins."
BENEFITS OF FACIAL ACUPRESSURE
- Restoring focus
- Easing the mind
- Improvement of facial contours & removal of toxins
- Reduction of anxiety
- Better sleep
- Easing of headaches or dizziness
- Can help with lockjaw or toothaches
- May reduce physical pain
- Reduces stress
- Calmer mind or even elevated mood
- Healthier skin
Pressure points which are located on the face can be used to treat anything from headaches to congestion. If you’ve heard of facial mapping you must be aware that certain parts of our face are connected to our entire body. Facial mapping has been generally used in order to justify the breakouts/acne on certain parts of our face. However, it can also be very useful to identify the certain pressure point in order to treat our mental wellbeing, mind or even some physical pain.
Key points for acupressure:
In between the eyebrows - can reduce anxiety and improve the sleep
On the temples - press to help ease the headache and reduce stress
Between the nose and the lips - restore the focus and calm the mind
Next to the nose - press in order to relieve congestion
Next to the ear - ease the toothache
You can get inspired by the acupressure tutorial here.
Our golden Roll Time derma roller and acupressure point in one is our holy grail skincare tool! It has the power to shift the mind, sculpt the face and increase the collagen production all within minutes! You can get all the benefits of acupressure by using the side with the retractable acupressure point and you can get the anti-aging benefits with the derma roller side. It’s truly a no brainer when it comes to skincare tools!
Additionally, Roll Time is so compact and convenient that you can take it anywhere for that 30-second mind release. Pair with your favourite facial oil and some facial massage for the ultimate daily ritual to get a sculpted face and relaxed state of mind.
With the world returning back to normal we should never forget to take care of our mental wellbeing and find a time in the day when we can restore our focus and calm the mind. If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, ease pain and promote your overall wellbeing; acupressure might be your best choice! Our multitasking tool is perfect for those days when you’re in the rush but only have 30 seconds to spare. Acupressure can really help you find peace and it can easily become one of your favourite parts of your skincare routine!
Roll your way to a glowing complexion and press to release and ease :)