It has gained a lot of traction in the beauty community despite its efficacy not being studied enough. There are even some aesthetic clinics offering it.
There are also a variety of ways to do it, popularised by makeup artists and aestheticians. But how does it work? And is there truth to its claims?
How it works
While the principle behind face massages is to clear out your qi, a more scientific benefit is to make sure your lymph nodes don’t get blocked. This is because lymph node blockage can lead to “a dull and puffy complexion”. By massaging the skin, not only does it make sure your lymph nodes loosen up but also allows for better blood flow, eases muscle tension, and triggers collagen production.