If you’re familiar with Sarah Chapman skincare, you’ll know of her Skinesis signature massage technique. This involves tapping, pinching and knuckling of the face, particularly the jawline. Sarah created the facialift tool to mimic her skinesis massage, enabling clients to enjoy the same benefits from their own home.
As with many of my beauty discoveries, I spotted the facialift tool whilst watching QVC beauty. I’ve yet to try Sarah Chapman skin care, but I do have my eye on the multi-award winning “Overnight Facial” (I love anything with awards and rave reviews) This night-time elixir promises you’ll awaken to plump, smooth, rejuvenated skin with the signature Skinesis glow. When finances permit I’ll grab that, but in the meantime, I absolutely had to have the facialift tool and I’ve now been using it for a good twelve months. One thing I can tell you, Sarah Chapman herself looks fabulous, inspiring great confidence in her product, which may be seen as “gimmicky” by some.
A-list facialist Sarah Chapman Claims: The Facialift massager, with its unique 8 heads and 48 massaging nodules, reshapes, refines and tones the contours of your face, releasing tension in the jaw, aiding lymphatic drainage and dramatically lifting and sculpting. This innovative massager mimics the techniques of our radiance-promoting Skinesis facial massage. Regular use brightens, tightens, drains toxins and reduces puffiness by boosting the supply of vital nutrients and oxygen to your skin, giving you the immediate fresh glow of a Skinesis facial. facialift releases muscular tension, particularly in the jaw. Encourages blood flow bringing a glow to the skin and helps decrease puffiness through lymphatic drainage, contouring the look of the jaw. Regular use prevents jawline breakouts.
Collagen keeps our skin plump and youthful but, worryingly it starts depleting at a rate of 1% per year from the age of twenty. That’s a scary thought, isn’t it? Thankfully, we can help slow the process a little by encouraging collagen production in our skin. This can be done through facial massage and/or exercise.
With more than forty muscles in our face – it’s no surprise that if we don’t keep them toned, our facial contours will start to sag as we age. Much like other muscles in our bodies. If you excercise your facial muscles regularly you should start to see a tightening or firming of your features. Throw in a Massage, and you’ll also benefit from extra blood flow. More blood flow…More glow.
Facial massage and exercise has remained firmly in my beauty regime for as long as I can remember. Starting with a Cleo facial exerciser (well before I needed it) to copying one of my favourite You Tubers Lisa Eldridge whilst she delivered her mesmerising facial massage.
Over the years, I’ve used all kinds of electrical facial gadgetry. Including Tua Viso which passively stimulates the facial muscles with tiny electrical impulses. I’ve had to reign back my Tua Viso use a little due to my heart condition, going overboard seems to cause odd heart sensations for me as it can interrupt normal rhythm. The very reason it’s not recommended for those of us with heart problems; I’ve never been one to do as I’m told (within reason).
Firstly, I won’t lie, I find massaging with this tool a little uncomfortable bordering on painful. Because of this, I have found my own way of using which allows for a more comfortable experience. The idea being, to place the roller at the chin and as it separates gently roll it back and forth along the jawline from chin to ear for the recommended six times. Personally, I prefer to hold the roller further up, grasping either side allowing me to control the pressure myself. This seems to work well for me. I realise a certain pressure is needed for best results but I prefer it to be a pleasurable experience. I must add, my pain threshold is quite high (I’ve experienced natural child-birth) let’s keep things in perspective here. That said, I just find it too uncomfortable to use as recommended. That’s just me.
Once you’ve rolled your jawline and neck, turn the tool around and use the flat paddle at the handle end to gently pat over the entire face, focussing on bony areas such as the eye contour, encouraging toxins to drain and increase blood flow around the area.
Given that all those electrical impulses can be troublesome for me; using my facialift tool is the perfect alternative. I love the idea of encouraging lymphatic drainage around my jaw line as I certainly don’t want fluid build up there. Plus, who doesn’t want a lovely glow to their skin? I use mine two or three times a week at bedtime before I apply my usual skincare. Stimulating that all-important collagen production and lymphatic drainage. I can then drift off letting my body get to work while I sleep.
Whilst I prefer to use my facialift massager at bedtime, I have been known to roll my jawline a few times in the mornings. Particularly if I’m heading out somewhere nice. I’ll then go ahead and apply my make up. Post massage, my skin has a lovely glow and a slightly tighter appearance, for a few hours at least. So now we know that any kind of facial massage encourages blood flow, bringing nutrients to the underlying skin cells which, in-turn gives a brighter complexion generally. I’m pretty sure facial massage is something I will Continue with in future. It’s such a therapeutic experience and with such visible results, I’ve no reason to stop.
Have you ever tried it? Is it something you’d like to try? I’d love to know what you think!