3 Facial Massage Techniques To Boost Your Pregnancy Glow

3 Facial Massage Techniques To Boost Your Pregnancy Glow

18 May 2023 | 6 min Read

Sudeshna Chakravarti

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While you may not be able to get abrasive beauty treatments like chemical peels or uniquely formulated facials during pregnancy, you can indulge in a facial massage—a current ‘it’ at-home skincare trend that has taken the beauty world by storm due to its hyper-beneficial skin benefits. A facial massage helps you achieve perfect complexion and certain facial massage techniques can even address pregnancy skin concerns like acne and loss of skin elasticity. 

Read on, as we discuss more about the benefits of facial massage and three crucial massage techniques that will guarantee you that youthful and nourished pregnancy glow.

How Does Facial Massage Benefit Your Skin During Pregnancy?

Facial Massage Techniques

Daily facial massage can depuff your face and improve your skin tone and texture / Image credit: Freepik

Incorporating a daily facial massage into your pregnancy skincare routine can not only improve your skin tone and radiance but also give you a firmer and wrinkle-free face. 

This is because a facial massage helps improve the circulation of your skin, which in turn brings more blood and oxygen to the skin’s surface, leading to the appearance of refreshed and plump skin. Moreover, it enhances better absorption of the products that you are using and improves skin texture.

Using the right massage techniques also helps smoothen your forehead frown lines and reduce stress and pregnancy-associated headaches, which can minimise frowning and the resulting wrinkles. 

What Do You Need For An At-Home Facial Massage?

To give yourself a spa-level face massage at home, you just need two products—a face oil to target your pregnancy skin concerns and a jade roller to help massage your skin. You consider opting for The Moms Co.’s natural age-control skin firming set that includes both these products in a single kit, so you don’t have to purchase them separately.

The Moms Co.’s face oil is formulated with potent ingredients like chia seed oil, bakuchiol, seabuckthorn oil, and vitamin E that provide antioxidant, anti-ageing, and protective effects. 

First, take a few drops of the face oil on your palm and dot it all over your face. Dab gently to help the oil absorb into the deep layers of your skin. Then use the jade roller to give yourself a nice, gentle massage to reduce puffiness and inflammation, improve the contours of your face, and smoothen fine lines and wrinkles. 

3 Facial Massage Techniques For An Enhanced Pregnancy Glow

Facial Massage Techniques

A facial massage can also help drain excess fluid from your skin and boost circulation / Image credit: Freepik

A facial massage can give a quick stimulation to your skin tissues, which reinvigorates your face and helps promote healthy skin. In fact, to see benefits like a glowing and firm complexion, you should massage your face every time you follow your regular pregnancy skincare routine. 

Use the following facial massage techniques to get the most glowing skin ever.

Facial Massage Technique To Reduce Wrinkles

Use the following technique during your CTM routine (cleanse-tone-moisturise) to delay the signs of premature ageing and give your face a subtle lift.

  • After applying the face oil, begin by moving the roller down the bridge of your nose, following the shape of your face. Then in one fluid motion, continue using the roller under your eyes and then outward.
  • Next, bring the roller over your cheekbones, sweep outward, and repeat the same movement under your cheekbones as well.
  • Now move to the forehead and use the same lightweight sweeping technique working from the centre of your forehead out, and using upward motions from your eyebrows to the hairline.
  • Next, focus on your chin, and sweep the roller from the bottom lip down to your jawline. Then, move from the centre of your chin outwards to the ears.
  • Don’t forget your neck and decolletage. Finish the massage while performing light, quick strokes up your neck to the jawline to help lift the skin, and use small circular movements from the centre of your decolletage outwards. This movement will help smooth the wrinkles created while sleeping on your side.

Facial Massage Technique To Reduce Puffiness

If you want your facial massage to target your puffiness and fine lines, try this method.

  • First, apply the facial oil and dab it all over your face.
  • Then use the roller to apply gentle pressure on the centre of your forehead and move outward. This move helps smooth fine lines across your forehead and as a bonus, works to get rid of stress and headaches as well. Repeat three sets of this movement to get effective results.
  • You can use this technique to tackle issues like Crow’s feet as well. Use the jade roller and apply light pressure on the bridge of your nose, right below your inner eye. Then sweep the roller outward to your jawline. This technique is also helpful in preventing the formation of dark circles under your eyes, so make sure to perform this massage every day during your skincare routine.

Facial Massage Technique For Lymphatic Drainage

Facial massage is also useful for draining your lymph nodes and reducing puffiness in your face. All you have to do is know the right pressure point techniques to drain the excess lymph and firm and tone your skin.

  • Begin by applying the facial oil all over your face and neck.
  • Use the jade roller to roll from the centre of your face, outward, to naturally stimulate the lymphatic system to drain the excess fluid.
  • Make sure to be gentle and move in the direction of your face’s contour. Finish with the outer sides of your face. 
  • For best results, use this technique at least twice or thrice a week.


Now you know all the right facial massage techniques to give you that pregnancy glow. These massage techniques are simple, yet extremely effective, and give you a firmer, radiant, and glowing complexion with regular use. 

For best results, make sure you are using a facial oil before using your jade roller. You can also consider storing your jade roller in the fridge for some time to get the added effects of a cool stone on your face to reduce puffiness and dark circles. 

Recommended Pregnancy Skincare Products:

Natural Daily Sunscreen

Natural Vita-Rich Under-Eye Cream

Vitamin C Daily Face Toner

Also Read:

Itchy skin during pregnancy: Check out the list of skincare ingredients that can help tackle itchy skin during pregnancy.

Benefits of shea butter for skin: We have discussed the amazing benefits of shea butter for your skin and hair, and how to include it in your pregnancy beauty routine.

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