Face Lift Treatments: inexpensive at-home tips for firmer skin, face and neck

by Linda Robison

Are at-home face lift treatments really effective? Check out my before and after pictures and decide for yourself! 

Here you'll find some inexpensive face firming options that are worth trying. How do I know they work? Because I use them myself.

We all want to age well and look the best we can. And while a surgical face lift may make you younger, there is no guarantee you'll actually look better in the long run.

Plus, face lift surgeries are expensive and well...just scary. 🫤

But there are some treatments you can do at-home for very little money that can help improve skin elasticity and get a lifted, firmer face.

And the sooner you start, the better the results.

Why face lift treatments & massages work 

Woman worried about needing face lift treatment.

Facial treatments help de-stress tension lines and lift facial muscles. Why? Because when we're stressed, it shows on our face and neck. 

We tend to scrunch up the face, furrow the brow, and hold our shoulders tightly upward around the neck. Put a mirror next to your computer and check out your facial expressions when you're working hard or are deep in thought.

You'd be surprised how "pinched up" and tight your face looks!

All of this tension pulls the muscles of the face and neck downward and can exaggerate fine lines and wrinkles.

Face massage for wrinkles: my experiment

eye wrinkles before and afterBEFORE and AFTER

Not only are my wrinkles less deep in the after picture, but my eyes are more open and the inner eye trough area is filled in, hence less dark circles.

Full Disclose: I've been doing basic facial exercises, which also helped give my eyes a more 'open' appearance.

I found that sticking to a consistent massaging routine (along with face exercises) can help reduce the depth and width of some wrinkles.

Then I ran an experiment to see if certain face lift treatments can help reduce the depth and appearance of the big wrinkle/line around my neck.

Before and after neck wrinkle pictures.BEFORE and AFTER

I found that massaging my neck (with face exercises. Check out before & after results) helped to not only reduce the width and depth of the line across my neck, but also improve my skin tone too.

Regarding those lightened brown spots, I applied a home-mixed vitamin C serum on my neck every day.

How can a face massage tighten your skin

According to studies, a face lift massage can help release and relax the muscles, giving the appearance of a more lifted look. It can also increase muscle thickness and enhance facial rejuvenation.

A simple 5 -10 minute massage can help relax the facial muscles, relieve tension, and improve blood circulation, which also brings about a nice rosy glow. 

According to Dr. Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, a moderate pressure massage helps stimulate pressure receptors located under the skin. This increases skin temperature, slows down physiology, enhances immune function and reduces stress hormones.

She also states, "Just as massage and exercise contribute to health in general, it would also be expected to contribute to skin health."

Plus, it just feels good!

Any type of face massage technique can help release and relax those pulled muscles, whether it's a massaging tool or just your hands. 

Other benefits may include skin firming and a reduction in depth and appearance of fine lines. 

Also, as a side benefit, the two brown spots are almost invisible thanks to regular application of vitamin C serum used before doing the massage.

To get these results, I added a neck massage called The Brush to my weekly face exercise routine that was developed by Carolyn Cleaves.

Here is the video...

You can get more free face exercise and massage videos here...

Benefits of Firming Treatments for Face and Neck

My favorite face lift treatment is a good old fashion face massage.

You'd be surprised what a little massaging, kneading, and rubbing can do for your skin and facial contours. And the best part? These treatments are inexpensive and can be done at home.

A simple face massage, using either your hands or a massaging device, can help:

  • tone a puffy bloated face and jowls
  • relax facial muscles, tension lines and wrinkles
  • increase blood circulation, bringing nutrients to the skin
  • tone crepey skin
  • amplify the effects of anti-aging creams

Which face lift massage should you try

There are plenty of YouTube videos and instructions on how to perform a face massage at home.

And, most of them look well-designed and will offer some skin enhancing benefits.

But, if you want to take it to the next level, incorporating muscle toning along with skin polishing is a good two-pronged approach to achieve a firmer, lifted face.

According to Dr. Rossiter, M.D., facial muscles go through the skin, this allows us to show facial expressions.

So if you contract the facial muscle first and massage or slide your hands across the skin, you will tone your facial muscles and firming the skin at the same time.

How to do face massage.Example of how to contract facial muscles before doing a massage. This is called the Long O Face.
Step by step facial positions for face lift massage.

This massage is called the Circle-Up Rub. Its purpose is to firm the face muscles and help reduce fine lines and crinkly skin along the jowls, cheeks and temples/eyes-crow's feet area.

This massage is to be done on wet or moisturized skin only and over contracted muscles.

You can learn more and get full instructions on how to do this face lift treatment here at this link.

Which anti-aging face massage tool to try

What if you can't do face massage treatments using your hands because of problems (such as pain and stiffness) with fingers, hands or wrists because of injury or aging?

That's where face massage tools and devices come in. There are plenty of wonderful and effective massaging devices available today.

Some are crazy expensive and some are surprisingly cheap, yet still beneficial.

Well, I've tried a few massage tools that are easy on the fingers and hands. And many can be done without too much concentration, so you can do them while relaxing or watching TV.

The articles below cover some of the face massage tools and gadgets I've tried:

The Kansa Wand: DIY Ayurveda Face Lift Massage Wand

The Kansa wand is a therapeutic massage tool used in Ayurvedic healing.

Gua Sha Massage How To: Easy 4-in-1 Electric Tool for Face & Neck

Amazing facial treatment with this heated, vibrating, micro-current, red-light device. Watch this video...

Facial Cupping Massage Treatments

Get at-home facials and massages. Help reduce puffiness and fine lines. Also helps tone and firm jowls, chin and neck.

What is Gua Sha Facial - Treatment and Benefits

What is Gua Sha? How to use it for anti-aging benefits for younger looking face and skin.

Additional Reading

10 Benefits of an Enzyme Facial

2 Best Home Chemical Peels for Hyperpigmentation

At-Home Lactic Acid Peels

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