When achieving a radiant, even complexion, you’ve probably heard about the different skincare products and ingredients you should consider.
But in addition to a product-based routine, learning more about different therapies such as facial acupressure, microcurrent therapy, and even red light therapy can help you get the most out of your daily routine and your skin’s natural beauty.
What Are Acupressure Points?
Acupressure points are areas on your body that run along “meridians” — the idea is that your body’s energy travels these channels, so manipulating it can benefit your health and appearance. These pressure points also tend to fall in the spaces between ligaments, tendons, or even bones, so there’s some physical logic to the idea.
Acupressure has been shown in some studies to address various concerns, ranging from skincare to chronic pain. By locating the points on your face that are thought to affect your complexion and the overall well-being of your skin and applying pressure, and massaging them regularly — firmly enough to feel the pressure but not so firm as to leave a mark or cause pain — you may be able to help address some of your skincare concerns.
What Acupressure Points Do You Need to Know?
Let’s talk about five acupressure points that are thought to benefit the appearance of your complexion when stimulated regularly in addition to your typical skincare routine.
1. Third Eye
Your third eye pressure point is in the middle of your forehead, between your eyes. This pressure point stimulates certain glands and processes that may positively affect your skin texture when triggered appropriately.
2. Four Whites
Near the top of each cheekbone, approximately one finger’s width below your eyes, are the pressure points called “four whites” — even though there are only two. By massaging these pressure points daily, you may be able to address blemishes and breakouts.
It’s important not to apply too much pressure to this area, however, as the skin around your eyes is delicate, and you may end up prompting fine lines or wrinkles over time if you pull too firmly on that thin skin!
Directly behind your earlobe is your “windscreen.” If you open your mouth, you can quickly identify this point by feeling the dip between your jaw and ear. Pressure on these points is thought to balance you, promoting a radiant complexion.
4. Facial Beauty
The facial beauty acupressure points are approximately a whole finger’s length below your pupils, on either side of your nose, slightly beyond your nostrils. Applying pressure or massaging these points promotes a glowing complexion because it improves circulation and minimizes redness or swelling.
5. Heavenly Pillar
These pressure points aren’t on your face, although they’re meant to address concerns about your complexion! Approximately a half inch below the base of your skull and slightly away from your spine on either side is where you’ll find your “heavenly pillars.”
Stimulating these acupressure points helps address concerns about skin texture and breakouts.
Are There Other Ways To Improve Your Skin Without Creams and Serums?
Skincare is an essential part of maintaining a healthy and glowing complexion. As you get older, ensuring you’re covering the basics by cleansing in the morning and evening, applying moisturizer, and wearing sunscreen, at the very least, will be vital in maintaining a youthful-looking complexion despite the changes your skin undergoes as you age.
In addition to skincare basics, you may want to employ some other methods to improve your skin, like acupressure, red light therapy, and microcurrent therapy.
Microcurrent therapy has been around since the 1970s — initially, it was approved for use by the FDA due to its effectiveness in addressing things like pain and wound healing. But the application of these devices — called TENS or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation — has since expanded.
The FDA now recognizes microcurrent therapy treatments for applications within the cosmetology industry. It sends gentle electrical currents through your skin and facial muscles. It can stimulate protein synthesis and promote the transport of amino acids.
Your facial muscles are directly connected to your skin, so stimulating them can help promote a smoother, firmer skin appearance. If you’re interested in adding this non-invasive but highly effective procedure to your skincare regimen, our NuFACE Trinity® Starter Kit is the perfect place to start.
It helps stimulate the larger surface areas of your face and neck with microcurrent to help with overall facial contour, tone, and the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy is another option for improving your complexion in addition to microcurrent therapy and acupressure. This popular treatment is intended to brighten, tighten, and improve skin texture on the skin’s surface, whereas NuFACE Microcurrent Devices are better for sculpting and toning your face down to the MUSCLE.
For a holistic microcurrent and red light routine, consider the NuFACE Trinity® Complete which is equipped with FDA-Cleared microcurrent technology and the NuFACE Trinity® Wrinkle Reducer Red Light Therapy Attachment. It uses a precise combination of red, amber, and infrared LED lights to target fine lines and deep-set wrinkles, and it only takes three minutes per treatment area to start to see results.
Incorporating acupressure points into your skincare routine can be a game-changer for achieving flawless skin.
By stimulating specific pressure points and complementing your usual skincare regimen with other treatment methods, such as microcurrent or red light therapy, you can unlock your skin's full potential for an all-over radiant complexion, all while addressing any additional skincare concerns you may have.