Celebrity esthetician Joanna Czech demonstrates three ways to boost your complexion and bone structure with manual facial massage.
Film by EMI BELL
Joanna Czech knows firsthand the value of facial massage. The Dallas-based esthetician, who earned her stripes in New York working on clients like Kim Kardashian West and Christy Turlington Burns, is known for her hands-on manipulation of facial muscles. And while Czech’s clients always leave her studio lifted and glowing, they needed something to help maintain her hard work between visits. “Self massage is not easy, and I wanted to create a tool that made it easier,” she says.
Mission accomplished: Czech’s just-launched Facial Massager is a Space Age-esque metal roller that promotes lymphatic drainage, enhances one’s natural bone structure, and increases the penetration of skin care products. “Massage is by far the most important step in an effective, non-invasive skin care regimen. Massaging the skin speeds up circulation and brings more oxygen to the tissue, resulting in brighter, healthier skin!”
To ensure your that your cheekbones are visible and your jawline is sculpted, we asked Czech to give us a massage tutorial and share some tips for getting the most out of the roller. Watch and learn Czech’s techniques above.
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After cleansing and toning, use your favorite oil or serum to help glide the massager across your face. “My favorite is Vintner’s Daughter, says Czech. “It’s a brilliant mixture of 22 actives and it works on acneic skin, reactive skin, and dehydrated skin.”
There are 43 muscles in the face—and they all need something different. Accordingly, Czech uses her massage roller in three distinct ways: to penetrate product deeper into the skin, to lift and sculpt, and for drainage. “Depending on how you hold my Facial Massager, you can address the different areas of the face as well as the specific results you wish to achieve,” says Czech. “It can also change the shape of the face; lifting the brows, the jawline and emphasizing the cheekbones.”
Czech also recommends using the tool with sheet masks to improve product penetration. “I would use a cleanser, toner, massage for about seven minutes with Vintner’s Daughter and then apply your sheet mask and seal it with roller so that everything is trapped,” she says.
EXPERT TIP: Wrap an unopened sheet mask under warm water before applying. The higher temperature will increase the permeability of the product.