Kinesio Taping for the Face - 5 Tips for Beginners

Aesthetic face taping is actively used by women over 30 to remove and smooth wrinkles without surgery and injections. The method is relatively young, but has already managed to establish itself around the world, like South Korean cosmetics.

Facial tapes can be used for:

  • Remove wrinkles and puffiness under the eyes;
  • Removal of wrinkles on the forehead;
  • Face lifts;
  • Smoothing wrinkles on the neck;
  • Tightening the muscles of the second chin.

We have put together some useful tips for those who decide to try face taping.

Tip number one: buy teips made in South Korea

First you need to decide on the country of origin of the teips. All major kinesio taping factories are located in China and South Korea, but we recommend only South Korean tapes, which are of the best quality materials. It was South Korea that became the successor to Japan, where the history of the creation of kinesio taping and kinesio taping as a method of treatment and rehabilitation in general began.

Tip number two: apply tapes according to the instructions

It is important to understand that applying kinesio taping without professional instructions will not give results and may be harmful to health. On the Internet, it was not easy to find such instructions in the public domain. Basically, they offer to take online courses or visit kinesio taping schools, of course, for a fee. At the moment, only one resource can boast open to everyone access to detailed photo instructions with descriptions and recommendations from professionals – tape-tema.ru

Tip number three: use a tape remover

There are two methods for removing kinesio tape from the skin:

  • Dry;
  • Using liquid tape remover.

It is important to understand that kinesio tape consists of cotton, an adhesive base and a paper backing. The adhesive base of the tape is a medical acrylic adhesive, and it is waterproof. By removing the tape with hot water or body oil, you activate the adhesive and its fixation with the skin. Therefore, it is categorically not recommended to peel off the kinesio tape when wet, as there is a high probability of damage to the epidermis.

Professional cosmetologists use special tape removers that act on acrylic adhesive, allowing you to effectively remove any application without consequences. If there is no such tool at hand, you can use the “dry” method of removing the tape – holding the tape with one hand, removing the application without sudden movements. But for the face, this method is not suitable because it can still damage the epidermis.

Tip number four: take the compatibility test

Before starting a facial taping course, it is important to choose a high-quality kinesio tape that will not cause allergies on the skin. To do this, it is necessary to conduct a compatibility test – we do a four-hour application on a small or large zygomatic muscle. If at the end of the time you had no discomfort, itching and redness – kinesio tape suits you, you can start the course!

Tip number five: prepare the muscles and skin of the face

Do not forget about facial massage techniques before each application. With the help of special exercises and applicators, you will achieve results much faster. Also pay attention to relaxing applications for the muscles of the face, which must be done before starting the course.

The effect of kinesiology taping of the face may appear after a few days, but it will be short-term. You can consolidate the result after completing a four-week course, making applications on different areas of the face. At the end of the course after 2-3 months it should be repeated.