Roland Späht - 29.06.2023

Acupressure points for the face: a wrinkle killer?

Stimulation of acupressure points on the face relieves tension and activates the muscles. This can alleviate wrinkles.

Akupressure for the face is a natural way to reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture. Targeted pressing of certain acupressure points on the face can release tension and stimulate blood circulation.

In this article, we will take a closer look at the different acupressure points on the face and their effects on skin health. We will also introduce an acupressure points map to help you find the right points and optimize treatment. Learn how acupressure can help you reduce wrinkles and maintain a youthful appearance.

Table of contents

  • What is acupressure?
  • Which acupressure technique is best?
  • Advantages of facial acupressure
  • Acupressure points on the face: the card against wrinkles
  • Conclusion

What is acupressure?

Acupressure is a natural method from traditional Chinese medicine. It involves pressing specific points on the body or face to release tension and stimulate blood circulation.

This technique is based on the same principles as acupuncture, but does not use needles. Acupressure can be used to relieve pain, relax and improve overall health. In the case of facial acupressure, it is used to reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture.

Which acupressure technique is best?

Make sure your hands and face are clean. If you want, you can use some serum for the face. This time is yours! Create a calm and relaxed atmosphere.

The spots are usually discovered in tiny skin depressions or thickenings. You should press with your index fingers, making small, invisible circular motions. It is important to apply enough pressure.

If you don't have any experience in acupressure, feel your way carefully at the beginning to the points indicated below and feel ahead before you start. This way you will avoid unexpected pain due to too much pressure.

Each point should be pressed with your finger for about 20 to 40 seconds. Start with gentle pressure and then slowly increase it. You may feel your pulse, which is an indication that the energy is flowing.

Then massage the point clockwise for about 20 seconds and then counterclockwise for about 20 seconds. You can repeat this process at will. It depends on how it feels to you.

To achieve visible results, it is recommended that you first stimulate the acupressure points for 10 to 15 minutes every day for a week. After that, this should be repeated regularly three times a week.

Advantages of facial acupressure

Facial acupressure offers a variety of benefits for skin health and wrinkle reduction. Here are some of the most important benefits:

1. Reduction of wrinkles: Targeted stimulation of acupressure points on the face can relieve tension and improve circulation. This can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and maintain a youthful appearance.

2. Improving skin texture: facial acupressure can help improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin. Stimulation of acupressure points stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which can lead to firmer and smoother skin.

3. Relaxation and stress relief: the targeted stimulation of acupressure points on the face can have a relaxing effect and relieve stress. This can help relax facial muscles and relieve tension.

4. Improve blood circulation: stimulating acupressure points on the face will stimulate blood circulation. Improved blood circulation can help provide nutrients and oxygen to the skin, which can lead to healthier and more radiant skin.

5. Natural method with no side effects: Facial acupressure is a natural wrinkle reduction method that has no side effects. Unlike invasive treatments such as Botox or surgical procedures, facial acupressure is safe and gentle on the skin.

It is important to note that the results of facial acupressure may vary from person to person. It is recommended to stimulate the acupressure points regularly and be patient to achieve visible results.

Acupressure points face: the card against wrinkles

Now we will show you eight most important points against wrinkles on the face. This includes acupressure points on the eyes, forehead, nose, temples, mouth and cheeks.

The Dicang 1 (Ma3)

Helps with sunken cheeks and wrinkles around the nose and mouth

Stimulation of the Dicang point helps against sunken cheeks and wrinkles of the nose and mouth. It is located respectively on the intersection points of the pupil and nostrils.

In terms of health, it is mainly effective against toothache. Location: Directly under the pupils, lateral to the nostrils. Location: Directly under the pupils, lateral to the nostrils.

The Dicang 2 (Ma4)

This additional area is located slightly below the actual dicang and reduces wrinkles near the mouth. It is located between the center of the pupil and the end of the corners of the mouth.

Reduces mouth wrinkles

Yang Bai (Gb14)

Yanhbai point also has a relaxing effect on the muscles and skin of the forehead and strengthens the eye areas in case of tired eyes. Often Yanhbai is also called the point of the gallbladder, as it is often the cause of frontal headaches.

Stimulation of the points located just above the pupil and about one third above the eyebrow can relieve these headaches. Position: 1/3 above the eyebrow above the pupils.

The Yin Tang (Gv29)

Yitang, the third eye, is the focus of concentration and effectively improves blood circulation in the head.

It not only reduces wrinkles on the forehead and helps with headaches and dizziness, but is also located in the very center of the face, in a small depression between the eyebrows.

The Jiache (Ma6)

Helps with toothache and reduces double chin.

Jiache point is considered the eliminator of double chin and tightens everything that hangs down on the face.

It is located directly in the depression in front of the jaw joint and immediately helps with any kind of jaw and tooth pain. Location: recess in front of the jaw joint.

The Tou Wei (Ma8)

The acupressure point Touwei is located respectively at the corners of the forehead in the area of the hairline and influences headaches caused by problems in the stomach.

Stimulation of this point can relax both the head and the stomach. In addition, the facial muscles are strengthened and wrinkles in the forehead area are reduced. The Touwei point is located in a depression in the corner of the forehead, near the hairline.

It strengthens facial muscles and reduces wrinkles in the forehead area.

The Sizhukong (Sj23)

Stimulates the muscles near the eye areas, reducing smile lines.

The Sizhukong or Sonjao point is useful for laugh lines as it stimulates the muscles near the eye areas. Additionally, in traditional Chinese medicine, it is responsible for metabolism.

You can find the Sizhukong in a depression next to the eyebrow. It can also help with headaches, red eyes, facial twitching and dizziness.

The Renzhong (Du26)

The renzhong is the very last point and is located between the heart of the lips and the tip of the nose. It is the first aid point for fainting and helps smooth vertical wrinkles around the mouth. Position: in the middle of the face, about 1/3 of the distance between the nose and upper lip.



Acupressure for the face is a natural method for reducing wrinkles and improving skin texture. By specifically pressing certain acupressure points on the face, tension can be released and blood circulation can be stimulated.

Facial acupressure offers a variety of benefits, including reducing wrinkles, improving skin texture, relaxation and stress relief, improving circulation, and a natural method with no side effects. It is important to regularly stimulate the acupressure points to achieve visible results.

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About the author

Roland Späht is the founder of BACKLAxx® and a content strategist. He had already been struggling with back pain since childhood due to scoliosis. After studying engineering, he worked in project management for years and during this time he intensively dealt with the treatment of his worsening back pain.

His goal was to fight his way out of this downward spiral of pain without medication and permanent medical treatment. In this way he found ways and means for himself that permanently relieved his pain. He is firmly convinced that everyone can find an alternative way out of pain.