Let’s be clear: I am not only against Botox in principle. I just think there are more natural methods that people could choose over injections if they knew they had a good Alternative. I have seen initialhand how we can work with the skin with this rejuvenated look.
If we look at what skin aging really is from an Oriental point of view, We are talking about a slowdown in blood circulation, also called “vital force” (and called Prana or Chi in the lyrics). With age, the circulation of nutrient-rich blood and detoxifying Lymph slows down and the renewal of skin cells becomes slower and slower.
Yes, over time, the skin becomes more “stagnant”.”What can you do to help the skin, besides injections? Well, there are two ways to try (or try both!), Plus two areas that you will never want to miss again when you indulge in a facial.
Benefits of natural facial rejuvenation treatments.
What interests me the most are sustainable skin care practices with cumulative benefits and not quick fixes with long-term cumulative damage. For example, with prolonged use without interruption, Botox reduces facial flow even more by immobilizing the facial muscles. With prolonged use, the dead muscles of the face can atrophy. The skin can take on a gray, lifeless pallor and do the opposite of what was originally intended: pull down.
My goal is to bring life, vitality and nutrients by increasing blood flow. I want to solve the blockages in the muscles, skin and fascia that prevent optimal blood circulation and relieve tension that we don’t have to take with us. If we release tension and restore optimal blood circulation, the deep lines can become softer, the skin becomes pink and plump again, and the worries and fillers can melt away from the face.
Thus, it can produce (sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly) the effects of Botox with glowing skin, improved texture and more awkwardness, but there is actually a much deeper healing. The benefits of this work ring with a feeling of well-being throughout the nervous system and psyche, and are seen and felt on the face as in the work of the body.
1. foam rollers for your face.
To begin with, you can try to roll your face naturally with a soft roller. There are two main tension points that I want to loosen and move. One is a superficial fascia, and the other is lymphatic. Lymph is a very underestimated circulatory system in the body and, among its many other functions, it is responsible for detoxifying skin waste products at the cellular level. If we maintain tension in the muscles and fascia, the Lymph cannot move freely and fulfill its task of removing waste from the tissues. The result of poor lymph flow can appear as dull skin, an accumulation of blackheads and Milia and/or persistent hyperpigmentation, to name just a few.
The superficial fascia is the connective tissue layer just below the facial skin. It serves as a support and infrastructure for your skin and is responsible for giving it buoyancy and tone. It can also cause a lot of tension and adhesions that limit the circulation of blood and lymph. If you have ever used a foam roller for tight legs, remember how much softer a leg feels after rolling compared to the bent leg. Foam rolling is a self-administered form of myofascial release, and that’s exactly what we want to do for the face!
2. DIY facial fascia massage.
Do not massage areas that actually contain Botox, especially if you have a new injection, and do not massage active acne.
All you need is a few drops of facial oil to slip and slide (anything you use regularly is ideal). Try to do this with the flat fingers of one hand while the other hand supports or use a Gua Sha board.
Choose a page to get started. Do this full side of the face, then repeat everything on page two. The hand on the side on which you are working performs the movements; the opposite hand supports. Move slowly and consciously, focusing on the feeling of a slight stretch in the skin. Remember to breathe as you do.
Start with a free face, neck and scalp massage to identify areas of tension. Notice what seems firm. Massage in deep circles, checking the neck, shoulders, jaw and temples.
Starting with the neck, gently massage around, at the front and back to soften the delicate front of the neck.
Take a deep breath and appreciate self-love.
Support yourself from the forehead with your opposite hand while the working hand slides towards the temple with medium pressure. Repeat this operation several more times.
Move the face down in sections with your hands or tool, always supporting it in the center of the face while the working hand moves with a handful of strokes at each Station.
Look at a complete page and feel what is different! For some, it feels firmer or relaxed, softer or smoother. This may not seem like much.
Take everything you did on the initial page back to the second page.
With practice and regularity, your skin will surely thank you for showing it a little more love and for keeping it moving!
Spots with the most voltage included:
The neck is the highway for all traffic to and from the face. A tight neck acts as a traffic jam on the highway from the body to the face and back. This prevents the Detoxifying Lymph from draining as well as it should, and the simple act of working on the neck can play an essential role in revitalizing the Complexion and bringing vitality, as well as reducing facial swelling. Most of my clients have very high neck and jaw strains due to the stress of being boss babies at work and in the city. I say that if we want to work hard, we must also take care of ourselves.
The scalp is essentially an extension of the face. The frontal muscle extends well into the hairline, and the jaw muscle has scalp adhesions above and around the ears. Massaging the scalp can help loosen the tense forehead and closed jaws, it is awesome and also increases the blood flow to the scalp and stimulates the hair follicles for healthy curls.