Facial skin has a hard time maintaining its health and elasticity due to multiple factors including less use of facial muscles, poor nutrition, dehydration, stress, excessive make up use, poor circulation, smoking, alcohol and several other things. Literally all of the above mentioned factors can be corrected.
So how do we fix it?
Apart from the obvious avoidance of smoking, alcohol, and excessive make up use, the following measures can be taken.
Ever notice how some celebs have great bodies but their faces are clearly aging? That because the skin is attached to the tissue underneath (muscles, fat, etc), and if that tissue is not well formed, the skin will sag.
Muscle tone is directly linked to skin health. Facial exercises tone up the facial muscles and give the skin a more supportive foundation. By exercising the facial muscles, micro-tears occur, which are then filled with new tissue, resulting in more fuller features. Healthy muscles are able to offer better support to the skin attached to it as well as a better shape on the outside. A wide range of exercises can be found on Youtube that tone up majority of the facial muscles and can even help you develop features that you may not already have (eg. The appearance of high cheek bones). These exercises are commonly used by models to maintain, and in some cases, enhance their features.
Try to exercise your facial muscles 3-4 times a week. It literally only takes about 15 to do a complete facial workout.
It may sound strange, but what do you have to lose? (Just your wrinkles!)
Once your skin has that foundation, nourish it by applying oils like coconut oil, sesame oil or almond oil. Make sure to massage the oil into the facial muscles. These oils are absorbed into the skin and counteract the “drying out” that is caused by make up and wind. People don’t realize that sitting under an air-conditioner or fan can have a negative impact on skin. By applying oil, we are able to counteract this. Also, oils improve complexion, radiance and glow. Note that moisturizing lotions DO NOT work as effectively. Vitamin E oil can also work as well as Avocado oil.
Get the proper nutrition to support your skin and muscles:
-Protein to support the building of facial muscles.
-Vitamin E to assist in protecting the skin from damage
-Fats to produce the skin’s oil barrier and give proper hydration, glow and texture
-Also Vitamins (Vitamins A, B-complex, C & D) and minerals (Especially zinc and iron)
Best foods for Skin health:
-Green Leafy Veggies
Also, collagen protein supplements work great to provide nourishment to the skin, connective tissues and muscles.
Water is the most important factor for health overall. When we become dehydrated, our skin suffers. Skin health is greatly dependent on adequate hydration. Remain hydrated always and consume fruits that assist hydration like:
(Always use medicinal herbs under the supervision of a doctor)
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by Dr. Nishal R.
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