This one is mostly for you ladies, but I suspect you men might also have curiosity about naturally restoring a youthful glow to your face, no?
Ok, first of all…I HAVE to start this with a personal statement: I believe aging is a privilege and is beautiful, and while I don’t judge anyone else for what they choose to do related to appearances, my own personal philosophy is that natural is best and aging is normal. I embrace my curves, my thighs, my stomach and my butt just as I embrace my smile lines and weathered face from so much time spent hiking in the sun, wind and sometimes the blowing snow.
And, this has been a fun question to ponder: can we use a little bit of face fascia release to restore a glowing appearance and help our faces recover from those same elements I just mentioned?
In the video you’ll learn the basic principles of face fascia release, and after that I encourage you to make this your own. Make weird faces, maybe some weird noises, laugh and get silly with this, because after all – we both look weird doing this, and we might as well get the added health benefits of laughter and play!
You may have noticed that most facial creams promising “a youthful appearance” contain collagen and hyaluronic acid. Why?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and we need collagen to support the denser areas of fascia and connective tissues in the body. In your face, that means all the tiny muscle attachments of the 43 muscles that live there have the support and structure they need to stay strong. Collagen also supports the fibrous network of cells called fibroblasts, which help to create new collagen and replace old skin cells with new ones.
Hyaluronic acid is the element in the body that absorbs the WATER you drink, giving you that hydrated, flush, fluid appearance and feel inside. You’ll feel lighter, more buoyant and fluid when you have a high amount of HA in your body because your cells, nerves, muscles and tissues will have the glide they need to move freely.
The good news is we can create our own collagen and HA. We make both of these substances in abundance when we are children and growing up, but once we reach adulthood the natural production of these two substances starts to decline.
You can stimulate your body to begin producing these substances naturally through fascia release, which activates fibroblasts and fasciacytes. Fibroblasts synthesize or produce collagen, while fasciacytes synthesize hyaluronic acid.
Compressing and stretching your face fascia will create more collagen, while “shearing” tissues will create more hyaluronic acid.
So go ahead and watch the video, follow along and try this for yourself!
You know you’re doing it right when your face turns RED. Congratulations, that’s fresh blood coming in to nourish your face tissue and cells.
Please share your thoughts and results below, I’m really curious to hear how this topic lands with you 🙂
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