Updated: Jan 10
Nowadays, everybody talks about skincare and beauty. Beauty gurus around the world invent skincare routines, tools, and supplements to prolong our youth and glow.
Men and women around the globe spend thousands of dollars to look “fresh” and young for as long as possible. There are so many treatments out there that promise to lift, plump, erase, smooth out, etc. Everybody is chasing the perfect product and skin care treatment for them to look younger than they are.
Don’t get me wrong there are a lot of decent products and skin care treatments on the market that can make your skin look better and assist in achieving your beauty goals. However, with a lot of propositions, comes a ton of confusion.
You scroll down an Instagram page or Google search and get so overwhelmed with the number of skin care services. You don’t know which one is best for you. First, let me clarify that this post is not about the skin care treatments that are offered out there.
I want to show and remind you that our body is a smart and complex mechanism and all its parts work synergistically with each other. Moreover, the best nourishment that you can give your skin comes from the inside, not the outside.
Good blood circulation, oxygen supply, and the absence of muscle spasms and lesions keep your skin in homeostasis and you look younger as a result. Everything in our body has a cause and effect relationship. In my previous posts, I talked a lot about the bones and muscles that lie underneath our skin and play a huge role in premature aging. In this post, I want to talk about our body and face relationship. Specifically, how our body’s posture, its position, and our everyday habits affect our face.
I want to start with our chest.
The most overlooked part of the body when it comes to aging. It is very obvious that applying cream and exfoliating this area is not going to save us from aging. The chest is important because it has a lot of muscles that we overuse every day.
We experience stress, drive our car, work at the computer, carry heavy grocery bags which all lead to hunching. Constant overuse and a lack of relaxation of the chest muscles fix a wrong posture that ages our face big time. Let me explain how it does it to you! When we are constantly hunched our chest muscles get short and over contracted. As a result, our shoulders are pulled inward and downward and our neck position changes too.
The neck is the next very important part of the body that either keeps us looking younger or ages us prematurely.
With the habit of bringing our shoulders inward and hunching comes a wrong neck position. Instead of keeping our neck straight, we start positioning it forward. Like a bird that is about to take off. That puts a lot of pressure on our neck. As a result, the blood supply is compromised and we experience dry skin, change of its color to greyish or yellow, redness, capillaries that are very close to the surface( telangiectasia, also known as spider veins), and we might have headaches. Moreover, the lymph doesn’t drain properly from the face and we experience puffiness and facial swelling which over time leads to the skin sagging.
You desperately try to deal with the skin on your face. The best skin care treatments, and spa procedures that promise to correct the damage don't work. In fact, the greatest amount of work needs to be done on your posture and muscle relaxation.
Tips on how to improve posture and keep you muscles relaxed:
1. Watch your posture. Keeping your chest and neck straight might not be an easy task at the beginning. But if you think about the benefits that you get from doing this it should become easier to accomplish.
2. Perform daily exercises and use self-massage. It will kick start the healing and regenerative processes in your body. To perform self-massage on your chest you will need a tennis ball or you can even do it with your hand.
3. Get professional face sculpting and lifting massage. At Sculptiko Beauty spa in Boulder we take you skin care treatment to the next level. We work with the root cause of premature aging. Prevention and correction are our main goals. Deep chest and neck massage help to release fascial restrictions and restore proper blood supply to the face. Working with the face itself, implementing lifting and sculpting massage techniques rejuvenate the underlying tissues, release muscle spasms, and bring your natural glow back.