Hello! Here we are at the end of 2018 with the fresh New Year only minutes away! Once again, I summarize some of my favorite routines, tools and techniques for healthy skin because they continue to be effective! Its time to ditch some “products” and treatments, save some hard earned bank, reduce waste, promote personal health and reduce synthetic chemical exposure by avoiding processed foods and material goods that are easily replaced with whole natural products straight from the Earth. No doubt, some pre-made stuff is worth buying but rampant consumerism is a burden and appears to be hazardous to the planet and us all.
I began using the Gua Sha tool to release tight facial fascia and muscles. While scraping the Gua Sha over deep wrinkles, I felt indentations in the deep tissue beneath the wrinkles. This affirmed my belief that facial fascia and muscles must be smoothed and strengthened or it will be difficult to smooth the overlying skin.
Do you value yourself, your range of movement, your silky skin and amazing brain? If so, it’s time to adopt physical detoxification into your routine to promote basic health so that you may function at your top level. Just like the garbage, your home, your car, and your outsides - your insides need to be serviced and maintained on a consistent basis.
I’ve saved tens of thousands of dollars and believe that I am using premium DIY skincare practices. Periodically, I’ll use an expensive cream or serum however, after decades of DIY, I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised by DIY skincare.
Did you have a chance to read my article on maintaining body function - presented as a life philosophy? I discussed the critical elements of the article with Eric Michaels on the podcast: Body Function: Choose to Lose, Maintain, or Gain Health = Beauty posted on eHealth Radio.
The Derminator 2® is a mechanized microneedling device designed and produced by Sarah Vaughter of Vaughter Wellness for Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI) treatments, also known as microneedling or dermaneedling. Sarah Vaughter founded OwnDoc which means: "Be your own doctor" following Hippocrates' advice. Sarah is a dermaneedling expert and an investigative blogger regarding health matters.
All body communications are via an electrical system (nerves) or are chemical via the endocrine system (hormones). Hormones send global and specific instructions to start and stop body functions.
There are a million ways to be and ways to accomplish goals. Who is to say which is right?
Here is one way to care for facial skin.
Determined to naturally smooth my forehead, I developed an evolving routine to smooth the muscles and overlying skin. The routine has a forehead focus combining several practices and expanding on techniques developed by Sanford Bennett (1841-1926) who, I’ve mentioned before, remodeled his entire body.
Rugged femininity is my approach to lifestyle and skin care.
There are a variety of ways to achieve skin care goals and assertive flexibility is a key to success. Your skin care routine typically depends on available resoures including: funds, time, products and information. With so many ways to accomplish a goal, you may pick and choose what works best for you based on where you live, your routine, and lifestyle.
Sometimes I practice guitar. Recently, I tried to play a riff and it hurt my finger so bad I could feel my forehead muscle frown and the little wrinkle between my brows deepen. I relaxed my forehead (will use Sanford Bennett’s wrinkle rubout later) and told my finger not to worry, it will only hurt a little before it gets stronger. Just like self-care.
Is it possible to radically improve skin vibrancy using Mesotherapy techniques combined with concentrated skin care serums? I think so, don’t know yet and am excited to find out. Here’s why.
Facial muscle tension is wrinkling your skin (and may be increasing anxiety). Heal thyself with compression.
Initiating a biochemical healing cascade (BHC) in the skin results in rejuvenation and better skin health. The BHC strives to maintain balance in the little biome universe of us. The primary action is an old story with a relevant premise; when it comes to skin and health “Use it or lose it” is truth.
For real, stimulate skin through exfoliation and massage or slowly lose the structure, elasticity, circulation, new cell production, and vibrancy of your skin.
Hyperpigmentation, freckles, sun-spots, wrinkles, and sagging skin are signs that your largest organ could use more sun protection.
Facial Exercises (FE). Do em?
Proponents hold them in high regard (as they should) for lifting and firming facial tone. Opponents blame them for stretching and degrading facial tone. Some doctors promote them and others admonish them.
I recently had the opportunity to test a variety of Environ Skin Care products. @EnvironUSA and I had followed each on Twitter and when they asked if I would try their products I was elated!
Want better skin (and so much more!)? You might want (and need) LED treatments. You can make it happen on a low budget, using hand held devises, or during a visit to a red light spa! Why?
Listen to the interview with host Eric Michaels, of the eHealth Radio Network, and guest Deborah Tosline, author of the book Skin Remodeling DIY, when they discuss facial exercise and massage.