October 31, 2023
Youthful skin is like a freshly picked grape; it’s plump and blemish-free. But like a grape, the passage of time (and years in the sun) will only lead to the inevitable—skin resembling a raisin more than fruit from the vine! Fortunately, your skin is a lot more malleable than an actual grape. With the right at-home anti-aging tips, you can preserve facial fat for prolonged plumpness!
Take a look at my time-tested, esthetician-approved tips to maintain facial volume as your skin ages.
So, what is facial fat, and what does it have to do with maintaining a plump face?
Facial fat makes up two of the five layers of your facial anatomy: the second-most layer of subcutaneous fat, which is composed of fibrous connective tissue, and the fourth layer of deep fat, which cushions your fascia. We refer to the second subcutaneous fat layer as fat pads, or closely packed together fat cells.
The aging process naturally degrades fat pads, as does unhealthy lifestyle habits like smoking and prolonged sun exposure. The more fat pads degrade, the more facial volume you lose. For instance, decreases in the high malar fat pads located in both cheeks can cause periorbital hollowing (sunken eyes), loss of fullness and flattened cheeks, and prominent nasolabial folds.
The skin in areas where fat pads degrade can begin to sag and wrinkle due to a loss of facial volume and elasticity, contributing to the signs of aging we’d rather eliminate than exacerbate. So, it’s vital to focus on preserving facial fat when addressing the coinciding signs of aging. Several techniques help to preserve facial fat, which can help maintain a plumper, more youthful complexion for longer.
It’s never too late to start an at-home skin rejuvenation routine to preserve facial fat. You just need to know where to start! After nearly 25 years as a licensed esthetician, my biggest at-home anti-aging tips all focus on bringing healthy blood flow to the skin, especially the layers of facial fat. Here’s how you can preserve facial fat—and your coveted facial volume—from your own home!
I could rave for hours about the skin-loving benefits of facial massage. Still, I’ll leave it at this: Any type of mechanical stimulation generates a biological response in your tissue, especially your facial fat. In particular, a facial massage has been shown to trigger beneficial fibroblast activity. Fibroblasts are the active cells of connective tissue that help maintain your facial volume.
By embracing targeted massages for facial volume and working specific fat pads, you help stimulate blood flow and cellular turnover while preserving facial fat. Facial massages can also help reduce forehead and cheek wrinkles and create a smooth skin texture.
Check out my skincare videos to learn the proper massage techniques to preserve facial fat like a pro!
While a massage is excellent for preserving precious facial fat, you can ramp up the skin-repairing benefits with multitasking, high-performance products. I recommend massaging with any type of seed oil to maximize those benefits! Seed oils are packed with antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and photoprotective properties, plus omega-rich fatty acids that strengthen and fortify the skin.
One of my favorite at-home anti-aging tips is to work natural skincare ingredients, such as Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, into your routine to help preserve facial fat. The CBE Botanicals Triple C + Gold Serum contains a unique blend of sunflower seed oil and vitamin C derived from Kakadu plum fruit, orange extract, and lemon extract to plump facial volume.
A common misconception about facial and device-assisted massages is that they will remove fat from your face, not preserve it. What actually happens is that massages and devices drain lymph (watery fluid) from the face. Lymph is like your body’s natural disposal system that organically filters waste and other unwanted junk from your tissues and organs.
High-tech devices are a fantastic at-home solution to drain lymph while plumping facial fat. For instance, the Clareblend Mini Microcurrent emits subtle electrical frequencies that mimic your body’s natural electrical signals, helping detoxify facial fat layers and accelerate cellular turnover. With continued use, you can firm sagging areas of the skin for a facelift effect!
The key to maintaining facial volume as you age is to preserve facial fat. Luckily, fortifying facial fat is something you can do right now directly from home! All you need is the right tools and the proper guidance. That’s why I urge you to join me and hundreds of women in the Christine Byer Beauty Club, the premier destination for personalized skincare support and exclusive product savings!
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