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September 22, 2021
Eye cream is a necessary step in our skincare routine and using a high performance serum and cream works wonders on the outer layers of the skin. BUT if you're using an eye serum or cream and you're NOT doing this step, you aren't doing all that you can do for antiaging in the eye area.
What am I talking about? I'm talking about fascia release. Fascia is like a net within the structure of skin. When you look in the mirror and see fine lines and wrinkles, it's because fascia is stuck in those areas. It gets that way from repeated facial expressions (smile lines), sleeping on a pillow that scrunches up the face, squinting the eyes, and so forth.
The image below shows the structure of the skin. Notice the layer of fascia near subcutaneous fat and muscle. The goal of a fascia release is to free up this part of the skin to relax the crevices that show up on the face as wrinkles. From fine lines to deep wrinkles - fascia release is necessary for a complete eye treatment.
Fascia release can be done by using a gua sha tool to gently stimulate release. My favorite gua sha device is the Anma. Using very light sweeping movements where fascia is stuck helps release it. Also using a gentle static hold similar to what is used in acupressure will help with the release. Fascia release can also be done manually using the right techniques with massage.
These are some of the magic tricks a masterful esthetician will perform during your facial. You can do them at home too!
In many of my YouTube videos I demonstrate these movements. Check out these videos to learn how to give yourself a fascia release treatment.
October 20, 2021
October 13, 2021
If you are over 30 years old, you know there are things you would tell your 20-year-old self to make life a little easier or enjoyable, right! Today we are going to explore a similar thought.
Aging does not happen all the sudden. What happens is a combination of gradual changes we often ignore. If we knew what to do before this process gets out of hand, we would be so much further along on our skincare journey. While it is never too late for anyone to start, the tips in THIS blog post will make aging gracefully even more successful.
Read on to discover some PROACTIVE steps to aging gracefully.
September 29, 2021
Many of us were not fortunate enough to learn the importance of caring for our skin on a daily basis in our early years. If we did, we may have ignored the advice because we felt our youth would last forever - until it didn't.
Top this off with the limited availability of quality products and technology up until about 10 years ago, and many of us are behind in the progress we'd like to have achieved by now.
You are not alone! BUT - are you too late?