Wrinkles - how they form and how to eliminate them

 Wrinkles - how they form and how to eliminate them


Once you understand how skin wrinkles actually form, it becomes quite clear how you can erase them without spending a fortune on topical creams, patches, or surgeries.


First, just to get us all on the same page, it's important to understand that wrinkles start forming when we're in our teens. Yes, amazing but real. This is why.


Our personalities and habits are well developed throughout our childhood. We have the characteristic frown, smiles, looks of disapproval or disgust, concentration. These do not tend to change as we age, except for accidents or trauma. Therefore, facial muscle stabilization patterns are well set by our adolescents.


What is the relationship of facial muscles with wrinkles? Think about it - the muscle can bulge and stretch the skin on your arms if you lift a lot of weights. But the muscle also pinches the skin when you catch it in a frown, for example.


Over time, the facial muscles will get tighter or shorter around the areas with a lot of pressure. Between the skin and muscle, there is a thin layer of connective tissue or fascia and this can also begin to harden and dry out along disc patterns.


Now you have muscles and fascia that work to pull the skin together around the face patterns. Slowly, over time, as these elements work together to wrinkle the skin above, what happens? Tight skin gets less rotation. Uh oh.


When we are children, our faces are often very mobile. Muscles, fascia, and skin can be compressed but then stretched to unfold in wonder, peace, or deep sleep relaxation. Then the blood circulation can easily flow through the skin and repair or revitalize the muscles and skin, restoring the fullness of the baby's face.


Over time, when our expression patterns are adjusted, the ability of the circulatory system to flow and repair with ease diminishes and diminishes. With the lack of adequate hydration, dietary abstinence, smoking, trauma, etc., it becomes an uphill battle for blood supply to restore the fullness of the skin. Wrinkles are the result, the result of time and habits.


Obviously, the best time in life to prevent wrinkles is in your teens. Daily facial massage - especially around areas where wrinkles can be seen with different facial expressions - is a real help. Use olive oil, which your skin and muscles like, or almond if your skin is naturally dry or sensitive, or coconut if you like it.


Besides rubbing the good morning or evening after washing the face, it is a good idea to drink enough water to keep the cells hydrated, as well as avoiding junk foods. If you are young then start now to keep this precious face. Older? Roll up your sleeves.


Well, now we understand how these things are formed, and if you are young enough, you can avoid wrinkles with simple common-sense practices. But for those of us past our teens, our massage practice needs to be more focused and specific.


Think for a minute about the wrinkles that form above the upper lip, those that appear on the mouths of elderly people. These can come over time from smoking, drinking soda through a straw, following lips in thought or rejection, these types of movements that bring lips together. (I don't rule out kissing, because it's so pretty, but it's easy to see how it can contribute to those little lines above the lips.)


First, decide what type of oil you prefer. Sophia Loren has always said that her lack of wrinkles in her 70s and 80s was thanks to a daily massage with olive oil, most skin types like this oil, and all muscles. If you live in dry areas, you may want to make a mixture of oils and rose water for extra hydration in addition to what you get from drinking enough water.


Let me share with you the mixture I've been using since my thirties and that I think has helped keep wrinkles on my face of 70 and older: In 2 ounces of rose water, add 3 ounces of organic peanut oil, 2-3 ounces of olive oil Organic and 1 tablespoon of liquid lanolin. Older skin may appreciate an ounce of wheat germ oil as an anti-aging aid. Dry or more sensitive skin may want an ounce of sweet almonds. There are 7-8 ounces of Facial Bliss that help restore skin vitality and helps scrub away wrinkles depending on where they are on the face.


(Note, why peanut oil? Good question. Peanut oil is food for connective tissue, which we mostly think of as around joints. But remember the fascia, the thin connective layer between skin and muscle? This layer helps maintain skin tone and firmness, along with Combined with muscle tone. This blend is also ideal as a full-body massage oil, as peanuts help other joints with a certain degree of arthritis prevention, according to Edgar Cayce's reading from which we've adapted this formula.)


Daily beautification of your precious face


With your morning or evening regimen, wash first with a gentle soap/cream/cleansing lotion, either using a well-washed fiber cloth or a circle of sponge or loofah to wash away dead skin cells. Use a deep circular motion on the forehead, cheeks, chin, and throat.


Never press or rub around the eyes or the temples. The tissues of the skin around the eyes are very delicate and can be easily torn with extreme pressure. It is good to appreciate the smile lines around the eyes because they are just positive lines on the face.


When you rinse your face, it should feel clean and almost gritty. If you feel a film is still covering the skin - like many commercial soap products - get another brand. Castile soap is generally considered a delicate cleanser and does not leave any coating or residue on the leather.


Dry the face and apply a small amount of the oil that you rubbed into the palms of your hands. (The mixture I described above should be shaken each time, the contents are separated since no unwanted chemical emulsifiers are added.)


Spread the oil on the forehead, cheeks, chin, and throat, passing a little over the eyes but not deeply. Use circular motions with your fingertips to stimulate blood circulation in these areas and move the core muscles around.


Note that the throat is included in the daily facial massage. There is no reason to allow this skin to sag over time if you give it some attention and blood circulation to keep the skin, muscles, and connective tissues healthy.


When massaging the forehead, remember that the muscles that pull the eyebrows up suddenly or down in a frown are vertical muscles. These will relax if you rub them, right and left, back and forth. Go right up the hairline and down the eyebrows in crisscrossing rubbing motions, targeting the muscles just below the skin.


It's easy to rub the cheeks in circles and be sure to pay more attention to the areas in front of the ears where jaw muscles can tighten with all the stress of 21st-century life. Rub up and down over and next to the nose, and open the mouth to allow a fuller turn on a part of the face that barely moves on its own.


To train the muscles around the lips, pull it across the teeth with a closed smile and rub it around the lip border with the fingertips, gentle and deep, causing some good blood circulation in a circular and rounded shape. Back and forth across the top of the lip and that muscle under the nose that can stretch and hold wrinkles. If you have streaks that are just starting to form here, you may want to double the time of the massage to get the circulation going.


Finally, give the throat some nice circular massage along the side of the neck and the front where the vocal cords are. With your thumbs together under the chin, press along the underside of the jawline all the way to the ear. Do this several times. It helps stimulate the immune reflex point that we all need these days.


Finish with a full face massage once with your palms on the cheeks and fingers on the forehead. Imagine blood circulation flowing through all the cells of the skin and muscles, rejuvenating and revitalizing them all. Feel youth and beauty flow into the cells. Mmmmmm.


For more specific treatment


To work on wrinkles in the forehead and around the mouth, you can follow a general facial massage - which only takes a minute - with a more specific treatment of individual wrinkles.


Dip a cotton swab in the oil and press it against the side of the jar so that it does not drip. Using a magnifying mirror or just getting close to the mirror, place the tip at the end of the creases with one hand and, using the fingers of the other hand, open the creases. Press deeply into the creases with a light forward and backward motions along the creases to show blood circulation along precisely that line.


There is an interesting cosmetic treatment for wrinkles that does the same thing. Using forceps, small threadlike needles are inserted along the wrinkle to remove blood from where it was compressed. But you can do the same with a Q-tip and nourishing oil. It takes time, some patience, and a lot of love.


So how long will all of this take before I see results?


Remember that there are seven layers of skin, the oldest at the top and the daughter cells at the base. An oil and massage regimen will immediately benefit the new cells, but it can take anywhere from 30 to 45 days for these cells to become their top layer.


During this period of self-love, your system helps release the cohesion patterns of the muscles and fascia underneath. Imagine how you will feel when you start seeing results! And believe me, it will also appear to others in a happier and healthier face.


So be patient. And to be honest, don't you want to continue with a healthy facial regimen for the rest of your days? Taking a day a week here and there's no harm, but making loving facials a regular part of your life will go a long way to allowing a more youthful glow out of your face on everyone you meet.


If you want additional help at the DNA level, I am offering the readers of this article a huge discount on Trinfinity8 remote anti-aging sessions for facial rejuvenation. Email me with "wrinkles" in the subject line, and I'll tell you all about it. Do you deserve it? defy!


Cheryl Salerno is a ULC Minister and Energy Therapist with over 35 years of experience, specializing in tele or teletherapy coordination. She also uses and sells the amazing Trinfinity 8 Rejuvenation & Restoration in her therapeutic work. Cheryl specializes in post-operative and postpartum recovery challenges, as well as recovery issues after sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, post-traumatic stress disorder, assaults, and falls. 


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