Facelift without Surgery?
For some people, the prospect of surgery can be more than a little disturbing. The idea of all those needles and knives is enough to turn some people off of the idea, while others may be repelled by stories of difficult recovery periods, or worse, botched procedures. Obviously, in some cases, some of which may be life-or-death, there’s really no choice but to hold on tight and just get on with it. When it comes to elective procedures such as facelifts, however, there are other options that many surgery-phobes find much more appealing.
The Phenomenon of Aging Skin
When you think about it, your face is almost constantly in motion - when you talk, smile, frown, cry, laugh, cough, sneeze, etc., your facial muscles contract, crinkle, and stretch, and your skin also has to contract, crinkle, and stretch in order to accommodate these movements. When you’re young, the collagen and elastin that support your skin cells are resilient so your skin and will snap back into its original state.
As you get older, the collagen layer tends to stiffen, and your skin has less elasticity. As the years continue to march on, you begin to see signs of aging: lines, creases, pouches, and sags.
Face Lift Creams
There are probably thousands of different skin care products on the market, but it takes a very specialized formula to create the lifting effect you need to fight the effects of aging, environment, and gravity. Rather than just smoothing and m..
Warming up to a Facial Mask
When you think about how you feel holding a cup of steaming tea, sitting in front of a crackling fire, or curled up in a fluffy blanket, you understand the comforting attributes associated with warmth. When you add warmth to the formula for a facial mask, you have the recipe for both comfort and beauty.
Facial Masks as Part of Your Beauty Routine
Facial masks are designed to give an extra level of cleanliness to the skin by removing dead skin cells and drawing out oil and impurities from deep within the skin. As a result, your skin is not just clean, it’s smoother, softer, and more vibrant.
Some facial masks are formulated to have a thermal reaction when they’re applied to the skin. When you add heat to the facial mask equation, you’re adding a whole new level of benefits. Aside from the fact that it just feels wonderful, it brings a new dimension to what a mask can do for your skin.
How Thermal Masks Improve Your Skin
When you apply heat to facial tissue, the cell temperature is immediately elevated, causing the blood vessels to dilate. This allows your blood to flow more freely, delivering healthy oxygen and nutrients to the cells while carrying away carbon dioxide and impurities. Your skin feels and looks invigorated.
Heat also opens up your pores, giving the absorbent qualities of the mask a better shot at reaching oil and dirt at the deepest levels. As these impurities are drawn out and rinsed away, yo..