Even those who lead a healthy lifestyle can have bad habits – facial. Those who make themselves felt suddenly appearing wrinkle or other aesthetic flaws of skin. Why is it necessary to control the face and how to do this, says the psychophysiologist Anastasia Dubinskaya.
Usually our emotions are reflected in facial expressions. We can even maintain a conversation without saying a word – for us everyone will say frowned eyebrows or narrowed eyes. From the point of view of communication, active facial expressions are good, people like the emotional participation of the interlocutor.
However, this can seriously affect our appearance. “They’ll be busy face” – the actors say about lovers of sweeping, too active facial expressions. They know: “Oscars” will not receive emotions for the face replayed, they are too pretentious.
If even on stage active facial expressions are useless, why use it in life? After all, the skin “remembers” each of our facial movements.
No mysticism is simple anatomy. We are all asymmetric by nature: the majority has a leading hand and a “working” side of the face, which is better in photographs. And this is absolutely normal.
But do not emphasize this asymmetry, endlessly straining the muscles on one side of the face – for example, sarcastically raising the right corner of the mouth or raising an eyebrow in surprise.
Many have such habits. A good example – singer Laura Percolitsi. During especially expressive performances, her nose wing rushes sharply upwards, the cheekbone muscles “shoot” – but only on one side.
If you do not want noticeable folds, creases and wrinkles on one side of the face, try to hold facial expressions under control.
One of the steps to this is a regular face massage that will help to relax the tense muscles, remove the clamps and restore symmetry to the face.
At the same time, not only “emotional” habits can be harmful to our appearance.
In facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds, which on the one hand manifest themselves much more noticeable than on the other, often, oddly enough, our teeth are to blame. Rather, how exactly we chew them with food.
Doing this only by one side of the jaw, we unconsciously “grunt” not only extra folds and wrinkles, but also orthodontic problems.
Due to the fact that on the one hand, the teeth are erased, and the muscles are strained much more than on the other, a serious distortion of the jaw occurs, asymmetry increases.
Brightly designated blasphemes, wrinkles and nasolabial folds appear on the chewing side. In addition, a large load on the temporomandibular joint can lead to damage and functional disorders.
It is believed that the jaw and tongue are involved in the articulation, but it turns out that we often strain the neck, as a result of which we provoke problems with the lower part of the jaw.
The fact is that the superficial muscles of the neck (platism) are woven into the buccal area. Working during articulation not with a mouth, but with plasticism, we direct the tension vector down to the chest area.
Thus, we form the habit of lowering the corners of the mouth during a conversation, as a result of which wrinkles are formed, and the skin of the neck gains an uneven relief-it becomes more flabby.
Check how “talkative” your neck is easy. Put your palm on
it and loudly, with the expression, read the next few paragraphs or your favorite poem.
What do you feel? If the muscles are resting, excellent! Tighted? Then it is worth wearing them from this bad habit.
A deep myofascial massage will help to relax the muscles of the neck, in which the effect on the fascia – the muscles surrounding the connective tissue. And in order to learn not to include them during a conversation, it is better to contact a speech therapist or a speech specialist.
Overvoltage of the lips
Wrinkles around the mouth, bursting cheeks and thin lips appear as a result of constant tension of the muscles of the mouth.
Check yourself: put your fingers on both sides of your lips and just swallow 10 times in a row. The lips should be relaxed: no compressed, compacted fabrics. Feel the muscles tensed? So, any sip that you make during the day enhances hypertonicity.
Muscle overstrain may be connected with the habit of offended lips or lower the corners of the mouth, increasing surprise. Tip: “turn on” lips only for delicious food, smiles and kisses, and try not to strain them for all sorts of trifles.