Monday, May 30, 2016
What do wrinkles tell? Not your age, certainly, for different people wrinkle at different ages. Usually, wrinkles tell the tale of increasing worries or an increasing tendency to worry, rather than increasing years. But you can, if you make up your mind, overcome worry . .. you can, with consistent care, eliminate tell'tale lines.
Of course, there is a lot on the type of skin you have to influence your wrinkles. The face with a rather heavy skin, not very thin, usually wrinkles less than the very thin face with fine skin. You can't do much about that, you will say, for that is inherent. But you can!
And you can do a lot about worrying. You can really form the habit of not worrying, at least not very much. Worrying doesn't do any good. And we usually worry about the things over which we have no control. It is a wasted physical and emotional exercise.
Active interests help keep us from worrying. A pleasant social life helps.
Sometimes bad eyesight brings on lots of wrinkles. If we are fitted to good glasses these wrinkles gradually disappear.
The habit of screwing the face up as we talk or as we look at things also develops wrinkles. Watch some women as they work, they telephone with their faces all screwed up, they grimace when they call out to their children, they pucker their mouths when they think, they crinkle up their eyes when they sew. Whatever they do. they wrinkle their faces over it. And after a while, their wrinkles become deep-seated and permanent.
Try to keep the face smooth and at ease, and your wrinkles won't develop. And if there are wrinkles, then work at massage to smooth them out.
Massage This Way!
For up-and-down wrinkles between the eyes, the thumbs should be placed beneath the chin and the first two fingers of both hands, with a little cold cream, should be rubbed back and forth across these wrinkles.
The forehead should be very thoroughly washed each night with soap and water and then massaged. In the morning, it should be patted with an astringent.
For crosswise wrinkles on the forehead, the thumbs should be placed at the sides of the head, just in front of the ears, and the wrinkles should be massaged with the fingertips, crosswise of the wrinkles.
Persistent massage will help do away with even deep wrinkles on the forehead. But these wrinkles should not be formed. Self-control and good glasses will keep them from forming. Don't scowl, don't screw the eyes up. If you can't see without doing that, buy new glasses.
Simple Rotary Movement
Intelligent use of these movements will remove lines at the side of the mouth and nose: Dip the first three fingers of both hands in the cream or skin food and commence massage with a rotary motion at the corner of the mouth, working upwards to the jawbone beneath the ear. Keep the fingers well below the cheekbone.
Now massage the side of the nose below the hollow of the eye, across the cheek and temple. Carry on beyond the hairline.
Massage is a great help to beauty. It is also tonic in its effect on the nervous system. How many women have banished headaches, caused by worry and strain, by gently massaging the scalp, and felt younger and fresher after a face massage!
It is magical in its effect on tired skins and nerves! Look in your mirror now and be proud of your beautiful skin.
Posted by Shabnam Ahsan