Guess what? The stress you feel everyday can be softened by regular facials!

When you are stressed, your brow furrows, you squint, the cheeks pierce, and your mouth puckers. Day after day, year after year those unconscious facial muscles become long lasting, deeply engraved facial wrinkles. When you are young your skin is supported by vibrant taught muscles; your skins lies flat over these muscles. As you age, your facial muscles weaken causing ripples; these ripples are visible through your skin. 

Out of morbid curiosity I decided to download an age progression AP on my tablet and see what I was in store for. It’s called AgingBooth by PiVi & Co. Here are my results:

Facial aging before Facial aging after

A little scary, don’t you think. Okay so what can I do to take care of my face? Well for one, I can stop smoking. There’s a no brain-er. I can start wearing sun screen on my face, being that I live in a high altitude desert. Then I can start doing facial exercises and getting facials. 

In my research for this post, I discovered Carolyn’s Facial Fitness, a great website. Click on the image to the right to view an interactive facial exercise chart. I imagine that like all other muscles in the body, exercise is the only way to keep them strong as you age.  facial exercise

Acne is another cause of stress on the facial skin.

Try to think of a time when you were particularly stress, did you get a pimple? Was your skin more sensitive than usual?

Stress keeps us from getting regular nights of sleep. When you don’t get enough sleep it reducing healthy blood flow and make it difficult to keep hydrated, except for more coffee or caffeinated, carbonated beverages. Sorry, those don’t count for hydration. 

Ok… Time to talk about facials. 

I went to get my hair cut yesterday. I took the time, spent the money and the only thing I could think when I left was, “Oh, I look old!”

Implementing facials into your life are like getting a regular hair cut, manicure, pedicure or massage. The difference is that it directly impacts the appearance of your face. 

There are spa facilities around our country that focus on your personal needs for maintaining healthy skin specifically on your face. Find one near you who can provide a personal consultation to discuss your needs and options.

In the Albuquerque area call Dr. Alicia Abeyta Today!