Worry Wrinkles or Laugh Lines?
- Do you know the difference?
- How would you explain the difference?
- Which do you have most of? Why?
- Which bother you most, and why?
I invite you to do the following experiment.
Close your eyes gently and cover your face with both hands, touching the skin on your face ever so lightly. Smile! Pay attention to what happens to the skin on your face.
Do you feel the effect of the smile at the corners of your eyes?
What happens to your cheeks?
Do you feel any changes to the skin on your forehead?
Or at the corners of your mouth?
Now, place two fingers of each hand under your nose and above your lips. Smile and release the smile a number of times. Next have your hands cover all of your face, laugh out loud: “ Ha, Ha, Ha!”
Pay attention to how your face feels.
Where does your skin wrinkle up and where doesn’t it?
Now repeat, close your eyes again, place you hands on your face, and pull a very angry face.
Where does the anger, even the imaginary anger, change the way your facial skin feels?
Pay attention to the area between your eyes, your forehead, your cheeks, the corners of your mouth, and under your nose. Repeat and make a worried face, a frightened face, and play around feeling your face while you express the emotions you experience most frequently.
One more minor experiment.
Place one hand lightly across your forehead, and ask “WHY??”
What happens to your skin?
Now think of the most common question asked by all three-year-old children: “Why?” Why does that happen to your skin?
Do you still think that only aging causes wrinkles? Why?
Please take a moment to answer the questions.
Worry Wrinkles of Laugh Lines?
Is the glass half empty or half full?
Does it only depend on our attitude?
Do you ever think that your wrinkles are places 'where smiles have been'?
Do you ever tell yourself that you have 'earned your wrinkles'?
Do you attempt to cover even the smallest lines on your face with make-up?
Have you chosen a hairstyle to cover the furrows that are developing on your forehead?
Have you considered, used with or without any level of success, to have facial surgery? Dermal injections, Botox or other? Face peels?
To what length and what expense will you go to prevent, lessen or erase worry wrinkles and even laugh lines?
I will share some of the things I learned when reading about the aging of facial skin.
Most dermatologists agree that forehead skin wrinkles occur due to weakened muscle tissues. Dermatologists also agree that it is not necessarily true that wrinkles appear as a result of aging. Remember the three-year-old’s favorite question: “Why?” Forehead wrinkles due to repetitive facial movements are incredibly common. Just think about how often you wrinkle your forehead - whether you’re just wondering about something, frowning, or expressing a stronger emotion. But there’s more to it than that. We have a muscle on our foreheads that is called the frontalis which allows us to elevate our eyes. It contracts the skin and forms lines when we look up without any emotion involved. Another experiment. Place a hand on your forehead and then look at the ceiling. Do you feel your skin wrinkle?
What can be done about weakened muscle tissue on the face? Most everyone agrees that exercise builds our muscles. That is true for the muscles that move the skeleton, attaching bones to other bones and ligaments. Exercising muscles such as our biceps, pectorals and quadriceps allows us to move faster and better and makes us stronger. The muscles of our face are uniquely different. The muscles in our face are very thin and attach to other muscles and to our skin, which makes our skin elastic. And when elastic tissue is used a lot it wears out and begins to wrinkle, bulge and sag. In other words, it ages.
It is good to know that wrinkling is not caused by talking, smiling, frowning, or emoting alone but also by your skin’s diminishing elasticity. Perhaps there in lies the answer to why I prefer ‘pro-youthing’ to ‘anti-ageing’. I’ll write more about that another time.
Let’s have a look at what skin really is.
There’s more than muscle tissue in our facial skin. Collagen and Elastin are two proteins, found in the dermal or central layer of the skin. Collagen helps your skin to remain moisturized. It is responsible for the skin’s firmness and texture. Over time, and due to smoking and exposure to other pollutants and toxic chemicals the collagen in facial skin breaks down and the worn collagen particles contribute to wrinkles. Elastin is a highly elastic protein in connective tissues and allows skin tissue to resume its shape after stretching or contracting. Exposure to ultra-violet rays breaks down elastin fibres which causes the skin to sag. So, if it is inevitable that we will likely lose both collagen and elastin as we age, we need to raise the production of new collagen and elastin by stimulating the fibroblast cells that produce them.
It is fairly well known that the Lymphatic System removes dead cells and other waste materials. The QFL methods engage and boost the action of the Lymphatic System hence remove dead collagen and broken-down elastin fibres from the skin. Medical research has shown that by nature our skin produces more collagen to repair itself. By using Intention and Positive Affirmations we encourage and empower our bodies to do so more effectively. The warmth of the Life Force Energy applied to the facial skin during a QFL session stimulates the fibroblast cells that produce both new collagen and elastin. In that way a QFL session boosts our body’s innate ability to restore more vitality into our lives, which will make us feel and look more youthful.
Our facial skin also is influenced by the hormone HGH, the Human Growth Hormone. It helps keep the skin thick and more elastic meaning; it is less likely to wrinkle. I include more emphasis on that in Quantum Body Sculpting Course.
If you are not sure yet if it is Worry Wrinkles of Laugh Lines that bother you most, worry no more. (pun intended)
Life happily provides us with reasons to laugh, and also at time throws us a left curve to cause worries and provoke anger. That’s unstoppable. What we can do is help our bodies to regenerate and regrow youthful cells and tissues in the skin on our faces. If you are ready to try that, look for the first opportunity to register for a free Quantum Face-Lift webinar and then move on to the online course
Be Well, Be Beautiful, Be You.
~ Trudy Baker