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Monday, 11 March 2019
10 Reasons why you should try facial acupuncture for anti-aging purpose
No2 It lifts face up. With age, features that were previously round may sink; skin gets loose and sags. Loss fat volume and muscle mass on the face makes the face loss its fullness. Fat pulls downwards and the skin becomes loose and sagging due to gravity and muscle force. Muscles are shortened and straightened. All of these drag the face down and corners of the eyes and mouth drop. Facial acupuncture helps to relax these facial muscles to stop the pulling force and lift the face up.
No3 It reduces sagging skin and tightens the skin. The skin can become sagging when it loses collagen and elastin. The most common cause of skin sagging is aging and the skin becomes thinner and looser. With aging the collagen and elastin production is reduced. Unfortunately, collagen and elastin molecules are too large to be absorbed through the skin. So, no cream applied to the skin gives the skin more collagen. Facial acupuncture can increase skin collagen and elastin production by creating micro injury to the skin. As a result, the skin becomes tighter and not sagging.
No4 It improves skin dryness. Acupuncture can help increase water and oil content for facial skin. This is proved by a research paper. In this research, water content and oil content of the facial skin were measured and compared before and after the first acupuncture session and before and after the five consecutive acupuncture sessions. The result suggested that cosmetic acupuncture increased the water and oil content of facial skin in a female participant whose water content and oil content were lower before receiving acupuncture.
No5 It makes the skin brighter. Skin blood flow significantly decreased with increase in age. Skin blood flow is 40% less at age 65 than at age 25. The aging skin looks pale and unhealthy. Facial acupuncture improves blood circulation on the face and makes the skin look brighter.
No6 It reduces facial tension. Stress can cause facial tension. When stressed, you might tighten the facial and jaw muscles unconsciously. Tension in the face may be a natural response to emotional or physical stress. If the tension is persistent, it creates wrinkles and ages the face. Facial acupuncture reduces facial tension. As mentioned above it reduces the wrinkles.
No7 It reduces acne. Acne is a disorder that occurs in the hair follicles often in the face. Acne is thought triggered by hormone imbalance. Too much androgen secretion is the major trigger. Changing of hormone levels makes glands in the skin produce excessive amounts of an oily substance- sebum. Increased male hormone stimulates the oil gland attached to the hair follicles-small holes in the skin. Increased male hormone alters the oil production which causes the follicular pores clogged and hair follicles enlarged. Bacteria can access to the deeper layers of the skin through these follicles causing inflammation. Facial acupuncture reduces inflammation and balances the hormones to improve acne.
No8 It reduces age spots. Age spots are the result of an excess production of melanin caused by overactive pigment cells. The cause for this is not clear, but ultraviolet (UV) light (sun exposure, tanning beds etc) damages the skin cells and accelerates the production of melanin. Age spots appear when melanin becomes clustered or is produced in high concentrations. Facial acupuncture helps skin cells repairing and reduces age spots.
No9 It reduces dark eye circles. Dark circles under the lower eyelids are very common. They really make you look much older than your age and make you look tired. Aging is risk factor for those dark circles beneath the eyes. As one gets older, the skin becomes thinner and also loses the fat and collagen needed to maintain your skin’s elasticity. As this occurs, the dark blood vessels beneath your skin become more visible causing the area below your eyes to darken. Facial acupuncture reduces dark eye circles.
No10 No side effects. There are no side effects of facial acupuncture apart from mild bruises which will go very quickly.
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