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With age, the muscles spasm and shorten, as a result of which the zygomatic area loses its outline. Self-massage will help to maintain a toned oval of the face and clear contours. We are talking about how to carry out a simple procedure that will support your youth and beauty together with Yulia Tatochko, a cosmetologist, a specialist in facial massage, a graduate of American Beauty Schools of America and the author of the marathon “Transformation 2.0”.
How does massage affect cheekbones?
The zygomatic bones are located just below the auricle. They enter the facial part and determine the anatomical configuration of the skull. Their complex shape and large size affect the aesthetic perception of the oval face.
It is impossible to correct the shape of the zygomatic bone without surgery, but with the help of massage techniques it is possible to influence the facial muscles located in this area. Over the years, the muscles spasm and shorten, which leads to the formation of wrinkles, puffiness and loss of a clear shape of the facial oval “).
To lift the cheekbones, you need to relax the muscles, lengthen them and help them “remember” their youth. Simple massage exercises will not take much time, but they will help to remove swelling, make the skin smoother, and the facial oval will be tightened and clearly defined.
The first exercise for the cheekbones
To prepare for the exercise, place your elbows on a hard surface, such as a table. The chairs of the palms rest against the cheekbones in the area near the nose. Lower your head down and try to relax your neck.
Start slowly spreading your palms towards your temples under the weight of your head. Try not to slide on the surface of the skin, but to work deeply through the muscle tissue. Hand movements should be unhurried: massage diligently, paying attention to each part of the zygomatic zone.
Slowly raise your palms to your temples and fix the tension of the tissues. Stand in this position for a few seconds, lower your arms. To achieve a rejuvenating effect, repeat the exercise at least 4 times. Try to breathe calmly and steadily during the massage.
Performing the exercise daily, you will achieve a noticeable tightening of the cheekbones. Nasolabial folds will become less pronounced, and fine wrinkles will be smoothed out.
The second exercise is to raise the cheekbones
To prepare for the exercise, throw one hand over your head and press your fingers tightly to your temple. Lift the soft tissues, creating a slight tension in the cheekbone area. You should feel the eye and eyelid lifting at the same time.
With your free hand, start slowly, with circular movements, deeply massaging the muscle tissue in the zygomatic zone. Gradually move from the nose to the temple, pushing the muscle and showing it its position.
In the temporal region, pull the tissues slightly and intercept with the fingers of the fixing hand. Repeat the massage again with your free hand, moving from the nose to the temple. Perform 5 such penetrations on the left and right sides.
At the end of the exercise, make one stroking movement and fix the tissues with the fingers of the working hand.
After the massage, you will feel how the facial muscles relax, the tension in the face goes away, you feel lightness and tightness. Regularly performing this exercise, you will achieve a significant correction of the shape of the facial oval.
The effectiveness of the exercise depends on the observance of the technique of its execution. Since the massage is aimed at relaxing and lengthening the muscles, it is important to work out the zygomatic zone, having a slight effect on the deep tissues. If you just slide your fingers over the skin, you will have to wait a long time for the result, and the skin will become irritated and sensitive. With dry skin , you can lightly lubricate your fingertips with massage oil or face cream .
To achieve a tightening of the facial muscles, the neck and head should be completely relaxed. Any tension will bring all efforts to naught. Relaxation is especially important in the first exercise. To achieve the desired effect, it is necessary to place the elbows on a hard surface.
Regular massage practice will help to ensure a stable result. Repeat the exercises daily 1-2 times a day. Pre-clean the skin from makeup, wash and blot with a towel.
Cosmetologist, facial masseur. The author of the marathon “Transformation 2.0”.