Even if you properly take care of your skin, visit cosmetologists, and get beauty injections, all these measures may not be enough to keep your face looking young. The condition of the muscles and the tendons of the neck and head play a huge role. It influences the skin’s color and determines if you have any swelling, eyelid drooping, wrinkles, and if you look fresh and toned overall.
We decided to find out what epicranial aponeurosis is and why an everyday quick head massage could lead to a considerable lifting effect. Also, we’ve compiled a list of the necessary exercises that will help with this.
Epicranial aponeurosis is a tough layer of dense fibrous tissue that covers the upper part of the cranium in the human body. The scalp becomes less mobile over the years, loses its elasticity, and becomes more attached to the skull. It slows down the microcirculation of the blood and creates the effect of a tight rubber hat that presses on the head and lowers the face. This is where the drooping eyelids and deep wrinkles come from and why the face loses its overall shape.
The healthy condition of the scalp is when it is mobile and it can be restored with a massage of this area. The more mobile the scalp is, the younger the face looks.
The biggest effects achieved by this massage are:
- Better nutrition of the hair follicles, and, as a result, better hair growth
- Improved blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Normalizing of the heart function
- A decrease in the intensity of headaches
- Less face swelling, especially on the upper part
- A natural lifting of the face
- Wrinkles become less obvious
1. Side grip
Pick up and hold the hair at the roots from both sides of the head, an inch above the ears, feeling the motion of the scalp and slightly pulling the hair toward the top. Hold this position. Tilt the head forward a little in order to increase the tension of the hair and the skin, and do circular motions with your hands clockwise and counter-clockwise.
Duration: 30-40 seconds