Today we are continuing our talk about the four tenants of beauty…… resurface, relax, refill and re-suspend. In the world of beauty and anti-aging these are the four steps most all treatments fall under.
Coincidently, these are also the same steps to build a beautiful life!
Last week we talked about Resurfacing your skin with skincare, lasers, chemical peel and facials. Today, I will introduce you to the second step of beauty….Relax.
In 1987 two Canadian Doctors, Jean and Alastair Carruthers, discovered the cosmetic use of Botox. By treating their opthalmic patients with Botox, the doctors were able to not only correct their eye conditions like strabismus (cross-eyed) and blepharospasm (twitching of the eye), but also decrease the lines around their eyes. Their patients were so pleased with the results that they returned asking for the treatment again. Since then, Botox has changed the face of the beauty industry.
I love to Relax lines and wrinkles on my client's face. Over time the use of muscles around the eyes and mouth etch in lines that can leave us looking tired, angry, sad or even sorrowful. By injecting small amounts of botox into these muscles we can soften the muscles activity.
Beauty comes not in the absence of the lines, but in the presence of a softer, more aesthetically pleasing look.
The lift of the brow, the upturn of the lips, the opening of the eyes all contribute to the perception of beauty and health and trustworthiness.
There is much research about the perception of beauty. Why do we attach beauty to someone or something? Are there commonalities among beautiful things?
This is absolutely one of my favorite videos demonstrating the Golden ratio. Having studied the Golden Ratio (Formula of Phi) extensively, I implement many of these same principals in my clients everyday.
As we work to increase personal beauty, "relaxing" becomes an important component in life too. In a world of busy, busy, busy it's easy to become addicted to the urgent. We fill our days with activities and leave little time to relax and just be present.
This is something I struggle with every day. The minutes of my days are jam packed with to-dos, many of them self-imposed. Even when I find myself with down-time, I have a hard time just relaxing. Even sleep is difficult because I would rather work on a project.
So how do we become intentional about relaxing?
For me, spending time with my family, watching a movie with the hubs or hanging out with my friend tribe is about the only way I truly disconnect from my crazy world and relax. I know it's important to take time to breathe, relax and be present and it's something I am still working on.
How about you, what is your favorite way to Relax?