Massage Asahi: how to tighten the skin of the face?
Asahi’s Japanese lymphatic drainage massage became popular with us seven years ago, but judging by the articles on the Internet, he is gaining more and more fans. What miracle of rejuvenation promises us mastering the art of massage Asahi and with what he can not cope? Photo: Depositphotos Of course, no matter how much we say “never again!”, We occasionally advertise. Thumbing through the pages dedicated to the beauty and youthfulness of the skin, I read a lot of interesting things about facial massage, recreated by the old Japanese methods by the amazingly youthful woman Yukuko Tanaka and called “Asahi”, which means “Rising sun” in Japanese. Of course, I understood that a photo of a sixty-year-old Yukuko could well have been “edited” in Photoshop or more serious programs working with a picture. But, after reading reviews, I decided that I was not losing anything and wasn’t throwing money away — there are a lot of videos on Youtube with options for this massage, and they are free. I looked through five of them. On one massage, a young model did herself, and off-screen there was a translation in a male voice. Then the master Yukuko Tanaka herself explained what kind of finger movements and the force of pressure could harm your skin, and prevented mistakes that were often made by women who were too zealous for the work of beauty.
The young model, which showed how to properly make movements during a massage, was clearly not my age, and I decided to search the web for other videos. In one of them, the model was “good for,” and it looked like a pounded sheep. And, although her skin was almost flawless, it seemed to me that in the photo editor over her clearly overdone. This video did not go to me. After reviewing a few more, I returned to the first version and began to work every morning “under” a young model. Looking at the screen, I did all the exercises shown in the series 3-4 times, as recommended. A week later, it seemed to me that the effect was clearly visible, or rather, on the face. My nasolabial folds partially smoothed out, my main problem, and the skin around my eyes tightened. I couldn’t rejoice, and even got used to unprofessional dubbing off-screen. When a guy in his studio with a very distinctive sound put a cup of coffee on the table, the model and I were just finishing work with puppets – lines running from the corners of the lips to the chin and giving the woman’s face a sad doll-puppet or emoticon with a horseshoe down. When the joy suddenly sounded in a serious voice-over (maybe the translator received a good sms), the Japanese and I, like two girlfriends, smiling simultaneously, stroked our foreheads, and then it was the turn of the concluding exercise – to fold your arms around the mouth and mentally say ” Ay! ”I was so accustomed to this set of exercises that in case of a lack of Internet I downloaded it into my computer. Just 10 minutes a day – and after three weeks my skin tone clearly improved. During this time, I began to divide the exercises into those that are necessary for me, and those that you can either skip, or do just symbolically, in order to work synchronously with the model. For example, I stopped doing massage movements to smooth out wrinkles, giving the face a “Shar-Pei effect”. My cheeks with saggy Sharpei have nothing in common, just as there is no (pah-pah) second chin. So the implementation of the complex was reduced to seven minutes. In the mirror during the exercises, I looked only once – to make sure that after certain strokes, the face really turns pink. So it turned out, and I put the mirror away. Subconsciously, I was drawn to a young image, and the face of a young, impassive Japanese model motivated me. After a month and a half of the daily morning massage, I saw that my face was very thin. This did not happen in one day, the effect gradually accumulated, and suddenly my bony face lost its main charm – high cheekbones, inherited by the gene pathway from the Tatar-Mongolian ancestors. And then I decided to take a break. I was pleased with what I saw in the mirror: the deep nasolabial folds, with which I struggled all my last years, did not disappear, but became less noticeable. A vertical hollow between the eyebrows, which I did not want to remove with the help of Botox injections, was smoothed out. One of the main effects of Asahi: in the morning I used a very thin layer of natural olive oil for the massage, and in the evenings I used the usual, not super-expensive cream, I wanted the experiment to be clean – and suddenly I would start using an expensive fashionable novelty and not sure that my face was younger because of the massage of Asahi, and not because of the new cream. The girls in the reviews write that they observed a rash on their skin.