Facial Gavel: Prevent Facial Bone Loss
Published: (March, 2022)
1. Bone Smashing, Bone Building, Face Building—What’s it All About?
Wrinkles, we think, are the biggest revealers of age. But it’s the changes in bone structure that contribute hugely toward making us look older. It’s scientifically proven that our skeletal framework loses volume with age.
On the picture, the arrows indicate the areas of the facial skeleton susceptible to resorption with aging.
I received this email a few months ago:
I note your facial bone volume looks very strong and healthy, compared to others your age and to others who practice and teach facial exercises…which leads me to think that this cannot be the sole reason for this.
Do you practice “Bone Smashing” or other techniques apart from face & jaw exercises, massage, etc., to keep your facial bone volume strong and healthy? If you do, what practices do you follow? And if a person has already lost bone mass, can this be reversed with the techniques you practice?
My response was that I’d never tried “Bone Smashing” before… That all I’d been doing was the facial exercises and bone-building techniques described in my article Prevent Facial Bone Loss with Facial Exercises. So, I checked out some bone-smashing videos. And after seeing a young man using a small version of a real hammer to “smash” his face, I thought, “No way is that for me—not gonna do it!”
But my correspondent just wouldn’t take no for an answer. She kept coming back with slight variations of the same question, asking me how to deal with facial bone loss that leads to sunken eye sockets and a shrinking face that falls in on itself.
It was clear that she’d been harboring the suspicion that I’ve been holding onto a secret I refused to share. I wanted to help—to offer her a more effective method. But the truth was, I didn’t have one. I would love to help people who needed more than facial exercises to deal with facial shrinking. I knew they wanted a more satisfying answer, just like my persistent correspondent.
Finally, my correspondent’s insistence made me take a harder look at bone smashing. A real hammer—even a small one—isn't going to work. In no way did I want to injure my jaw (or anything else on my face, for that matter). I decided to try a small wooden crab mallet.
While it might work, the handle was too short to get good leverage. Also, I wanted it to have a larger head, that is easily washable, so I can use it over an oil-based cream on my face. From my experience, I noticed it greatly improves the absorption of a beneficial oil or oil-based cream.
Once I had the right measurements for a wooden hammer, I ordered a small batch of hammers to my specs... but to make the head cleanable, I had to attach a cap locally, by hand. A very time-consuming process. But let’s be honest… what would I not do for beautifying and anti-aging purposes? And thus… I had my Facial Gavel. I’ve been using it for a few months, now. And I love it!
Please don’t ask me for detailed results, proofs, statistics, or anything of the sort. I don’t have any. There has been no scientific research done on this so-called face-building technique. If such research does appear in the future, it will likely be too late to matter for most of us. I’m not waiting. Instead, I'm experimenting on myself.
The lack of direct research notwithstanding, there’s a good bit of indirectly supportive research on bone strengthening in general. This makes me a believer the Facial Gavel will work on the facial bone structure as well. Let’s consider how bone building and bone strengthening happen in the world of sports: soccer, kickboxing, Muay Thai. More information here.
So, why does bone growth happen in all these cases described in the article above?
Piezoelectricity is the answer. Piezoelectricity is an electrical charge resulting from mechanical stress. (Piezo means to stress.)
When human bone is subjected to that stress, it produces an electrical charge. Under stress, bones produce piezoelectricity. This, in turn, produces electrical dipoles which attract osteoblasts—the cells that build bones.
The osteoblasts deposit calcium and other minerals on the stressed parts of the bone. Thus, pressure makes the body build up stronger bone. Exercise that puts pressure on your bones can help maintain them and in some cases, make them stronger and denser. Exercise that puts pressure on your bones can help maintain them and, in some cases, make them stronger and denser. It sure looks like knocking on bones sends signals to them to heal.
So, light “hammering” of your face just might prevent, even reverse, the bone loss that unfortunately happens to our facial skeleton. Because of the bone loss, the skeletal face actually shrinks, causing the skin to become too big for the skeletal structure and sag. That is the main reason for wrinkles!
Recommendation: Get this little gadget and join this promising experiment. Stay mindful when you use it. Be aware of any contraindications you may have. Start gently and always listen to your body.
Repeatedly striking your face lightly (watch my video on the right) once or twice a day for 20–30 seconds should be enough.
I’ve only been doing this for a period a few months, so I can only share my limited experience. At first, it’s a bit intimidating. But each day, you get increasingly comfortable. Most importantly, I believe it’s really working!
If you think this all looks and sounds outrageous, I don’t blame you! I totally understand if you prefer to wait for more confirmation and more testimonials.
As for me, I turned 64 in January, and I can’t wait. I don't want my face shrink and collapse, so I’m going full-steam ahead. We’ve made only a very limited number of these little Facial Gavels to test—only for the braves ones among you!
How to use it:
Tap gently on your facial bones for 20–30 seconds daily. Use the wooden end to apply on a clean face. If applying over an oily cream, use the end with the white plastic cap. Tapping over an oily facial cream will improve cream penetration.
2. Amaranth Seed Oil...Skin Benefits
Amaranth seed oil was used as long as seven centuries ago. But it’s been rediscovered recently and is making its presence—and its virtues—felt today. Recent years have seen it become a focus ingredient in popular cosmetics and skincare products. And I couldn’t resist making a cream founded upon it.
Here are some of the benefits of amaranth seed oil…
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles۰ Amaranth seed oil is a natural source of squalene. And what’s that? Squalene is a lipid (fat) made naturally in the liver. Of all practical plant sources, amaranth has the highest squalene levels. Our natural production of squalene slows as we age. We can replenish it with amaranth seed oil.
Soothes and softens skin ۰ Amaranth offers anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm irritated skin. The oil is rich in natural tocopherols and tocotrienols (vitamin E complex), plant sterols (phytosterols), carotenoids, and, most importantly, squalene, a lipid found naturally in the skin. Amaranth helps replenish dry, damaged skin for a youthful, plump complexion.