Away from the dogmas which he condemns morphospychologie approach, Jean-Pierre Veyrat created morphogestuelle analysis. Consultant “profiling” for the gendarmerie, he was invited by Lancôme to intervene on “changing faces with aging.” He is the author of Glimpses of body language.
Certainly, our wrinkles up alone living a mirror. Its texture, its reliefs, our skin, subtle backdrop to our appearance reveals a watermark that we are in the depths of ourselves, and says more than other physical signs on our moods our lifestyle, our emotions, our well-being … but our aging stage “apparent”.
“The Face Book two possible readings,” says Jean-Pierre Veyrat, who has made a specialty of deciphering body signals. “If the body, its forms and volumes, refers to what the individual is the face, its expression, its modes of reaction indicates that the person has become. Depending on how it has evolved over time, with physical scars and emotional traces, tells her story, and especially how she lived. ‘
Wrinkles of aging: the passing of time signatures
This is to be done, these fine grooves that we do not like to call “lines” will move stealthily in the face over the years. One person to another, it is in a fairly wide range of years that each of the areas of the face will see with these pleated discrete gradually – often ungrateful long – as shown in a large study conducted with hundreds of women by Ceries (Research Centre investigated epidermal and sensory affiliated with Chanel). Hence a possible translation by others of the age in which it is located.
False witnesses of age
Let there be no mistake, these sketches drawn on the face does not reveal the actual age of the person. The offset can be significant. In the group analyzed by Ceries, only half of women (44%) have an age corresponding to the reading of their wrinkles, nearly a quarter (24%) are more pronounced, and a little more than a quarter (28% ) show an astonishing freshness. How can we explain these differences?
In fact, at this stage, this information comes calligraphy eye who is interested on other tracks adventurous blur came running time. Certainly there first internal factors peculiar to each, a genetic ability, registered at birth, to mark more or less quickly, or to more or less easily repair damage inflicted on the passengers face. But it is above all our habits, our choice of environment, including the way we feed ourselves, who will throw their weight behind. We know tobacco hollow wrinkles, aging is accelerated: the smoke dehydrates and deprives the skin of oxygen, brings down the rate of collagen … And who knows some faces tanned all year round, obviously attractive? If we look more closely, we discover a multitude of wrinkles and fine lines that streak the forehead, cheeks, upper lip. Even in normal light exposure, the sun generates four times more aging on open areas if we lived in the night time!
The art of the stump
Can you outsmart the evolution of marks of time, pass into the category of “ten to fifteen years younger?” Yes three times, if you know pamper your skin with products designed for and gestures. Before turning to heavy aesthetic techniques (filler injections, lasers, peels …), often drastic skin and sometimes risky, why not use the benefits of cosmetic weapons, effective daily?
They are based in gentle care, on very targeted active substances: retinol (vitamin A) and regenerating precursors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), but also extracts and biotechnological doping collagen, peptides mimicking factors A growth … no more doubt researchers are now able to explore the depths of wrinkles, specific molecules that falter in their bases, and therefore the repair.
Expression lines: our emotions frontline
The face is also the living landscape that morphs the rhythm of our inner turmoil. Its muscle mobility imposed by talking, drinking, eating, and also to express affect, feelings … our skin brand. First there is the basic emotions (surprise, fear, anger, joy, disgust, sadness …), universal facial expressions. But also a repertoire of expressions of our own. Preferentially sculpting some relief, creases and expression lines will gradually give read further. It may be a form of sensitivity to detect the beginnings of a Temperament: optimism, nervousness, defeatism, empathy … while keeping to qualify for a psychological portrait.
This is what is expressed in its own way the anthropologist and sociologist David Le Breton faces (Métailié, 2003): “The face is a mid-say, a whisper of personal identity, not a statement characterological … ‘
Behind the tangle of our features, reflected also in the vicinity of the forty or fifty, our indoor theater. “It is our emotional journey that comes emerge superimposed on the skin, explains Jean-Pierre Veyrat. In fact, according to the attitudes that we adopt to the events of life, but also by our education and our social environment, our face eventually compose a “mask” emotional. “We all know very figurative masks serenity (not an ounce of tension, the lines of the figure seem like stretched outwards), bitterness (folds pull the corners of the mouth down) the tragedy (the face is literally “destroyed”) or impassibility (fixed traits, emotions unreadable). Even behind the latter, the decoding is possible, says Jean-Pierre Veyrat “It generally refers to the temperament” to be strong “a person who has learned from childhood not show neither weakness nor pain. ‘
Remove wrinkles of expression? It is almost impossible … if by way of expressions. But inner relaxation and gestures appropriate – touches of soft and slow on the skin, for example – can ease traits. It can also be dam smooth tension lines every morning, thanks to a new generation of care “décrispants” whose effect is close to the “muscle relaxants”: some reduce the contractility of the skin, others limit the intervention of acetylcholine in neuromuscular transmission. And the blurring is noticeable! With these gestures and creams, no risk of “freeze” its terms or to deprive his face with his extra soul …