Skin tapping

Is your skin feeling a bit… lacklustre? Are you worried about early signs of ageing?

Whenever our skin lacks ‘oomph’, we at OM turn to the technique of skin tapping.

Skin tapping, verb

  1. The act of alternate tapping of your middle and ring fingers on each hand, to make your skin happy and glowing. When you tap your skin, it awakens the facial nerves as they second-guess the tapping pathway (more on that later), designed to match the nerves pathway. When the tapping sensation stops, the nerves relax, resulting in a feeling of calm.

Since stress hormones break down collagen (responsible for skin’s texture and elasticity) a facial relaxation technique such as face tapping will prevent ageing and wrinkles. The skin’s cells need good circulation to heal, and tapping stimulates blood circulation, which is linked to collagen production. Skin tapping also gives skin a flushed, natural glow. Result!

With clean hands, follow these 6 tapping pathways – each for 30 seconds – tapping with the same kind of pressure you’d use to check if your radiator or hair straighteners were hot. Also try to stay as symmetrical as possible to match with your facial nerves –

  1. Starting between the brows (known as your third-eye point), tap up the centre of the forehead, around the hairline and down to your temples.
  2. Next, tap against the inner eye socket area (against the sides of your nose), moving outwards, below the eye sockets, then up to your temples.
  3. This time, start tapping from the sides of your nostrils, following up your cheekbones until your reach your temples.
  4. Tap along your upper lip, outwards across lower cheek. Trace up past your ears, following the outer contour of your face, up to your ears.
  5. Afterwards, begin tapping from the centre of your chin, down along your jawline, up to your ears.
  6. Finally, stimulate the nerves in the neck and décolletage area. Start under your chin, following the centre of the throat downwards towards your chest. Finish tapping along your collarbones.

To see the step-by-step face tapping technique in action, please watch our video below.

And… relax.