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The Art and Science of Facial Massage

By: Lydia Sarfati
Posted: March 26, 2009, from the April 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Platysma. Depresses the lower jaw and lip, draws the angle of the mouth downward, and tightens and wrinkles the skin of the neck

Procerus. Wrinkles the skin across the bridge of the nose

Quadratus labii inferioris. Pulls the lower lip downward and a little to one side

Levator labii superioris. Raises the upper lip and dilates the nostrils

Risorius. Pulls the angle of the mouth out and back, as in smiling