Is Slap Therapy Safe for Youthful Skin? Get Expert Advice!

Is Slap Therapy Safe for Youthful Skin? Get Expert Advice!
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Anna Chacon and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I am eager to improve myself, and I want to look youthful when I see myself in the mirror. Is it advisable for me to try slap therapy for my skin, or are there any potential concerns? I am quite conscious about the condition of my skin.


Answered by Dr. Anna Chacon


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


As a dermatologist, I understand your desire to keep your skin looking healthy and youthful. However, when it comes to slap therapy, also known as "face slapping" or "Thai face slapping", there is currently no scientific evidence to support its effectiveness in improving skin condition or promoting youthfulness. The theory behind face slapping is that it stimulates blood circulation and exercises facial muscles, which could potentially lead to tighter, more youthful-looking skin. However, it's important to note that excessive or vigorous slapping could potentially lead to bruising, swelling, or even broken capillaries, particularly in individuals with sensitive or thin skin.


Here are some scientifically-proven strategies that can help maintain and improve your skin's health:


Sun Protection: Protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day, even when it's cloudy.

Healthy Diet: A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains can help keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.

Adequate Hydration: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.

Regular Exercise: Regular physical activity can increase blood flow and help nourish skin cells, keeping them vital.

Skincare Routine: Maintain a consistent skincare routine, which includes cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Consider products with ingredients like retinoids, antioxidants, and peptides that can help improve skin's elasticity and reduce signs of aging.

Adequate Sleep: Getting enough sleep is essential for skin health and can help reduce signs of aging.



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