by Daniel Laberge
Human grooming

Introduction to grooming

Grooming is the action of unfolding and taking care of your skin with your nails and fingertips.

Pressure and superficial grooming examples

Folds in the skin

An abundance  of folds

The folds in your skin are responsible for your ugliness, your aging and your physical aches and pains

Folds on a baby's wrist

Baby's hand with folds

© Shira Gal

These are not lines or wrinkles.
They are folds.

Two ways to groom

90% Pressure grooming-10% Superficial grooming

Pressure grooming

Superficial grooming

Pressure grooming

Removing your folds with pressure grooming

Nail putting pressure on skin

Short and long pressure strokes

Why use your nails and fingertips?

Pressure/superficial grooming areas

Folded skin can resist the pressure,

but unfolded skin will bleed immediately.

Superficial grooming

Incomplete skin renewal

Grooming the corneal layer

The top part of the corneal layer
should be groomed off

How to groom superficially

Aligned fingers

Grooming basics

Where to groom?

What finger should you use?

Single finger grooming
Four finger grooming

Single finger grooming

Four finger grooming

Finger sensitivity

Finger sensitivity

Your fingers are not equally sensitive

Finger strength

Finger strength

Each finger has its specific force

Grooming strokes

Four types of grooming strokes

PRESSURE GROOMING

SINGLE FINGER

FOUR FINGER

SUPERFICIAL GROOMING

SINGLE FINGER

FOUR FINGER

One stroke after another

Support and grasp

Grasping fingers while grooming

Moving just the tip of your finger

Tip of finger motion while grooming

Nail and fingertip positions

Using the nail only

Groom with the nail only

• You can use just the tip of your nail

Using both the nail and the fingertip

Groom with both the nail and the fingertip

• You can use your nail and fingertip simultaneously

Using the fingertip only

Groom with the fingertip only

• You can use only your fingertip

Warnings and recommendations

Don't hurt yourself

Precautions

Reversibility

Baby's hand with folds
Pressure/superficial grooming areas
Grooming the corneal layer
Grasping fingers while grooming