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Hi! I've been doing a facial exercise program since Aug '08 and I'm seeing some terrific improvements in the volume of my cheek area and the lifting of my eye area. There are lots of exercise programs out there, but the 2 I have been using are "Ageless If You Dare" ($10 for downloadable program and video) and "FlexEffect" ($70 for book, DVD and CD). Both are excellent but "Ageless" is a concentrated 15 min/day program. "FlexEffect" takes a 45 min/day commitment.

They stress the underlying muscles of the face to tone them and lift the skin from within. The massage techniques rev up the circulation and add volume to the skin. Lack of volume makes us look old before our time. The neck exercises add volume to the neck so that the ugly cords of the platysma are covered with more youthful springy flesh, not the scrawny turkey-neck look of old age.

I do not use fillers or Botox, but I have seen a huge reduction in the droopy-eyelids and marionette lines that were starting to creep up. If you go to the websites, there are before and after pics that will amaze you. But the proof is your own face. If you are considering surgery, please try exercises first! It's painless and once you've bought the program, you don't need to keep buying anything else!! What I like is that I am in control once again of my skin, not a slave to the ravages of time, or to the ever-expanding list of expensive treatments and creams out there all vying for my money or time.



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Fawnie, Thanks for the great info. I've thought about trying facial exercises recently, but haven't done so, thinking it would be a waste of time. I look into this a little further.
 

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A good way to get your feet wet with facial exercise is the "Kiss the Sky" exercise: stretch your neck up and back and point your chin straight up to the sky. Then pull your jaw up and forward. You will feel the pull if you are doing it right. While you are pulling, push your tongue up against the roof of your mouth for a little more firming action. Hold that position a moment and release back to start. Repeat 20 X.

I have an eye exercise if anyone is interested.

Applying a few drops of a good facial oil, like rosehipseed, jojoba or grapeseed, to a damp face and then massaging in for a minute or two will give you an idea what facial massage can do for you. It gives you a glow like no cosmetics can! HTH



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Oh sorry! HTH = Hope This Helps!

Eye exercise:

Look straight ahead into the mirror throughout this exercise.
-Curve index finders under eyebrows then raise your eyebrows and hold against the bone.
-Close lids and stretch upper eyelids downwards in 5 small pulsing movements
-Hold lids shut for count of 6 while holding eyebrows up
-Release the squeeze slowly in 3 counts
-Open lids. Release hold on eyebrows. Relax. Massage gently.
-Repeat once more. Do every day.

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Hi fawnie, thanks for the tips on facial exercises. I have had a look on the net and not sure if I have come across the same sites so could you post a link to the two you have mentioned and have had great results with?
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Hi fawnie,
I have done some more checking and found those sites about facial exercises. I would like to get a copy of them but I live in New Zealand and I don't think they export them this far? any ideas how I can get the programs. Its a real shame as it sounds like a winner.
 

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Denise, thanks for your interest!

I know that "Ageless If You Dare" is a downloadable program. It is $10USD and then she emails you a code so that you can download it.


"FlexEffect" has many international members so I'm sure she ships!

HTH! and good luck whichever program you choose! they each have excellent member support and it's easy to contact them with questions!



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Hi Fawnie,
Thanks I will look into it further and thanks for the tips its always great to get information that can make a difference so I will look forward to seeing how it goes.
 

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When I check out this website (SCT) I find myself doing some of the facial exercises as I read through the posts. It's a good thing that I'm alone as I do this because I'm sure that it looks kind of goofy. Anyway, it's been a helpful way to remember to do them regularly since I come to the site daily.
 

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yeah mireckca! Keep doin 'em and they will become second nature to you! And when you see results it will motivate you to keep it up! Good for you!



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I was watching a show on beauty myths and one doctor said that facial exercises don't work. In fact, repetitive movements of the face can cause or deepen exsisting wrinkles. Research further online before starting any of these exercises.
 

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Eye exersizes are supposed to help inprove your vision too. I saw it on some show about Yoga on TV. Haven't tried it myself yet. It's on my to do list!
 

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I was watching a show on beauty myths and one doctor said that facial exercises don't work. In fact, repetitive movements of the face can cause or deepen exsisting wrinkles. Research further online before starting any of these exercises.
Hi! I understand that's a common misconception, and everyone is leery at first....Facial Exercise: If it's not FlexEffect It's not Facialbuilding. addresses that and other fears of facial exercise. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding, and I have had some good results from my exercising & massaging. The website has some impressive pics and there is a board where ppl who do the exercises post their pics too for everyone to see.

The most impressive things I've noticed is that my undereye hollows are filled in and my cheeks are plump and firm again. You really have to do the massage techniques along with the exercises to get the full effect though. And I haven't had the "deepening of existing wrinkles" that are warned about!



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Here's an explanation that is better than mine of facial exercise:

Cross-posting from another thread:

mpstat wrote:
... Facial exercises truly should be number one priority to avoid face lifts, as well as some other procedures. No topicals in the world can make the muscles toned!

With facial exercises there is no special equipment needed, no down time, no $$$$ involved. Just need time and dedication to keep the exercises going, and to keep our faces naturally well defined and beautiful. What a wonderful thing!!


Toby wrote:
Amen to what Mpstat just posted about facial exercises. I would like to add that if you start your facial exercises early you may not need all the extra facial devices. Unfortunately, I didn't fully understand the benefits of facial exercises until my 50's and I feel like I am trying to makeup for lost time. The facial exercises and massage can build muscle, stimulate collagen, tightened skin etc. So start early and be consistent. Also if you are new to facial exercises you may want to not add a lot of other things to your facial program until you see the benefits you are going to get from the exercises. I faithfully did a facial exercise program before I started adding anything to my skincare routine. That way as I added LED lights, Tua Viso, and now Stop I could tell what was making the difference. I need to back up here, I did do the dema rolling after six months of facial exercises.

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Anybody doing facial exercise? I love it...it doesn't cost a dime once you've bought the program and there aren't any side effects other than possibly over-developing certain muscle groups; then you just back off and the face resumes its former contours. I can't stress facial exercise/massage enough for anyone concerned about anti-ageing.



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Anybody doing facial exercise? I love it...it doesn't cost a dime once you've bought the program and there aren't any side effects other than possibly over-developing certain muscle groups; then you just back off and the face resumes its former contours. I can't stress facial exercise/massage enough for anyone concerned about anti-ageing.
Thanks for these helpful information, Fawnie. These facial exercises sound gr8! I am really looking forward to trying some.

 
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