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Admittedly when my face (and overall body fat) is thinner I look a little older. I get that sunken, shallow eyed look and my cheek bones protrude outward. Not what I like, but sometimes I slip into a depression and forget to eat as much as I should. When I eat well and am a healthy weight for my height people mistake me for being a good 5 years younger than I am. I, and i'm sure many of us here, fear the skinny sunken look becoming permanent. The question is, in the absence of keeping our weight high when we enter our 30s or so, what can we do to keep our faces full looking? Believe or not I see a lot of people in their early 30s who look really tired, have pronounced lines and sunken, hollow appearance. Is collagen the only thing the provides this full look? Or is there more? Elastin? Hyaluranic acid? Fat stores? And how do we upkeep them all?
 

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Facial exercise and massage increases muscle density and thickens the subq tissue. It works for me.

Facial Exercise: Straight answers to frequently asked questions.

You have to be somewhat aggressive with it for it to work...like exercising your body. Wimpy effort = wimpy results.

Maybe you could try Vit D to combat that depression which undermines your overall wellbeing. S.A.D.D. lights also help some. It's a real problem in the winter for many BabyBoy!



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Facial exercise and massage increases muscle density and thickens the subq tissue. It works for me.

Facial Exercise: Straight answers to frequently asked questions.

You have to be somewhat aggressive with it for it to work...like exercising your body. Wimpy effort = wimpy results.

Maybe you could try Vit D to combat that depression which undermines your overall wellbeing. S.A.D.D. lights also help some. It's a real problem in the winter for many BabyBoy!
I read somewhere that the more you make facial expressions the more creases and lines will form to permanent wrinkles. How old are you fawnie? I already take vitamin D at 5000 IUs a day. And no I happen to love winter, I feel happier in the winter than I do in the disgusting heat of summer. Maybe I have reverse seasonal affective disorder.
 

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i was having that flat, saggy face feeling for months n then i did facial excercises. they din't wok eventually but when i stick with one in particular n did it repeatedly for few days it gave me my cheeks back. i'll be sticking with it. if they stop working for me in my future i might opt for fillers in my forties n fifties
 

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i was having that flat, saggy face feeling for months n then i did facial excercises. they din't wok eventually but when i stick with one in particular n did it repeatedly for few days it gave me my cheeks back. i'll be sticking with it. if they stop working for me in my future i might opt for fillers in my forties n fifties
Glad that works mab!! I started up doing that one again too as you suggested and dang! it does really help!!! I had been leaving that one out!!


Keep doing them mab!! LIke any exercise if you quit the benefits go away



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I read somewhere that the more you make facial expressions the more creases and lines will form to permanent wrinkle.
That's a common misconception Baby about resistance facial exercise and massage! It's so much more than just making facial expressions.

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Could Facialbuilding intensify or exaggerate lines?

Absolutely not. The idea behind this myth comes from the thinking that facial expressions such as smiling, frowning and squinting are the primary cause of lines. There is some truth to this statement, but it's not completely factual. When making a facial expression, wherever skin folds a line will occur in time. The operative word here is time. As a child, were you ever told, don't rub your eyes, you'll cause your lids to wrinkle? Now, why do you suppose it took all those years, for all that smiling, to cause all those lines?

IT IS NOT FACIAL EXPRESSIONS OR THE HANDLING OF YOUR FACE THAT CAUSE LINES AND WRINKLES. Lines and wrinkles are caused when skin cells begin to lose vitality and lack resiliency. When this occurs, it enables facial expressions to set lines and folds. Which incidentally wouldn't have happened (in the time that it did) had you handled your face in the first place!
 

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Fawnie, I briefly looked over the website you posted and it seems very interesting! I'm not sure if it said this, but do you have to order something/pay or is everything you need on the website?
 

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Glad that works mab!! I started up doing that one again too as you suggested and dang! it does really help!!! I had been leaving that one out!!


Keep doing them mab!! LIke any exercise if you quit the benefits go away
thanks Fawnie. yea one needs to stick. its hard but pays off...
 

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Fawnie, I briefly looked over the website you posted and it seems very interesting! I'm not sure if it said this, but do you have to order something/pay or is everything you need on the website?
Here is the ordering info Beauty:
Facial Exercise: If it's not FlexEffect It's not Facialbuilding.

Sadly yes, you have to pay.

Ageless if We Dare has a free lesson, but unless you know what she is doing it doesn't make a lot of sense. HEre is it, if you are curious:
exercise 7 :: ex7.flv video by otherloulou - Photobucket



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i dunno its name or how to describe it. i found it on web and add my own variations to it. u blow air up in ur upper lips and cheeks. make it tight. keep it like that counting upto ten. then put pressure on right cheek count 10, then shift to left cheek count 10, then upper lip count to 10. relax. do again.do a set of four reps.
Now pump air again in ur cheeks and pump air in and out but ur mouth should be closed and no air comes out. something like if u r rinsing after brushing. count to 20. blow air out and relax. repeat. do four reps. back to excercise One. 4 reps.
i just did it vigourously several times a day. it did hurt my jaws a lot but the results were good.
 

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That sounds good, but be careful doing anything that purses the lips - it can etch lines in the upper lip.
I do one that calls for squeezing the back of the cheeks together like you are biting grapes between your back teeth with your lips shut. Smile and really concentrate on crushing the grapes and hold that for a count of 5 and repeat 12 times. Do this every day.



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Are these Flex Effect items available in stores, and if so which ones? Can I get it in a normal dept. store like Wal-Mart?
 

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Are these Flex Effect items available in stores, and if so which ones? Can I get it in a normal dept. store like Wal-Mart?
Nope sorry. The program is sold exclusively from the website, but you could google it - maybe someone is selling their program on Amazon or ebay. You would lose the option of joining the forum tho since the code to join it is linked to the buyer's email I am told.



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I noticed some improvement in facial fullness when I started taking PABA supplements. I use the 1,000 mg time release caplets. Just thought I'd share this since no one else mentioned it. Building youthful beauty from the inside out appeals to me more than any other way. And of course do those facial exercises too.
 
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