Exercising Your Face!

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Sick of wrinkles? face fat? puffiness got you down? Looking older than you really should?

Try this...

exercising the face can reverse the effects of aging and improve your appearanceFace exercises are special techniques that can be used to target problem areas with your facial appearance. The beauty of them is that they cost no money to use, unlike expensive cosmetic surgery and many Hollywood celebrities swear by them.

(you can find many facial exercise techniques on this site)

In Ayurvedic medicine, massage and meditation is essential to good health, and the practitioners have been using face exercises for ages, and truly believe that this is one key answer to staying and looking younger. 

Most people see the results within 2 - 4 weeks so long as they practice the right routine for their needs every day. It's also something that you can do in your own home, privately, and there is nothing to stop you from continuing a routine until you reach the look that you want.

What Can Face Exercises Do?


Facial exercising allows you to strengthen muscles and improve the tightness of skin collectively. As a result, stronger muscle definition can mean less area for fat deposits to exist. This also means that your skin will tighten and those wrinkles will smooth away gradually.

Facial exercising is also good for improving circulation and easing tension. Naturally, muscles lose their firmness, and if you exercise other parts of your body you shouldn't neglect your face!

Many well known people have been strong supporters of facial exercises, including Jack Lalanne, Cleopatra, Gwyneth Paltrow & Jennifer Aniston..

Most impressive is the fact that there are hundreds of face exercises that you can use to focus on the parts of your face that you are unsatisfied with. They are very cleverly designed and can be as simple as using a specific facial gesture or incorporating both hands to create resistance.

  • The ancient Indian science (Ayurveda) may be one of the oldest sources of facial exercising (face yoga). They believe that the body, soul & mind should live harmoniously and that working the facial muscles is key to achieving smooth skin and showing your true, inner beauty.

  • Russian women consistently employ the techniques of face exercises as a means to stay healthy and younger looking.

  • Because we are consistently bombarded with unnatural light from monitors and computer screens, our faces are doomed to squint more and we are more prone to headaches. Facial exercises are more important now than ever. 

They are safe, can be effective and as long as you do them correctly you will have no problem with creating additional wrinkles. But you should follow the guidance of a real expert, that's why I recommend John Sacratous' Face Fitness Formula which will teach you all of the techniques and walk you through the Do's & Don'ts of face exercises.



John was an aspiring model who was doing OK in the beginning and getting contracts. But then one day his work seemed to stop. When he questioned what was going on, the sad answer was that he was too fat in the face, even though he was a good looking guy.

He looked into cosmetic surgery but realized that it would cost a fortune and he didn't have the money. He attempted to go through the a-typical dieting process to burn fat in the rest of his body, but nothing changed about his face.

He realized that the fat in the face is different from that of the rest of the body. He spent a complete year in heavy research to find the answer to his own problem. And he did! that's how the program was born, and it delivers some of the most helpful face exercises.

Tips To Get Glowing Skin

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Having glowing skin is something that a lot of women long for, but it's really available to everyone. The one thing that you have to remember is that in order to keep your skin looking glowing-fresh, you will need to maintain it in a specific way.

First, one thing that you need to remember is that in order to keep your skin glowing, you need to not strip all of the oil away from the surface, rather remove some of the excess.

1. You need to wash your skin 2 times a day with a gentle soap wash. Unless you have an extremely oily complexion, you probably won't need anything super strong.

2. Before you pat your skin dry, rinse thoroughly. Try to get all the soap off with just water alone.

3. After you have washed your face thoroughly, it's time to dry, but how you do it is also important! don't use a towel to rub your skin like most people do. Instead, pat the areas of your skin that are moist until they become dry. This is much gentler on your skin.

4. Before you go to bed at night, always get the makeup off of your face. If you don't you run the risk of clogging up your pores.

Why Your Diet Is Important For Glowing Skin

Foods and beverages high in sodium will make your skin look bad, it's a simple fact.  Also avoid too much alcohol, especially beer, because this will make your skin look puffy, and actually make it hard to get glowing skin.

But some proteins and fats are necessary for cell repair and healthy looking skin. Almonds are a great source of healthy fats. Eating lots of fish is also a great source of good protein that will make your skin look beautiful and glowing. At the very least, a bottle of fish oil is a good place to start.

A basic staple of any healthy life style that will reflect through your skin is lots of water. At least 8 - 10 glasses should become a new daily habit.

Certain fruits are also extremely helpful to combat aging and how it looks on our faces. Bananas can be used to make an amazing facial mask, but also eating them is good too! these fruits have an extremely beneficial amount of vitamins A & E, as well as as magnesium and potassium.

Lemons are extremely alkaline, as opposed to being mistaken as acidic. They will increase the pH levels in your body as well as the skin. The best way to take advantage of the nutrients of lemons is to add just a dash of the juice to each glass of water that you drink. For an even added benefit, add some honey as well.

4 Homemade Facial Masks

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The benefits of using a facial mask are plenty. They can definitely help in the anti-aging fight by nourishing your skin, keeping it well moisturized, removing excessive skin oils, increase circulation in your face and be used as a means of detoxification.

But a lot of people don't use them, because you have to leave them on for about 15 minutes, so most people get impatient. The other reason that many people neglect to use facial masks is because they are typically associated with spa treatments, and when people think of going to the spa, they think of spending money.

It's true that you can also by face masks in stores for relatively affordable prices, but if you are the kind of person who enjoys the DIY part of your life, how about some quick recipes for some simple and yet very effective face masks that you can make at home?

Remember there are two types of masks that you will want to think about. One is a dry, clay-based idea that is good for people with ACNE or oily skin. The other is a moisturizing mask that is perfect for people with dry, flaky skin.

Banana Facial Mask (Great for people with oily skin)

You'll need 1, very ripe banana. In a mixing bowl, mash up the banana and stir in 1 tbsp of honey. Next, add in a few drops of lemon juice. Lemon is extremely alkalizing and great for the pH of your skin.

Apply this solution to your face and wait 15 minutes before removing with a warm, damp washcloth.

Milk Of Magnesium Face Mask (for people prone to Acne or oily skin)

Milk of magnesium is a good disinfectant and is believed to absorb oil even better than clay can. This facial mask is also very simple. Try to find a bottle of milk of magnesium that is non-flavored.

Simply apply some of this to your face and spread around so that all areas are covered. Wait for 15, then rinse off.

Avocado Mask (for dry skin)

I would say that this kind of mask will most benefit people who are a little older, whose skin has aged. If you are this person and your skin is a little cracked and "weathered" then try this one.

Halve an avocado and remove the pit. You'll only need 1 half of the avocado. Mash it well into a paste in a mixing bowl. Pour in 1/4 cup of honey and stir in.

Apply to your face for 10 minutes, before removing with water and a washcloth.

Milk Facial Mask (for dry, flaky skin)

Milk is an amazing, natural moisturizer. So naturally it's perfect for the skin. Take 1 tsp of powdered milk and mix into a bowl with 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of aloe vera gel and a couple of drops of some essential oil.

Apply this for 15 minutes before rinsing off.

Facial Exercise Devices

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Although mostly you can achieve your end result just by using your fingers to do facial exercises, and some experts suggest using gloves by the way, there are also some products that are on the market that you may want to look into.

I'll be completely honest here and say that these are hit and miss. Some customers are very satisfied, while others wished they had never bought some of these contraptions for exercising the face.

But for the sake of educating you about what your options are, and hey (most anything is going to be more affordable and less threatening than surgery)..let's begin.

Neck Genie Neck Line Slimmer

This is one of the better alternatives on the market right now. The reviews on Amazon aren't fantastic, but they aren't bad either. Overall, about 3 and a half stars is the final verdict.

It's a simple device that fits between your chest and chin. You use your chin to push down, and it has 3 resistance coils that cause your neck muscles to work harder. It's actually a really smart idea, but I could see how some people would be skeptical.

Velform Chin Wrap

This is pretty self explanatory. It's supposed to re-sculpt the chin and firm the skin, but again, the reviews were mixed. It comes with a gel that once applied is supposed to shrink the skin by working with the loose epidermis cells. I noticed that people liked the gel a lot, and so I wonder if the wrap is even necessary then?

NuFace

Most NuFace devices will run you a bit of a penny. You can expect to pay up to $250 for some, but they are pretty sophisticated products used to tone, firm and stimulate collagen in the skin.

This device in particular delivers microcurrents at very low levels with cause microcontractions in the facial skin. Although it may look like a space weapon, some people really enjoy using this. All I can say is that there are a lot of products just like this one made by the Carol Cole company, so you will really want to do your research first.

Face Exercising Systems

There are lots of these. It's usually a package such as DVDs and books or guides compiled together that can teach you and give you routines to follow. I put more faith in these than most contraptions. One of most solid systems to follow that is out there is John Socratous's Face Fitness Formula. 

Remove Double Chin

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So you've got the old double chin problem, right? Well you aren't alone! I too at one point had this problem, so I'm going to share with you what I've learned about removing a double chin.

The idea of losing a two chin problem seems funny. We have this vision of it just falling off or melting away, but I'm all about getting things done naturally, and you may be relieved to know that you can get rid of a double chin the all natural route without having to resort to ugly surgery.

There are two essential ingredients to the recipe of pure facial fitness..

1. Your diet, health and activity levels
2. Your use of facial exercises


The face can be exercised and great results are possible, but just like with any part of the body that you want to get looking it's best, exercising alone won't do it. Also, diet alone won't either.

Typically you will have two types of people..

  • Those who diet only
  • Those who only exercise
You need both, and when it comes to the fat around your face -- there is no exception.

Dieting To Lose A Double Chin

Yummy vegetables for a double chin diet.


Did you know that if you have belly fat, doing crunches, planks and other abdominal exercises will not get rid of the fat? you need a good diet plan and cardio first before you can start refining everything.

Even though the stomach is not the topic of discussion here, I use that as an example so that you get the concept.

There are two things that will help you lose weight when it comes to diet (including in the face).
  • Removing sugar from your meals
  • Removing fats from your meals
I challenge you (in a positive way) to take a look at the labels for the most common things that you eat daily and see if you can detect both sugars and fats. It can take a good week or two of getting used to identifying the problem areas, but once you do -- you've got a great foundation for losing weight and getting toned looking.

Should I Go With Calorie Counting?

Counting calories can help get rid of a double chin
It really does help. It's very beneficial to monitor for about 7 days every calorie that you put into your body. You need to eat not less, but more. The difference is that you need to be eating more low cal foods that supply you with lots of energy.

Some fats are good for you like..
  1. Peanut butter
  2. Olive oil
  3. Coconut oil
  4. Nuts
No more junk food. You really do need to cut out carbonated beverages (except seltzer), potato chips, processed meats and tempting sweets.

Go with lean protein and veggies. Sauteed vegetables, salads, raw vegetables in salsa, chicken (nice protein), fish and brown rice are great alternatives.

As I've always said, be skeptical of most foods if they are white. This usually indicates starches, sugars and sometimes even fat. Vegetables are an exception to that rule.

Try to get free of eating breads which are a huge source of sugar and carbs that you don't need.

Calorie Reduction

One pound of body fat equals exactly 3,500 calories. If you're consuming that many cals a day, then you are not doing yourself any favors.

If you can exercise to the point where you are burning 500 calories every day, you can lose up to a pound of fat every week.

Reducing how much you eat will help, but don't starve yourself. To make your body work more optimally, feed it energy foods like the ones I mentioned earlier.

Exercising To Get Rid Of A Double Chin

Exercise is important for getting rid of face fat.
Now for exercising..

Forget about weight lifting routines. You can do that if you like or save it for later, but what's really going to burn away fat in your face and the rest of your body is pure cardio. More specifically, anything that gets your entire body.

The key is to get your heart rate up for a solid 30 minutes, which most doctors advise is ideal for good health, but be careful. It's very difficult to just jump right in and start doing this, so build up to it. 10 minutes here, 15 later and eventually your goal.

My parents are professional ballroom dance instructors and I can't think of a better way to accomplish this then taking dance classes. You will be amazed at the new sense of health that you feel and it will kick your butt at first in all honesty.

Other forms of cardiovascular training include running, power walking, Tae Bo, swimming and jumping.

Mission Summarized

1. Cut out sugars and fats
2. Eat a little less if your diet is already above 2,000 calories
3. Stay hydrated throughout the day
4. Eat energy foods
5. Get 30 - 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 5 days a week

But What About Face Exercises?

Face exercises can also get rid of a double chin.
Oh yes! how could I forget? well the foundation for losing face fat and getting rid of a double chin really does start with overall weight loss.  I'm not saying that you are overweight, by the way. Some people can be skinny and have a double chin or some baby fat, but still -- this method should work for those types as well.

During your commitment to self of using both the smart dieting choices that I have outlined and the thoughts on exercise, you can do facial exercises for toning the face muscles, smoothing out your skin, reducing the wrinkles and creating tighter spaces around your chin and neck.

Now, there are many routines that you can follow and lots of exercises to choose from to switch up your patterns, which is why I recommend getting a book on face exercising so that you know how to perform each technique and can learn about all the different ones and what area they target and how they help that problem part of your face.

Removing A Double Chin Through Face Exercises

#1 - Stand relaxed. Gradually pull your chin up from your chest and tilt your head back as far as you can until you are looking towards the ceiling. Feel the stretch through your chin and the front of your neck. Hold this position for a count of 10 seconds before returning back to starting position.

Repeat 5 - 10 times (daily)

#2 - Stand relaxed. Elongate your neck so that your chin points up and forwards. Keep your hands clasped in front of you. Your shoulders rolled back. Slow turn your head to look to the left without moving any other
part of your body. Hold for 10 seconds. Remember to keep your chin pointed slightly upwards with good posture. Return to starting position and repeat so that you are looking to the right.

Do each side 5 - 10 times (daily)


#3 - Take your lower lip and using only your facial muscles, pull it up so that it covers your top lip. Imagine trying to touch your nose with your bottom lip. Hold for 10 seconds.

Repeat 10 times (daily)


#4 - Stand relaxed. Start with your chin buried into your chest. Rotate slowly clockwise. Think of your chin as being a pen. Imagine that there is a canvas in front of you and you are trying to draw a full, perfect circle using only your chin. Do this slowly and make about 10 rotations before going counter-clockwise for another 10 circles.

There you go, some basic knowledge to get you started with how to get rid of a double chin. Best of luck!

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