By Cynthia Rowland
When you look in the mirror, does the memory of your 27 year old face make you wish you could look could turn back the clock five, ten, even fifteen years?
Well, now you can!
My passion is teaching facial exercise to every person who allows me to touch their face and here’s what I have discovered: when a person performs the upper eye exercise, their eyes open and tension melts away. Visible lifting and toning makes everyone smile. When you lift your face, you lift your spirits.
Aging in the face is a result of sun damage, environmental challenges, hormones and sagging facial muscles.
Muscles lose their oomph and their strength when gravity and disuse cause the muscle and muscle groups to elongate. These descending muscles can elongate up to ½ inch and when the muscles pool into each other, the skin begins to sag and wrinkle as it copes with the heavy muscles that are headed south. Mother Nature is tromping across your face creating her recipe for an aging face.
Beauty Guru, Jackie Silver, Agingbackwards.com, has long touted exercise as the fountain of youth. Tucson physician Jennifer P. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., author of Living with Chronic Pain, says, “any kind of exercise has psychological and physical benefits that reduce anxiety and lift your spirits.”
Just like exercise works for your body, isometric exercise movements using anchoring techniques that produce meaningful contractions will change the shape and contour of your face. As your tiny muscles respond to the easy to perform movements, most users feel and see the lifting immediately and when those movements are repeated daily, the new you develops. From the inside out, muscles reposition, the skin feels and acts younger and lifting is apparent.
Do you have crows’ feet? Do you see lines around your eyes when you smile? Crows’ feet are caused when your forehead muscle lengthens (it’s a vertical muscle that run across your forehead) and collides with the round eye muscle. The heavy forehead begins to affect the compression around your eyes.
Try this: Lift the areas at your temples with your fingertips first up and back into the hairline. Look in the mirror; do you see how the crows’ feet are lessened? Do you see lined or hooded eyelids? Both conditions are caused by drooping eyebrows and exercise can strengthen the underlying muscles.
Many people have reported that facial exercise has replaced injections that plump and paralyze the wayward muscles and rather than cutting perfectly healthy skin, exercise has been successfully used to help most users look 10 – 15 years younger. Imagine no injections, no invasive procedures, no huge outlay of cash, no doctors, no drugs and no risk at all to your beautiful face. Your power suit, your calling card will remain intact. “You will simply look better than you have in years – I haven’t used injections at all in the past three years because I regularly exercise my face,” says Jackie Silver. “It only takes a few minutes to go through the routine and my face looks like a teenager’s. I am a believer!”
Sagging eyelids and cheeks? Pouches, Jowls, or a Double Chin? There’s an exercise for that!
Every area of your face and neck will be exercised using specialized movements. Your facial features will experience lifting, toning and tightening.
You will be thrilled with your results. So this holiday season lift your face lift your spirits!
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