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Face Exercise Or Sugar – Which One Gives You Wrinkles?

Why wrinkles?

Why wrinkles?

Let me paraphrase the question and ask again.

Which one of the two is going to give you wrinkles: Face exercise or sugar?


OK. The answer is sugar.

I asked this question because many people shy away from doing face exercises. They think that a face workout will result in more wrinkles and fine lines.

And I don’t blame them. Not everyone is familiar with exercising the facial muscles. Most exercises we are used to, starts from the neck down.

Rest assured. Proper face exercise, when done correctly, should not add more wrinkles to your face. I have previously blog about how to get optimized results from your face exercise. You can read the tips, including how to prep your face before an exercise session here: Face Exercises – Tips To Get Optimal Results (Part 1).

Another frequently asked question is why some face fitness program require you to follow a dietary plan. Well, it is useful, especially if you want to lose the facial fat. But do not be mistaken. It is not the typical lose-weight-fast diet. Instead, it is a dietary plan to help you make the right food choices.

If you read about skin foods, you would know there are certain foods we eat which benefits the skin. And foods that are detrimental to having a healthy, youthful complexion.

This is good to know, particularly if your goal for doing face exercise is to minimize wrinkles, and have a younger looking face.

This bring us back to SUGAR. I did say sugar gives you wrinkles.

So, why is sugar bad for the skin?

Because refined sugars age the skin through the natural process of glycation.

What is glycation?

In simple terms, when sugar molecules attach to protein molecules, it forms new, harmful molecules called AGEs(advanced glycation end-products).

The more sugar you eat, the more AGEs you develop. And accumulates in your body.

AGEs damages other protein molecules, particularly collagen and elastin, the protein fibers that lends firmness and suppleness to your skin. As a result, wrinkles form and the skin begins to sag.

Hence, the more sugar you consumed, the faster your skin is damaged, and it will show signs of early aging.

How will my skin look if I eat too much sugar?

The signs are similar to premature aging skin:

  • dull skin tone
  • dryness
  • vulnerable to sun damage
  • saggy skin
  • wrinkles

How much sugar should I eat a day?

The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends no more than 8 teaspoons per day of added sugar based on a 2,000 calories/day diet.

This works out to be 10% of total daily calories. One teaspoon of sugar ~ 25 calories.

Remember, the quota of 8 teaspoons includes sugar that are hidden in foods and drinks, and also sugar you add to your food and beverage at the table.

Many people are eating way too much (hidden)sugar.

If you are worried about getting wrinkles on your face, you should moderate your sugar intake. Those of you who have a sweet tooth, need to take control to prevent sugar-damaged skin.

Check out this face exercise program to help you minimize upper face wrinkles

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Face Exercise To Firm Saggy Jawline And Reduce A Double Chin

Here’s a simple and effective face exercise you would like.

This face exercise tones and firms your jaw line and chin. It helps to tighten your jowl muscles and reduce a double chin.

The facial exercise targets your chin muscles, muscles at the front of your neck, and the muscles around your mouth.

Try it out.

Face Exercise – Firm Your Jaw Line And Chin

1. Sit upright and keep your face relaxed.
2. Pull your lower lip upward so that your chin wrinkles.
3. Hold for 3 seconds.
4. Move your chin(lower jaw) downwards without moving the position of your head.
5. Feel the tension building in the muscles around the jaws.
6. Hold for 2 seconds.
7. Do this exercise 20 times.

Double chin and sagging jowls are rather common problems.

Learn how doing the right face exercises can help you. Click here: Face Exercise.

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Face Exercise To Create Fuller Lips

This is interesting. You can actually get fuller lips by doing face exercise.

If you have always wanted to have luscious lips, you would be interested in this face exercise video.

Imagine, first you do the exercise, then apply your makeup tricks to further enhance the lips fullness. Presto … alluring sexy lips that keep you smiling all day.

Perhaps you don’t get the perfect pout like Angelina Jolie, not yet, but good enough to put you in a happy mood.

Here is the face exercise video for beautiful lips. Follow along.

Face Exercise Step 1

  • Drink a glass of water and dab on lip balm.
  • Doing face exercise when you are dehydrated can cause wrinkling.

Face Exercise Step2

  • Pucker up your lips.
  • Press your hand on your puckered lips for 1-2 seconds.
  • Pull your hand away. Blow a kiss into the air.
  • Keep your forehead smooth during the exercise.
  • Do a set of 15.

Face Exercise Step 3

  • Form a “O” with your lips(like you are whistling) and exhale.
  • Do a set of 10.

Face Exercise Step 4

  • Close your mouth.
  • Pout your lips.
  • Hold for 10 seconds.
  • Relax
  • Do a set of 3.

To give your whole face a lift

  • Smile big. Open your mouth and eyes wide.
  • Hold for 10 seconds.
  • Do a set of 3.

Face Exercise Step 5

To plump your lips.
  • Inhale through your nose.
  • Hold your breath as you push the air to and fro between your cheeks for 10 seconds(imagine you are swishing mouth wash).
  • Exhale as if you are blowing a horn.
  • Do a set of 3.

Face Exercise Step 6

To bring out your lip colour

  • Tap your lips firmly 5 times using your middle and index fingers.

To get beautiful lips, do the exercise daily as it helps to stimulate the production of collagen.

There are many face exercises that are customized to help you look younger and more attractive. If you are interested in looking good naturally, why not try the face exercise specific to your beauty and fitness needs. Have fun.

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Face Exercise To Firm Your Jowl

In this face exercise video, Rebacca Herrick, a Licensed Massage Therapist in North Carolina shows you how to firm your jowls with a face and neck workout.

She recommends doing the exercises 3-4 times a week in order to really make a difference in your jowl.

How to Firm the Jowl With Facial Exercises — powered by

Face Exercise 1

  1. Tilt your head back and look up at the ceiling.
  2. Move your mouth in a chewing action for 20 times.
  3. Move your head back down to the normal position.
  4. Repeat exercise several times.

Face Exercise 2

  1. Tilt your head down towards the right shoulder.                                             (imagine you are touching the shoulder with your ear)
  2. Hold for 30 seconds.
  3. Do not shrug your shoulder. Keep the shoulder level.
  4. Move your head back to the normal position.
  5. Repeat exercise for the left shoulder.
  6. Next, slowly turn your head to the right, back to center, and to the left.

Face Exercise 3

  1. Look up at the ceiling.
  2. Pucker your lips (imagine you want to kiss the ceiling).
  3. Hold for 5 seconds.
  4. Move your head back to the normal position.
  5. Do a set of 5.

Is there a face exercise you do that has helped you toned your jowl? Leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you.

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