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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
- vulnerable to sun damage
- saggy skin
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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I have this face exercise video on Youtube that has over 125,000 views.
I enjoy reading the comments posted by visitors and I try my best to answer each question. But the thing about Youtube is that it has a maximum limit of 500 characters allow. And older comments disappear from the first page unless you click on view all comments.
So I often found myself replying to similar questions again and again.
Not that I mind, but I think I might sound like a broken record to my subscribers.
Hence, I have compiled a list of the most FAQs about this video, Face Exercises – Lose Your Chubby Cheeks.
I hope this helps.
Q1. How do you do this face exercise? I don’t understand the video instruction.
The steps are:
1. Close your mouth.
2. Puff out your top lip.
3. Hold for 10 seconds.
4. Move the air to the left cheek.
5. Hold for 10 seconds.
6. Move the air to the right cheek.
7. Hold for 10 seconds.
8. Do a set of 10.
In the video, “Top lip” refers to the area where men grow a moustache.
Q2. I feel like this is going to just stretch out my cheeks rather than remove facial fat.
Yes. This face exercise will help to stretch the facial muscles and more.
“Puffing up” the cheeks might seem contradictory to having a leaner face.
However, this action actually helps to stretch and elongate the facial muscles and contours.
In addition, alternating contraction and relaxation of the facial muscles helps to tone and strengthen the cheek muscles.
With consistent effort, your face will look leaner without the flab.
Q3. How does this help you lose face fat?
Face fat or chubby cheeks is caused by a number of reasons.
Check out this blog post: Face Cheek – 4 Reasons Why You Might Have Chubby Cheeks
To help get rid of chubby cheeks, we use a combination of face exercises, dietary guides, and lifestyle changes.
This means a specialized nutrition plan to help you lose face fat, and face exercises to help you tone your facial muscles, giving you more definition. The result is a leaner, more attractive facial contour.
Q4. I am slender but I have chubby cheeks. How can this program help me lose my chubby cheeks?
It can happen. Slender people can develop chubby cheeks or a double chin. A proper nutritional plan and face exercises will help get rid of the chubby cheeks and excess facial fat.
Read more: Lose Face Fat – What Causes A Fat Face?
Q5. Do you do this face exercise everyday?
For a start, you can do this exercise for a week or two.
This face exercise video is part of a 30-day face fitness program.
In the program, you do a selection of 5 or more different face exercises each day. Each session takes about 15 mins.
You want to do a variety of face exercises in order to work different muscle groups in the face and neck.
A complete face workout gives you more satisfactory results.
Q6. Do you mean doing one face exercise is pointless?
A proper face exercise has its benefits. However, to get optimal results, one usually need to combine a series of face exercises with a healthy diet.
We do not recommend doing just one single exercise all the time.
Read more about it here: Why Doing Just One Facial Exercise May Not Be Enough
Q7. How long does it take to get results?
The time required to see results varies with each individual.
This video is part of a 30-Day face fitness program.
We had users with positive results upon completion of the program.
There are also others who required more time before they see noticeable improvements.
Initially, you will feel improved tone and firmness in the face muscles.
Overtime, it adds definition to the cheeks. And this gives the appearance of a leaner looking face.
Q8. What is the 30-day face fitness program? And what do I do upon completion of the program?
The program consists of 4 weekly modules.
You begin with Detox, Revitalize, Strengthen, and then Sculpting.
Face exercises and dietary plans are based on each core module.
After the program, when you have achieved the results you desire, you continue with the exercises 3-4 times a week to maintain facial fitness.
Q9. Does it work?
This program came about because a former model wanted to get rid of his facial fat and look more photogenic in fashion shoots. When he finally succeeded in losing his chubbiness, he helps other gals and guys do the same offline. And now, we have Face Fitness Formula, a program for people who wants to look younger and more attractive through facial fitness.
Read customers’ reviews here: Does it work?
These are the most frequently asked questions about the video and the 30-day face fitness program. Feel free to add any questions you might have in the comment section.
I hope this FAQ helps you find the answer to your question quickly.
There is no doubt that face exercises can help define and sculpt your cheekbones.
But what if you want an instant transformation?
A simple solution is to use make up to highlight and contour your zygomatic bone(big word for cheekbone).
For those of you who like simple, here is a easy-peasy way to get those beautiful cheekbones.
In this video, L’Oréal Paris’ make-up expert James Kaliardos shows you how to sculpt your cheekbones to make your facial features appear more defined, using Studio Secrets Sculpting Duo Blush.
The Duo Blush compact has 2 coordinated shades: a lighter color to highlight your cheekbones and a darker shade for contouring under the cheekbones.
A special brush allows you to apply the two different shades of color at once. You’re done with just a few sweeps of the brush.
No worries if you have green thumbs and don’t like to mess with bronzer and highlighter separately.
The one limitation though, is that some of you might not find a Duo Blush where the 2 coordinated shades work equally well for your skin tone.
Other than that, it’s worth a try.
Have fun with the Duo Blush and let me know if you like it.
Are you feeling a bit more like a catwalk model with gorgeous cheekbones now?
And if you are wondering what face exercises people are doing to get sexier cheekbones, click here: Sculpting Cheekbones.
Doing facial toning exercises can help improve your looks(and make you more kissable).
Just think for a second, which part of the face would you choose to plant a kiss?
Most people would go for the cheeks or the lips.
But what if you have flabby cheeks? Or droopy mouth corners that turn downwards?
No worries. Face exercises can help revive your looks.
As you all know, toned and firm cheeks is the symbol of youth. And a mouth corner lift will make you more attractive because you now look relaxed and happy.
However, facial muscles are prone to sagging if they are not exercised enough. The face muscles lose their tone and strength with age and the constant pull of gravity.
In addition, unhealthy lifestyle habits can also make you look old prematurely. Eating poorly, lack of sleep and rest, indulging in alcohol or smoking, would take a toll on your health and appearance.
In order to maintain healthy skin and muscles, you do need to provide adequate nourishment for your body to rebuild and rejuvenate.
This is the reason why you get the best results when you combine good skin care and a sensible diet with your facial exercises.
Whilst you cannot escape Newton’s Law of Gravity, you can certainly slow down the aging process right now.
To reverse the downward facial sag in the cheeks and mouth corners, you would have to firm up your facial muscles. This can be achieved via face exercises.
Your goal is to regain muscle tone and natural firmness to your face muscles.
But why do I choose to target the cheeks and lips?
That’s because flabby cheeks and droopy mouth corners are pretty common with advancing age. It happens naturally.
However, by toning and firming the cheeks and lips area, you can dramatically improve your looks.
Here are three simple facial toning exercises to help firm your cheeks and lips. Perform the exercises daily.
Face Exercise 1
1. Inflate both of your cheeks with air.
2. Move the air from one cheek to the other.
3. Keep doing this until you are out of breath.
4. Do a set of 5.
Face Exercise 2
1. Gently smile and lift up the corners of your mouth.
2. Keep the eyes and other muscles of the face relaxed as you smile.
3. Hold the smile for 10 seconds.
4. Do a set of 5.
Face Exercise 3
1. Purse your lips slightly and smile.
2. Imagine you are a fish smiling.
3. Suck your cheeks into the hollows of your face.
4. Hold this position for 5 seconds.
5. Do a set of 5.
Did I say it was easy? I like to keep my face workout simple and effective.
These work for both gals and guys.
You can learn more about facial toning and how to improve your looks with face exercises and a sensible diet here: Facial Toning Exercises.
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What can face exercises really do for your face?
Plenty… provided you do the right facial exercises consistently.
For women, our facial appearance changes noticeably in our 30s and 40s. The skin loses its suppleness, the high cheekbones is less defined, and the apple of the cheek (oops where did it go?).
If you are observant, you would notice that the first signs of aging often show up in the face and neck area? Fine lines appear on the face and “rings” around the neck.
The cheeks slide down. Face feels a little flabby. The facial contour is fuller. You see jowls. And for some, a double chin.
Most of us take good care of our skin. We have a daily regime to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and provide sun protection.
But what about the facial muscles? We hardly pay any attention to these working muscles.
You see, in order to maintain a youthful looking face, you require a combination of healthy skin and toned facial muscles.
If one or the other is not in good shape, you might end up looking older or haggard.
Here’s where face exercises come in.
Take a look at these benefits and you’ll know why more women are doing facial exercises to stay beautiful.
Your skin is revitalized. This is the first thing you would notice when you begin your face exercises. The blood circulation to the face improves during a facial exercise compared to when the facial muscles are at rest.
This promotes the transportation of oxygen and nutrients to the facial tissues and aids skin cell renewal. Face exercises also stimulate lymph drainage which helps facial tissue detox.
With facial exercises, your skin looks healthier with a radiant glow.
Tone And Lift Facial Muscles
The face and neck area has 57 muscles. Facial muscles are small compared to other muscles in the body. But you can still exercise the face muscles to get them back in shape.
Toned muscles are firm to the touch and give a up lifting appearance. Face muscles that have not been exercised enough tend to be flaccid and sags.
With facial exercise the muscles and skin lift, tone and tighten restoring the face. The sagging face syndrome and wrinkles becomes less apparent.
Lose Face Fat
Are you trying to get a “slimmer” face?
One misconception is that you have to lose overall body weight to lose face fat.
Not true. Especially for individuals who have a healthy body weight or are already slender.
There are some amongst us who workout, have a toned shapely body, but still have a chubby looking face.
It is possible to make a puffy round face look slimmer through face exercises and the proper nutritional plan.
This approach also works if you are trying to get rid of a double chin, chubby cheeks or jowls.
You would want to go for toning, strengthening and sculpting exercises that target your facial problem zones to attain a more desirable facial contour.
Thus, to have a beautiful face, you want to take good care of both your skin and the facial muscles.
If you want to improve how you look, you might want to start by doing some facial toning exercises.
In fact, I find that you get to look better and better if you do the right face exercises consistently.
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