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Face exercises are gaining popularity with men and women who want a youthful looking face.
You might already have been exercising to keep your body well toned and in good shape. If so, you probably know that exercise helps to tone your muscles, and give you a better posture and body figure.
Since exercise benefits the body, fitness experts are now doing facial exercises to keep the face in shape.
As you age, the face muscles weaken due to wear and tear. The muscles underneath the facial skin lose the firmness, causing your facial features to sag. You might notice the tell tale signs of droopy eyes, cheek pouches and hanging jowls. Those once attractive cheekbones have disappeared, and you seem to have a flat, wide face.
I am sure you would have realized that, doing facials at the beauty salon, and applying skin care products can not completely solve the problem of a older looking face caused by sagging facial muscles.
No one can stop the aging process. But the good news is, there are special exercises for the face to help tone and strengthen the face muscles.
Doing the specific face exercises can help address some of these common beauty problems.
- Signs of aging – wrinkles, crow feet, frown lines
- Chubby cheeks
- Double chin
- Sagging jowls
- Dull skin tone
When exercising the face, the objective is to strengthen the facial muscles and to lose the fat. When you have successfully reduced the excess face fat and tone up the facial muscles, you will see a noticeable change in your face contour. Your cheekbones start to show and your jawline becomes more prominent.
Some face exercise programs might include a diet plan, aerobic exercise, meditation or relaxation techniques. Such holistic approach increases the overall effectiveness of your workout. And you begin to see results sooner than you would, if you perform only the face exercises.
When you exercise the face, you improve the blood circulation flowing to the face, neck and scalp of your head. This permits more oxygen and nutrients to reach the cells. Both elements are essential building blocks for the renewal of healthy skin cells.
In addition, exercising the face promotes detoxification in the facial tissues. Movements in the face muscles stimulate the lymphatic system to remove toxins and excess fluid. This helps to reduce puffiness in the face and bags under the eyes, caused by water retention. Overtime, you will find you have clearer skin and a healthy glowing complexion.
If you have always wanted a lean, attractive and younger looking face, try out face exercises for yourself. Choose a face workout that is right for you. Make it part of your face care routine. Your consistent effort will be rewarded.
Face exercises just take up 15-20 minutes of your time everyday. Even though it is not a quick fix for saggy facial muscles, you would get noticeable results after a period of regular workout. It is possible to have a younger looking face with face exercise.
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.
Hey guys and gals!
You all probably know that to lose face fat, you need to do face exercises and eat right.
A healthy breakfast will help kick start your day, and make you breeze into the office feeling cheery.
But what foods should you eat when you are trying to cut down on calories to lose the facial bulk?
No worries. Let me show you.
Your breakfast is ready … enjoy!
Remember, you want to follow a healthy, well-balanced diet when attempting to lose facial fat.
You too can look healthy and radiant with a little effort. Learn how you can have a lean, youthful looking face here: Lose Face Fat.