If you’re over 40 facial toning exercises should be part of your beauty routine.
Why? Because this is when our facial features start heading south.
And for some, it can come as quite a shock, especially if you were lucky to have angular or chiseled features (like well-defined sharp jawline or high cheekbones) in your 30s.
It has been said that many women like the way they looked in their early 30’s because their faces slimmed down due to the loss of “baby fat” which accentuated sharp jawlines and defined cheekbones.
If it could only stop there!
Unfortunately, with each passing year, not only does facial fat loss continue, but so does loss of collagen, muscle, and skeleton bone.
Yes! Just like the rest of the body facial bone mass shrinks with age. This contributes to sagging skin since there is less bone mass for the skin to wrap around. See Bone Remodeling with Facial Exercises.
Eventually, all of these age-related changes leave the face and neck looking saggy, gaunt, and tired. At this point, most of us would give anything to have some of that "baby-fat" back again – right?
In the meantime....I'm surprised that after 3 ½ weeks of facial muscle toning how fast my cheekbones responded.
Injectable fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are an effective but temporary way to improve facial contours.
The act as a scaffold for the skin - replacing lost volume and creating lift........As do facial muscle building exercises without the cost and pain of injections!
But, unlike facial toning, injectable fillers do nothing to stimulate underlying muscle mass and support healthy facial bone mass.
So, while you may look good now, in the long run, you’ve done nothing to help prevent facial aging.
Plus, in my opinion, fillers can make some faces look unnatural and bloated. That's certainly not the look I want.
There is no question that peptides, retinols, and weekly exfoliation facials (increased cell turnover) are truly one of the best anti-aging products for beautiful skin. And some skincare ingredients - like hyaluronic acid - can provide a temporary fullness due to increased moisture.
But, that’s as far as they go. Don’t count on your favorite cream to build, lift and firm underlying muscles.
Only a proper facial toning system that is designed to stimulate the skin, muscles, and bone can actually help slow facial aging and ensure that you’ll continue to look as young as possible, but natural.
The beauty of face exercise programs (at the least the good ones) is you pay once for the system and have a lifetime of anti-aging support.
There are several good facial exercise programs available to choose from. I tried many of them, but finally settle on the CFF System. For me, it was the easiest and fastest program to stick with.
In 2008, I paid less than $40.00 for the CFF program and have NOT spent a penny more since then.
But I have received numerous free updates, improved exercise techniques, and even had special workouts tailored to my personal needs.
If you've tried facial toning systems before and didn't like them, don’t give up. It took me years to find one that I’m comfortable with. Once you come across one you like, you’ll actually enjoy facial workout and find very relaxing.
You’ll be especially happy and motivated once you start to see results too!
I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with facial toning exercises. Please feel free to drop me a line and let me know what’s on your mind.
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