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January 13, 2010

Facial Exericses - Do They Work?

Welcome to the January edition of Wrinkle Free News. Here we'll explore the latest news and research articles about keeping your skin looking as young and healthy as possible.

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. ~ Author Unknown

While growing older may be a privilege, it doesn't mean we have to look it.

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January 2010 Issue At-A-Glance:

  • Feature Article
  • - Facial Exercises. Can you really repair or prevent sagging facial jowls with a few simple daily exercises?

  • Quick Homemade Beauty Tip - Hydrate and moisturizer dry cracked winter skin with ingredients you probably have in your cupboard or refrigerator right now

  • Latest Research
  • - Find out what's new in the world of anti-aging skin care news. Get the latest information and research findings here.....

  • Featured Product Review
  • - Organic, vitamin C packed crystal serum and creams. This nutrient rich skin care line targets the important lower layers of the skin and is perfect to use with facial exercises.

Face Exercises - Do They Really Work?

The debate over whether or not facial exercising works or can actually make wrinkles deeper has been going on for years. Some plastic surgeons and dermatologists feel that wrinkles and sagging skin are simply due to aging and a breakdown of skin fibers, elastin, and collagen due free radical damage. Many don't believe that exercising the face can prevent or reverse this process.

However, proponents of facial exercising say that it helps to:

  • reduce fine lines
  • plump up or push out deep wrinkles
  • increase muscle fiber which give you rounder, higher cheeks and lifted jowls
  • increase circulation which helps bring nutrient rich blood flow to the skin

Also, facial exercises that incorporate a massage helps to distribute oils evenly. This is great for those with dry or oily patches on the skin.

I have to be honest, at first I was afraid to do any type of facial exercises. The idea of pulling, massaging, or rubbing my skin was scary. We have been taught for so many years not to pull or touch the skin on our face.

Yet, I noticed something interesting....people who regularly had massages and engaged in exercise or weight training seemed to have firmer tighter skin. Especially, as they got older....they didn't seem to have that typical sagging of the back upper arms, neck, and inner thighs. So why would this concept be any different for our face?

Then I started to do some research and while there isn't a ton out there - there are some interesting studies supporting the benefits of daily facial exercises and massages.

Finally, I looked at the faces of those who perform facial exercises regularly..........their toned, firm, youthful face and neck convinced me that there is something to this whole face exercise concept and that there is a lot of misinformation floating around. Most of these people are over 60 years of age and look incredibly young - but most important - natural.

Check out these pictures of an avid face exerciser and try some of the Free facial exercises at this link.

I'd love to know what you think. Post your opinion.... on the Face Exercise Blog.

Hydrate and Moisturizer with Homemade Dry Skin Remedies

Here are some sample homemade dry skin remedies and recipes you can whip up in your kitchen right now. You can mix and match most of the ingredients listed below to make your own custom facial mask for whatever skin type you have.

For best results, always clean your skin first, then apply the mask. One precaution: If you have certain food allergies or sensitivities, please don't include it in your facial mask. If you’re uncertain, try a small amount on your skin, leaving it for a few minutes, then rise. Look for any sign of irritation.

Dry Skin Mask:

  • 4 tbs yogurt
  • ˝ banana and/or ˝ ripe avocado
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbs. honey

  • Mash the banana or avocado well and mix together with the other ingredients and apply all over face and neck. Leave on for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse your skin thoroughly afterward.

    Hydrating Tightening Mask - This mask will also help tighten pores while hydrating normal to dry skin:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

  • Whisk the egg yolks while slowly adding the honey and continue to mix. Smooth the mixtures all over the face and neck. Be sure to have a face towel handy in case it drips. Leave on for30 minutes. Wash off using warm water and a wash cloth.

    Click here for more Glowing Skin Tips.

    Latest Research

    On "The Early Show Saturday Edition"'s there was a special New Years day broadcast with guest speaker Dr. Hilary Reich, a New York dermatologist. She talked about the newest tips and ideas on having healthy, younger-looking skin.

    When asked for her opinion for the best wrinkle cure cream on the market she said: "The truth is that we just don't know. More studies are desperately needed."

    However, she did state that there are some new studies indicating that protein secretions from snails(yes snails!) - which contain growth factors - might be helpful in stimulating collagen production, repairing sun-damaged tissues especially - around the eyes, and just overall improve elasticity and texture of the skin. But more studies will need to be done to validate some of these claims. Stay tuned to future newsletters for updates on this new study...

    So in the meantime, what type of wrinkle cream is best? She suggests that for now our best bet is to stick with products that contain the following ingredients:

    • alpha-hydroxy acid
    • matrixyl
    • copper peptides
    • antioxidants -- products such as green tea, caffeine, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

    Click here to see more Anti-Aging Research Updates.

    Featured Product: Organic Vitamin C Cream/Serum

    Many people are turning towards more natural, chemical free products. I have come across an entire line of skin care products produced by the facial exercise guru Carolyn Cleaves.

    She has researched and created a line of “natural sourced” products loaded with antioxidants and pure vitamin C crystals.

    "Natural Sourced" means these ingredients are made from a natural or organic source and are not artificially processed; or they are organically certified. In addition they are certified vegan and contain no animal products and are not tested on animals.

    Read more here...The Benefits of Organic Vitamin C for Aging Skin.

    Until next month.......keep exercising your mind, body, and face. Stay healthy and strong.



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