Saturday, July 7, 2012

Facial Exercises For Looking Younger Wisely: Some Interesting Facial Exercise Myths

Not many people know this, but yoga facial exercises are an ideal anti-aging treatment method and can even restore your face to its former glory with not much effort. We discuss some misconceptions along with the facts pertaining to DIY facial toning.
Many people are seeking ways to look younger and cheat the clock. But it can be expensive for those who follow the surgical route or who prefer other procedures like Botox or thermage to improve their looks. Non-invasive facelifts, in particular facial exercises, can make one appear years younger in a relatively short space of time.
There are many people who believe that face exercises are not as effective as they are made out to be, due to insufficient or inaccurate data available on the subject. So here are some facts you should know, which might contradict the myths regarding facial exercises.
Myth 1: Yoga face exercises will make you appear older because they make wrinkles deeper and encourage more wrinkles.
Fact: Face exercises expand the underlying tissue and rejuvenate blood flow to the skin cells, thereby filling out the skin as the stimulated and underlying oxygenated muscles expand.
Myth 2: You can damage the muscles of the face if you vigorously work them.
Fact:  Exercising the face muscles with facial toning strengthens and feeds the muscles, tissue, and skin cells with blood, and with much-needed nutrients.
Myth3: It takes too long to apply facial exercises to see good results. Cosmetic surgery will produce far faster, better results in the desire to look younger.
Fact: Is 20 minutes daily for the first month, and 2 to 3 times a week too much?  If you practice them in front of the TV, you will hardly even notice the time it takes to do them.
Myth 4: Sagging face skin could become more pronounced because face toning stretches the skin.
Fact: Because the facelift exercises concentrate on the upper, middle, and lower face, all the skin firms, thus giving you a more chiselled look.  
Myth 5: Cosmetic mini facelifts, or a full face lifts, will permanently result in a younger look.
Fact: Plastic surgery can introduce scarring to one’s face where the surgeon has snipped off the excessive skin at the scalp, ears, or along the jawline. This scarring can create a hindrance to the essential blood flow to the skin and underlying tissue, thereby creating a scenario where you will look great for the first 18 months, but worse off afterwards as the skin reverts back to its former baggy state. Furthermore, the scarring can retard the energy flow in the face and neck area. Cosmetic surgery is only superficial and is also temporary. If a facial exercise routine is practised a few times a week, you will enjoy long-lasting benefits.   
Myth 6: A facial exercise, or toning system, can never be as effective as cosmetic surgery.
Fact: While plastic surgery can make you appear younger or better looking immediately, there are cases of bad facelifts or facelifts that have gone horribly wrong. Have you ever seen somebody with the skin pulled too tight on their face? It can make that person look expressionless or like an Egyptian mummy!   
Face exercises are really great once you know how to apply them and on the right points. There are a few good facial exercise programs on the market at the moment. Just imagine the comments from your friends and family when they notice that you look fresher and younger. Don’t be surprised if they ask you what your big secret is!
Before contemplating plastic surgery, or Botox, or something else that will incur cost or risk, try DIY facial toning. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the results and will thank your lucky stars that you didn’t undergo the knife!

NOTE: Please visit these websites for more facial exercise advice and tips:

Facial Exercises: Some Face Exercise Myths

Facial exercises are becoming increasing popular for men and women in their quest to look younger, but there are many myths about facial exercise regimens. We separate fact from fiction.
For those who are not sure what yoga facial exercises are, they are usually techniques employed on various parts of the face and neck to firm sagging face skin, eliminate hog jowls and double chin, revitalize skin color, tighten turkey neck, and smooth out face and eye wrinkles. Some face exercise programs involve isometric principles, and some employ massage techniques involving the use of the fingertips.
Here are some interesting things to take note of regarding facial exercises:
Myth: You can change the facial structure of the face with plastic surgery, but not with a facial exercise program.
Fact: To some extent, you can actually change your face structure using facelift exercises, just not as fast and as drastic as cosmetic surgery. If you concentrate on certain areas such as cheek exercises, the cheeks will fill out. If you do them on eye bags, these will diminish and your face form will alter towards a more youthful shape. However, facial yoga is not effective for correcting birth defects or damage caused by an accident.  
Myth:  Surgically cutting away loose skin to firm turkey neck, lift sagging face skin and hanging jowls, and to solve a double chin problem is better than laboriously massaging these areas.
Fact: Surgical lifting of sagging skin is temporary. After a while, it will become baggy again, and you will have to repeat the surgery at more cost to you. Face and neck exercises will keep the skin firm and toned on an ongoing, yet non-invasive basis.
Myth: DIY Non-surgical facelifts are not as effective as plastic surgery procedures.
Fact: Cosmetic surgery is radical and interferes with the body’s natural energy lines and nodal points. Facial exercises are gentle, non-invasive, and boost the energy and blood flow, as opposed to restricting it.
Myth: A facial exercise program has to be undertaken every day, and it’s complicated to remember all the techniques and points, and is also time-consuming.
Fact: It’s advisable to do facelift exercises daily for about twenty minutes. There are generally about twenty points to massage on the face and neck, so one minute on each point will suffice; usually they are situated on the same face and neck positions that acupuncturists use to treat certain ailments.
Myth: Facelift exercises are painful, or will damage the sinuses.  
Fact: Face exercises must be applied with the fingertips firmly to very specific pressure points. Firm, but not too firm as to cause pain or discomfort.  At first, you might experience some stuffiness for the first few days in your nose as you massage the sinus area, but that is perfectly natural, and this will dissipate quickly.
Myth: Facial yoga, or exercises don’t produce better results than creams, lotions, Botox, thermage, laser treatments as an anti-aging skin care routine to smooth out eye wrinkles(crow’s feet), laugh and forehead lines.
Fact: Lotions and creams are great for anti-aging skin care in the long term, and I advise people to use this when performing yoga facial exercises to work in the cream simultaneously. Botox and other artificial methods are quick fixes and can even be harmful to you. But facial yoga can easily turn back the clock holistically, not just be used to slow down the effects of aging.
Before spending considerable amounts of money and risking your looks to a surgeon, try a facial exercise program. They are very cost-effective, and a powerful tool to regain your youthful looks in a couple of weeks!

NOTE: Please visit these websites for more facial exercise advice and tips: