Saggy face

Facial exercises tighten the neckFacial exercises have been around for ages. Legendry Cosmo Magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown recommends them in several of her self-help books. Celebrities Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow are reported to do facial yoga, an ancient form of facial exercise. I have done it for years.

 
Facial exercises are controversial. Some plastic surgeons and dermatologists will tell you they are useless. Others will even claim they can hasten the formation of lines and wrinkles. Still others recommend them.
 
I think there’s some truth to both sides. I avoid exercises that make me wrinkle or tug at my face. It’s common sense. I do exercises that feel like they are tightening or flexing things are might droop – like my neck, jowls, or forehead. I also like exercises that will work the small muscles around the eye without scrunching.
 
Recently, I tried Cynthia Rowland’s Facial Magic. Her DVD has a nine-week program of facial exercises. She insists one must wear white cotton gloves to do the exercises and "anchor" the muscles. I don’t get why you need the gloves, but the exercises are sound and she explains her program clearly. Most importantly, she never instructs you to scrunch or wrinkle your face. Cynthia Rowland’s Facial Rejuvenation tackles things that droop or sag. She has some fabulous neck exercises. I have become hooked on them because not only do I feel my neck lifting in front, but they pull the kinks out of the back of my neck too.
 
Facial exercises, are something to try is natural way is your preferred route to ageless beauty –but don’t scrunch your face!
 
The basic kit starts at $99 and you can see a sample exercise on her site before you buy.
 
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