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5 Ways Smoking Harms Your Looks 500 375 Facercise

5 Ways Smoking Harms Your Looks

facial exercisesWhen you do facial exercises daily and stick to a consistent skin care program, it makes no sense to smoke. Cigarettes contains a bevy of damaging substances that harm your looks and your overall health. Tobacco smoke can lead to both cardiovascular and lung disease, as well as various forms of cancers, including lung, throat, mouth, esophagus, kidney, liver and pancreas.

Smoking cigarettes wreaks serious havoc on your skin. It causes infections and skin disorders, slows down wound healing and causes premature aging. Read on to learn about five ways that smoking harms your appearance.

1. Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Smokers typically get vertical lip lines, called “Smoker’s Lines,” caused by the repetitious movements associated with smoking—but those aren’t the only wrinkles smoking causes. Cigarette smoke constricts the blood vessels, which ultimately reduces the blood supply to the skin cells. This dries out the skin and depletes collagen, which leads to the increased appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and furrows. Cigarettes also reduce levels of vitamin A, which dries the skin out even more.

2. Dull, Grey Skin Tone

Tobacco smoke is loaded with carbon monoxide and nicotine, which hinders oxygen supply to the skin cells and slows circulation. This replaces that youthful glow with a dull, grey skin tone and causes blood vessels in the face to appear more prominent. Smoking also depletes important nutrients such as vitamin C, which helps repair damage and brightens skin.

3. Undereye Bags

Smokers have more difficulty sleeping than non-smokers. Lack of sleep coupled with the oxidative stress tobacco smoke causes leads to puffy eyes and those unsightly bags that are so difficult to get rid of. Many smokers also suffer from baggy eyelids.

4. Stretch Marks and Sagging Skin

Nicotine attacks the skin’s connective tissue, which depletes its strength and elasticity. This causes the skin to sag and leads to the formation of stretch marks.

5. Yellow Teeth

Smokers can say goodbye to dazzling white teeth—nicotine stains them and gives them an ugly yellow color. Smoking also increases the risk of gum disease and oral cancer and can ultimately contribute to permanent tooth loss. In addition to discoloring teeth, smoking can cause the tongue to turn a darker color.

If you’re a smoker, do whatever you can to quit now and do facial exercises to help undo some of the damage. Click here to learn about Facercise, our system of facial exercises that takes 10 years off your looks.

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5 Body Sculpting Tips for Losing Belly Fat 500 333 Facercise

5 Body Sculpting Tips for Losing Belly Fat

body sculptingSummer is around the corner, which can be a bittersweet time when you don’t feel your best in your swimsuit and summer clothes. One of the most common body concerns among women is belly fat, even for those who are not overweight. If you want to eliminate some of the excess fat around your waistline, follow the body sculpting steps below. Within a month—or even two weeks—you will start to see marked results.

1. Avoid Sugar-Laden Foods and Drinks

Refined sugars are extremely unhealthy—they slow down your metabolism, cause irregularities in blood glucose levels and have little to no nutritional value. Eliminate sugary sodas and juices, baked goods, candies and other refined sugars from your diet and you will see incredible results. If you have a sweet tooth, indulge in a small serving of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate—but keep your consumption to a minimum.

2. Cut Carbs After 5 pm

Start by eliminating all “white” foods, such as bread, pasta and the likes from your diet. Then take it a step further by avoiding all carbs after 5 pm.

3. Dry Brush Regularly

Dry brush every morning before you shower to boost circulation, slough off dead skin cells and stimulate the lymphatic system, which flushes the toxins from your body.

4. Perform No Lipo Lipo Body Sculpting Massage

Our proprietary body sculpting massage technique will help you lose inches and break down fatty deposits fast. If you don’t live near our spa or any of our licensed locations, get our No Lipo Lipo DVD and practice daily in the comfort of your own home.

5. Hit the Road… or the Gym

Exercise is an essential part of fat loss and improving your overall health. Aim for a balanced mix of cardio, resistance and flexibility training and be as consistent as possible. Strive for a minimum of three times a week, but for optimum results, exercise five to six days per week. Do whatever suits you best or opt for a balanced mix of running, walking, exercise classes, swimming, yoga, Pilates and weight training.

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7 Anti-Aging Hacks 500 750 Facercise

7 Anti-Aging Hacks

face exercisesMaintaining youthful skin requires a comprehensive regimen. You’ve got to take great care of your skin, from both the inside and out, on a very consistent basis if you want to combat wrinkles and preserve a healthy glow. It takes a lot of work, but when you look good, you feel even better.

Read on for anti-aging hacks that will take the results of your skin care regimen to the next level.

1. Sleep on Your Back

When your face is pressed against a pillow every night, sleep wrinkles form. Avoid this by sleeping on your back, which helps prevent wrinkles from forming on your neck and décolletage and is healthier for your spine. If you have trouble making this shift, try laying down for 15 minutes on your back every day to build muscle memory.  You can also put a pillow under your knees, remove the one from under your head, and hug a small pillow to your chest. Psychologically, this gives you the same feeling as if you were in the fetal position on your side.

2. Flush Puffiness Away

Puffy faces and under eye bags are unsightly signs of aging. Reduce your sodium intake and hydrate properly to help decrease puffiness. Eat antioxidant-rich produce and cut down on foods and drinks that cause inflammation and bloating. This means you need to avoid processed foods, sugar, simple carbs, wheat, dairy and alcohol as much as possible.

3. Always Wear Sunglasses

Don polarized lenses every day to block the sun’s damaging rays. This will protect your eyesight and prevent the squinting that leads to fine lines and crow’s feet.

4. Do Face Exercises

Doing facial exercises daily will tone, firm and smooth your skin and help prevent future signs of aging.

5. Drink to Your Health

It’s essential to consume lots of water to flush the toxins out of your system. Take your efforts to the next level by drinking other beneficial beverages too, such as green and white tea, low-sugar smoothies and lemon water.

6. Wear Hats When You Step Outside

If you want to avoid sun spots and hyperpigmentation, wear hats to provide as much coverage as possible. This is an absolute must if you whenever you hit the beach or spend an extended amount of time outdoors.

7. Apply Eye Cream by Tapping

Don’t rub product into the delicate skin around your eye, the skin is just too sensitive. Instead, gently tap the product with your finger.

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5 Ways That Vitamin C Fights Aging 500 333 Facercise

5 Ways That Vitamin C Fights Aging

facial exercisesI’ve touted the benefits of vitamin C to clients who do my facial exercises for years! It’s a natural weapon for maintaining healthy, youthful looking skin and a strong immune system. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps the body form connective tissue and fight off disease. People of all ages should incorporate it into their skin care routines.

Read on to discover five ways vitamin C helps us combat the effects and signs of aging.

1. Re-Hydrates

No matter what time of year, vitamin C addresses dry, flaky and itchy skin. It quenches thirsty cells and helps them differentiate and mature normally.

2. Reduces Discoloration

Regular use of a vitamin C serum like my Vitamin C Complex Serum helps you achieve a more uniform skin tone. It reverses the appearance of sun spots and hyperpigmentation, as well as redness.

3. Brightens Skin

Vitamin C brightens and revives dull skin and improves your complexion. Consistent use of a vitamin C serum promises a more youthful glow.

4. Fights Damage

Vitamin C helps stop sun and free radical damage in its tracks. The sun’s dangerous UV rays wreak serious havoc while free radicals scavenge the skin, causing the formation of dark spots and collagen breakdown. Always incorporate a vitamin C product in addition to sunscreen.

5. Boosts Collagen Production

Collagen is a protein that is responsible for skin’s elasticity. As we age, skin loses its suppleness and thins. Vitamin C products stimulate collagen production, which promotes elasticity and thickens the skin. This significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—and therefore diminishes demand for risky facial injections!

6. Combats Inflammation

Vitamin C has been shown to reduce inflammation, which benefits our skin and overall health. This also expedites the body and skin’s healing processes.

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