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6 Weapons Against Cellulite 561 394 Facercise

6 Weapons Against Cellulite

cellulite reductionLet’s face it—we all dread the “cottage cheese” appearance that cellulite causes on our legs, bum, stomach and arms. It’s one of the most difficult things to get rid of—people across the globe spend millions each year on topical agents and risky surgical procedures that promise cellulite reduction.

The good news is, there are some easy ways to reduce the appearance of this unsightly condition. If you want to feel more confident in swimsuits, shorts and sleeveless tops, try the methods below for safe yet effective results.

1. Flush, Flush, Flush

Proper hydration will flush out the toxins that lodge inside the fat layers underneath the skin, forming those bumpy lumps that appear as cellulite. Drinking water also plumps the skin, which can smooth out the appearance of those lumps.

2. Avoid the Whites

A healthy diet can prevent the formation of more cellulite and help diminish its appearance significantly. This means eating lots of lean protein and fiber-rich foods, while avoiding those with too much refined sugars and sodium. Overall, try to avoid as many processed foods as possible and steer clear of those with more than 200 mg of sodium per serving.

3. Dry Brushing

We always push our dry brushing technique, but for good reason—it stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps flush the toxins out of our body. It also boost circulation, which delivers oxygen to the cells and can help banish ugly cellulite before it forms.

4. Retinol Cream

Applying a topical formula such as my best-selling Retinol Conditioning Cream helps to smooth out the skin and make lumps less visible.

5. No Lipo Lipo

There is no better cure for cellulite than No Lipo Lipo treatments. If you can’t get to our spa, then get the No Lipo Lipo DVD and do this revolutionary treatment in the comfort of your own home.

6. Supplements

Kelp has been shown to burn body fat and therefore decrease the appearance of cellulite. Gotu Kola Extract is a caffeine-free supplement that thickens skin and improves elasticity. Try both for best results.

There is no better time than now to get started with No Lipo Lipo, our game-changing cellulite reduction technique.

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6 Tips for Wrinkle Prevention 500 334 Facercise

6 Tips for Wrinkle Prevention

facial exercisesThere are so many gimmicks in the marketplace that claim to reverse and prevent wrinkles—it’s easy to get caught up and want to try every new thing. Yet if you really want to make a difference, you need to make anti-aging a part of your lifestyle. When you incorporate habits like Facercise collagen boosting exercises, an antioxidant-rich diet and sleeping in a beneficial position, you’ll see a marked difference in a short amount of time. With a little bit of strategy and commitment, you can truly reverse the signs of aging and rock a healthy, youthful glow all year long.

1. Protect Your Skin From the Sun

One of the best anti-aging practices is to avoid the sun altogether. Its powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays cause damage in the forms of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and skin cancer. UV rays also cause collagen breakdown, which leads to skin’s loss of firmness and elasticity. Apply SPF protection every single day and wear hats and sun-protective clothing whenever possible to avoid unsightly sun damage.

2. Facial Exercises

One of the best tried-and-tested methods for younger looking skin is daily facial exercises. They boost circulation, stimulate collagen production, improve skin tone and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Facial exercises offer natural looking results that dermal fillers simply cannot compete with.

3. Sleep on Your Back

The best sleeping position for anti-aging is on your back. When you sleep on your stomach or your side, you smash your skin into the pillow and cause creases. Eventually, these creases become wrinkles. Sleeping on your back also prevents wrinkling on your décolletage.

4. Exfoliate Regularly

Regular exfoliation removes the dead skin cells that clog pores and draw attention to wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Exfoliation imparts a smoother texture and brightens skin.

5. Eat an Antioxidant-Rich Diet

Consume a diet with lots of fruits, veggies and lean protein such as fatty fish like salmon for its vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid content. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-aging tool, so consume lots of citrus and vegetables and take an Ester-C supplement if necessary.

6. Use Collagen-Boosting Products

Use products with ingredients that boost collagen, such as retinoids, vitamin C and glycolic acid like my best-selling  Vitamin C Complex Serum. It’s an excellent complement to Facercise collagen boosting exercises.

 

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How Facercise Eliminates the Wattle

facial exercisesMany clients write me in search of facial exercises to eliminate their double chin, aka “the wattle.” It’s a telltale sign of age and one of the hardest things to get rid of. The wattle can also be caused by weight gain—once the extra weight is lost, the area can appear saggy or droopy. A double chin can be a major source of insecurity for those who suffer from this condition.

The Risks

Many people go under the knife or try liposuction to spot treat this area with very disappointing results. Some patients suffer dimpling, asymmetry or only slight improvement after trying these surgical methods. Others try injections—up to 50 in the area per treatment—to diminish the appearance of a wattle. However, there is the risk of infection and it can take months and several treatments to see an improvement in chin fat. Then there is a list of nasty side effects that can occur, such as swelling in the entire region, hardening, numbness and difficulty breathing. Some even suffer from hives when receiving injections in the chin area.

A Safe Solution

The good news is, you don’t need to pour your savings into injectables, laser treatments and invasive surgery to get rid of a double chin. You can reduce its appearance in a matter of weeks with diligent practice of Facercise, our synergistic system of facial exercises. By doing these every day, you will experience significant lifting and tightening of the area. Within weeks, you’ll see marked improvement. After months, you may eliminate the double chin completely.

While one of our facial exercises specifically targets the area, it’s best to perform all of the exercises available on the Ultimate Facercise DVD. This is because the muscles of the face are synergistic, which means they all work together to accomplish the same movements and function. So while your goal may be to eliminate the wattle, your entire face will appear more lifted and toned. With consistent practice, you’ll experience dramatic, long-lasting results and look younger than ever.

Click here to learn more about our facial exercises that help you eliminate the wattle and other concerns.

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How to Dry Brush for a Beautiful Summer Body 500 334 Facercise

How to Dry Brush for a Beautiful Summer Body

dry brushSummer is right around the corner and if you haven’t started a body sculpting regimen, now is the time! One of the best ways to complement your exercise and No Lipo Lipo routines is with dry brushing. It’s an old school technique that yields modern results—the kind that rival risky surgeries like liposuction. In just a few minutes per day, you’ll tone muscles and shed dead skin cells to reveal a rosy, youthful glow.

Use one of our Sisal Louffas imported from Germany to achieve the best results possible. They are the highest quality you can find and very long-lasting. Dry brush right before your morning shower and use upward motions. For in-depth instructions, purchase our No Lipo Lipo DVD or read our instructions.

Here are five ways that dry brushing will help you feel confident about your summer body.

1. Dry Brushing Unleashes Your Inner Glow

It boosts circulation and blood flow, which feeds more oxygen to the skin. The result is a brighter complexion and healthy, natural glow.

2. Smoother, Softer Skin

This technique is one of the best ways to exfoliate, which detoxifies the skin, unclogs pores and expedites cell turnover. You’ll experience less breakouts and softer, smoother skin.

3. It Stimulates the Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system helps flush toxins from your body. When it’s not working properly, these toxins build up and lead to weight gain and illness. Dry brushing stimulates this process so that cellular waste is eliminated faster.

4. Reduced the Appearance of Cellulite

With improved circulation and detoxification, skin becomes firmer. This helps reduce the appearance of unsightly cellulite.

5. It Boosts Overall Health

Research shows that dry brushing can improve your mood, digestion and kidney function. This leads to a much healthier, happier you.

Now is the perfect time to start dry brushing with our high-quality Sisal louffas.

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5 Reasons to Break Up with Botox 500 337 Facercise

5 Reasons to Break Up with Botox

break up with BotoxAwards season is a big reminder of the popularity—and overuse—of unnatural anti-aging methods like Botox. While freezing muscles with Botox is a popular quick fix for wrinkles and fine lines, they come with their fair share of risks and drawbacks. Read on to discover five compelling reasons to break up with Botox and get more natural looking results with facial exercises.

1. Health Risks and Side Effects

Botox, derived from the botulinum toxin, works by temporarily paralyzing muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. While it achieves smoother skin, this toxin can have adverse effects on your health, ranging from allergic reactions to more severe complications such as difficulty breathing or swallowing. Common side effects like bruising, swelling, and muscle weakness are painful and completely detract from the desired results.

2. Unnatural Appearance

One of the most significant concerns surrounding Botox is its potential to create an unnatural or frozen appearance. While the goal is to smooth wrinkles, excessive use of Botox can lead to a lack of facial expression and an overly smooth complexion, giving off an artificial and plastic-like look. Instead of enhancing your natural beauty, Botox often results in a visibly altered appearance that is off-putting and even shocking.

3. Long-Term Effects

Despite its temporary nature, the long-term effects of Botox use are still not fully understood. Continuous injections over time can lead to muscle atrophy, where the muscles become weaker and less responsive, potentially exacerbating the appearance of aging in the long run. The need for regular touch-ups to maintain results is a costly and time-consuming commitment, perpetuating a cycle of dependency on—or addiction to—injectables.

4. Emotional Impact

Beyond the physical risks and side effects, Botox injections can also take an emotional toll. The pressure to maintain a flawless appearance can contribute to feelings of insecurity and self-doubt, as well as a distorted perception of beauty standards. The inability to express genuine emotions due to the immobilization of facial muscles can impact interpersonal relationships and communication, leading to a sense of disconnection and alienation.

5. Non-Invasive Alternative: Facial Exercises

Fortunately, there is a non-invasive alternative to Botox that promotes natural aging and rejuvenates the skin from within – facial exercises. By engaging in targeted facial muscle movements and exercises like the ones in the Facercise program, you can strengthen and tone the muscles, improve circulation, and promote collagen production, resulting in a more youthful and radiant complexion.

Unlike Botox injections, which temporarily mask wrinkles, facial exercises address the underlying causes of aging by stimulating muscle activity and enhancing skin elasticity. Over time, a consistent Facercise practice leads to noticeable improvements in skin texture, firmness, and overall appearance, without the need for invasive procedures or synthetic substances.

It’s time to break up with Botox! It offers temporary result—and the potential risks and drawbacks associated with its use outweigh the benefits for many individuals. Facial exercises offer a holistic approach to skincare that emphasizes self-care and helps you achieve a more youthful and radiant complexion.

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How To Improve Acne Scars 500 750 Facercise

How To Improve Acne Scars

facial exercisesOne of the worst things about acne is the scarring it leaves behind. These scars linger on and sometimes never go away. When our skin is inflamed, there is typically a mark left behind while the skin heals. This may go away over time, but if there is collagen damage, permanent scarring can occur in the form of keloids or depressed pores that look like an indentation. It’s a shame to let acne scars affect your appearance, especially when you do the work to look your best with facial exercises and good skincare.

Here are a few ways to reduce this unsightly condition.

Prevent Breakouts

This is probably the best way to avoid acne marks and scars. Follow an antioxidant-rich diet to reduce inflammation and avoid refined sugars and simple carbs that promote the growth of bacteria that causes acne.

Don’t Pick

We know you’ve heard this many times before, but don’t pick! It can cause permanent scarring after a breakout heals. Get a facial with a licensed, professional aesthetician if you really need extractions.

Wear Sunscreen

The sun’s powerful UV rays can darken breakout marks while they’re healing. This can make their appearance stick around longer. Wear sunscreen every single day, rain or shine to prevent this from happening.

Lighten and Brighten

Use a lightening product to fade scarring over time. There are many natural products you can find that have no side effects. One of our best-selling products is our Brightening Cream. It’s enriched with vitamin C, a powerful brightening agent with a bevy of other benefits. Our Brightening Cream is also very effective at eliminating rosacea.

Retinol Products

Retinol products are excellent for removing dark spots and keloids that acne leaves behind. Our Luxe Retinol Serum is a super effective product for this issue! It promotes cell turnover and accelerates renewal, which fades the spots and hyperpigmentation caused by acne and sun damage. Luxe Retinol serum is a best-seller because its gentle formula works without causing irritation.

In-Spa Treatments

We offer two excellent treatments at Carole Maggio Day Spa that help reduce the appearance of acne scars: microdermabrasion and stem cell facials.

Don’t wait another day! Start a regimen of facial exercises and advanced skin care products now to reduce the appearance of acne scars and to create healthy, beautiful skin.

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5 Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids 500 333 Facercise

5 Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

facial exercisesOmega-3 fatty acids are one of the best kept beauty secrets next to facial exercises. Also known as “healthy fats,” this group of polyunsaturated fatty acids is essential for beauty, anti-aging and overall health. They provide amazing anti-aging benefits that you won’t want to miss.

Omega-3 fatty acids will improve every aspect of your life, from having firmer, more elastic skin and a healthy glow to an improved mood and lower cholesterol. Since our bodies can’t produce them on their own, we need to eat foods rich in these essential fatty acids. Some excellent sources are avocados (Carole’s favorite), salmon, mackerel, tuna, walnuts, sardines and extra virgin olive oil.

Read on for five benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.

1. Glowing Skin

Omega-3 fatty acids have significant anti-inflammatory properties that promote clearer skin and hydrate from the inside out. They are responsible for the health of the cell membrane, which acts as a barrier to harmful elements. Omega-3 fatty acids also help maintain healthy levels of collagen and elastin, which is essential for skin elasticity. When you do your facial exercises every day and eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, your skin will have a healthy, youthful glow.

2. Lustrous, Shiny Hair

Omega-3 fatty acids nourish hair follicles to make it grow stronger, feel softer and look shinier and fuller.

3. Optimal Function

Polyunsaturated fatty acids help your body function at its best. They promote healthy digestion, blood flow, cell division and growth, brain function, fertility and muscle activity. Omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to help reduce joint pain and decrease symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

4. Cardiovascular Health

Much research shows that omega-3s promote healthy hearts and reduce the risk of chronic illnesses and diseases, including various forms of cancer.

5. Boost Your Mood

Medical studies show that consumption of omega-3s can elevate your mood and reduce anxiety.

Click this link to discover the benefits of our amazing facial exercises.

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Your Skin on Antioxidants 500 270 Facercise

Your Skin on Antioxidants

vitamin C serumAntioxidants play a critical role in fighting the signs of aging caused by free radical oxidation. Free radicals are formed by damage to the environment from toxins, pollution, tobacco and the sun. These scavengers cause permanent cell deterioration and reduce elasticity, which results in the signs of aging. The dirty work of free radicals show up in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, undereye circles and sagging skin.

The Power of Antioxidants

Antioxidants are composed of vitamins and minerals. They have the power to neutralize free radicals and help prevent and even reverse some of their damage. Antioxidants that you can consume and use topically also reduce and soothe inflammation. When skin is inflamed, the reparative process is impeded. The result is acne, sun spots, hyperpigmentation and the cellular damage that causes fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin C

Many fruits, vegetables and food items are rich in antioxidants and now they’re often infused into skincare products, such as our Vitamin C Complex Serum. They can be water- or lipid-soluble or both. Skincare products containing antioxidants are as essential as sunscreen to your daily regimen. They help form a barrier that protects your skin from damage from the sun’s dangerous UV rays and other environmental pollutants that cause oxidative stress. Products like Vitamin C Complex Serum prevent and even reverse the damage free radicals cause.

Vitamin C is a critical antioxidant because it can actually help prevent sunburn and photo-aging. We tell our clients to layer High Density C Serum under their sunscreen for added protection. An added benefit is that it boosts production of collagen, the protein responsible for skin’s elasticity. Regular use of vitamin C serum can fade dark spots, boost firmness and give skin a rosy glow.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A contains retinoids, which help improve the appearance of acne, wrinkles, brown spots and hyperpigmentation, while stimulating cellular turnover. Products containing vitamin A boost collagen production and slough away dead skin cells that clog pores and cause inflammation. Vitamin A also promotes wound healing and the production of new blood vessels.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another excellent antioxidant to incorporate into your skincare regimen. It protects against sun damage, hydrates and soothes dry skin, discourages wrinkles and may help heal wounds and scars. Studies show that when vitamin C and E are used together, they provide even greater protection from UV rays and reduce the formation of sunburn cells.

Our Vitamin C Complex Serum is one of the most effective, antioxidant-rich vitamin C products on the market.

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How to Defy Age While You Sleep 500 333 Facercise

How to Defy Age While You Sleep

facial exercisesSleep offers one of the best ways to look and feel younger. Proper sleep rejuvenates your entire body and maximizes the results of your skincare program and facial exercises. Our skin cells work to repair and regenerate when we sleep, so there’s no better time to boost your skin care regimen. Read my three tips for fighting the signs of aging while you sleep.

1. Optimize Your Products

Since your cells repair and regenerate at night while you sleep, your products have more time to absorb and will work better. Use a rich hydrating product like my Ultra Hyaluronic Cream or Advanced Anti-Aging Cream all over your face, neck and décolletage.  Our new Korean Skin Care products are also superb complements to facial exercises.

2. Shed the Excess

Nighttime is the deal time to apply a retinol product to shed dead skin cells and stimulate collagen production. My Luxe Retinol serum gently but effectively exfoliates those cells that clog pores and dull our skin. With nightly use, you’ll reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while imparting a youthful glow. Boost results by applying eye cream and moisturizer over the retinol to maximize absorption.

3. Address the Full Package

Don’t stop at your face—apply products to your entire body, when possible. Moisturize your neck and décolletage with a product specifically designed for that area or your face products. Several times a week, apply a rich hand cream to both your hands and feet and cover with gloves and socks for the ultimate hydrating treatment. If you can, apply retinol to your hands, arms and legs, with special attention to the often-dry elbows and knee areas. If you dry brush regularly and treat the skin all over your body, your skin will glow and appear firmer.

Proper sleep plus a regular regimen of Facercise, our proprietary system of facial exercises, and advanced skin care products, will help you have the best skin ever.

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How to Drink More Water

facial exercisesAre you drinking enough water? If not, you run the risk of dehydration, which takes a toll on your body and your skin. When we don’t drink enough water, our organs suffer and can shut down. Since your skin is the largest organ in your body, just imagine the damage it incurs when it’s dehydrated. It becomes weaker, more sensitive and less effective as a protective barrier. Dehydration derails results from your facial exercises too—it causes skin irritation, redness, flakiness, cracking and premature aging. The plumpness, firmness and elasticity of skin diminishes and its texture becomes rough. Not a good look!

Dehydrated skin occurs when skin is composed of less than 10 percent or water. This makes drinking six to eight glasses of water per day especially vital during hot summer months. Drinking water can seem like a chore sometimes, so here are some tips to help make sure you hydrate adequately.

Wake Up & Hydrate

Make it a habit to drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up. Do this before having coffee, juice or anything else.

Carry a Water bottle

Have a water bottle with you at all times so you can sip on the go. Opt for one with measurements so you can keep track of your daily intake.

Spike Your Water

If water is too boring for you, add some flavor by steeping or infusing fresh fruit or veggies. Lemon water is an excellent choice because promotes healthy digestion, combats bloating and boosts detoxification. You can also add some excitement with berries, grapefruit, cucumber slices or mint. Take it to another level by doing combinations like watermelon-mint, cucumber-basil or strawberry-kiwi.

Infuse

Invest in an infusion bottle so you can take your flavored water on the go.

Make it Like Clockwork

Set your alarm to remind you to drink water several times throughout the day.

Make it a Ritual

Set aside a time each day for enjoying a glass of lemon or fruit-infused water. Enjoy it with an afternoon snack and make it like a healthy happy hour break.

Follow our anti-aging tips and techniques like Facercise, our proprietary system of facial exercises to look younger and more beautiful!