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Top 3 Vitamin C Sources 500 333 Facercise

Top 3 Vitamin C Sources

facial exercisesVitamin C and facial exercises are unrivaled for developing brighter, firmer and more resilient skin. Exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, free radicals and pollutants, coupled with aging, decreases our skin’s vitamin C levels. This leads to fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and hyperpigmentation. The good news is, we can replenish our vitamin C levels by incorporating it into our diet and with topical application. Do both and you’ll be boost immunity, combat free radical damage and reverse some of the effects of aging over time.

Below are three excellent sources of vitamin C to work into your anti-aging skincare regimen. Combine them with a consistent routine of facial exercises and you will see excellent results in a matter of weeks, if not days.

1. Fruit

One of the best food groups to get your vitamin C from is fruit. Produce is exceptionally rich in vitamin C and easy to incorporate into your diet. While we typically reach for citrus when we think of vitamin C, such as oranges, grapefruit, limes and lemons, many other fruits have even higher levels of this potent nutrient. One eight-ounce serving of papaya contains 88.3 mg of vitamin C, while mango provides 122.3 mg. Kiwi is also loaded with vitamin C, with around 70 mg per medium-sized fruit, as well as potassium and copper. Strawberries and pineapple are also excellent sources.

2. Veggies

Surprisingly, some of the best sources of vitamin C are chili peppers! One cup of chopped chili peppers delivers 215 mg of vitamin C and boasts capsaicin, which has been shown to boost metabolism and yields significant anti-inflammatory properties. Both red and green bell peppers also deliver your RDA of vitamin C and more, while providing fiber to your diet. Other good vegetable sources include kale, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and spinach.

3. Vitamin C Complex Serum

My antioxidant-rich Vitamin C Complex Serum is the perfect topical agent for brightening your skin and protecting against harmful UV rays. This powerful serum reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation and age spots while imparting a youthful-looking glow. Apply it religiously to your face, neck, decolletage, hands, arms and legs.

Most people start seeing a difference in their skin after two to four weeks of increasing their vitamin C intake and using our High Density C Serum. Visit this link for more information about our proprietary system of facial exercises and incredible skincare products.

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The Power of Dry Brushing 500 333 Facercise

The Power of Dry Brushing

dry brushingWhether your goal is detox, body sculpting or boosting your mood, dry brushing will help you reach it. It’s one of the best ways to look and feel better every day. It’s easy to do, only takes a few minutes per day and can be done in the privacy of your home. All you need is a Sisal Louffa Mitt and a Sisal Louffa strap and you are all set.

Energy

Dry brushing has a very energizing effect. Think of how good your cat feels after your brush him or her. They have more energy and act happier and more kitten-like. It’s the same for us—dry brushing has a meditative effect that ultimately improves your mood. After a few days of daily brushing, it feels like a massage.

Exfoliation

Dry brushing sweeps away those dead skin cells all over our body. The result is a more even skin tone and softer, smoother skin. Your skin glows and its texture improves after just a few days of regular practice. The shedding of dead skin also helps facilitate cellular renewal. An added bonus is that exfoliation allows your skin care products to absorb better.

Fat and Cellulite Reduction

Dry brushing helps break down and release the toxins trapped in connective tissue that lead to the formation of fat and cellulite. The process promotes smoother skin, which helps diminish the appearance of cellulite.

Muscle Toning

Dry brushing stimulates the nerve endings that causes the individual muscle fibers to activate. This helps tone muscles and mobilize fat.

Detoxification

Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, which is responsible for eliminating the toxins from our cells. This process is critical for keeping our immune system working properly. The removal of these toxins can reduce the length of infection and stave off illness.

Made in Germany, our Sisal Louffas are durable and long-lasting. Click here to browse our collection of dry brushing tools.

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6 Weapons for Cellulite Reduction

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.

Click here for more information and to see results from No Lipo Lipo, our game-changing cellulite reduction technique.

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5 Fall Foods That Fight Aging 500 333 Facercise

5 Fall Foods That Fight Aging

facial exercisesFall is loaded with delicious antioxidant-rich produce that fights free radical damage and prevents aging. It’s the perfect time to bring more produce into your diet! An anti-aging diet is the perfect complement to daily facial exercises and quality skin care products. It also boosts your

Read on for five excellent foods to incorporate into your diet. They’ll boost your Facercise results—and your waistline too.

1. Pomegranate

This juicy fruit is loaded with vitamin C, which protects against sun damage and boosts immunity. Vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen, a critical protein that helps skin maintain elasticity. Pomegranates are also loaded with powerful antioxidants that reduce inflammation, acne, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Apples

Apples are another excellent source of vitamin C and also provide vitamin A, which plays an essential role in skin development. Apples are rich in copper, an important mineral that helps our bodies produce melanin. This is the pigment that colors your skin and protects it from the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet rays.

3. Brussels Sprouts

These green leafy vegetables boost skin’s elasticity with a high content of copper, vitamins A, C and K. They also contain several flavonoid compounds with strong anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Beets

This delicious root vegetable has been shown to reverse dull skin by stimulating the lymphatic system, which removes toxins from our cells. These vibrant veggies also boost your bloodstream’s ability to transport oxygen. This brightens your skin and imparts a youthful glow.

5. Cranberries

These tangy seasonal favorites pack a serious antioxidant and anti-inflammatory punch that helps fight free radical damage. Cranberries’ high concentration of phytonutrients helps detoxify the skin and is particularly helpful for acne-prone and oily skin. The anti-inflammatory properties in cranberries also help reduce redness and soothe itchy, irritated skin.

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How to Get Rid of a Wattle 289 190 Facercise

How to Get Rid of a Wattle

facial exercisesOne of the most unsightly signs of aging is the “wattle.” It’s an area that facial exercises can target safely and more effectively than any other technique, from mesotherapy to liposuction. Also known as a “double chin,” “chin fat” or “submental fat,” this area is difficult to treat. The wattle can be caused by a variety of factors, such as genetic, aging, weight loss and gain.

Facercise allows you to reduce this area without all the risks associated with invasive procedures. Read on to learn about some of the side effects caused by going the surgical route instead of following a regimen of facial exercises.

Infection

With both mesotherapy and liposuction, there is a chance that the wounds can get infected. This lengthens downtime and recovery while causing serious pain. An infection can lead to serious illnesses and diseases.

Anesthesia

When you resort to liposuction to eliminate chin fat, you will most likely need to be anesthetized. This is a risk that always should be avoided at all costs. Patients may also experience post-operative nausea and dizziness. Side effects of anesthesia can result in serious conditions including seizures, stroke, heart attack and sometimes even death.

Downtime

Don’t believe those who tout liposuction as a “lunchtime procedure.” It typically requires a few days of downtime and causes significant soreness.

Bruising & Swelling

Many patients endure redness and bruising, as well as swelling after liposuction or mesotherapy. Some who get mesotherapy “fat melting” injections suffer from nausea, headaches, numbness and nerve injuries. The procedure can also escalate hypertension.

Lackluster Results

Many patients experience a dimpled appearance after liposuction, while some have dents and unevenness. With mesotherapy, patients endure multiple treatments consisting of up to 50 injections in the area! I’ve had clients try it and experience no results yet suffer uncomfortable swelling and bruising after each session.

The solution to the wattle problem is clear—do facial exercises. This will tone and firm the area with no risky side effects or unnatural looking results. Your whole face will appear lifted and tightened after just a few weeks of Facercise. Save your money! Skip the pricey procedures and invest in our Ultimate Facercise DVD and book instead.

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6 Ways to Reduce Inflammation 500 333 Facercise

6 Ways to Reduce Inflammation

facial exercisesInflammation is a major contributor to the aging process.  It’s a stressor that negatively impacts the health of our bodies and skin. It accelerates aging and leaves us vulnerable to chronic illnesses and diseases that can shorten our life span. While inflammation plays a critical role in the body’s healing process, often times the inflammatory substances don’t back off when they’re done working. This leads to enlarged pores, sagging, puffy skin and an increased appearance in fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is, advanced skincare products and a healthy lifestyle can help offset its effects.

Follow these tips to reduce the inflammation that negatively impacts our skin.

1. Avoid Unhealthy Fats and Simple Carbs

Stay away from trans fats, hydrogenated oils and polyunsaturated vegetable oils, aka “unhealthy fats,” at all costs. Refined sugars and simple carbs cause blood sugar levels to spike and crash, which also triggers inflammation in the body and skin.

2. Combat Stress

Stress leads to the increased production of cortisol, a hormone that causes inflammation and leads to belly fat. Reduce stress by exercising, meditating and relaxing—find what works for you and practice it daily.

3. Reduce Exposure

Minimize exposure to environmental stressors that produce inflammatory responses, such as UV rays, pollution, free radicals and secondhand smoke. These are some of the biggest culprits of premature and accelerated aging.

4. Eat Anti-inflammatory Foods

Load up on whole grains, lean protein and foods packed with antioxidants, such as fresh produce. When choosing fruits and vegetables, seek out the most colorful spectrum possible. Wild-caught fish and foods that contain monounsaturated “healthy’ fats are also excellent options. Some ideal choices include avocado, eggs, tomatoes, squash, pumpkin, berries, citrus, green tea, walnuts, pecans, almonds and dark leafy greens like kale, spinach and Brussels sprouts. Spices like cinnamon, turmeric and ginger are also touted for their anti-inflammatory effects.

5. Exercise

Regular workouts and general physical activity reduces inflammation and combats stress. Aim to get 45 minutes of exercise five times a week. Strive to incorporate cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training for maximum benefits.

6. Use Products That Fight Inflammation

Antioxidant-rich products like our Complex C Serum and Nourishing E Oil are necessary weapons for your fight against inflammation. They boast anti-inflammatory properties to help heal the skin and fend of free radical damage that causes premature aging.

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Top 10 Anti-Aging Habits 500 333 Facercise

Top 10 Anti-Aging Habits

facial exercisesDo you want to take years off your face? Then it’s time to adopt healthy habits, from wearing sunscreen and sunglasses to doing facial exercises daily. Youthful looks aren’t dependent upon good genes. Research shows that somewhere between 70 and 80 percent of how we age is a result of extrinsic aging, which refers to our lifestyle, environment and skin protocol. This means that good choices and healthy habits can make a major difference in how your skin ages.

Here are the anti-aging habits to master if you want to look your youthful best.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking robs the skin of oxygen, creating a dull, tired appearance. It causes nasty vertical lines around the mouth and Crow’s feet. Smoking also breaks down collagen, which gives skin its elasticity and slows healing. It’s one of the worst things you can do to your skin.

Protect Against Sun Exposure

The sun’s dangerous rays cause premature wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and collagen breakdown. Wear sunscreen religiously, rain or shine, every single day to protect your delicate skin. Use vitamin C to help fight sun damage and eat foods rich in beta-carotene to help protect skin from the inside out.

Avoid Frowning

Repetitive facial movements like squinting and frowning cause the formation of fine lines and wrinkles—and unattractive ones at that. Avoid these unnecessary expressions to minimize these lines.

Hydrate

Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Proper hydration plumps up fine lines and wrinkles and helps maintain radiance.

Wear Sunglasses

Protect the delicate skin around your eyes and avoid squinting by wearing sunglasses whenever you walk out the door.

Reduce Stress

Stress takes a toll on your skin! Engage in stress-reducing activities to minimize its impact. Meditate, exercise, read, do yoga or anything else that makes you feel less stressed.

Do Facial Exercises

Facercise helps you defy gravity and firms sagging skin. Doing facial exercises on a consistent basis helps skin look tighter and more toned. Facercise also stimulates circulation, which gives your skin a healthy glow.

Work Out

Exercise and partake in physical activity as much as possible. It boosts immunity, increases flexibility, reduces stress and helps your body detox.

Sleep Right

Sleep on your back to avoid crepey skin on your neck and decolletage and to prevent the deepening of lines.

Makeover Your Lifestyle

Eat a healthy, antioxidant-rich diet, avoid alcohol as much as possible and exercise regularly to keep yourself looking young and beautiful.

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How to Combat the 5 Types of Wrinkles 500 333 Facercise

How to Combat the 5 Types of Wrinkles

facial exercisesDid you know that there are five different types of wrinkles? It’s true—and since not all wrinkles are the same, neither is their treatment. Just like these signs of aging are caused by different sources, they require different techniques for minimizing their appearance.

Read on to learn how to tackle the five different types of wrinkles.

1. Dynamic Expression Wrinkles

These babies are causes by repetitive expressions, such as smiling, frowning and laughing, which is why they’re often called “laugh lines.” They typically start out as fine lines that disappear when you stop making the expression, but over time, grow more deeply etched and become permanent. To combat: Don’t make the leap into Botox territory to make these go away. Instead, do facial exercises twice a day. In just two weeks, you’ll start to see smoother skin. Avoid overexposure to the sun and smoking—both these habits expedite the transformation from dynamic to static wrinkles.

2. Atrophic Creases

These deep parallel lines appear on the forehead and between the brows when furrowed, also known as the “Elevens.” They become more apparent with age since the collagen and elastin in our skin diminishes over time. They also worsen with fat loss, dehydrated skin and photodamage. To combat: Atrophic wrinkles can definitely be improved with a consistent Facercise practice! Limit sun exposure, wear sunscreen daily and reduce stress with a healthy habit like meditation.

3. Compression Wrinkles

These deep lines form on the face, neck and décolletage as a result of sleeping on your stomach or side. Your face and body squishes against the mattress or pillow and puts pressure on the skin. At first, compression wrinkles go away soon after you wake up. Over time, they stop disappearing and stay for the long haul. To combat: Sleep on your back. Use silk pillowcases or even a special pillow that alleviates pressure on the skin. Do facial exercises to counteract that compression!

4. Elastic Wrinkles

These tiny wrinkles on the upper lips, cheek and neck are a direct result of too much sun exposure, free radical damage and other factors that cause oxidative stress. To combat: Avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine. Facial exercises are an excellent remedy as they boost circulation, which helps promote collagen production. Eat an antioxidant-rich diet to help combat the free radical scavengers that deplete collagen and elastin supplies.

5. Gravitation Folds

These folds are a combination of saggy skin and wrinkles that can significantly age our appearance. They are caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin from aging and UV damage. To combat: Use a retinol product to boost collagen and exfoliate dead skin cells. Facercise consistently and eat an antioxidant-rich diet. Radio-frequency and ultrasound treatments can also help tighten and firm the skin.

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How to Fight Sun Spots 500 333 Facercise

How to Fight Sun Spots

facial exercisesIt’s the time of year when sun spots make their unwanted appearance. These unsightly discolorations are a form of hyperpigmentation caused by exposure to the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays. Sun spots show up on our most exposed areas, such as the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands and legs. Unfortunately, they can’t be prevented with facial exercises or expensive moisturizers. Even if you wear sunscreen daily and reapply it often, they can still appear.

Once sun spots form, they can be difficult to get rid of. Follow these steps to help prevent these babies from showing up on your skin.

1. Avoid Sun Exposure

The best way to prevent sun spots is to avoid the sun altogether. If that’s not possible, stay indoors during between 10 am and 4 pm, when UV rays are at their peak strength.

2. Wear UV Protection

Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen with SPF 30 every single day, rain or shine. Our Protective Sunblock SPF 30 is an excellent, lightweight choice that melts into your skin. Re-apply every few hours, especially if you’re outside. Apply it to your face, neck, décolleté, hands and anywhere else that you don’t want sun spots. If you plan to be outside for a while, wear sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and clothing made with built-in SPF protection.

3. Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Foods that contain antioxidants including lycopene and beta-carotene help protect against sun damage. Both of these nutrients act as an internal sunscreen, fighting damage from within. Colorful fruits and green leafy vegetables are good sources of these beneficial antioxidants.

4. Use Vitamin C

Vitamin C has antioxidant properties that have been shown to protect against UV damage and may even repair discolored skin cells. Eat lots of citrus and apply a topical product, like our Vitamin C Complex Serum.

5. Exfoliate Regularly

Exfoliating removes dead, pigmented cells and helps the living cells underneath them rise to the surface. Use a gentle product and consult with a dermatologist or esthetician to determine how many times a week is necessary. An excellent way to promote exfoliation and cell turnover is to use a retinol product like our Retinol Skin Conditioner regularly. It helps resolve sun spots while imparting a dewy, youthful glow.

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5 Ways to Maximize Sunblock Protection 500 333 Facercise

5 Ways to Maximize Sunblock Protection

facial exercisesIt’s surprising how many people do facial exercises and use pricey skin care products but don’t wear sunscreen. The sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage that is often beyond repair. Too much sun exposure leads to premature aging, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and skin cancer.

While the best way to avoid the aging effects of sun damage is to avoid exposure altogether, it’s not a realistic game plan. A powerful sunscreen, such as our Protective Sunblock SPF 30, must be your weapon of choice.

Read on for some tips to protect your skin from damaging UV rays.

1. Apply SPF Sunscreen Every Day

Whether you live in sunny southern California or rainy Seattle, daily sunscreen is a mandatory. Use a minimum of SPF 30 and wear it every single day, rain, snow or shine. If you are outside for extended periods of time (more than 75 minutes), generously re-apply your sunscreen several times.

2. Don’t Wait Until You’re Outside

It takes a least 20 minutes for your skin to properly absorb sunscreen and be completely protected. For best results, apply sunscreen a minimum of 20 minutes prior to exposure and before you get dressed. If you apply it with your clothes on, chances are you will miss critical areas.

3. Apply Generously

The old adage “less is more” does not apply when it comes to sunscreen. Since people are of all different sizes, there is no generic amount of sunscreen that works for everyone. The only rule that stands is that you can never apply too much. Use enough to provide even coverage all over your body—and then some. Our Protective Sunblock SPF 30 is lightweight and non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts no matter how much you use.

4. Don’t Count on Makeup

Many people make the mistake of using moisturizer or foundation with SPF in lieu of sunscreen. You can definitely use both for added protection, but never skip sunscreen altogether. These products must be used in conjunction with sunscreen to provide proper coverage.

5. Keep it Fresh

Sunscreens do expire, so don’t hoard old bottles. Their active ingredients lose strength over time, rendering them ineffective. Bottles can also get contaminated when kept for too long. Buy new bottles every season to make sure your sunscreen is working.

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