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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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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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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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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.

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6 Tips For Treating a Sunburn 500 333 Facercise

6 Tips For Treating a Sunburn

facial exercisesNo matter how many times we’re reminded of the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays, some of us still get sunburned. Whether you forgot to apply sunscreen after your daily facial exercises or simply underestimated the weather, sunburns are no joke. Sunburns are painful and directly damage the DNA of skin cells, causing wrinkles, sun spots—or worse—skin cancer. The UV rays that cause sunburns also produce free radicals that further damage the appearance of our skin.

If you experience a sunburn, there are remedies that can help relieve the symptoms, expedite healing and minimize damage. Read on for some tips for treating sunburns.

1. Get Out of the Sun

The minute you feel a sunburn coming on, get out of the sun so you can minimize damage. If you already have a sunburn, stay away from the sun altogether until it’s completely healed.

2. Draw a Cool Bath

Take a cool bath with a few tablespoons of baking soda and/or Epsom salts to cool and soothe your sunburn. Soap can further dehydrate you skin, so avoid using it until your skin heals. While taking a cool shower sounds like a good idea, the continuous spray of water can irritate your skin further.

3. Apply a Chamomile Compress

Many people reach for ice though it’s too cold and may be irritating. Reach for a cool compress with chamomile tea instead to soothe burned skin and reduce inflammation.

4. Moisturize

Immediately after a bath, slather on a creamy lotion or our Nourishing E Oil to rehydrate parched skin. The rich antioxidant content of vitamin E helps fight sun damage.

5. Apply Aloe Vera

Slather pure aloe vera all over your body to soothe skin and expedite healing. Aloe has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and yields a cooling effect on burnt skin.

6. Pop an Advil

Over-the-counter ibuprofen can reduce inflammation and ease the symptoms of a sunburn.

Learn your lesson and do whatever you can to avoid scorching your precious skin in the future. Wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine, to avoid that blazing red look that causes so much damage.

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Anti-Aging Summer Produce 500 333 Facercise

Anti-Aging Summer Produce

facial exercisesSummer weather brings delicious produce that makes your skin glow and boosts the results of your daily facial exercises. They are loaded with antioxidants, which help prevent wrinkles and boost collagen production. Summer produce also fights free radical damage and can help kill off cancerous cells. Load up on a colorful array to target every beauty, health and anti-aging concern.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes should be a mainstay of an anti-aging diet. They are packed with lycopene, a carotenoid that fights free radicals while protecting against sun damage and harmful bacteria. Lycopene strengthens the skin by combating the activity of collagenases, evil little enzymes that breakdown collagen. It also promotes healthy teeth and gums.

Kale

This dark leafy green is one of the best sources of vitamin K, which is important for cardiovascular health. Kale is another excellent source of lycopene, as well as antioxidants including phytofluene, phytoene and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene protects the skin against UV and free radical damage. It can also help your skin glow naturally!

Watermelon

This juicy antiaging superfood is very hydrating due to its high water content. It also boasts lycopene, as well as vitamins A and C. These powerful antioxidants combat free radical and sun damage, while stimulating collagen to keep skin firm and supple. Watermelons also contain arginine, which promotes hair growth by stimulating the scalp.

Eggplant

This purple veggie contains antioxidants and anthocyanins that help our skin glow, while boosting the fight against free radicals. Like watermelons, eggplants contain a lot of water, so they help keep the skin soft and hydrated. They are also an important source of nasunin, which has been show to help slow down the growth of cancerous cells.

Red Bell Pepper

Red bell pepper’s bright red color is indicative of their high antioxidant content. One pepper contains more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C and are a great source of folate and vitamin B6.

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5 Amazing Benefits of Facial Exercises 500 333 Facercise

5 Amazing Benefits of Facial Exercises

facial exercisesFacial exercises are the best way to look and feel our very best naturally. They eliminate the need to get fillers or go under the knife to maintain a youthful look. Regular practice of my Facercise program will help you achieve natural looking results that trump any surgical procedure. Plus, there are no risks, side effects or downtime associated with a facial exercises regimen.

Just like the muscles in our body start to lose elasticity as we age, so do those in our face, which results in a sagging appearance. Facial exercises firm up the muscles that support the skin so that it looks more toned and lifted. People of all ages can benefit from Facercise, whether to delay the signs of aging or to resculpt areas, such as a double chin or long nose.

Read on for the top 5 benefits of a consistent Facercise regimen.

1. Facial Exercises Stimulate Blood Circulation

This provides nutrition to the cells of the outer layers of the epidermis, resulting in improved skin tone and color. Boosting circulation can also help combat the development of fine lines and wrinkles by providing the cells and blood with more oxygen.

2. A Brighter Complexion

Exercising your face can brighten up your complexion by giving you a nice glow while improving the overall texture of your skin. By delivering more oxygen to skin cells, old damaged cells are eliminated and the epidermis is better able to absorb moisture.

3. Facercise Give You a Natural Lift

Facial exercises boost collagen and elastic production, which results in a more lifted appearance. These two essential proteins help maintain the elasticity of skin, soften the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and smooth those sunken or sagging areas, such as droopy eyelids, saggy jowls and folds in the cheeks.

4. Detoxification

Facial exercises stimulate the lymphatic system, which helps flush the toxins, dirt and bacteria from skin and boosts your metabolism.

5. Relief From TMJ

Many studies show that facial exercises can relax the muscles that are linked to Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ), a disorder that causes pain and compromised movement of the joint and muscles surrounding the jaw. Exercising the facial muscles will stretch, strengthen and relax out overworked muscles and joints, resulting in decreased pain.

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Anti-Aging Spring Produce

Facercise exercisesA diet rich in spring produce will supercharge the results of your anti-aging skincare and Facercise exercises regimens. Spring offers delicious fruits and vegetables loaded with antioxidants and fiber, which is filling, reduces inflammation and helps lower blood pressure.  Incorporating spring produce into your diet is the perfect way to combat the signs of aging and improve your overall health. It will also help you attain more beautiful skin!

Here are some excellent choices to fold into your diet:

1. Asparagus

Composed primarily of water—93 percent—asparagus helps us stay hydrated from the inside out. Its high water content prevents breakouts and plumps up fine lines and wrinkles. Asparagus contains high levels glutathione, a phytochemical that protects the skin against toxins, and lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against UV damage. This unique green veggie is also loaded with vitamin K, which is essential for heart health.

2. Artichokes

Artichokes are bursting with peptides, antioxidants, folic acid and fiber, a powerful combination for fighting acne, fine lines and wrinkles. Their high fiber content also makes them filling and promotes healthy digestion.

3. Beets

This sweet red superfood is loaded with folate and potent antioxidants that help keep skin smooth and supple. Beets are also rich in carotenoids that promote healthy eyesight and folate, which assists with cellular repair and combats premature aging. In addition, they contain betaine, an amino acid with anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Radishes

With a high water content and an array of beneficial nutrients, radishes are excellent for detoxification. They are a great source of magnesium, folate, potassium, copper and vitamins A, C, and K, which boost collagen production and cellular repair.

5. Berries

These delicious fruits are packed with phytochemicals, polyphenols and anti-inflammatory properties that combat the free radical damage that causes wrinkles. They are ideal sources of vitamin C, which promotes the production of collagen and bolsters immunity.

Look younger by combining an anti-aging diet packed with produce with consistent practice of our life-changing system of Facercise exercises.

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Why You Need Sunscreen All Year Round

facial exercisesClients of my facial exercises program always ask what the most important anti-aging product is. The answer is easy: sunscreen. People often mistakenly think that since summer is over, they can store their sunscreen for the season. This is the worst mistake you can make—sunscreen is essential all year long, rain or shine.

The sun emits three types of ultraviolet (UV) rays: UVA, UVB and UVC. While UVC are the least talked about, they are the most powerful. Thankfully, the planet’s atmosphere shields us from most of these harmful rays. However, we are not naturally protected against UVA and UVB rays, which cause everything from sunburns and sun spots to fine lines, wrinkles and melanoma.

While UVA and UVB rays are strongest during the summer, the sun never powers down. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, 40 percent of these powerful UV rays can reach the earth on a cloudy day. This means they can cause unsightly and serious issues any time of year. UVB are the stronger of the two—they can immediately burn the skin’s top layers. In extreme cases, these burns can result in peeling, blistering and skin cancer. While the surface damage causes by UVA rays seems weaker, they affect the skin’s deeper layers. Too much UVA exposure causes long-term damage, including deep wrinkles, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Worse yet, they cause various forms of carcinoma and melanoma.

Sunscreen is imperative all the time—even when you’re leaving the house just for a few minutes. It only takes about 20 minutes of sun exposure for skin to incur damage. You’re not safe in your car either. UVA rays can penetrate glass windows, so you need to wear sunscreen for the car ride. It’s very common to see clients with uneven skin tone or sun damage on the side of their face that normally faces the car window.

You can reduce the risk of sun damage and discoloration all year long with our Protective Sunblock SPF 30. This lightweight sunscreen doesn’t cause breakouts yet provides excellent protection against the sun’s dangerous rays. Wearing hats and sunglasses can also help prevent UV damage and the squinting that causes wrinkles.

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5 Ways to Look Younger Without Surgery 500 333 Facercise

5 Ways to Look Younger Without Surgery

anti-aging facial exercisesFrom anti-aging facial exercises and wearing sunscreen to diet and exercise, there are many ways to look younger without going under the knife. Looking youthful and fabulous is a result of how well you take care of yourself. Follow a few of my tips below and you’ll look and feel more vibrant and beautiful every day without resorting to plastic surgery.

1. Do Facial Exercises Daily

One of the quickest ways to look younger without cosmetic procedures is to do your facial exercises daily. I recommend my clients do Facercise twice a day for best results. Our anti-aging facial exercises reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tone, lift and boost circulation to give you a healthy glow. If time is an issue, there is an eight-minute superset in our Ultimate Facercise program that gets you finished faster.

2. Smile

As we age, the corners of our mouth turn down, making us look grumpy. You can combat this by doing Facercise, but also by smiling regularly. It lifts your skin, freshens up your face and helps reprogram the corners of your mouth. Plus, it makes you appear friendlier and more approachable. Smile at work, whenever you go out and even when you answer the phone—you’ll sound happier to the person on the other end.

3. Use a Retinol Product

Next to sunscreen, retinol may be the most important product in your skin care regimen. It acts as an antioxidant, wielding its power against free radicals and repairing UV damage. Retinol quickly exfoliates dead skin cells, speeds cell turnover to even out skin tone, promotes collagen production, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and unclogs pores. Try my Retinol Skin Conditioner, which is gentle but extremely effective.

4. Adopt a Straight Posture

When you stand up straight, you look and feel younger and more confident. If you’re having issues with your posture, do Pilates or see a physical therapist to correct your issues. A healthy spine can improve the quality of your life tenfold.

5. Whiten Your Teeth

One of the most common telltale signs of aging is stained or yellowing teeth. With so many options at your fingertips, this should never be an issue. You can get your teeth professionally whitened, do it yourself at home and use whitening toothpaste and mouthwash on a daily basis.

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