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5 Collagen Boosting Tips 500 334 Facercise

5 Collagen Boosting Tips

facial exercisesIf you want firm, glowing skin, collagen is key! It’s a fibrous protein that works together with elastin to provide structural support for the skin. These proteins are also responsible for firmness and elasticity. Unfortunately, as we age, collagen breaks down and its production slows. This is where facial exercises and a few other tricks can come in handy.

Boost collagen production with the following anti-aging tips:

1. Protect Your Skin

Free radicals and the sun’s dangerous UV rays scavenge and deplete collagen. This shows up as photodamage, such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and sun spots. It also causes sagginess and loss of elasticity. Prevent these unsightly issues by wearing sunblock every single day, rain or shine. Apply all over your face, hands, arms, neck and décolletage—even the tops of your ears, as they are extremely vulnerable. It’s good to eat foods rich in beta-carotene and lycopene, antioxidants that help protect the skin from the inside out. Tomatoes, squash, yams, watermelon, papaya, beets, grapefruit and bell peppers are all excellent sources.

2. Facercise Daily

Facial exercises boost circulation which helps deliver oxygen to the skin cells. This stimulates collagen production and gives you a rosy glow. A consistent Facercise practice also prevents atrophy and strengthens muscle memory. The result is firmer, smoother skin with more defined contours and a decreased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Eat Right

It’s important to consume lean, complete protein that provides all nine of the essential amino acids. Foods that contain high levels of sulphur have also been shown to promote collagen production. Some good options are garlic, legumes and cabbage. Vitamin C is also essential for cellular regeneration and collagen production. Eat lots of citrus, berries and green leafy vegetables to get your vitamin C fill.

4. Apply Vitamin C Topically

A vitamin C serum works wonders for stimulating collagen and brightening skin. Our Vitamin C Complex Serum protects against free radical and sun damage that breaks down collagen.

5. Avoid Smoking

Smoking restricts the blood flow, which leads to smoker’s face. This includes those lines around the lips and dry, leathery texture that makes you look 10 years older. Cut out smoking completely!

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3 Foods That Boost Collagen 500 333 Facercise

3 Foods That Boost Collagen

Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein. While it is critical for our bone, muscle, ligament and tendon health, it also affects our looks. Collagen gives our skin its strength, elasticity, firmness and suppleness. It helps our skin cells renew themselves and fights off the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. While a solid anti-aging skin care regimen and facial exercises can help boost collagen production, this important protein cannot be absorbed through our skin. The good news is, we can boost collagen production by consuming certain foods. Read on to learn about three foods that will promote and stimulate collagen and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

1. Avocado

These babies are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids, which boost collagen production, decrease the risk of skin cancer and help keep us fuller longer. Avocados are also packed with vitamin E, which helps prevent free radical damage and fight off skin cell oxidation. In addition, avocado oil is rich in plant steroids, which helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and revitalizes skin cells.

2. Turkey

Turkey boasts high levels of carnosine, an amino acid that promotes elasticity by rejuvenating skin cells and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This lean protein is also an excellent source of tryptophan, which is a mood booster, helps ensure proper sleep and is good for weight loss. It is also rich in zinc, which has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces dry skin and promotes cell growth.

3. Citrus

Citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, strawberries, pineapple and papaya are loaded with vitamin C, which bolsters immunity and combats free radical damage. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can also reduce and prevent sun damage while decreasing the formation of wrinkles. Studies show that proper vitamin C consumption can even reverse sun damage.

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5 Ways to Prevent Wrinkles Naturally 500 394 Facercise

5 Ways to Prevent Wrinkles Naturally

facial exercisesBotox and dermal fillers are not the holy grail of anti-aging! There are natural, non-invasive ways to combat the signs of aging and look younger and more beautiful. A healthy lifestyle, good habits and a solid skincare regimen will work wonders without breaking your wallet. Follow the tips below to keep your skin looking as beautiful as possible.

1. Protect Against UV Rays

The sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays break down collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep your skin firm and flexible. The sun also etches fine lines and wrinkles into your skin, making them deeper over time, and causes hyperpigmentation and sun spots. To prevent these unsightly signs of aging, wear a sunblock with a minimum of SPF 30 every single day, rain or shine. If you engage in outdoor activities, re-apply sunblock every hour. Wear a hat and sunglasses whenever you step outside and protective SPF clothing when possible.

2. Facercise Daily

Practice your facial exercises every single day, twice a day for best results. This will help smooth out lines and wrinkles, stimulate the delivery of oxygen to skin cells and boost collagen and elastin production.

3. Avoid Smoking & Drinking

These two vices wreak serious havoc on your appearance. Both dehydrate your skin, break down collagen and slow down circulation. Smoking also causes the formation of deep lines around the mouth and nasolabial folds.

4. Exfoliate Regularly

It’s important to shed the dead cells that dull skin and clog pores. Exfoliate on a regular basis to remove dead skin cells and promote cellular turnover.

5. Stop Squinting

Squinting causes Crow’s feet, under-eye bags and the brow furrow often referred to as “The 11s.” Wear sunglasses with SPF protection to protect delicate under eye skin and eliminate the need to squint. If you have trouble reading, get the appropriate eyeglasses immediately.

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6 Fall Anti-Aging Superfoods 500 335 Facercise

6 Fall Anti-Aging Superfoods

facial exercisesOne of the best ways to enhance results from facial exercises and anti-aging skincare is from the inside out. What we eat doesn’t just affect our waistlines, it impacts the health and appearance of our skin. Take your diet up this fall by incorporating some fall superfoods. An antioxidant-rich diet can help your skin look younger, prevent the signs of future aging and boost your overall health.

Below are five fall superfoods to help you get next level results from your skincare and facial exercises.

1. Eggplant

Eggplant is available year-round, but peaks from July to October. The veggie’s deep-purple skin indicates its high concentration of antioxidants and phytonutrients, including chlorogenic acid and nasunin. Nasunin packs powerful antiaging properties and has been shown to combat the spread of cancer. Eggplant also contains strong levels of dietary fiber, copper, manganese, folate, potassium, and vitamins B1, B6 and K.

2. Apples

Apple are loaded with dietary fiber, which fills us up and boosts digestion. They are an ideal source of vitamin C, which promotes immunity and collagen production. Collagen is an important protein substance responsible for the firmness and elasticity of our skin. Apples also contain high levels of copper and an array of phytonutrients, such as quercetin, that may help prevent cancer and other chronic illnesses.

3. Brussels Sprouts

These green leafy cruciferous veggies are loaded with dietary fiber—enough to fill you up for hours. They contain several flavonoid compounds and strong amounts of collagen-boosting vitamins A, C and K. Brussels sprouts are also a good source of folate, manganese, choline, copper, potassium, phosphorus and omega-3 fatty acids.

4. Pears

Delicious juicy pears are one of the best sources of fiber among fruits and contain a bevy of powerful anti-inflammatory polyphenols and flavonoids. They are also rich in potassium, copper and vitamins C and K.

5. Squash

This iconic fall veggie is rich in a bevy of antioxidants, including beta-carotene. Beta-carotene helps protect the skin from sun damage and provides a healthy glow. Squash is also loaded with vitamins C and E, which helps reduce inflammation.

6. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are another great source of beta-carotene and iron with fierce anti-inflammatory properties. Boost your fiber intake by eating the skin!

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The Magic of Ultra Hyaluronic Cream 500 333 Facercise

The Magic of Ultra Hyaluronic Cream

hyaluronic acidHyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring carbohydrate molecule that helps keep skin, tissue and joints moisturized. It has a tremendous capacity for retaining large volumes of water on the skin and provides cellular structure. Over the past decade, countless dermatologists and researchers have deemed it “the key molecule involved in skin moisture.”

As a result, multitudes of serums and creams have been introduced into the marketplace featuring this essential ingredient. Our Ultra Hyaluronic Cream is one of our best sellers because it contains ingredients that, when combined with hyaluronic acid, have been shown to increase skin moisture by 300%. My clients call it “magic in a jar.”

Read on to discover the magic of this incredible molecule.

Hyaluronic Acid Boosts Collagen

Hyaluronic acid boosts collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein that is critical for maintaining skin’s elasticity, flexibility and firmness. It gives shape, structure and integrity to the skin, as well as tissue, muscles, bones, tendons and important organs. While it is the most abundant protein in our body, it decreases as we age. When this molecule is added in a form that is easily absorbed into your skin, like our Ultra Hyaluronic Cream, it promotes supple, elastic skin.

Unrivaled Moisture

The hydration that this molecule provides is intense—clients report dewy, glowing skin with improved texture. It delivers lasting moisture and rehydrates the damage done by the sun and other elements, as well as the hormone replacement treatments that can make skin look older and drier. It reduces dryness and flakiness to make skin appear smoother and more youthful.

Hyaluronic Acid Helps Reduce Wrinkles

Wrinkles are caused by the normal aging process as well as damage from the sun and free radicals. Hyaluronic acid provides moisture and increases skin volume, which plumps up wrinkles and reduces their appearance. The moisture and improved elasticity this miracle molecule provides decreases the depth of wrinkles significantly with consistent use. Clients even report a reduction in the bags under their eyes.

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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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The Basics of Collagen 500 347 Facercise

The Basics of Collagen

facial exercisesCollagen is the most abundant protein found in the body and is essential to many aspects of our health. It provides structure for our skin cells and forms our connective tissue, such as cartilage and tendons. Collagen literally keeps our skin and bodies together! It’s a vital skin layer that provides elasticity, firmness and a cushion for the skin’s movements. It’s important to boost collagen with diet, skincare products and facial exercises.

Here are the basics of collagen so that you know what depletes it and how to promote its production.

The Slowdown

Collagen production starts slowing down anywhere from age 18 to mid-20s with visible signs showing up around age 30. Research shows that we lose up around one percent per year after that, with production dwindling even more after menopause.

Collagen Scavengers

The things that deplete collagen the most are aging, excess sugar, UV exposure, free radicals and pollutants like smoking. Drinking alcohol has also been shown to slow collagen production.

Protecting Collagen Reserves

Sunblock with a SPF 30 is critical for protecting skin from the sun’s dangerous UV rays.

Boosting Collagen Production

Vitamin C is essential for collagen synthesis. Use a topically applied vitamin C product like our Vitamin C Complex Serum and eat an antioxidant-rich diet that includes citrus and other good sources of vitamin C. Vitamin A and minerals including copper and iron also help promote collagen production.

Health Benefits

Collagen is present throughout our bodies and supports many functions. It boosts metabolism, helps heal a leaky gut, promotes lean muscle mass and improves skin, hair and nail health. Research shows that it also may increase energy, reduce joint pain and degeneration, bolster heart health by stimulating circulation and improve sleep quality.

Skin Benefits

Boosting collagen production reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, while increasing elasticity and firmness.

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3 Unique Ways to Use Retinol Skin Conditioner 500 333 Facercise

3 Unique Ways to Use Retinol Skin Conditioner

retinol skin conditionerRetinol plays a critical role in your anti-aging. It’s a topical vitamin A derivative that boosts collagen production, speeds cell turnover and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Our Retinol Skin Conditioner exfoliates the dead skin cells to impart a healthy glow and speeds cell turnover. It also smooths skin while improving skin tone and hyperpigmentation.

Retinol is one of the most effective products for promoting cell-communication. It functions as an antioxidant to help prevent free radical damage while healing and preventing acne. New research points to its ability to increase elastin production as well, making it the perfect complement to our proprietary system of facial exercises, Facercise.

Many people know to apply retinol to their faces every night before bedtime, but few realize that it can improve the skin all over the body as well. Here are three other ways that we recommend using Retinol Skin Conditioner.

1. On Your Hands

Retinol is very effective at reducing unsightly age spots and hyperpigmentation on hands. It smooths out wrinkles and deep creases, while adding volume by boosting collagen production. This is important since volume loss is one of the most common signs of aging on hands. The results from regular application of Retinol Skin Conditioner are more natural looking than those achieved by fillers and other hand rejuvenation procedures.

2. On Your Arms and Legs

Retinol can significantly reduce the appearance of crepey arms while evening out skin tone. It’s also an excellent way to lift and firm sagging skin on our legs and can even improve the appearance of cellulite.

3. On Your Stomach

Regular use of Retinol Skin Conditioner firms and tighten skin on the stomach. It reduces the appearance of dimply, bumpy skin in this area and promotes elasticity. When used in conjunction with a dry brushing and/or No Lipo Lipo regimen, you will see extraordinary results.

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How to Stimulate Collagen 500 333 Facercise

How to Stimulate Collagen

collagenCollagen is essential for youthful skin. It’s a naturally occurring protein that provides cellular structure and is responsible for skin elasticity, firmness and plumpness. Factors like aging, UV rays and environmental stressors break collagen down and slows its production. By age 20, our collagen stores deplete at a faster rate, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin.

Here are easy ways to stimulate collagen production.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking is collagen’s worst enemy. It restricts circulation and strips away our collagen supply, leaving dull, dry, wrinkled skin it its wake. This is especially visible in the skin around the nasolabial folds, lips and eyes. Avoid smoking altogether!

Eat Right

A diet filled with lean protein and antioxidant-rich produce boosts collagen production. Studies show that vitamin C and minerals like copper, zinc and sulphur increases collagen supplies. Vitamin C has also been shown to reduce and protect against sun and free radical damage that breaks this protein down. Some excellent foods that aid in collagen formation include chicken, bone broth, shellfish, fish, eggs, garlic, citrus, berries, tomatoes, leafy greens, beans and bell peppers. Nuts including cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts and peanut are great sources of sulphur.

Cut Down on Sugar

Studies show that refined sugars and simple carbs cause inflammation and deplete collagen supplies. Sugars attach to collagen fibers permanently, weighing them down and hindering flexibility.

Facercise

Facial exercise boosts circulation and collagen production. It strengthens the synergistic muscles of the face and neck and helps define and contour. A regular practice firms and tightens skin to give the face a more lifted appearance.

Facial Massage

Facial massages stimulate lymphatic drainage to help detox skin, while bolstering collagen production. By engaging in this type of self-care, you will reduce stress that causes wrinkles and inflammation.

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4 Ways to Boost Collagen 500 333 Facercise

4 Ways to Boost Collagen

facial exercisesOne of the great benefits of facial exercises is that they boost collagen production. Collagen is an insoluble, fibrous protein found in our skin, muscles, bones and tendons. It’s the most abundant protein in our bodies and provides elasticity, structural support and cellular regeneration. Collagen literally holds the body together like a glue.

As we age, collagen production slows down. This results in sagging skin, wrinkles and the breakdown of cartilage in your joints. The good news is, there are ways to boost collagen production that result in firmer, smoother skin, healthier joints, stronger teeth and nails, and a reduction in cellulite and stretch marks.

Here are four excellent ways to boost collagen production and improve your overall health.

1. Boost Vitamin C Consumption

Vitamin C is renowned for boosting immunity, but it is also essential to the formation of skin cells. Studies conducted by Tulane University found that it increases collagen production and many other studies show that individuals who consume high quantities of vitamin C develop fewer wrinkles than those who don’t. Apply it topically with Vitamin C Complex Serum and eat vitamin C-rich produce such as oranges, lemons, tomatoes, red peppers, berries, kiwi and green leafy vegetables. You can also take a daily supplement, such as Ester-C, which is a gentler version.

2. Eat More Amino Acids and Lean Protein

Eggs, poultry and fish are excellent sources of both amino acids and lean protein that boost collagen production. Other good sources include bone broth and collagen powders.

3. Protect Your Skin From the Sun

The sun’s damaging rays show up as photodamage while depleting collagen under the surface. The result is unsightly, long-term damage that is difficult to repair. Wear sunscreen religiously every time you step outside—even if you’re just running to the store for five minutes. Apply it to your face, neck, hands, décolletage and anywhere else you want to have nice skin. In addition, eat foods that are rich in lycopene, which acts as a natural sunblock. Good lycopene sources include watermelon, tomatoes, papaya, grapefruit, beets and bell peppers.

4. Do Your Daily Facial Exercises

Facercising on a daily basis improves circulation and collagen production. It also prevents muscle atrophy, which results in sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

Learn more about the many benefits of our proprietary system of facial exercises: Facercise.