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5 Tips for Your Holiday Glow Up 500 333 Facercise

5 Tips for Your Holiday Glow Up

facial exercisesI hope you’ve been doing your facial exercises daily, because the holidays are here and it’s time to look our festive best. If you have holiday parties and special events to go to, there is still time to get your glow on and be your most beautiful self. Follow some of the tips below to prepare and pamper yourself so you can have the best season ever.

1. Get Plenty of Sleep

This hectic time of year is not the time to lose out on sleep. Sleep deprivation causes dark circles and dull skin. Plus, your skin regenerates at night when you’re sleeping, so if the duration is cut short, it minimizes results. Get on a regular sleep schedule and stick to it unless you have a special event to stay up for.

2. Keep Moving

People often slack when it comes to following their workout routines during the holidays. Don’t fall prey to this—exercise can make such a difference this time of year. It helps prevent weight gain and gets the blood flowing, which contributes to a healthy holiday glow. The endorphins released will boost your mood and help you deal with holiday stress as well. Schedule your workouts like appointments and don’t skip them!

3. Do Facial Exercises

One of the best ways to glow while preventing the signs of aging is to do Facercise twice a day. If time is limited, try the 8-minute superset available on the Ultimate Facercise DVD. Facial exercises lift, firm and tighten like nothing else. If you want to tailor your routine, consider getting a one-on-one session with Carole via Skype.

4. Hydrate

Prevent water retention and dry, dull skin by drinking plenty of water. Try sparkling water instead alcohol or drink a glass of water between each alcoholic drink. Always drink extra glasses of water to prevent dehydration and hangovers.

5. Start Masking

Do Face Lift to Go once a week throughout the season to make it look like you’ve had spa time. Do one the day of any event where you want to look picture perfect and glowy.

Follow these tips! Do Face Lift to Go, facial exercises and hydrate properly to keep that glow going into the New Year!

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6 Tips for Beautiful Winter Skin 500 333 Facercise

6 Tips for Beautiful Winter Skin

Cold winter air dries out your skin—even when you practice good skin care and do facial exercises. The harsher weather can irritate and cause red, itchy and parched skin. Here are some tips for restoring and maintaining moisture in the harshest winter elements.

1. Step Up Exfoliation

It’s more important than ever to shed the dead skin cells that clog your pores and dull your skin during wintertime. When there is a buildup of dead skin, moisture cannot penetrate. Find a gentle exfoliant to slough away the excess and promote cell turnover. Use our Luxe Retinol serum on a regular basis for glowing, winter-resistant skin.

2. Lower the Temp

While it’s second nature to crank up the heat on cold days, it makes the air in your living space extremely dry. Find a cooler setting to help your skin retain moisture.

3. Don’t Skip Sunscreen

I always tell clients to wear sunscreen every single day, rain or shine. Even when it’s cloudy or snowing, the sun’s UV rays are out to get you (snow actually reflects the sun). Wear sunscreen like you’re heading to the beach on a hot summer day.

4. Quench That Thirst

Keep skin hydrated from the inside and out. Drink lots of water and replenish your skin with lotions and moisturizers. Pay special attention to your hands, which can dry out significantly this time of year. Apply lotion after washing hands and wear protective gloves to do housework, garden and wash dishes.

5. Go Lukewarm

While a hot shower sounds so good during cold weather, it strips essential oils from the skin, leaving it dry and parched. Use lukewarm water whenever you take showers and wash your hands.

6. Dry Brush

Dry brushing promotes exfoliation all over the body while stimulating circulation so that your skin glows.

These tips coupled with our life-changing facial exercises will help you look and feel your very best.

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3 Unique Ways to Use Luxe Retinol Serum 500 333 Facercise

3 Unique Ways to Use Luxe Retinol Serum

retinol serumRetinol 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 Luxe Retinol serum 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 Luxe Retinol serum.

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 Luxe Retinol serum 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 Luxe Retinol serum 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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5 Tips for Using Luxe Retinol 500 281 Facercise

5 Tips for Using Luxe Retinol

luxe retinolRetinol is a powerful product that everyone should have in their anti-aging arsenal. Our Luxe Retinol is one of our best-sellers due to the incredible results it yields. When you use it in conjunction with facial exercises, your skin will look five years younger in a matter of weeks.

Retinol is a topical vitamin A derivative that slows down the signs of aging like nothing else. It speeds up cell turnover, exfoliates dead skin and boosts collagen production. The result is a brighter complexion, firmer skin and the reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol also diminishes hyperpigmentation, unclogs pores and diminishes breakouts.

Here are tips for using retinol to maximize its effectiveness:

1. Use a Gentle Product

Incorporate retinol into your regimen with a gentle product like my Luxe Retinol. Prescription products can be too harsh—they can exacerbate the skin and cause redness or rosacea.

2. Start Slowly

When you first begin using retinol, start by using it every other night for the first week. On the second week, use it two consecutive nights and then skip the third. On the third week, your skin should be ready for nightly use.

3. Let Skin Dry Before Applying

Water can counteract the effectiveness of retinol and render it useless. Be sure to wait approximately 20 minutes after washing your skin to apply retinol products.

4. Wear Sunscreen

I shouldn’t even have to mention this, since you all should be using sunscreen EVERY SINGLE DAY! Retinol makes your skin more sensitive to the sun’s dangerous UV rays and sunlight renders it ineffective. Be sure to protect your skin and your investment by applying sunscreen daily—and re-applying it throughout the day.

5. Use it All Over

Retinol can be used all over the body to keep skin looking fresh and supple. Apply it to your hands to attack sun spots and creases, to your arms and legs to combat crepey skin and to your stomach to firm and tighten.

With daily use of my Luxe Retinol, you will see extraordinary results—and quickly when you combine with my powerful facial exercises and advanced skincare products.

 

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5 Reasons to Sleep on Your Back 500 333 Facercise

5 Reasons to Sleep on Your Back

facial exercisesBeauty sleep is everything! It’s essential for restoration and rejuvenation and helps you look and feel energetic and youthful. A good night’s sleep is the perfect complement to a consistent regiment of facial exercises and anti-aging skincare. To make the most of sleep, it’s extremely important to sleep on your back. Across the board, doctors and sleep experts agree that it’s the healthiest position to sleep in.

Here are five reasons why you should retrain yourself if you’ve been sleeping in other positions.

1. Sleeping on Your Back Protects Your Face

Sleeping on your back helps protect your facial skin against the formation of deep lines and creases. Sleeping with your face in the air is healthier overall and helps you avoid the lines that form when your face is smashed against a pillow. We’ve all seen those sleep lines when we wake up and prayed they would disappear. The reality is, if you continue sleeping in the wrong position, over time, those lines will remain.

2. It Protects Your Decollete

As with your face, sleeping on your side or stomach causes deep creases in your decollete that are very difficult to get rid of.

3. It Maintains Perky Breasts

Sleeping on your back ensures that you don’t put too much pressure on your breasts, which leads to sagging over time. It’s not very comfortable either!

4.  It Provides Spine Support

When you sleep on your back, your spine can maintain neutral position and you don’t force your back and neck into any contortions. In addition, sleeping on your back allows your mattress to provide support for your spine.

5. Sleeping on Your Back Fights Acid Reflux

When you sleep with your head facing upwards and elevated, your stomach will be lower than your esophagus. In this position, food and acid won’t be able to come back up.

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4 Tips for Boosting Collagen 500 390 Facercise

4 Tips for Boosting 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 of the vitamin.

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.

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3 Healthy Skin Hacks 500 281 Facercise

3 Healthy Skin Hacks

facial exercisesWhile each skin type requires different care, there are standard practices such as wearing sunscreen and doing facial exercises that work across the board. However, it’s important to go beyond skin care products and think about your system as a whole. You need to focus just as much on how you take care of your insides as you do your skin’s outer layer. For healthy, happy skin, it’s important to address diet and exercise. Our skin is our body’s largest organ, so what you do and eat directly affects the way you look.

1. Adequate Hydration

Dehydration makes fine lines and wrinkles more prominent while giving the skin a dull, crepey appearance. To achieve glowing, healthy looking skin, you need to drink adequate amounts of water and tea. Only drink alcohol in moderation and consume a glass of water in between each drink—and try not to have more than one libation if possible. Proper hydration will even out your skin tone and result in a smoother, more radiant appearance.

2. Proper Nutrition

A balanced, antioxidant-rich diet is essential to healthy, well-nourished skin. Make sure to consume good amounts of healthy fats, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They help protect your skin’s moisture barrier, which thins as we age. This keeps toxins out while allowing water and important nutrients to enter cell membranes. The result is firmer, plumper looking skin. Strive to eat lots of fresh produce, which contains collagen-boosting vitamins such as A and C as well as other potent antioxidants.

3. Exercise

Working out doesn’t just benefit our waistline, it helps us achieve healthier, more radiant skin. Exercise boosts circulation, which nourishes our skin cells and keeps them vital. Increased blood flow provides oxygen to our cells, while helping to flush toxins and cellular debris away from the skin. Working out also reduces stress, which can cause breakouts and the squinting that results in wrinkles and creases.

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5 Reasons to Facercise 500 333 Facercise

5 Reasons to Facercise

FacerciseFacial 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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5 Benefits of Vitamin C Serum 500 333 Facercise

5 Benefits of Vitamin C Serum

vitamin C serumOne of the best anti-aging ingredients you can have in your anti-aging arsenal is vitamin C. It’s a potent antioxidant with a variety of benefits that set it apart from the rest. When used topically with a vitamin C serum, it offers unparalleled anti-aging benefits. When we created our Vitamin C Complex serum, we chose the most effective and stable form of vitamin C, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. It’s the ultimate free radical scavenger! Regular use of this A-list antioxidant, coupled with daily facial exercises, will change your skin and your life!

Here are five incredible anti-aging benefits of Vitamin C Complex Serum.

1. It Protects the Skin

Vitamin C protects the skin against the environment and free radical damage like nothing else. It has been shown to neutralize and even reverse the appearance of damage caused by the sun’s dangerous UV rays, pollution and free radicals.

2. Vitamin C Serum Boosts Collagen Production

Collagen is a structural protein that gives skin its plumpness and elasticity. When it breaks down, it results in fines lines, wrinkles, loss of suppleness and sagging skin. Skin also becomes thinner when collagen diminishes. Topical application of vitamin C boosts collagen production to restore firmness, fight wrinkles and thicken skin.

3. Brighter Skin

Topical vitamin C brightens the complexion, revives dull skin and imparts radiance. It acts like a natural bleaching agent and can even improve those dreaded under eye circles. When used regularly, it results in a more even skin tone and youthful glow. TIP: Apply it all over your body, not just your face!

4. Vitamin C Combats Hyperpigmentation

Vitamin C can lighten discoloration such as sun spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma. It also protects against future sun and free radical damage, while treating redness and irritation.

5. Pores Look Better

Vitamin C Complex Serum improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of large pores, a condition caused when collagen breaks down. Since it thickens the skin and promotes collagen production, it also helps pores appear smaller and more refined.

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3 Reasons to Get Facials 500 333 Facercise

3 Reasons to Get Facials

facial exercisesOne of the best ways to supplement your facial exercises regimen is to get regular facials. It’s an excellent way to pamper yourself while treating your skin issues and fighting the signs of aging. Regular facials address breakouts, fight damage from the sun and free radicals, and impart a healthy, youthful glow. They’re great for men and women of all ages and can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

For best results, get a facial every month. We offer stem cell facials at our spa that provide astounding results for our wide-ranging clients. Other type of facials will yield excellent anti-aging benefits as well, so find something that works for you.

Read on for three reasons to get regular facials.

1. Younger Looking Skin

Facials help your skin look younger in several ways. They hydrate the skin cells, which plumps up the skin and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles. Facials also provide deeper exfoliation than you can achieve at home. This helps eliminate the dead skin cells that make skin look dull and clog pores, which leads to acne and breakouts. The level of exfoliation that facials provide also evens out skin tone and diminishes the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Some types of facials, such as our stem cell version, go a step further and boost collagen production to improve elasticity and combat sagging.

2. Your Skin Will Glow

There’s a reason why celebrities flock to get facials before red carpet events—that youthful glow. Facials boost circulation, which improves the flow of oxygen and essential nutrients to skin cells. This helps hydrate and plump up the cells while imparting a youthful glow. Improved circulation also promotes the renewal of skin cells.

3. Facials are Good For Your Health

Facials are an excellent way to indulge in a little me-time and reduce stress, which causes many skin and health issues. A good facial calms the senses and gives you a chance to relax while revitalizing your skin. It also provides the opportunity to address any issues you may be experiencing, from breakouts to dryness.

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