Posted in Beauty on June 2, 2012

Exercising the face has gotten a lot of attention in the last few years with all the books, articles and discussions about what is often called “face yoga”, but it’s nothing new.

 

Jack Lalanne proposed that exercising your face can tighten the muscles, decrease fat deposits and make you age quite wonderfully.

 

As a result, many celebrities have been secretly using these techniques for decades, but perhaps there is some danger in using them after all.

 

Dr. Shultz claims that you can actually make yourself look order one day, because you only have so much elasticity in your facial skin, and by doing these exercises he believes that you are inadvertently speeding up the process of aging, going on to explain that there are only so many times that the skin can be stretched before it will just quit returning to it’s original state.

 

On the other hand, Jack Lalanne, who passed away at the age of 96 didn’t look a day over 60 when he did.

 

Then there is Eva Fraser, founder of a facial exercising program that she developed for herself under the training of German Madame Hoffman.  Eva began at age 50 and is now in her 80s, but you would never know by looking at pictures of her.

 

Some people have noticed that the biggest critics of face exercises are people in the plastic surgery and dermatology professions, which has led many to speculate that they might have hidden motives to steer people to their business which is more lucrative.  Why pay for their expensive services when you can simply exercise your face?

 

Although plastic surgery can be an option for some people, many don’t like the “plastic” look and fixed facial expressions that have become so stereotypical with these procedures, and instead have turned to using face exercises to zap away facial fat and as an effective way to reduce the signs of aging.

 

There are well over 40 muscles in the human face, with many exercises that are designed to work each on independently of one another.  Many of these facial exercises use resistance to build up and strengthen these muscles.  And the result? Tightening of the skin that covers them and decreasing the amount of space that fat has to reside in.

 

So, plastic surgery for you or facial exercises?