By Charlotte Hamilton-
Take control of how your face looks naturally without the drastic action of using needles or knives. Tighten sagging skin, smooth wrinkles, erase folds, and build collagen and elastin naturally.
Growing older should mean growing wiser. However, the real truth behind why we age remains a mystery. We do know certain facts about aging but not the whole story – or of course, someone who have developed an anti-aging drug. The only certainty is that we do age; bones shrink, fat deposits decline, muscles weaken (sarcopenia – the age-related decline in muscle mass and function It’s not as well studied, and its exact causes are still unknown).
The aging process is exacerbated by:
So that is the bad news, what can you do about it?
Unfortunately there is a mass of misinformation circulated through the media – via glossy women’s magazines and television celebrities’ – about “how to stay looking youthful”. But there’s no one to blame. Celebrities’ need to remain employed by being popular (which today means being beautiful/youthful) with quick fix cosmetic surgeries. In turn, TV stations rely on the revenue produced by advertisements paid for by cosmecetical & pharmaceutical companies plugging their products from face creams to injectables; therefore celebrities are obligated to endorse them and the cycle continues.
The only truthful, long term answer is “exercise”. It is never too late. Facial exercise does for the face what it does for the body. Strong muscles lift sagging skin and collagen is built up – Professor Stuart Walden – Director of Physical Therapy Research, Indian University (New York Times – Sept 2009). “The stresses of exercise activate a particular molecular pathway that increases collagen which leads to stronger connective tissues in the dermis and thus, fewer winkles and younger looking skin. In other words, exercise tones the face. Moreover sending oxygen rich blood nutrients to the brain and all the senses (hearing, eyesight, smell, touch and taste) is an added bonus to keeping them in shape too.
The facts: Once you hit 40, you start to lose muscle picking up speed after about age 50 then the typical rate of muscle loss really begins to outpace the rate of muscle gain, so that there’s an increasing net deficit, says Robert Wolfe, a professor of geriatrics and director of the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. But when it comes to the activities of daily living, “you can absolutely do something about that for your entire life,” Wolfe says.
The tool that everyone agrees works to shore up muscles: exercise, at every age. The good news is that although some age-related deterioration of your muscles is inevitable, exercise helps to keep it to a minimum. And although it’s ideal to maintain your fitness throughout life, it’s not too late to start muscle training now. People in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s who took part in a study at the Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, US, managed to double their muscle strength during a 10-week training period.
The natural way to build muscle in the face is with facial exercises but make sure they are “hands free” as in Fitface exercise system designed by Charlotte Hamilton; otherwise you will unnecessarily stretch the delicate facial tissues. Fitface exercises produce strong, tight, firm muscles and increase collagen to give you a toned facial makeover that lasts a lifetime.
The alternatives are creams which don’t work or needles and knives which are risky, painful and expensive. The knife can only cut away healthy skin and muscles, which in the long term results in thinner skin and weaker, damaged muscles. Needles can either paralyze muscles or plump under the skin temporarily, to produce a frozen face. With continual use these procedures either exacerbate wrinkles or annihilate muscle tone. The lasting effects of these toxins in the brain remain unknown, the choice is yours. Creams are superficial and cannot be expected to do more than just hydrate and moisturize as the skin grows from the inside out.
The book Fitface is divided into two parts for easy reading. Jump straight to the second half to learn how to get a “Fit Face” in 4 programs from beginner to advanced. With over 60 exercises, all with photos (68) showing you how to get a “Fit Face” – your fast track to a fabulous face, is fun. The first half is crammed with no-nonsense information you always wanted to know about facial exercises, why they work so well, how the skin grows, cosmeceuticals, where Botox goes and much, much more.
Order your copy on line at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Fitface written by Charlotte Hamilton: in print ISBN: 978-0-615-42244-2, and eBook 978-0-956-72210-2, www.fitfacetoning.com for more information.