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Look Younger Without Plastic Surgery

Updated on April 21, 2011

Using Facial Exercise Means No Cutting or Injecting

In the quest for youthfulness John Q. Public has been the proverbial guinea pig.

It is true. For the past ten years or more injections that plump and paralyze have become the mainstay of many physicians including plastic surgeons, derms and now even OB/GYN's, dentists and proctologists have jumped on the cash cow bandwagon to fatten their wallets.

There is no end in sight even though warning bells have been rung to alert users that these injections may have hidden drawbacks with serious consequences that aren't readily identified.

Certainly the public has been warned that Botox migrates to the brain but what you may not realize is that if you choose certain plumping injections, you are receiving cadaver material that has been hopefully sterilized and then reconstituted so it can be injected.

Where do these cadavers come from? Are they the degenerates that fall dead on the street or drug addicts that donate their bodies to science?

Are you certain that the injections you are choosing will not have long-term ramifications that might prove injurious to your well being and good health?

Do you cringe when you read the list of possible side effects that you are asked to sign before receiving treatment?

Does it concern you that the injecting physician may not have adequately covered the list of contraindications or uncovered your medical conditions because you desperately want to stop nasal labial folds and your furrowed forehead?

Granted these injections can temporarily stop you from frowning and they can plump areas where folds and wrinkles have developed. Having these treatments once is not enough and in just a few short months, most likely you will begin thinking about repeating the injections as the plumping and paralyzing effects wane.

Let's say that you require two or three bouts of injections per year. Are you prepared to use injections for the next twenty or thirty years? Are you willing to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on temporary, dangerous fixes? Where does it end?

What if your health suffers and you are no longer a candidate for this type of intervention? Now what are you going to do?

Facial plastic surgery is yet another option that many people want to believe will keep them looking younger than their years, enrich their careers and lift their spirits. This is not necessarily so because many procedures will indeed alter your appearance but do you look younger or do you just look done?

Surgeries are permanent yet temporary.

You read that right. Even though your healthy face may be cut and sutured, the look of old will begin to creep back into the mirror as the real cause and culprit of an aging face has not been remedied or addressed.

Carefully study your face. What is it that makes you look old?

Do you see hooded eyes, concentration marks between your eye brows, jowls and pouches along your jaw line, a double chin or the dreaded wattle, cheeks sliding into your jaw so there is no distinction of contour, or nose to mouth lines and down turned mouth corners that resemble the marionette dolls of yore?

You probably see sagging muscles in your body in the form of loose skin in your upper arms, hips that are sliding down the back of your leg and an expanding waistline.

The real cause of aging begins with sagging, droopy, soft muscles.

When the face is affected by atrophied muscles the muscles begin to slide downward and pool into other muscles. This is when you see wrinkles and the look of old developing on your face.

If you are willing to spend a few minutes a day in front of a mirror, you can master a simple exercise routine that can produce the results you desire without resorting to costly injections or risky surgeries.

Most people want to look ten years younger and users agree that this is possible when using isometric with resistance movements. Slow, steady, consistent and deliberate actions can change the shape and contour of your face.

Without drugs or surgery or side effects you can indeed turn back the clock and look like you again with a toned, tightened and lifted face.

ColoreScience Mineral Makeup

Have you tried ColoreScience Mineral Makeup?

Diane Ranger, a pioneer in the field of mineral makeup, has developed a line of color cosmetics that are actually good for your skin and that everyone can wear. It does not matter how old you are, what type of skin you have (dry, oily) or what condition your skin is in (dehydrated, sensitive, rosaceaÖ). It is gentle enough to work on everyone even those who have recently undergone laser or plastic surgery.

There's a reason for this:

  1. It is Natural: The source of mineral makeup is rock. What could be more natural? It contains no perfumes, artificial dyes, alcohol, mineral oil, fillers, binders, pressing agents, harsh preservatives, or talc. Those are the ingredients in general makeup that cause sensitivities.

  2. It Will not Clog Pores. Period!

  3. No Allergic Reactions: If it's truly a mineral makeup (with no additives), allergic reactions are extremely rare.

  4. Natural Sun Protection: Mineral makeup naturally contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These properties are physical barriers to the sun (offering a full spectrum UVA/UVB protection of about 20 SPF). And, you don't have to wait 20 minutes after applying it to get the protection. It's immediate.

  5. Anti-microbial and Anti-inflammatory Properties: The iron oxides in mineral makeup do not support the growth of microbes, so mineral makeup can be applied immediately after any facial treatment including microdermabrasion and peels and very soon after laser treatments (which is why plastic surgeons and dermatologists recommend its use). In addition, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are anti-inflammatory ingredients that help calm irritation.

  6. Great Coverage and Wearability: It is water-resistant and, when properly applied, will cover hyper-pigmentation (dark spots), bruising, acne and port wine stains. And, even after all that, it will still feel light on your skin.

  7. Extremely concentrated: A little bit goes a long way, so it's important to know how to use it ó both so you won't waste it and so you'll like it. When you apply it properly, you'll love how it looks and feels, and it will last! Because of the expense of the raw ingredients, mineral makeup is more expensive than regular makeup. The convenience of use and the incredible concentration of the product, however, make it more economical than one might initially think!

  • Completely Free of Oils...Which Can Clog and Enlarge Pores

  • Completely Free of Perfumes and Dyes...Which Can Cause Allergic Reactions

  • Completely Free of Talc and Alcohol...Which Can Dry Your Skin

  • The minerals have great reflective properties and light absorbing properties to protect the skin from UVA and UVB radiation.

  • Colorescience's natural sun block adheres to and lies on top of the skin surface providing a protective barrier from the environment.

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Are Beauty Naps Important?

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ's are important and if you are so fortunate to take a twenty to thirty minute nap during the day, you probably are more alert, a better driver and provide enhanced performance for each task you undertake. According to the 2005 sleep poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 55% of adult Americans take one nap during the week. The psychological benefit of napping is equivalent to a mini-vacation – it relaxes your mind while it refreshes your senses. You wake looking revitalized.

Facial Magic Starter Kit

The Facial Magic system rejuvenates the underlying muscles with specific and targeted exercises so your face looks fresh and lifted with tight, youthful contours and better looking skin.
The Facial Magic system rejuvenates the underlying muscles with specific and targeted exercises so your face looks fresh and lifted with tight, youthful contours and better looking skin. | Source

Jackie Silver's Holiday Survival Tips

The following tips can help you rejoice this holiday season without running out of steam:

1. Get a good night’s sleep – Few of us get all the sleep we need in today’s busy world, according to Dr. David Posen, author of The Little Book of Stress Relief.

To restore and regenerate your mind and body, you actually need between eight and nine hours of sleep every night. Children need 10 to 12 hours and teens need nine to 10 hours.

Here’s another little-known sleeping fact: Don’t use your cell phone at all in the hour before you go to sleep. It’s been found that radiation from handsets can cause insomnia, headaches and confusion, according to research funded by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum.

2. Make time to exercise – A simple walk is better than a nap if you need an energy boost. In fact, engaging in regular exercise actually increases your energy levels over the long run.

"We live in a society where people are always looking for the next sports drink, energy bar, or cup of coffee that will give them the extra edge to get through the day," says researcher Tim Puetz, PhD, of the University of Georgia exercise psychology laboratory.

Dr. Puetz points out that lacing up your tennis shoes and getting some daily physical activity does a good job of giving you the energy boost you want.

3. Enjoy a cup of coffee – Go ahead! You’ll get more than an energy boost. Coffee actually provides a brain boost, as well.

According to a study by Dr. Mia Kivipelto, associate professor of neurology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, middle-aged men and women who drank three to five cups of coffee a day were 65 percent less likely to develop dementia than those who drank two cups or less.

This means, unless your doctor’s restricted your coffee intake, you can feel good about enjoying your morning cup o’ Joe.

If you have a hectic schedule this holiday season, try these tips for celebrating at your energetic best.

Jackie Silver is the author of Aging Backwards: Secrets to Staying Young.

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Stop That Dreaded Double Chin Doing Facial Exercises

Say Goodbye to Chest Wrinkles with the Chest Pillow

When a woman sleeps on her side, the body's natural weight distribution causes her skin to fold between her breasts. As skin loses resiliency with age, these folds become unsightly wrinkles and permanent creases on her chest. Stop the wrinkles!
When a woman sleeps on her side, the body's natural weight distribution causes her skin to fold between her breasts. As skin loses resiliency with age, these folds become unsightly wrinkles and permanent creases on her chest. Stop the wrinkles! | Source

6 Ways to Avoid Saggy Skin

Sagging skin no matter if it is on our faces or our thighs - we want it stopped! If you are using Facial Magic, you know that the isometric and resistance exercises plump up the skin from the inside out so that sagging is greatly eliminated. In addition to facial exercise there are other ways to enhance your face and body:

1. Don't lose weight too fast - Losing 1 to 2 pounds each week is ideal so that your skin has time to catch up with the loss of fat.

2. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables - Supersize your veggies and fruits twice daily. If you don't eat enough your body will develop inflammation and your skin will lose elasticity.

3. Eat vitamin rich food - foods like asparagus, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, garlic, eggs, leafy greens supply the body with Vitamin C, A, B and K.

4. Exercise regularly - if you're dieting without exercising you lose underlying muscle tone leaving the skin to wrinkle and hang.

5. Use resistance training rather than endurance exercise and remember - do not use weights that are too heavy for you.

6. Use your full range of motion when you exercise.


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