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SOAPSANDROPES Posts: 603
10/14/13 4:21 P

Some people just have wrinkly genes. However, you can keep you body and skin hydrated and stay out of the sun. You will loose some skin elasticity and thickness as you age, not much you can do about that.

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,289
10/14/13 12:51 A

I am skeptical, for a couple of reasons.

1. Burning fat is an all-body process, and facial exercises will NOT burn face fat. Energy is delivered to the muscles via the bloodstream, NOT from being absorbed from surrounding fat stores.
2. The face muscles are very small, and won't burn a lot of calories, or get your heart rate up. For health and ftness, you want to be working the large muscles in your body, not the small ones.

However, one of the effects of regular exercise is that it increases the blood supply to the muscles being worked, which might (this is a bit beyond my knowledge) help keep the skin firmer. But realistically speaking, you would be working those muscles without any load, and unloaded muscles are unlikely to develop an increased blood supply. Unless you could come up with some kind of [insert bizarre mental image] system of face weights???

but equally they won't do any harm, except if face exercises come at the expense of time spent NOT working the larger muscles in the body.

M@L

Edited by: MOTIVATED@LAST at: 10/14/2013 (00:54)
AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (65,812)
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10/13/13 3:24 P

My guess is that using moisturizer with sunscreen will do more for you than facial exercises.

Plus, that way, you don't have to drink blood. ;)

BUNNIEBUILDER Posts: 120
10/13/13 3:11 P

humm, becoming a vampire isn't a bad idea ;-) haha

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,496)
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10/13/13 3:05 P

Scam, scam, scam.

You can't target weight loss, and skin elasticity is more about genetics, age, and sun exposure than anything else. It's just an extension of the idea that we can target fat loss (thighmaster, anyone?)

There are no exercises that can firm skin anywhere on your body. Your best option for fighting wrinkles is to eat right, keep your BMI in a healthy range, avoid sun damage (tanning and sunburns) and stay hydrated.

Either that, or become a vampire and never age.

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10/12/13 8:49 P

I don't know

CHERIMOOSE Posts: 391
10/12/13 5:06 P

Probably bogus.

We all get wrinkles eventually. Try to smile a lot, so you get wrinkles in the right places.
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Edited by: CHERIMOOSE at: 10/12/2013 (17:07)
BUNNIEBUILDER Posts: 120
10/12/13 11:55 A

Iv'e seen some books and face workout dvds pop up on the market these past years and I just wanted to hear some thoughts on this type of workout.

Over time if you do these face workouts everyday, it suppose to help keep the skin firm in areas where wrinkles form.

Do you think this is complete bogus or would this actually work over time?

(if your not sure what face workout/exercises look like, look it up on Google)

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