Give Your Look a Facial Fitness Workout

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When it comes to exercise, we typically think about the benefits to our bodies – Sculpted calves, toned abdominals and strong biceps. But did you know that you can work out your facial muscles in much the same way you exercise other areas of your body? The result is a firmer, tighter, younger-looking complexion.

Facial fitness has been lauded for decades by fitness celebrities including the famed Jack LaLanne. But today, it’s enjoying a new wave of interest, thanks in part to the exploding popularity of spots like New York’s Face Love Fitness, something of a gym and spa for your face, teaching clients effective facial exercises.

Featured in a recent episode of Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda, facial fitness is all about understanding the roles of the two primary types of facial muscles. There are 57 muscles in the face, but only 21 of them are expressive. Those expressive muscles are the ones that allow you to smile, frown, grimace, etc., and they typically get all the exercise they need.

The remaining 36 muscles serve as support systems for the expressive muscles. They’re the ones you want to work out because they’re the ones that will help keep your skin from losing its strength and youthful tone, and sagging as you age. Facial exercises also energize your skin by stimulating blood flow, which oxygenates the skin and gives it a temporary glow.

Of course, facial fitness alone won’t defy all the effects of aging. To help keep your complexion in beautiful shape, adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet, lots of water, adequate sleep and plenty of exercise for both your body and your face. Also, adopt a daily skincare routine complete with top-quality products like Steppie MD’s Ethereal Beauty™, revolutionary, 95-percent organic facial serum specially formulated to stimulate cellular energy, detoxify aging proteins and boost collagen growth. You’ll enjoy firmer, smoother, more vibrant skin that shaves years off your look.

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