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FlexEffect: Workout Those Years Off Your Face
Strength training and muscle toning can make your physique look as young as a college co-ed. If exercise can make your body look youthful it can do the same for your face. There have been plenty of face exercise programs in the past 20 years but most address the muscle and not the bone. Good bones are imperative for that natural toned face that is a hallmark of youth. Time may march on but your face does not. How? FlexEffect is the answer. The developer of the innovative program, Deb Crowley, took time to explain how her system turns back time without the need for expensive surgery. For more information please visit: www.flexeffect.com.
How does FlexEffect differ from other programs?
FlexEffect Facialbuilding follows the exact same principles as bodybuilding. It is by far the most advanced form of facial training today. As an extension of bodybuilding variation in training is key to achieving goals i.e., it can take several variations in contracting a single muscle when targeting a particular area (different angle, different technique, different intensity) just to get the build one is looking for. This is not to say that FlexEffect does not offer toning exercises, quite the contrary, for some that is all that is needed. But, as time goes by most will find toning exercises begin to fall short.
FlexEffect also targets one of the biggest culprits of facial sag… loss of facial bone. No other facial exercise program addresses this. One can build facial muscle all he wants, even overbuild, but he won’t be able to pick up the slack caused by bone loss underneath that muscle. There is no getting around it you have to target the bone itself and FlexEffect does just that.
What do you say to critics who believe that facial exercises actually cause more expression lines?
The idea behind this myth comes from the thinking that facial expressions such as smiling, frowning and squinting are the primary cause of lines. There is some truth to this but they are not looking at the complete picture
When making a facial expression only a portion of the muscle is used. Over a period of time this partial use of muscle will result in a loss of tone. When tone is lost, a decline in connective tissue is soon to follow. Lines and wrinkles are caused when skin cells lose vitality and lack resiliency. When this occurs it enables facial expression to set lines. If one is to prevent lines and wrinkles the entire muscle must be used to maximum on a regular bases
How would you describe the process of FlexEffect and how it works?
A couple of weeks will bring about a change you will feel to the touch. Your cheeks, nostrils, and jaw-line will feel thicker and firmer. A few months should bring substantial change as the face becomes visibly firmer and smoother. Nothing in the realm of fitness produces overnight success but determination and discipline will produce dramatic results within the year. I know, a year sounds like a long time, but you’ll be making changes all the way. And, keep in mind, that year will come and go whether you train or not, so you might as well look damn good at year’s end!
Are signs of ageing a function of gravity?
I know most would think so but the answer is no. Our Astronauts found that out their first flight into space. It is gravities pull (resistance) that keeps us from losing bone density and atrophying our skeletal muscles into mush.
Do you prescribe a particular diet to support the benefits of FlexEffect?
About the only thing I suggest is to make sure you are getting the right amount of vitamins, minerals and fat in your diet. Remember your skin mirrors everything that is going on inside your body. When your system is down you can’t expect to meet training goals. As a former competitive bodybuilder my diet was paramount in keeping my skin radiant and my body up to speed with the demands of training. Your facial skin and muscle are no different.
Have you ever worked with clients who no longer needed injections or manor surgery to restore a youthful appearance?
Absolutely, that’s what FlexEffect is all about. If you will visit my before / after page on my website you will see exactly what I’m talking about. I know some might say ‘how do I know the photos aren’t touched-up? Well I guess you don’t, but for what it’s worth, I swear they’re not. Maybe look at my personal photos from the beginning of FlexEffect in 1979 to today. You will notice a steady progression of my aging (nothing shocking from year to year) You will also find photos of me in my sixties, up-close without makeup. And, it might help to know you can’t touch-up sag!
What do you find are the main reasons behind the unnatural look of plastic surgery?
I have to admit I have seen some beautiful facelifts that only by close investigation would one ever know. I believe that comes from 1.early surgery (before you’re trying to lift a house) and 2.A surgeon who is a true artist. However, cosmetic surgery cannot replace the fullness of the face and in most cases cause the face to flatten. Sometimes implants are put in the cheek area to compensate for it but these implants can be very obvious.
If someone is considering surgery I recommend at least six months of Facialbuilding before his or her surgery. This amount of time allows them to regain much of the lost lean mass (fullness) of the face and will put vitality back into the tissue, helping to speed their recovery. They may even find they need less surgery than they thought. After surgery, with their doctor’s clearance, they should then jump back into their training.
Out of all your testimonials and before/after pictures what is the one where a person looked the most number of years younger than their actual age?
One that comes to mind is Tori found on my before and after page. If you will read the dates on all of her photos you will see a before photo 6 years prior to her training where she looked several years older tan her after photo.
Is aging more genetic or lifestyle?
Both play a roll, but I have to say, the wrong lifestyle will age you at warp speed. Studies have shown identical twins, according to his or her lifestyle, age completely different.
Do you have a minimum age that you recommend people be before they start doing FlexEffect?
Everyone knows prevention is the ideal scenario. The first signs of facial aging usually begin in ones mid-twenties so obviously twenty-five would be the perfect age to begin training. But in this not so perfect world, the majority of trainers fall between forty-five and sixty-five. What this should tell you is; FlexEffect offers more than prevention, it has the potential to lift and firm ones face at any age. If this were not true, I would have been out of business years ago.
Jackie Morrison is an arts and culture writer in California who loves foreign film and actors, photography, gourmet food, travel, and spa retreats. Jackie credits Paula Begoun with inspiring her love of beauty blogging. Her beauty philosophy radically transformed when she was diagnosed with low thyroid disorder. Determined to change her lifestyle in response to her condition, Jackie began to research natural ingredients for cosmetics and skin care. After becoming a passionate advocate for high quality beauty products, Jackie became an Alex & Von brand consultant specializing in the 100% Pure line. In her spare time she enjoys the natural beauty of California and reads books by Jojo Moyes and Anita Shreve. If you have a beauty tip you can contact Jackie via Twitter@TVJackieM.