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3 Reasons Why You Need Collagen

  1. Slow Down Collagen Breakdown

As we age, collagen production diminishes. It’s estimated that by the time we hit our 40’s, the body has lost approximately 15% of its collagen production causing fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Pump the brakes on those wrinkles and focus on rebuilding collagen.

  1. Fight The Signs of Aging

Combat damaging free radicals, sun damage, scars, burns, dryness, and fight wrinkles, improve your skin’s texture and firmness to maintain youthful skin.

  1. Heal, Hydrate, & Nourish Your Skin

To stimulate and increase circulation, heals, repairs, and provides intensive moisture for glowing hydrated skin.

Avoid the breakdown of collagen, defy the signs of aging, heal, hydrate, and nourish your skin. Boost collagen production with these products that provide dramatic results.

Collagen Infusion Mask is an intensive collagen treatment with Pseudo Collagen; a plant derived (cruelty-free) collagen, and its amazing ability to retain water keeping skin hydrated longer while improving skin strength, elasticity, and suppleness. Combined with the healing powers of aloe to soothe and heal plus the benefits of nourishing plant oils; rosehip, avocado, and jojoba to provide intensive hydration and antioxidant vitamins A, C, & E to promote cellular repair.

Vitamin C+ Collagen Serum a highly stable form of Vitamin C combined with plant pseudocollagen, hyaluronic acid, orange and lemon extracts to fade brown spots, hydrate, brighten and leave skin plump and youthful!

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Pure Inventions

Do you know the reason, why your skin is dry?

As your skincare expert I’m always looking for ways to help defeat the battle against wrinkles, dry, dehydrated skin. One of the top reasons for dry aging skin is not hydrating internally by not drinking enough water. When I perform skin evaluations I can always see, hear, and uncover the need of drinking water and when I ask how much water do you drink a day I hear crickets and get a blank stare.  When I ask the burning question “Why don’t you drink water/enough water?”

Why folks ignore water intake?

The most common answer is “I don’t like the taste” or “I get bored of the taste” my common response was why not add fruit for some fruit infused water? But like a boomerang I was hit with “the kids ate all the fruit, I ran out of fruit, or I didn’t have time to add fruit” then I would resort to saying add some flavor drops if you need but just make sure it’s natural and doesn’t contain harmful chemicals or sugar so I began searching high & low for a solution to be able to make drinking water fun and even more beneficial and I found it!

New Beauty Innovation: Pure Inventions Extracts

At the Esthetique congress; it’s like a NY Fashion Week but for skincare! All the newest trends, tips, inventions and more! Well here was Pure Inventions Extracts it was like the power of the nay water drinkers was manifesting through me and moved me through the crowd straight to them! The company is owned by 2 women nutritionist (need I say more?) committed to providing healthy all natural extracts that you can add to your hot, cold, or sparkling water that’s free of calories, sugar, artificial ingredients, toxic chemicals, and caffeine.

Pure Inventions Extracts – Does it really work?

Ok, I’m the guinea pig for my clients, everyone and anyone who knows me knows I’m all about results. While I was there I thought what can I trial that’ll give me instant results? I knew that if their Night (which is for sleep) worked on me then it definitely worked. That very night I tried it and I thought I have some time before it will start working. Before I knew my eyes were shutting and I went off to slumber and get my beauty rest not only did it work that night but it’s worked thereafter it passed the test!

Pure Inventions Extracts

Before I knew it I was sipping on the different kinds of extracts they offer. There’s Coconut water (extremely hydrating and taste just like coconut water), Cranberry & Elderberry (great for sun damaged skin), Pomegranate & Acai berry, Hair skin & Nails, and Green Tea,(all to defy aging) just to name a few and they were delicious! But that’s not all they have others that are for your lifestyle so what was next?

I’m Luving it – Pure Invention Extract

I’m hooked and reaping the wonderful benefits Pure Invention skin extracts is providing my skin. I want you to be able to hydrate by drinking water, enjoy the taste without getting bored, and that’s simple and easy to use. No more having to infuse your water with fruits, or steeping  tea bags and staining your teeth (making yourself look older) It’s so simple just add a few drops to hot, cold, or seltzer water and receive the added benefits of vitamins and antioxidants that will help you achieve healthy, younger, glowing skin.

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Facial Exercise Party

Is Your Face Fit?

We all would rather avoid the signs of aging, especially in our face and neck. When we look our best, we naturally feel better about ourselves. Many of us in our 40’s or older, have had, or are considering to have facial surgeries, facial fillers and Botox.  These solutions to looking younger come with the downsides of complication, cost, downtime and allowing questionable substances into our body. More and more men and women are opting to exercise their face and neck as a naturally viable anti-aging facial alternative.

As we age, our face and neck muscles weaken and sag. Strategically placed fat pads that give our face fullness begin to disappear. Soon, a tired, drained and old look replaces the toned, lifted and firm look of our youth.  Just as a body builder can develop and sculpt specific muscles on their body, face and neck muscles can be firmed, lifted and sculpted with exercise . . .  effectively erasing years off our faces.

Face and neck muscles somehow have been “left out” of fitness programs and the beauty industry. Anatomy books have long instructed us that many of our face muscles attach directly to the skin, which allows us to express emotions. The anatomy books also state that our faci­­­­­­­­­al muscle fibers are the same as and respond exactly like the muscles in our body. This exciting fact means that as the muscles of the face and neck are firmed and toned, the skin that is attached to the muscles, firms and tones as well. Creating a natural youthful look!

A chief outcome of any training program in athletics is to reduce the risk of injury because the body becomes more elastic and of course also simply stronger. It seems unreasonable not to expect that the same sort of improved fitness is achieved with facial exercises. The only difference: instead of being able to run farther or do more chin-ups, the face has better “tone” and thus looks more vital. Where’s the problem with that?” Richard H. Tew, M.D., Harvard graduate, General Practitioner, Integrated Medicine.

Focused exercises engage all the muscle fibers of a muscle, allowing it to build. When making everyday facial expressions, only a portion of each individual muscle is used. Over time, the non-use of the rest of the muscle results in a loss of tone and atrophy. When muscle tone is lost, bone and connective tissue (collagen & elastin) are soon to follow. Flattening of the cheeks, hollowing of eye, facial folds and drapes are unmistakable signs of lost muscle and bone.

A well known medical law (Wolf’s Law) states that bone (in this case, around your eyes and brows, forehead, jaw line and mouth) grows and remodels in response to the stress put on it; the stress being full muscle engagement and tappotment. Regular facial exercise works the muscles to correct and counteract loss of muscle tone and bone loss.

As muscles build, firmer, larger muscles are in a more desirable position on the face. Then when new skin tissues (collagen & elastin) form the new tissues builds around the lifted muscles. A good face and neck exercise routine also promotes better skin quality due to faster skin cell turnover, more oxygen and nutrients reach the cells creating healthy, youthful skin!

Face Exercises work for both men and women who are seeing the signs of aging creeping in. Face and neck exercises are also preventative. By starting facial training before age 40, there is less change of developing the sags, bags and droopiness of middle age and beyond. A firmer, lifted face can happen for people 50, 60, 70. Results may take longer, but eventually, sags bags and wrinkles will diminish.

For those who have already had cosmetic surgery, injections or Botox, facial exercises are still a perfect alternative.   When skin on the face and neck continues to be lifted and stretched surgically, without a supple foundation for the skin to lie on, a frozen and brittle look can develop. Fat replacement and cosmetic fillers can been used by surgeons and aesthetic injectionists to provide a supple foundation, but, with the risks of unnatural placement, complications and the never ending need to “re-fill”.  Face and neck exercises work to build a natural supple foundation for skin to lay on, avoiding the frozen and stretched look repeated surgeries and injections can create.

The combination of exercises in a respectable face and neck program gives an elegant, sexy, sculpted build to the face. Because facial muscles are interconnected, spot exercising the face runs the risk of overbuilding in one area leaving key muscles to atrophy, and not support the overall upward lift that contributes to a firm, sculpted, lifted face and neck.

We’ve all listened to the myths of our mothers and grandmothers who warned us not to smile to widely or squint too much as wrinkles may form. This simply is not the complete truth. As we age and subject ourselves to poor eating habits and environmental toxins, our skin looses it vitality and resiliency. When making facial expressions as we live life and age, lost vitality of the skin enables wrinkles and lines to form. Facial exercises bring circulation and with it oxygen and nutrients to the skin, which enhances skin vitality.

 “…I can’t imagine any knowledgeable medical professional would doubt that the facial muscles would respond any differently to exercise than any other skeletal muscle. It’s refreshing to finally come across a facial training program that not only can improve muscle tone but also increase muscle mass. I believe these facial exercises as an adjunct to a healthy diet, nonsmoking life style, and daily sunscreen use, can slow down if not reverse that ‘normal’ aging process.” Jon L.W. Richards M.D Auburn, WA

Wrinkles and lines fade as the exercises are performed. The quality of skin improves as NEW revitalized, stronger skin cells replace old tired skin cells as they are layered over stronger, firmer, and lifted facial muscles. This is very true for the delicate eye area as well.   This is because just like in the body, exercise promotes faster skin cell turnover, increased oxygen and circulation. Internal nutrients from your healthy diet and external nutrients from quality, corrective serums and skin nutrition can reach skin cells creating healthy, youthful skin.

Obvious improvements can be seen and felt after two weeks of dedicated training. In another 3 months, a rested and firm look will begin to develop. Within 6-9 months it is possible to look 5-10 years younger than you were before.  That being said, results are also the result of the commitment towards consistent training. A lazy inconsistent effort will produce no results. A solid consistent effort with a complete program WILL produce incredible results.

The avenues to avoid the signs of facial aging are many. Medical interventions are costly with the potential for unwanted complications and questionable substances entering our body. Adopting a good face and neck exercise program, proper skin nutrition, an effective skincare regimen along with clean and healthy living habits is the best way to look and feel your best and ward off the signs of aging.

 

Grace Mosgeller is a licensed esthetician, massage therapist, spa owner, fitness fanatic and martial art black belt. She developed FaceFitnez, a complete face and neck exercise program to help her clients look younger without having to resort to invasive cosmetic procedures. FaceFitnez offers online face exercise classes for the general public, and instructor certifications for skin care, fitness and other interested professionals. Contact her 303-903-4936 or visit:

www.facefitnez.com

http://members.facefitnez.com/facial-exercise-party-face-party/