So you want to look younger, but do not want a facelift?


I actually cannot blame you for not wanting a facelift  – I would not have one – it frequently does not make you look much younger unless done exceptionally well – just weird mostly – especially if you add botox and fillers to the mix!

But I do like looking younger than I actually am – and so many people ask me how I do it, so I thought I would share my tricks with you.

I have always been a strong believer in using quality skincare, ever since I finished my Beauty Therapy Diploma 30 years ago, but over the last 20 odd years, I have become progressively more obsessed with using only natural products which do not contain any form of chemicals. Firstly it was only products which did not contain Propylene Glycol and other hazardous chemicals – to now I will not use anything which is chemically based, because everything you apply to your skin is absorbed by the body.  There is also more and more research being done that proofs that many chemicals we use on our skins to make them look younger – in actual fact speed up the ageing process!

Today buying quality products which do not harm you is really easy. There are so many out there. Even cosmeceutical companies are bringing out 100% natural products which dramatically change the surface health of your skin. Products such as O Cosmedics and David Deans are just two cosmeceutical products which dramatically change your skin. There are also beautiful natural skincare products for those of you who want great results but are not keen to go as hard core. Purestuf, and USPA are wonderful products whose creams leave your skin feeling nourished. All four companies are also Australian so you are not paying crazy import duties taxes – you get what you pay for.

But beyond a wonderful skincare routine, I highly recommend facial exercises and massage. Massage and Acupuncture have long been used to lift and tone a sagging face and other parts of the body. There are very clever women who do cellulite removal massages, but I find that a good stimulating firm massage which incorporates plenty of lymphatic work, can change my whole body shape after a 1 1/2 hour session. It just detoxes me, and slims me down.

Jack Lalanne  known as the godfather of fitness – his health and exercise advice is still followed by so many even after his death in 2011 at the age of 96. I believe that his facial exercises are still the best and most effective, no matter what others recommend – they are also easy to do, so we are more likely to do them! It just takes a couple of minutes every day! I do  them when I walk the dog – making sure off course no one is watching!

Here is the You Tube link  Jack Lalanne facial exercises. His outfit is just awful – I have to laugh every time I see it – but laughter is anti ageing – so it is a double win! You feel younger as well as looking it!

Another way to turn back the clock is through regular facial massage. I find that every time I have a facial, my face looks firm and toned, unfortunately it only takes a few days for the results to fade. The Japanese have mastered a self facial massage technique, and after much research, and to my joy, I found a link! One of my girlfriends luckily decided to pop the link up on Facebook!  This will take only10 minutes of your day 2 -3 times per week. What I love about it, is that it does not only tone and lift your face, it also detoxes, breaks down the fatty deposits and slims!  Do it daily for faster results. It was on Healthy Living House’s blog  Japanese facelift massage.

Too lazy?

If you can afford 10 minutes 2 x weekly – there is a Galvanic facial machine which you can purchase and use on your face for 10 minutes twice per week. It will take longer than two weeks to see results, but I must admit, it is easier to stick to as you can do it watching TV once you get the hang of it. This little machine does all of the work for you – you just need to move it over your face and neck (in a upwards motion of course) and its done! It takes a couple of goes to get it right, but once you are there it is easy. Unlike many of the so called facelifting machines seen on TV, this one has no side effects and really is easy to do, I have a draw full of machines clients have given me after they have burnt themselves or just found them a waste of time and energy.

Ageloc Galvanic Spa is available all over the world via a pyramid selling system. Don’t panic – you do not have to sign away your first born child – I just bought the machine and have the serum’s arriving monthly for me to keep using it efficiently. I also like a lot of their supplements. I only sign people up if they want the machine or the supplements, as it is cheaper for them to buy it this way instead of buying it on line, but no one is trying to get me to sell sell sell! Its great! And you do not have to buy a few extra products which you will never use.

Of course – what you put into your body will also show on your face. I have not finished my whats wrong with my face series, but I will soon, but this series really shows what you put in comes out!

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