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Ageless if you Dare - Loulou's Facial Exercises

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Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:41 pm      Reply with quote
Hi all

I have been lurking here for months and I love this forum, so much great information.

I have a question. I have been using Facemaster I have had great results. I want to start doing face exercises. Can I add on ageless and continue facemaster or should I stop facemaster?

Some background. At the age of 29 I became extremely ill . I aged 10 years in a few months. My skin got thin and I got crepe paper skin under my eyes. I was so sick I was practicaly bedridden for almost 2 yrs. I also put on over 60 lbs.

The first year that I began to get healthy I noticed that even though my energy was better my face had dropped Sad I ordered the facemaster and had great results. I used it for almost a year and then I moved and lost it. I didnt use a thing for 9 months and I noticed my face begining to drag agian so I got the facercise( Carol Maggio) book. I liked it but had lots of trouble following it so I bought another facemaster. I am also in the process of losing 60lbs. I have lost almost 20 and I notice my face looks thinner but I have drooping under my chin.

I have been using my new facemaster on and off for a few weeks and I look so much better. I really believe in facial exercises and I want to learn more. I do not know if I can use both the exercises in ageless and the facemaster?

I am 34 years old and thanks to facemaster I look my age now but I really want to look even better and be able to pinpoint my problem areas. My plan was to get ageless now and incorperate the ex. into my life and then go on and get the FE program to learn more.


Can anyone give me any advice on how to proceed?

Thank you

Sul

Oh I wanted to add. I use frownies too. Facemaster did wonders for my jawline and eyes but my deep forehead lines were not being helped. I do facemaster and then i do the feathering mode at night and when my forehead is nice and relaxed I slap on the frownies and go to bed. My forehead looks so much better now but it would be nice to save some money and spread out the use of my frownies. Does ageless help with those lines?
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Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:55 pm      Reply with quote
Hi suldrun,
Sorry you were sick but glad to hear about your weight loss. WTG! You might want to read through this thread for other opinions, but IMO Ageless works and just makes sense. I bought CM's book years ago but could never commit b/c of the time committment. Ageless is just 5 minutes a day and concentrates on the important areas for lifting. I am already seeing results in just a short time in. BTW, you might want to join some of us Ageless enthusiasts over at LouLou's forum: http://louiseannette.proboards.com/index.cgi
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Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:59 pm      Reply with quote
I have the facemaster although I currently use a Tua Viso (which is another microcurrent machine) and I also do Ageless. I find that using a microcurrent machine works well with the facial exercises.
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Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:14 pm      Reply with quote
I have the facemaster but I haven't used it in a long while. Maybe I should drag it out and combine it with the Ageless.
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Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:39 pm      Reply with quote
Can anyone tell me where to get the cotton gloves, and what kind they're using? Is this something I can find at Wal Mart or Walgreens, or a place like that? I want to avoid shipping charges if I can.
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Thank you Pachouli for the welcome. Yes I'm doing so much better now and I want to look it. Smile I'm still not 100% and I have a few procedures to do for my health that I know will really stress my body and I don't want it to show up on my face anymore.

Toby, I'm glad to hear you do both. Do you do both on the same days or alternate days? I'm excited to learn. I had never heard of the Tuo Viso untill I stated lurking here. How do you feel it compares to facemaster.

Thank you both:)

Sul

Oh thanks also about the weight loss Smile I am on a site that you put in everything you eat and it calculates your calories.
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Lowbrowscientist wrote:
Can anyone tell me where to get the cotton gloves, and what kind they're using? Is this something I can find at Wal Mart or Walgreens, or a place like that? I want to avoid shipping charges if I can.


I can't actually help with the white glove search, but I just pull the neck of my shirt up over my face and use it to grip. LOL....Very high tech.

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For those using the facemaster,

I can't remember where, but I read online that people are reporting bag-like pouches under their mouths after starting to use this product. They didn't realize what the cause was until the people started to all talk about it and the one thing in common was the facemaster.

I'm staying a mile away from it!

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Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:13 pm      Reply with quote
suldrun wrote:
Thank you Pachouli for the welcome. Yes I'm doing so much better now and I want to look it. Smile I'm still not 100% and I have a few procedures to do for my health that I know will really stress my body and I don't want it to show up on my face anymore.

Toby, I'm glad to hear you do both. Do you do both on the same days or alternate days? I'm excited to learn. I had never heard of the Tuo Viso untill I stated lurking here. How do you feel it compares to facemaster.

Thank you both:)
Sul

Oh thanks also about the weight loss Smile I am on a site that you put in everything you eat and it calculates your calories.


Since this is an Ageless thread, it would be good to keep the focus on Ageless so people only interested in that topic can focus and not be side tracked. But for information on facemaster and Tua Viso check the following threads
http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?p=429392&highlight=facemaster#429392
http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=31637&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0
I will be happy to answer questions on a pm as well. Very Happy
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Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:23 pm      Reply with quote
P Girl wrote:
Lowbrowscientist wrote:
Can anyone tell me where to get the cotton gloves, and what kind they're using? Is this something I can find at Wal Mart or Walgreens, or a place like that? I want to avoid shipping charges if I can.


I can't actually help with the white glove search, but I just pull the neck of my shirt up over my face and use it to grip. LOL....Very high tech.


P Girl, this is just a precious "how to".

I know, members will be getting a notice of a topic update but I just couldn't resist.

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Frodo wrote:
P Girl wrote:
Lowbrowscientist wrote:
Can anyone tell me where to get the cotton gloves, and what kind they're using? Is this something I can find at Wal Mart or Walgreens, or a place like that? I want to avoid shipping charges if I can.


I can't actually help with the white glove search, but I just pull the neck of my shirt up over my face and use it to grip. LOL....Very high tech.


P Girl, this is just a precious "how to".

I know, members will be getting a notice of a topic update but I just couldn't resist.


Very Happy

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Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:08 pm      Reply with quote
P Girl wrote:
Lowbrowscientist wrote:
Can anyone tell me where to get the cotton gloves, and what kind they're using? Is this something I can find at Wal Mart or Walgreens, or a place like that? I want to avoid shipping charges if I can.


I can't actually help with the white glove search, but I just pull the neck of my shirt up over my face and use it to grip. LOL....Very high tech.


Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Lowbrowscientist wrote:
Can anyone tell me where to get the cotton gloves, and what kind they're using? Is this something I can find at Wal Mart or Walgreens, or a place like that? I want to avoid shipping charges if I can.


LBC

I don't use cotton gloves (just tissue), but i imagine any beauty supply store would carry them
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Lowbrowscientist wrote:
Can anyone tell me where to get the cotton gloves, and what kind they're using? Is this something I can find at Wal Mart or Walgreens, or a place like that? I want to avoid shipping charges if I can.


I got mine several years ago through amazon.com-four pair for $15.80. But yes, there were shipping charges. I don't use them for Ageless though, finding that tissues work perfectly well and don't need to be washed. (Lazy, you know...)

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moongoddess wrote:
Lowbrowscientist wrote:
Can anyone tell me where to get the cotton gloves, and what kind they're using? Is this something I can find at Wal Mart or Walgreens, or a place like that? I want to avoid shipping charges if I can.


LBC

I don't use cotton gloves (just tissue), but i imagine any beauty supply store would carry them


Thanks moongoddess, I should have thought of that myself (I'm having a serious "d'oh" moment!). I've tried tissues and they sort of work for me, but I wanted to up the ante a bit. Although, I'm finding the t-shirt method does work quite well Laughing
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Thanks Bethany for pointing me to the page with your pictures on it. I don't yet have the lines you mentioned, but I think I'm heading in that direction. Hopefully the Agless exercise will prevent these lines from forming. Is it the exercise involving the upper lips (I think the one called sexy beast?) that helps to lift the corners of mouth up?
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moongoddess wrote:
Lowbrowscientist wrote:
Can anyone tell me where to get the cotton gloves, and what kind they're using? Is this something I can find at Wal Mart or Walgreens, or a place like that? I want to avoid shipping charges if I can.


LBC

I don't use cotton gloves (just tissue), but i imagine any beauty supply store would carry them


Thanks moongoddess, I should have thought of that myself (I'm having a serious "d'oh" moment!). I've tried tissues and they sort of work for me, but I wanted to up the ante a bit. Although, I'm finding the t-shirt method does work quite well Laughing


LOL...You've coined it..."The T-Shirt Method". We should have LouLou add it to her book. Laughing

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Bira wrote:
Thanks Bethany for pointing me to the page with your pictures on it. I don't yet have the lines you mentioned, but I think I'm heading in that direction. Hopefully the Agless exercise will prevent these lines from forming. Is it the exercise involving the upper lips (I think the one called sexy beast?) that helps to lift the corners of mouth up?


Bira - I think that exercise is to reduce NL folds. I would say the cheek exercises help to lift the corners of the mouth up.
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I finally finished reading this whole thread!

I've been doing the facial exercises for a week - and I love them! My upper lip already seems fuller (it had started disappearing - something I hadn't even paid attention to!)

Here's how I do the exercises:

I open up my download on the laptop, I go to LouLou's video, and I turn on my webcam.

I read the description of the exercise I'm doing, then I do a split screen of LouLou's video and my webcam....I play her exercise, pause it, and then try to copy it...if I need to, I replay her exercise again to make sure I got it right.

It really helps me feel confident about my technique.

I can't wait for videos of the "occasional" exercises....I too would pay extra for a proper DVD - I love LouLou's system - she put a lot of thought into it - and she looks gorgeous herself!

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I've tried tissues and they sort of work for me, but I wanted to up the ante a bit. Although, I'm finding the t-shirt method does work quite well Laughing


FYI - the cotton gloves are very smooth, so probably wouldn't grip as well as the tissues or the tee shirt. I bet a paper towel would up the ante, if it's not too rough for you.

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EllaLady wrote:

Here's how I do the exercises:

I open up my download on the laptop, I go to
LouLou's video, and I turn on my webcam.

I read the description of the exercise I'm doing, then I do a split screen of LouLou's video and my webcam....I play her exercise, pause it, and then try to copy it...if I need to, I replay her exercise again to make sure I got it right.

It really helps me feel confident about my technique.


Great idea! Now I want a webcam (and a laptop...) LOL Very Happy
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tessera wrote:
Lowbrowscientist wrote:
I've tried tissues and they sort of work for me, but I wanted to up the ante a bit. Although, I'm finding the t-shirt method does work quite well Laughing


FYI - the cotton gloves are very smooth, so probably wouldn't grip as well as the tissues or the tee shirt. I bet a paper towel would up the ante, if it's not too rough for you.


Thanks for the heads up, tessera. I tried before with a microfiber cloth; mine are really soft when they're dry so I didn't think it would be a problem, but I ended up with the equivalent of rug burn on my face Neutral (lol) You're right, paper towels would probably be perfect - I'll give that a try too, for those times when the t-shirt method isn't ideal. (P Girl, maybe Loulou will demonstrate the T-Shirt Method on her next video Very Happy )
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tessera wrote:
Lowbrowscientist wrote:
I've tried tissues and they sort of work for me, but I wanted to up the ante a bit. Although, I'm finding the t-shirt method does work quite well Laughing


FYI - the cotton gloves are very smooth, so probably wouldn't grip as well as the tissues or the tee shirt. I bet a paper towel would up the ante, if it's not too rough for you.


Thanks for the heads up, tessera. I tried before with a microfiber cloth; mine are really soft when they're dry so I didn't think it would be a problem, but I ended up with the equivalent of rug burn on my face Neutral (lol) You're right, paper towels would probably be perfect - I'll give that a try too, for those times when the t-shirt method isn't ideal. (P Girl, maybe Loulou will demonstrate the T-Shirt Method on her next video Very Happy )


Have you tried toilet paper? I use one square per side...they are perfectly shaped and really do help. Save them up, and you can reuse for their intended purpose. Very Happy

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Hi, Guys, So to clarify for me, the idea is to pull the skin away from the muscle? Man, that makes me nervous. I'm still a worried about manipulating my face. Thank you!

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Mars wrote:
Hi, Guys, So to clarify for me, the idea is to pull the skin away from the muscle? Man, that makes me nervous. I'm still a worried about manipulating my face. Thank you!



Ease into it. Maybe try a few exercises that feel less intimidating for a while. I know it goes against everything you have been told and read by the 'experts'.

I pull and pinch as much as I can. It helps bring blood flow and aids in collagen production in addition to the exercising of the muscles.

I no longer use filler in my NL fold area. My eye area has almost no lines at all and my eyes are wide and open looking. My throat and neck area is firmer and smoother and I wasn't even looking for that to happen. It was an added bonus.
I have high cheekbones and what has happened is the cheeks look fuller and less gaunt- hollow underneath which is a nice change I also wasn't expecting.
It's surprising what this does for you. Nothing dramatic but it is cumulative and obvious in it's own way.
Plus I feel like I 'hold' my face better.
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