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Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:26 am      Reply with quote
Welcome Coosi and Deelighted. The purchase of Ageless if you Dare and Flex Effect were my best purchases of 2008 and the most cost effective.

If you are faithful you WILL see results. I am about seven months into facial exercise and it just keeps getting better. I also massage everyday - hands too - just pulling and pinching and tapping. It gets red with bloodflow to the area - that's how you know it's working and of course you may be a little sore from the workout! But again, it's worth it.

If you're trying to save some cash I recommend reading the DIY threads on c serums, etc. They are very interesting and inexpensive and the results sound very good. I'm going to make up some of my own as soon as the products arrive....

Again, welcome.

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Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:41 pm      Reply with quote
I've just read the long explanation by Dr.H on the 302 thread re alternating products. As a 302 user it convinced me to cut back my facial brushing to 2, maybe 3 times wk.

Think for me, daily brushing in winter, perhaps any time, is too much. Yes, the daily brushing really feels good, but am now persuaded I should give MGC (my glorious complexion - Rolling Eyes ) an opportunity to recover from this daily ritual, much as we have learned about everything.

Too much of a good thing can suddenly become a very bad thing.
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LouLou, I am rather memory-challenged and have trouble remembering which day for which set of exercises.... Is it OK for me to do both sets of exercises (Day 1 and Day 2) on the same day and then skip a day?

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Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:26 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Fawnie, I think Lou Lou said it was fine to do both sets on the same day. I'm sure it's fine to skip a day.

If it works you can do two days in a row and then skip a day too... I don't think there are rigid rules.

She breaks them out into two separate days so your face doesn't undergo stress and there's the time factor also. I have done both on some days and I've even done Flex Effect the same day as one of Lou Lou's set of five. I'm not real worried about the face stress - unless I have something big coming up. Then I give it a day or two rest beforehand.
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EUREKA!! I finally found a video that shows massage, complete with pinching + all .. Dancing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um5KxWUMGyo&feature=PlayList&p=DD1DC6912FAA4940&playnext=1&index=9

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Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:01 pm      Reply with quote
Loulou we really need a video on you doing a good massage Pretty please!!!!!!


Kassy, I think this video is exactly what we needed to determine intensity of massage. Everyone probably uses their own techniques but knowing the intensity is important. I am more intense and aggressive in my massage. I am curious how everyone else is with their massage. Please take a moment and view the clip Kassy found and let us know if this intensity is about right,less,or more than you use with your massage. Great research Kassy, maybe those of us that need visuals will get figure it out now.
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Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:44 pm      Reply with quote
the video is great.....although i wish someone wud give me a massage like that then me doing it myself Wink

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Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:00 pm      Reply with quote
I have been doing flex-away for about three weeks and doing it 2 -3 times a day ranging between 250 and 300 reps. If anything, I think I look worse... I am also doing a few other facial exercises I have found on-line for free. What is a reasonable time to wait to see results - 3 months? It is frustrating when I hear of others seeing results in such a short time.
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Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:07 pm      Reply with quote
Toby wrote:
... Please take a moment and view the clip Kassy found and let us know if this intensity is about right,less,or more than you use with your massage
I use more intensity and spend less time. I do not pat, and mostly pinch.
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Yee Haw Kassy! That is a great video!! I used my castor oil to do it and kind of knocked out the OCM at the same time. It felt SOOOOOOOOO incredibly good! Thanks for posting!

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I have been doing flex-away for about three weeks and doing it 2 -3 times a day ranging between 250 and 300 reps. If anything, I think I look worse... I am also doing a few other facial exercises I have found on-line for free. What is a reasonable time to wait to see results - 3 months? It is frustrating when I hear of others seeing results in such a short time.


Hi, and welcome to EDS!

This thread is for Ageless, which is VERY different than Flex-Away.

I aw results at one month...others take longer. I am hoping to really see great results in 6 months, though I am seeing new changes every month.

I suspect that your problem is overdoing it though...too much exercise with no break for recovery will cause you to look tired, etc. Try cutting the number of times you are doing it, or switch to every other day.

Here is the thread for general facial exercise questions...it is over on the skincare forum (this is the tools forum) and covers all facial exercise brands. I will cross-post this answer for you there so that more Flex-Away users can answer you.

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=17697

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LouLou, I am rather memory-challenged and have trouble remembering which day for which set of exercises.... Is it OK for me to do both sets of exercises (Day 1 and Day 2) on the same day and then skip a day?


Fawnie, LL advised me that I could do that if I wanted to do so.

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Loulou we really need a video on you doing a good massage Pretty please!!!!!!


Can I just say that we seem to request quite a lot from LouLou for the big price we paid of $10? Confused JMHO.

I am betting that she is quickly seeing exactly why Flex Effect (professional videos and dedicated forum support) is $70. Laughing

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Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:21 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks Bethany for answering and letting me know I was in the wrong section! You might be right and maybe I am overdoing it. Sometimes less is more.
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Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:35 pm      Reply with quote
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Loulou we really need a video on you doing a good massage Pretty please!!!!!!


Can I just say that we seem to request quite a lot from LouLou for the big price we paid of $10? Confused JMHO.

I am betting that she is quickly seeing exactly why Flex Effect (professional videos and dedicated forum support) is $70. Laughing


Yes I totally agree with you Bethany. The only reason I mentioned it was it has come up before and said she would.

Lou, when you wake up in the morning in the UK and read all of this no pressure here. We just like to see your pretty face and those GREAT cheeks Laughing
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Loulou we really need a video on you doing a good massage Pretty please!!!!!!


Can I just say that we seem to request quite a lot from LouLou for the big price we paid of $10? Confused JMHO.

I am betting that she is quickly seeing exactly why Flex Effect (professional videos and indedicated forum support) is $70. Laughing


Yes, I surely agree.
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Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:53 pm      Reply with quote
Toby wrote:
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Loulou we really need a video on you doing a good massage Pretty please!!!!!!


Can I just say that we seem to request quite a lot from LouLou for the big price we paid of $10? Confused JMHO.

I am betting that she is quickly seeing exactly why Flex Effect (professional videos and dedicated forum support) is $70. Laughing


Yes I totally agree with you Bethany. The only reason I mentioned it was it has come up before and said she would.

Lou, when you wake up in the morning in the UK and read all of this no pressure here. We just like to see your pretty face and those GREAT cheeks Laughing
Toby


And just want to add that what I said in the beginning of the thread still goes, and I would be more than happy to cough up another $10 bucks for a video ... Laughing

LouLou spoiled us when she said a few pages ago she "was working on it"...

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Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:15 pm      Reply with quote
I agree with Bethany, Kassy, sister & Co.

I would not mind nor hesitate to pay for a video.

Loulou - thanks for a great program and help!

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sigma wrote:
I agree with Bethany, Kassy, sister & Co.

I would not mind nor hesitate to pay for a video.

Loulou - thanks for a great program and help!


........IF the butt exercise is included too! Laughing

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EUREKA!! I finally found a video that shows massage, complete with pinching + all .. Dancing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um5KxWUMGyo&feature=PlayList&p=DD1DC6912FAA4940&playnext=1&index=9


This was a fabulous video..THANKS!!!

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fawnie wrote:
sigma wrote:
I agree with Bethany, Kassy, sister & Co.

I would not mind nor hesitate to pay for a video.

Loulou - thanks for a great program and help!


........IF the butt exercise is included too! Laughing


ROFLMAO!!

Wait till poor LL see's all this when she logs in...

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bethany wrote:
Kassy_A wrote:
EUREKA!! I finally found a video that shows massage, complete with pinching + all .. Dancing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um5KxWUMGyo&feature=PlayList&p=DD1DC6912FAA4940&playnext=1&index=9


This was a fabulous video..THANKS!!!


I'm glad it was helpful!

I can't tell you how many days I searched for just the right video..(At least my perception of what was right.. Embarassed )

I am so bloody thick with the written word it's a sin, but show me a video once, and I'm good to go.

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Kassy_A wrote:
EUREKA!! I finally found a video that shows massage, complete with pinching + all .. Dancing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um5KxWUMGyo&feature=PlayList&p=DD1DC6912FAA4940&playnext=1&index=9


Yay! She's goooooood! Very Happy

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I just purchased the download version of the book, and am excited to start the program tonight.

I started reading the thread, and within the first few pages, I was hooked.

If I can get similar results as those of you who have posted your results and your pics, I will be one happy camper!


And it is way easier than dermarolling. Smile


I am hoping that a combination of the two will improve my skin and the muscle underneath it. It's all part of my plan to do my own makeover. Very Happy


Hi Deelighted... good for you, doing your own makeover! Thanks for buying my book... I've just bought the dermaroller too, although have been doing the exercises for some time! Laughing

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From Lurking to Lemming Laughing
Downloaded the book, yanked my face around quite strenuously the last 2 days.
The logic appeals to me, certainly hope it works, seems like it should?

Not too clear yet on the massage, although my face feels a little traumatized just from the exercises Shock

I really want a glimpse of my old plumper, higher cheekbones back. And just about anything would be an improvement over my saggy, wrinkled eyelids.. Sad

So, thanks for a wonderfully optimistic thread, and a minimal hit to the pocketbook Laughing

Keep those stories rolling ("Rawhide")... Arrow


Thanks for buying my book, Coosi Cool

One good thing about facial exercise is that it does bring back your own face... people from your school start to recognise you at parties! Looking forward to you finding your shapely cheekbones again! Very Happy

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