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Ageless if you Dare - Loulou's Facial Exercises

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Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:58 am      Reply with quote
Thanks gals!

Charis...the AALS is the Anti-Aging LightStim...I use that as well along with the Ageless exercises and have been doing both for the same amount of time. I actually started the Ageless the day before my Stim.
My under-eye area in my before's did not look that horrendous all the time. I had/have lines there, but some days I had this lovely baggy/lined look that you see in my before pics and other days it looked pretty good and much smoother. Not sure why I chose my bad day to take photos, but those are the only close eye "before's" I have. But I do have to say on a daily basis now, my under eye area is looking smoother, less lined and overall a ton better and I don't have bad days like that anymore.
Thus far in the last month I have done the Ageless, Stim, massage and facial brushing, and I do tap the under eye area as well along with light brushing. I think all of those have worked together towards improvement.
My mouth area is my biggest concern right now, and if I can avoid another Juvederm shot or 2, that would be awesome!

Sigma...YES! Keep up with the Stim and Ageless together!!! I am really loving it and have been faithful with both the Stim and Ageless for the last month. I missed 2 days only due to facial irritation & that was self inflicted! ha ha....

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Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:18 am      Reply with quote
OK, so today I can RESUME my exercises after not being able to do them for two weeks due to Radiesse shots. For some strange reason, my face looks fatter since I stopped. Not the Radiesse as that's just in the NL folds. Could be coincidence I guess...

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Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:22 pm      Reply with quote
oh my god loulou - i haven't been on line for a good year - but now i'm back to my wicked ways cruising skin care sites --how shocked was i to see you created your own program - and then i thought of course she did!
i checked out your video and you look AMAZING! i'm so curious to see where you've taken facial excercise and massage...i'll definately be purchasing your program 'cause a girl can never have enough techniques
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Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:24 pm      Reply with quote
Yes, Bren, you have great results so far! I'm especially encouraged seeing your upper eye area - that is a huge problem for me. And the area from the corner of your mouth, following down - wow!

Edited to add: I'm not using any hand-held devices (don't own any - yet!) and I understand that you are, Bren. I can only hope my eyelid and under-brow areas have some of the same lifting yours do now. Very impressive!

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Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:26 pm      Reply with quote
Bren - I am very impressed with your results as well and I am concerned about the eye area as well and yours looks great! I could tell a difference in all areas that you were concerned with. This gives me such great hope and determination to stick with it! Thank you so much for sharing your photo's with us.
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Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:41 pm      Reply with quote
What a totally active thread!..i'm so eager to post again..but right now just have the time to say that "Bren..you are so fortunate to have that much success with your eyes!"...do you feel there is any emotional healing that is also leading to your accelerating beauty?

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Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:22 pm      Reply with quote
Bren, just seeing your results is extremely motivating. My under-eye area looks similar to yours in your "before" pic, so your pics were so nice to see!

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Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:39 pm      Reply with quote
Bren - Thanks for sharing. Every picture told a good story. It's very encouraging of you to share with our Team here!

I'm using the prolight red (for collagen boosting and light lines) as well as a powerhouse approach to Facial Exercise (Lou Lou's Ageless about every day - 6 days/week and FE 3 or 4 days a week). I so wish I had taken pictures to use for comparison. I need a digital camara. (wah) I'd rather buy facial toys.... Laughing
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Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:57 pm      Reply with quote
sister sweets wrote:
... I'm using the prolight red (for collagen boosting and light lines) as well as a powerhouse approach to Facial Exercise (Lou Lou's Ageless about every day - 6 days/week and FE 3 or 4 days a week)...

Are you exercising 6 times a week? Do you have two separate sessions For Ageless and FE when they fall on the same day?
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I average 6 days a week. Try to do everyday really, but sometimes fall short.

I do Ageless in the morning and then do FE at night (when I do it) - it's become relaxing to me. I listen to the CD and do the ones I like - that work for me...(maybe 20 from FE). And I throw in the Eva Frasier eye exercise and kiss the ceiling....sometimes.
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Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:25 pm      Reply with quote
Sister sweets - twice a day! It is very impressive! Since some time ago I do facial exercises every other day. I do a merge of FE, Ageless, my own version of some exercises, and kiss the ceiling.
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bren21 wrote:
but as I have noticed, my right side seems to be more responsive than my left as the left is my worst side. Not sure why that is...


What a coincidence b/c I noticed the same lopsided results on my face today. Thought about it & have concluded that it might have something to do with being right handed. That is, I think I unconsciously bring more energy to bear on working the muscles on the right side of my face than my left. I do most of my chewing on the right side as well.

Just a thought....
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Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:34 pm      Reply with quote
Wow, I just placed my order for the book. Hoping it will help with the area around my eyes - my primary concern.

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Bethany, you really are an inspiration for me especially....to be plagued by those damn marionettes as well and how they make you feel, I know exactly where you are coming from. To hear and see your improvement, it gives me hope.


Bren, I noticed today that my face is looking way more defined (hollows under my cheeks), and my MLs continue to shrink. I need to take pics, but I just worked a 16 hour day...sleep comes before pics! Very Happy

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Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:26 am      Reply with quote
arya2 wrote:
bren21 wrote:
but as I have noticed, my right side seems to be more responsive than my left as the left is my worst side. Not sure why that is...


What a coincidence b/c I noticed the same lopsided results on my face today. Thought about it & have concluded that it might have something to do with being right handed. That is, I think I unconsciously bring more energy to bear on working the muscles on the right side of my face than my left. I do most of my chewing on the right side as well.

Just a thought....


My left side is slightly more responsive, and I am right handed. However, I when I paid attention, I could feel that I was putting a little more oomph on that side...now I am doing it on the right side instead.

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Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:31 am      Reply with quote
bren21 wrote:
I took some pics this morning and compared them to my early December photos prior to the Stim and Ageless....if my eyes do not deceive me, I think I am seeing some pretty good lifting in the upper lid/brow area...

As far as the NL's and marionettes....I do believe I see some improvement in the right side like I had suspected, it doesn't look so pouchy under my lip, my NL looks a tiny bit smoother as far as those fine surface lines go and my marionette looks like its filling in a bit...


Bren, your eye improvement is AWESOME...I do attribute some of that to the AALS because the LED does the same thing to mine when I use it (it is great at reducing any inflammation). However, after starting the facial exercises and massage, I have had less puffiness overall.

And I definitely see improvement in your lines too!

And you have WOW green eyes!

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Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:56 am      Reply with quote
WOW, i am so far very impressed by all this. Can someone please tell me if there are excercises for the upper eyelid? my upper eyelid is droopy and would like to tone it.
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Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:49 am      Reply with quote
Dont really post, more of a observer, but just had to say that loulou's excersises are fantastic. Have done fe for 3 years and had hit a plateau , so when I read loulou had brought her own workout out I just had to give it ago. My results are subtle but positive and what I like about these excersises is no down time.I have laid off doing FE for the past 3 weeks and have decided to not do fe for 3 months therefor giving loulou excersises time to start to kick in and give my face a rest from fe, will then start slowly introducing certain fe excersises and take it from there, my advise to anyone doing both is caution, both programs are intense workouts and therfor you may overwork your face and not give the muscles time to build ,so please take this in to account more is not always better Sad
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Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:46 am      Reply with quote
perhapsFEI wrote:
WOW, i am so far very impressed by all this. Can someone please tell me if there are excercises for the upper eyelid? my upper eyelid is droopy and would like to tone it.


Loulou's book has an exercise specifically for the upper eyelid.
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Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:55 am      Reply with quote
i am excited to try this. thanx
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Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:08 pm      Reply with quote
Bren, Wow!
You have reinspired me, especially the eyes. Fabulous results! Again, WOW!

To everyone posting pictures, thank you so very much, it is so motivating to be able to see your progress, and so very appreciated.
Thank you to all of you!

Inglana, thank you for posting your information also. I was so motivated by the wonderful successes, I was gung ho to overdo I think. Now I'm wondering what the ideal schedule would be? I have read this entire thread, but not today Laughing and can't remember if anyone posted theirs, I have also printed and read the download.

For me, I think doing all the exercises each session will be best, but I'm wondering how often I should work my face? 4 X a week? And should the massage only be done on those days, as it is quite vigorous, or should we be massaging daily?

Another issue I'm having is fingernails Sad Mine are maybe 1/4 inch past the tips of my fingers (look short compared to my daughters!) but I'm having a difficult time gripping my face properly.

Anyone else had this problem, and any ideas (I realize I can whack off the nails, of course then I'll start nibbling them again, gross I know Embarassed )

Thanks!

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Yes. The nails! I had to cut and file them down very short for the exercises. And they grow so fast I feel like I have to file before I exercise every other day. I do both days of Ageless on the same day, but do them every other day, so 3-4 X week. I do FE exercises in between, and massage every day just because it feels good! HTH

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Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:48 pm      Reply with quote
I am having trouble as well with the nails and making marks on my face from them but it goes away. I am also doing the facial massage as shown on the youtube massage as well and doing that when I lay in bed in the evenings... I am going to have to quit my full time job to keep up with all my "beauty treatments" there is just not enough hours in the day.
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Hey everybody...thanks for the support. It was nice to actually see some improvement with the 30 day photos, really, really nice...it makes you realize what you are doing is all worth while. I didn't even pay much attention to my upper lid area before starting these exercises and really, they weren't something I was worried about. It was just a pain that my cheapo eyeliner I love had to be re-applied every hour or 2. So that's when I tried the Jet Set by Smashbox which stayed on nicely, but hard sometimes to apply when it dried up in the little pot. Then like a week or so ago I tried out my cheapo again, much easier to apply and wouldn't you know it, it was still on my eyelid by mid-day! That got me to thinking something was happening up stairs!! ha ha...sure enough, Houston we have lift!Wink
Even though it was something I wasn't aiming for, I am sure glad it happened!

Jasmine...yeah, it sure does make you feel something good inside when you see positive changes on the outside happening. I tell ya, 4 months ago this was not the case...that one Juvederm shot back in September really turned my "down-in-the-dumps" attitude around and it has been on the up ever since then. It really did save my life so to speak along with all the women of this board...it was not long after my shot I came across EDS...

I to chew with my right side....I think I need to start paying more attention to the intensity of exercise of both sides like Bethany...perhaps I am giving more right sided effort seeing that is my dominant side...or maybe I am just not seeing much change in my left side due to it being more severe than my right. I guess it has a longer way to go!! ha ha....

But I agree Bethany...I attribute a lot of my under eye improvement to the AALS. I barely have any puffy/liney eye days any more...although when my skin dries out later in the day in this super cold weather we've been having lately, those lines seem to pop out more....I just moisturize and they go away. The Stim has been my wonder tool I have to say though and I have loved every second I have used it...I have no problem taking an hour/hour and a half to do my treatment nightly because I have seen some nice results from using it and I know it's working. If it wasn't, by now it would be sitting in a drawer somewhere!! ha ha....

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Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:03 pm      Reply with quote
Bethany!! YES MORE PICS!!! I love hearing your NL's are fading away!!! That's what is keeping me going here...
My right NL seriously doesn't bother me all that much...it is that damn left one that I keep staring at!!! UGH! Not to mention that stupid marionette as well...
I hope in another month that darn lefty of mine will be fading away. Even if I see a little improvement in that baby I will be excited.

One thing I do with the exercises is trim my nails down to nubs...not really attractive and I am a total fake nail girl!! ha ha....but, it makes the gripping sooooo much easier. I had let my nails grow out a bit but had to cut them again because they got in the way and were breaking....
Another thing you can do if you have longer nails is to do the grips with your thumb pad and the whole side of your pointer finger (when looking at your pointer finger from the top, it would be the right side) if you can visualize that, I know it kind of hard without the visual but I don't know how else to explain it! ...I was doing that for a while when my nails were a bit longer and it worked well....but got sick of nails breaking and splitting so cut them off again! Now I just keep them nubby for more ease with the exercises.

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