«Enjoy your new face! Cynthia Cynthia Rowland Your face is your calling card. The face is the mirror to the soul. THE FACE: A REFLECTION OF AGING, ...»
I am delighted that you are beginning Facial Magic®! It is with you in
mind that I developed the Facial Magic® SUCCESS PROGRAM. This
is a multi-faceted regimen of facial exercises, special skin care and
nutrition designed to promote a toned, younger, more vibrant facial
appearance in everyone! The Facial Magic® process of rejuvenation
has taken years to produce and I take great pride in sharing it with
This safe, effective method offers a natural way to deal with sagging muscles coupled with a skin care line that will create even more noticeable results! No surgery! No drugs! No electro-stimulation!
In just a few weeks, you’ll see positive results. I would love to hear about your experiences with this program. Each person has something unique and special to share so please email me and send pictures! www.facialmagic.com Please nurture yourself! Laced throughout this book, you will find “daily thoughts” to enhance your efforts toward self improvement.
Your healthy attention to your appearance will reflect in a positive image throughout all areas of your life.
Enjoy your new face!
Cynthia Cynthia Rowland Your face is your calling card.
The face is the mirror to the soul.
A REFLECTION OF AGING, ATROPHY AND STRESS
You want a face that will shine forth and reflect your attention to health and vigor of body, mind and spirit. Our faces can also blatantly shout that we are wearing the ravages of stress, gravity and facial tissue/muscular atrophy. Unfortunately, we cannot disguise this problem with a new hairdo, make-up or special creams.
Sometimes we look into the mirror and wonder what happened to that face we used to know?
How and when did the facial drooping and sagging develop?
What can we do to stop it? How can we correct unwanted lines, jowls, double chins, crows feet and droopy upper eyes? Why must the aging process represent a loss in facial muscular tone when common practice in other areas of physical fitness shows that significant improvements can be achieved with exercise?
THE Facial Magic® SUCCESS PROGRAM
CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIANBEFORE STARTING THE Facial Magic®
EXERCISE PROGRAM OR ANY OTHEREXERCISE PROGRAM.
Copyright 2004 Cynthia Rowland. Facial Magic® and the face silhouette are trademarks of Cynthia Rowland. All rights reserved. No part of this booklet may be reproduced or utilized in any form or any means electronic, mechanical or otherwise without the express written consent of the copyright holder.
Facial Magic®, Cynthia Rowland
WELCOME TO THE
FACIAL MAGIC™ SUCCESS PROGRAM
The Facial Magic® Success Program is a facial exercise program designed to strengthen and contour the underlying muscles of your face and enhance the health and vitality of your skin.
With Facial Magic®, YOU will enhance your appearance and enjoy greater confidence.
THE BENEFITS INCLUDE:
■ Strengthened facial muscles.
■ Improved skin tone.
■ Improvements for all age groups 25 and over.
■ Safe ■ Easy ■ Complete initial toning program in only 9 weeks.
■ Quick: only ten to fifteen minutes of exercise per day ■ A maintenance program requirement of only two or three days of exercise per week which, with experience, can be completed in 8 minutes.
■ Better facial posture is reflected in mannerisms.
Self-love is necessary for the successful living of each day.
Self-love takes practice. Each day find a task, favor or accomplishment that you feel good about.
Learn to hold onto that feeling. This builds confidence.
Express that praise and self-worth during interactions with others.
HOW THE Facial Magic® SUCCESS
THE FACIAL EXERCISE PROCESSThe Facial Magic® Success Program uses resistance training and isometric contractions to produce smoother skin and a healthier glow from increased oxygen and blood supply to the facial area. Muscles that are strengthened create a toned, contoured, lifted appearance.
The Facial Magic® exercises teach you how to create a contraction by using your fingers to anchor the muscles, which allows them to shorten over time with consistent exercise.
Our facial muscles are much smaller than most muscles and they respond quickly to exercise. Most muscles in the face are attached to the skin. Facial skin and the hidden muscles underneath must be handled delicately to achieve positive results.
FACIAL MUSCLE ATROPHY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Body tissues need nourishment and exercise to function at peak efficiency and achieve optimal health and appearance.
When atrophy occurs symptoms may include:
■ Puffiness due to edema, which is an excessive accumulation of fluid in the tissues ■ Hollowness ■ Loss of elasticity ■ Shifts in muscle tissue, which drag our skin in ways that reveal our age or accentuate it ■ Muscle elongation and sagging While cosmetic programs and surgery treat the symptoms, they do not address the underlying problem. Although many specialized exercise programs have been developed for other parts of the body, the face and its range of movement and expression are often taken for granted.
The Facial Magic® Program provides the following tools for
■ A comprehensive video demonstration of all exercises ■ An instructional booklet ■ An exercise schedule to chart your progress ■ A personal journal to record before and after photos along with observations to monitor results ■ DAILYLIFT FACIAL GEL MASK with natural alpha hydroxy acid complex ■ Cotton gloves for use during exercise to help prevent slippage when holding and anchoring the muscles ■ Recommendations for a comprehensive approach to skin care ■ Daily affirmations to reinforce your positive approach to growth, self-esteem and self-enrichment
EXERCISE TIME, RELAXATION & ENVIRONMENTChoose a time of day for performing your exercises when you are most likely to be relaxed and when you do not feel rushed. Select an atmosphere where you will not be disturbed so that you can concentrate on the program.
CONSISTENCY & REST All exercises should be performed six (6) consecutive days a week. Exercise once a day. On the seventh day, do not perform the exercises as this is a day of rest for your face.
If your face seems tired, it may indicate that you have over exercised your facial muscles. This will not permanently harm them. A short rest will restore muscle tone. Skip your exercises for one day. If you look and feel better the following day, you may continue. If necessary, skip two or more days until your tired muscles recuperate. Note skipped days on your Progress Chart.
CLEANLINESS (HYGIENE) Prepare for the exercise program by making sure that your face is absolutely clean and use the DAILYLIFT FACIAL GEL MASK after your exercise routine. Leave on 5-10 minutes then remove with a warm, wet washcloth.
OBSERVATIONAlways perform your exercises in front of a mirror. This is necessary so you can examine your face. Make sure that you are not squinting or wrinkling any area of your face while performing your exercise.
TECHNIQUE & POSITIONINGFor each exercise learn the exact position of your hands by carefully watching the video demonstration.
❧ Positioning is your key to success!
❧ Slow and careful movements are best!
❧ Gradually tense the muscles with steady, accurate movements as opposed to quick, jerky movements.
Faster results are achieved from slower exercise movements. The same principles apply to facial exercises as to muscular exercises in other parts of your body.
It is imperative that you focus on the particular muscle group that is being exercised at a given time. Refer to the detailed description of each exercise in this booklet.
Between each repetition, remove your hands from your face and take a deep breath. Your muscles need the extra oxygen! Exhale through the mouth. Do not wait longer than 10-15 seconds before resuming the exercise.
Pampering reflects approval, caring and self-respect.
MANNERISMS AND FACIAL POSTUREFrowning, squinting, pursing your lips and other contortions of the face will shape your face over time. Learn to be conscious of these mannerisms and relax your face with a gentle touch by your ring finger. For instance, when you feel a frown coming on, gently touch the area between your brows to relax the area.
Most vertical frown lines need special attention at night.
During the course of this program, place a small piece of scotch tape over your frown lines before retiring. Believe it or not, the tape will not allow you to frown in your sleep!
I. Wear office tape over the vertical lines between your brows when you're alone and while sleeping.
2. Curb your sugar intake.
3. Drink more water.
4. Wash your face at bedtime.
5. Curl your eyelashes
6. Smile more.
INITIAL 9 WEEK PROGRAM
COMPLETION AND MAINTENANCEIt takes 9 weeks to complete the Facial Magic® SUCCESS PROGRAM. In that short period of time, noticeable improvement in facial tone will be evident. Individual variables will affect the outcome.
Once the initial program is completed, maintenance requires only two to three days of exercise per week. Program results will be more significant over time...so exercise regularly!
Creative activity, like exercise, immerses us in the here and now. We are nourished by it. We grow as our involvement grows and we learn who we are.
CYNTHIA’S BEAUTY TIPS
TO OPTIMIZE YOUR COMPLEXION
COSMETICS & HYGIENEUse the Facial Magic® natural skin care products designed to work in a comprehensive, complementary system. Always follow directions.
A clean face, especially before bedtime, is a must. I recommend the Facial Magic® skin care line for cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliation and overnight regeneration for maximum results.
WATER & YOUR COMPLEXIONDrink at least 64 ounces (8 glasses) of water per day. You can help create moist skin. Extensive dryness of the skin is usually a result of too little water intake.
Limit alcohol and caffeine to extremely moderate levels. These are dehydrates that can draw needed moisture from the skin.
THE SUN, SUNSCREEN & SUNGLASSESApply our Mineral Sun Cream daily to face, back of hands and neck to protect your skin from damaging rays all day long.
Wear sunglasses every time you’re in sunlight, year round, to protect the eyes from further “squint” lines and the forehead from “frown” lines. Wear a large brimmed hat.
Changing ourselves takes only a decision and is a choice always available.
NUTRITION Research has shown eating well promotes good health and anti-aging. Daily usage of vitamin rich foods, a balanced diet and moderate fat intake are vital. A balanced diet includes chicken, fish, lots of fruit and vegetables, with a minimum of red meat. Of course, a physician should be consulted to determine what’s best in terms of your individual needs.
For optimal health, plan menus with foods that naturally
contain the following important nutrients:
Beta-Carotene: Dark yellow and green fruits and vegetables such as apricots, kiwi, mango, papaya, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, pumpkin, spinach, squash and sweet potatoes.
Vitamin C: Asparagus, cauliflower, cabbage, grapefruit, tomatoes, green peppers, lemons, potatoes, oranges, parsley and spinach.
Vitamin E: Whole grains, vegetable oils, dried beans and peas and nuts.
Food Preparation: Raw or steamed vegetables preserve the highest nutrient level. Limit your salt intake by using herbs and spices in place of salt.
SMOKING If you’re a smoker, place the cigarettes in the mouth as you would a sipping straw. By using this technique, you won’t create further lines in and around the upper lip.
SLEEP Sufficient sleep is essential for restoration and stress release.
Please do not sleep on your stomach. When sleeping on your side, sleep with your pillow “tucked” under your ear and back of head so that you’re not creasing your face.
If you are prone to chronic under-eye puffiness, it is usually a result of water retention. Try sleeping on your back with a thicker, firmer pillow. Remember, alcohol and salt contribute to this puffiness as well as too little water intake.
HANDLING OF SKINRefrain from stretching your skin. Stretching occurs when rubbing the eyes, propping your face or neck in your hands, or even stroking the chin area.
The eye area is particularly delicate and requires special attention. To properly apply an eye cream, use the ring finger of your dominant hand. Begin under the inner brow and continue until a full circle has been completed around the upper and lower eye region. Gently perform this “exercise” about 100 times around each eye making sure the area is well lubricated before you begin.
The goal of the process of living and learning is progress.
STRESS REDUCTION & BREATHING TECHNIQUESDeep breathing techniques have proven to be very beneficial in restoring vitality and alleviating stress. Practice taking a deep breath through your nose, holding the breath for a count of 10, then slowly exhaling through your mouth.
Repeat ten times. Your muscles need oxygen and deep breathing cleanses the system.