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How Facial Toning Exercise Lifts Your Face

There are many benefits of facial exercise over cosmetic procedures. Our body’s natural response to exercise means it’s possible to transform how we look without the risk or the worry about going ‘under the knife’. 

When our muscles are worked regularly and repeatedly, their condition improves.  The tiny myofibrils that make up each muscle fibre plump up and the nerve signals become more efficient. The strength of muscles literally increases. It doesn’t matter what age you are, scientific research shows an 80 year old man can increase his strength by 35% with weight training. It’s never too late!

Just like body muscles, facial muscles tighten and lift with exercise, for a natural solution to the problem of facial ageing.


Faceworks facial exercises use gentle strength training to improve the fitness of facial muscles, without overbuilding them. As the muscles respond to the exercises, the nerve impulses that make the fibres contract become stronger. With frequent exercise the resting tone of the facial muscles increases and they become ‘tighter’ and firmer. It has a huge impact on the look and feel of the face.

The size and shape of muscles is governed by the natural regeneration process. We’re not talking about bulking muscle up; such as in body building, just the body’s ordinary ability to replace tissue. Muscles grow by a process of damage and repair, though it’s not the kind of damage you would be aware of. Exercise causes microscopic damage to the muscle fibres. The tiny tears in the muscle stimulate the body’s natural repair process: protein, hormones and nutrients combine to build bigger fibres that are able to cope with the increased workload.

Healthy muscles have a higher resting tone and a more compact shape. Smaller, firmer and tighter muscles produce the facelift: facial contours are defined, smoothed and rejuvenated.

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