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Luxury Life Style. Let Facial Exercise Coach Carme Farre Put Your Best Face Forward

Luxury Life Style. Let Facial Exercise Coach Carme Farre Put Your Best Face Forward

As a self-professed fitness fanatic, I regularly exercise my body to keep it toned and healthy, but it had never occurred to me to do the same for my face. This all changed lately as I’ve noticed many of my favorite bloggers as well as friends starting to introduce facial exercises into their skincare routine.

Facial exercises are becoming increasingly popular because they extend the de-aging and toning benefits of a body workout to the face as well. We all go to the gym to work out our bodies and tone the muscles in our arms, bums and legs because toned muscles provide the appearance of a more youthful look. But what about our face and neck? Well, just as with the other parts of your body, your face contains a grid of over 50 interlocking muscles, which should also be exercised using very targeted and specific techniques.

Needless to say, I immediately booked a few sessions with Carme Farre, a facial exercise coach in Notting Hill, London. The exercises Carme teaches tone and strengthen the muscles in the face and neck. As the underlying muscles strengthen and increase in volume, filling in hollow and saggy areas, the face assumes a fuller and younger-looking appearance.

 

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Beauty blogger Vicky Lee is a big fan of facial exercise

For example, working out and strengthening your upper eyelids without lifting up and moving your forehead helps to avoid fine lines in this delicate area. If you’re worried about developing fine lines on your forehead or would like to diminish their appearance, this exercise is an effective and non-invasive natural alternative to Botox. (https://www.instagram.com/p/BNFgmR0jq8a/)

According to Carme, facial exercises are a holistic alternative to invasive procedures and fillers, such as Botox and plastic surgery, to improve the look of your face as you get older. Unlike plastic surgery, facial exercises aren’t painful, don’t paralyse the face in unnatural poses if not performed correctly, and cost considerably less.

For all these reasons, facial exercises are an essential addition to any anti-aging regime. To stave off the effects of aging, Carme also stresses the importance of a proper restful sleep each night and a healthy diet that’s high in chicken, fish, fruits and vegetables and low in processed and fast foods, particularly sugar-rich foods.

In addition, it is recommended to use organic moisturisers to maintain the elasticity of the skin as well as moderate but consistent exercise, such as running, cycling, or swimming, to help tone the other parts of your body and help reduce stress.

What’s more luxurious than a healthier mind, face and body, both of which can be achieved naturally with simple exercises, proper technique and a small amount of time?

https://www.luxurylifestylemag.co.uk/style-and-beauty/let-facial-exercise-coach-carme-farre-put-your-best-face-forward/

Sustain Health. Pilates Teacher And Founder Of Facetoned Offers Free Daily 30 Minute Full Body Classes

Sustain Health. Pilates Teacher And Founder Of Facetoned Offers Free Daily 30 Minute Full Body Classes

Pilates teacher and founder of FaceToned® Facial Fitness programme, Carme Farré, is offering free daily live online 30 minute full body Pilates in order to help everyone stay sane and healthy.

Facial Fitness programme, Carme Farré

Carme says:

“It’s really important for me to do my part to ensure that everyone who is working from home, or who is self isolating, is looking after their general well being. I am Spanish, and have lots of family and friends in Spain who are currently in lockdown – therefore I am keen to keep everyone there, and in the UK, feeling happy and positive, through teaching some of my favourite Pilates and FaceToned® facial fitness movements.

FaceToned® combines the precision of the Pilates technique with working out to the rhythm of the music. It delivers visible results in a just a short period, in a fun and easy way, and is an essential addition any natural, healthy and holistic beauty routine. Doing the FaceToned® exercises can also help you to relax and boost mindfulness, and is a simple practice which can reduce stress and increase calmness”

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If you would like to join Carme’s Pilates and FaceToned® class..

“Your face is the mirror of your soul. Exercising regularly is key, together with using the right beauty products and nutrition”

Ageing is a natural and unavoidable part of life, yet many of us are keen to find a solution to help us look our best. Treatments and products play a big part, and facial fitness is the latest technique designed to slow down the natural signs of ageing.

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FaceToned® Facial Fitness was created by Pilates teacher Carme Farré. It is based around the theory that we work out the muscles in our body regularly, yet the muscles in our face tend to get forgotten. FaceToned® is a natural facial Pilates routine that tones the muscles to lift and rejuvenate your overall facial appearance.

Carme says: “By toning the facial muscles, we start to reduce fine lines and loose skin. The technique focuses on the four most common concerns: the neck, cheeks, eyes and forehead. With FaceToned®, after week four you can start to see the benefits, and after six weeks friends will start asking you: ‘What are you doing and why do you look so well?!’ FaceToned® is all about embracing ageing whilst exercising your face, in the same way we exercise to maintain a healthy, functional body.“

FaceToned® offers online programmes including free live webinars, and is also available as an app. Using special techniques, demonstrated by Carme, the programme shows how to work deep into the core facial muscles and then more superficial ones surrounding your face, creating natural definition and a more taut and toned appearance.

A recent survey of FaceToned® members (5×15 minutes for 8 weeks) found they noticed:

  • A more toned and defined of their overall face

  • Volume in their cheeks improved, with reduction in laughter lines

  • Wrinkles in their foreheads reduced significantly and their skin looks more taut

  • Improvement and definition in the jaw and jowls – the number one concern of women

In addition:

  • 90% found it fun and wanted to finish the programme and keep it as their ritual

  • 70% of members commit to regularly register to do weekly webinars

Carme continues: “Most clients who start FaceToned® are keen to do it five times a week. They find that shortly after starting it becomes a must in their beauty routine. FaceToned® becomes their ritual, in the same way that their exercise routine fits into their lifestyle.”

How is FaceToned® exercises different from other facial exercises?

Carme studied Pilates with some of the world’s most renowned teachers, and based on this she developed key Pilates principles to train your facial muscles. FaceToned® exercises use a variety of isometric, isotonic and stretching techniques to exercise the facial muscles. Through this technique you are taught to isolate the muscles you want to work on and to relax the rest the same way you would do in Pilates.

 “I always loved working out and when I discovered facial exercises, it was a revelation for me” says Carme.” It made complete sense to me that exercising your facial muscles could lead to a more youthful appearance in the same way as we when we exercise the muscles in the rest of our body.

I started facial exercise at 35, but FaceToned® is suitable for anyone of any age who wants to prevent ageing, tone up or rehabilitate their facial muscles. Exercise is one of the most powerful anti-ageing methods possible for the body, and the same is true for the face. By exercising our facial muscles, we can increase muscle tone and volume, thereby leading to a more youthful appearance.”

FaceToned® gives structure to the face and tones up the ‘core’ muscles of the face, leading to a more defined jawline, lessening of double chins, fuller cheeks, and smoother ‘laughing lines’ and softer wrinkles in the forehead.

After only several workouts, skin will appear glowing, fresh, healthy, young and relaxed. Combining the exercises with the right diet and skincare routine, you will see improvement in muscle tone and volume, and will smooth out the wrinkles above the muscles you have worked out.

About Carme Farré, founder of FaceToned®

Carme has a professional background in economics. She always loved fitness and took advance of any type of exercise anywhere she travelled to. In 2011, at the age of 39, she decided to become a teacher of Face Fitness and Pilates.

In 2013, she opened her own private studio, Studio Carme in London and has been teaching facial exercises to hundreds of private clients ever since.

Her years of study and practical experience have helped Carme to clearly understand facial anatomy, and how to tone the facial muscles efficiently. The FaceToned® technique gest deep into the core muscles required to build the structure into the face to hold the skin in the best and most natural way possible, without using artificial methods.

How does it work? 

FaceToned® can be accessed FaceToned website and chose a monthly or a yearly membership, like you do with any other online gym. Then download the phone app: FaceToned®: Face Fitness Program” and you will find:

Live weekly webinars

·       Unlimited access to all webinars

·       Ask questions through your App and get the answers in the weekly webinars

FaceToned® Foundation Programme

·       Six week programme (based on five days of exercise per week)

·       Schedule the days and the time you want to work out in the App calendar

·       18 exercises precisely explained

·       Four sets of 15-minute tutorials to learn the exercise techniques

·       10 workouts set to the rhythm of music

·       Flexible face workout options, ranging from 10-30 minute workouts

FaceToned® recipes

·       More than 50 healthy recipes that provide important nutrients to renew your facial muscles and skin, and address hormonal imbalances

For more information about FaceToned® please visit FaceToned.com 

The FaceToned® app is now available in the Google and Apple app stores.

Search:

 iphoneFaceToned®  – Face Fitness program

Android – FaceToned®  – Face Fitness programme to look younger

https://sustainhealth.fit/lifestyle/facial-fitness-programme-carme-farre-facetoned

The Sussex Newspaper. Free daily live online Pilates to help everyone stay sane and healthy.

The Sussex Newspaper. Free daily live online Pilates to help everyone stay sane and healthy.

Pilates teacher and founder of FaceToned® Facial Fitness programme, Carme Farré, is offering free daily live online 30 minutes full body Pilates in order to help everyone stay sane and healthy.

Carme says:
“It’s really important for me to do my part to ensure that everyone who is working from home, or who is self isolating, is looking after their general well being. I am Spanish, and have lots of family and friends in Spain who are currently in lockdown – therefore I am keen to keep everyone there, and in the UK, feeling happy and positive, through teaching some of my favourite Pilates and FaceToned® facial fitness movements.

“‘FaceToned® combines the precision of the Pilates technique with working out to the rhythm of the music. It delivers visible results in a just a short period, in a fun and easy way, and is an essential addition any natural, healthy and holistic beauty routine. Doing the FaceToned® exercises can also help you to relax and boost mindfulness, and is a simple practice which can reduce stress and increase calmness”

If you would like to join Carme’s Pilates and FaceToned® class..

https://www.thesussexnewspaper.com/free-daily-live-online-pilates-to-help-everyone-stay-sane-and-healthy/

What is face yoga?

What is face yoga?

The current pandemic means that many of us are spending much more time sitting down. We’re sat in front of computers, on never-ending conference calls, watching TV, or simply just looking at our phones more than usual. So, it’s not surprising that many of us are suffering physical complications like a stiff neck, painful shoulders, tension in the jaw and back pain as a result of our recent change in habits and movements.

Sure enough, there has been an uptick in exercise levels across the UK, with more of us trying to counter our sedentary lifestyles with movement. We’re turning to online yoga classes, using home gym equipment and getting out to go for a walk or run, in a bid to keep our bodies fit and healthy.

While you may be well aware of the benefits that exercise can have for your body, you may not have considered a similar fitness routine for your face. But, when you think about it, the muscles in our faces often get put to work just as much (if not more so) throughout the day as the muscles in our bodies. So, it makes sense to take care of them.

Many people are now waking up to the benefits of facial workouts, using treatments like massage and face yoga to tone the muscles in the face. Drawing from the principles of pilates and yoga, these exercises are akin to resistance training. Simply using facial expressions and the manipulation of your fingers through self-massage, you can stretch, strengthen and tone the muscles in the face.

What is facial pilates?

One form of facial exercise that is becoming increasingly popular is facial pilates. This type of holistic treatment can help to relieve pressure and aches, specifically in the jaw, neck and shoulders.

To find out more, we spoke to Carme Farré, pilates teacher and creator of FaceToned® Facial Fitness. Her natural facial pilates routine uses exercises and stretches to tone the muscles to lift and rejuvenate the overall facial appearance.

Anatomically, back muscles extend from the spine up to the neck and the skull. So, adding exercises for neck, jaw and face makes sense if you are suffering from tension. By targeting these areas you can restore length, relax and strengthen the cervical spine muscles, and release tension in the jaw, both of which are imperative to improve mobility.

Carme says that FaceToned® is unique in terms of its technique because it applies pilates principles when exercising the face and neck muscles. It’s thought that, after a few sessions, clients feel not only improvement in their appearance, but the pains and discomfort have also disappeared.

Breathing and stretching at the end of each session is also very important, says Carme. “Normally, clients have poor posture, which puts pressure on the lungs preventing the diaphragmatic muscles from activating. Proper breathing allows space for the diaphragm to expand and only then it is possible to start strengthening the upper back.

Simple facial pilates exercises

Whether you’ve had problems with your jaw, perhaps due to stress or from grinding your teeth at night, or you simply want to up your self-care routine, you could benefit from facial exercises. You can learn some simple exercises to reduce tension easily and practice them whenever you need to – at any time of the day.

Here, Carme walks us through three short FaceToned® routines for easing tension and stress in the shoulders, neck and jaw.

It’s best to do these exercises on clean skin. So, before you begin, wash your hands and cleanse your face, then apply a serum or moisturiser.

Lower facelift (for neck, cheeks and jowls)

  • Lengthen the neck upwards and bring the chin up slightly holding your collarbones with your hands, and slightly pulling down.
  • Now bring the chin forward and slightly up so to hold the top lip with lower teeth, then try to touch the tip of the nose with your lower lip.
  • Now, lift up the corners of the mouth and pulse up and slightly down as if smiling for eight counts. Hold this position for eight counts and then relax.
  • Perform three times.

Neck strengthening

  • Make sure that you are sitting upright, with your ribs relaxed and core engaged.
  • Lengthen the neck upwards and place both hands behind your neck with your shoulders wide open.
  • Push neck backwards against the hands without moving any other part of the body – make sure the shoulders stay relaxed.
  • Repeat 3 sets of 8 reps, hold between reps.

Jaw release

  • Slide the jaw forward and backwards very carefully.
  • Then, open and close the jaw as your fingers run along the back teeth, make sure you stop when you find a tender point.
  • Repeat 3 times for the count of 8.

Give face yoga or facial pilates a try today. Simply swap 20 minutes of scrolling on your phone for a scented candle and a face workout – you won’t regret it.

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