Carolyn Cleaves was the first guest on the Body Image Revolution series.
I fielded some initial negative comments about having her on the series, because “we should love our wrinkles, she’s just pandering to the cultural obsession with erasing our life from our face, with staying young at all costs”, said one listener via email.
So that was one of the first questions I asked Carolyn, and parts of the answer were unexpected!
Did you know that although we’ve long believed the flat bones of the body – the skull and the pelvis – don’t thin with age, like the other bones of the body – in fact they do thin, and are more likely to fracture as we age? This is really important with the jaw bone! Facial exercises though, working the dozens of muscles of the face, help to maintain and even regrow bone density in the face, particularly the jaw bone – which is where your teeth are anchored. As Carolyn said, exercise is a natural process that our bodies actually love!
As well, our skin benefits from the exercises. As the blood and oxygen supply is increased, muscle fibres and elastin also increase and wrinkles soften and smooth out. “We keep the wisdom in our face still”, Carolyn said. But we feel more vibrant, vital, and confident, and if natural ageing is your aim, this is a beautiful body-loving way to do it.
There is no perfect age to begin facial exercise, just start right where you are. Even sun damaged skin gets remarkable improvements, verified by a dermatologist, using Carolyn’s simple 15 minutes 3 times a week facial exercises. The exercises are done for just 15 minutes a day, 3 days a week though Carolyn gives you personal advice when you purchase the package. She has developed and refined them over several years in consultation with a dermatologist and other medical practitioners. I have purchased the package myself and if I get organised enough to take photos, I will post the results on the site – subscribe to my newsletter if you’d like to see how I go. Please click here if you’d like to find out more about Carolyn Cleaves Facial Fitness program (this is an affiliate link, I get a small commission if you decide to purchase the program). Be sure to click the “Full Description” link to read more information, and feel free to email any questions to Carolyn, she’s a lovely woman and does answer in good time
To hear the rest of the interview, including the amazing scientific research backing her program, visit thebodyimagerevolution.com.
The Body Image Revolution is an international telesummit bringing together body image experts to share their wisdom and experience, and help women around the world find peace with their own bodies, and bring about a powerful peaceful revolution – one woman at a time.
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