This is the first of our “Ask Linda” blog series. Here you’ll see specialized questions from dedicated Facial-Flex users followed by answers from Facial-Flex CEO Linda Hellings.
Our first question came from a body-mind therapist, named Jacqui. She wanted to know more about the forming of upper lip wrinkles.
“I have been using the Facial-Flex for many years (at least 20), though I admit not as consistently as I probably should. I’m 72 years old and I do believe it has helped tone many of my facial muscles. But in the past year, I’m finding wrinkles above my upper lip. I have never smoked, which is often suggested as the cause for this. I’m wondering if this product addresses these muscles at all and if I should be adjusting how I use the Facial-Flex in any way. I’d appreciate any thoughts on this.”
Here’s Linda’s response:
“The upper lip lines can be avoided by changing the technique you use while exercising. Sometimes people will naturally pucker their upper lip while placing the load on the rest of the facial muscles. The trick is to concentrate on keeping the upper lip smooth and flat while exercising. Looking in the mirror while trying this is helpful. This will help the upper lip muscle and force it to engage in the dynamic resistance which tones and strengthens that area. Otherwise, the repetitive puckering will deepen the lines. This is why smokers who pucker their lips while smoking are more prone to these lines deepening than others.”
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