Ever wonder why when you see women disguising the condition of their necks with cleverly-tied scarves? Wearing turtlenecks and high collars in heat and sunshine? Think they’re hiding flaws because they want to? The large neck muscle is called the platysma and it is actually two muscles on either side of the neck. As gravity…

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Applying foundation, blush, mascara, eyeshadow and more…day after day we use these products along with cleansers, moisturizers and toners. What a routine we’ve established for ourselves. Truthfully, anytime I can forgo makeup I will. Most every day, unless there is a meeting, my daytime routine has changed dramatically. I love my bare, naked face! I…

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Are those lush, thick eye lashes thinning? Do they look kind of stubby and sparse? Most women see changes in their lashes as hormonal issues arise. You may be tempted to use chemicals on your lashes to help them grow but there is another way. One that is natural and easy peasy to do… When…

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The lower mouth area can become saggy, soft and droopy setting you up to look years older. You cannot disguise this condition with makeup. There’s really only one reason that you are wearing this look:  muscle atrophy from disuse. There is only one viable way to correct this condition naturally without surgery and that’s Facial…

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I usually do not post query letters but this one touched my heart and I wanted to share it with you: “Hi Cynthia, I am 37 years old and feel great physically/emotionally/spiritually, eat well and take good care of my body…still, I feel frustrated with my older looking face…forehead wrinkles, a deep line between the…

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It’s almost impossible to disguise worry and stress on our faces. We knit our brows to form those angry 11’s and our forehead can resemble an old time washboard as we lift and lower our brows in frustration and aggravation. Using our facial muscles this way is not beneficial and there are a couple of…

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If you like wearing super hydrated skin, then yes! Your face and neck will benefit beautifully when using a toner. Toners do double and triple duty. Not only do they remove the last traces of makeup and grime, a toner will help unclog pores for those who are acne prone and then close the pores.…

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I keep a mirror at my desk because: I see myself as I answer the phone.  Yes, I talk fast and I smile as I answer. I can see a frown. Those pesky 11’s can form so quickly so I immediately reach for the tape. I can watch how I hold and mold my face.…

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Tired, lined eyes can be worse than a bad hair day. The good news is that the look of tired can be remedied by using exercise and products to nourish and refresh the very delicate eye area. One tip is to never rub your eyes. Another tip is to use a fabulous eye cream twice…

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You look at your face when you’re performing the Facial Magic exercises but when I look at your face, I see possibilities galore! Working privately with you means I can teach you better finger placement according to the shape and contour of your face. For those of you who have trained with me personally, you…

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It’s so easy to stop exercising, isn’t it? There are many distractions that take us away from our desire for a youthful looking face and then it can be tough to get back on track for regular facial exercise. I have had numerous conversations with clients who lament the lapse and there is only one…

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Perform Facial Magic exercise routine regularly. Isometric contraction forces rich, oxygenated blood to the skin. Facial skin is attached directly to the muscles. You are what you eat…junk in, saggy skin…Fruits, veggies, lots and lots of veggies provides nourishment for your skin. Vitamin C internally and Vitamin C externally. Retinol, too. Use both daily –…

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Surgery – cutting perfectly healthy tissue is risky. No matter if that surgical procedure is on your face or on your body, there are innumerable risks involved that may or may not be known until years later. Surgery sounds so easy, doesn’t it? Lay down, wake up and poof! altered… HA! Recuperation time, pain, drugs…

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Shampoo at least three times each week using a shampoo with botanical and natural ingredients. Use conditioner lightly and make certain your hair is thoroughly rinsed. Consider using a hair oil on slightly wet hair to create additional shine with minimal frizz. Allow your hair to air dry at least once a week. Avoid over…

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No matter how popular Botox is, it is a toxin. After learning that it is manufactured in Westport, Ireland, a small town of 5600 people, I also discovered that less than one gram of that purified toxin is enough to make the world’s supply of Botox for an entire year. Dang! One slip up and…

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