Hi Carolyn: I’ve written to you in the past to ask about exercises for under eye hollows and was so appreciative when I received a response almost immediately! They worked out very well for me. I’ve been using your system now for about a year and a half and really have been thrilled with the results overall. … Best regards, D
I’ve purchased your dvd a year ago, and started with your exercises after I’ve tried several others. I can honestly say it saved my skin. I’ve done them 2x week in the beginning. My main concern were my cheeks and nasabial folds as a result of flabby cheeks. I’ve managed to lift them with your exercises. HM
Hi, Carolyn! It’s been a couple of months since I last contacted you concerning the uneven sides of my face. … I have to say, my face is literally aging in reverse. As in, I am being mistaken for early 20’s instead of my real age of 38. My skin tone has improved significantly too. I love the results!
Hi Carolyn! Yes, that does make sense. I read the article as well. (I sent her an answer to a question and a link to further explain) Thank you so much for taking the time to make the recommendation and explain everything to me. I will continue with the 28 exercises. Also, I wanted to say thank you for putting this product out there! I’m so glad I came across it and I’m looking forward to seeing the results as I progress. Best Regards, Jlyne
Hi Carolyn, You recommended some exercises for me last Dec. Just wanted to let you know that things have improved amazingly!!!, Yaay!!!! My neck looks great, so much firmer, the whole chin area has lifted up, eyes are brighter too. So much better!! … In gratitude for all that you do and all that you are!! You have made a such a wonderful difference to my life! Blessings …
Just a quick note to RAVE about your phenomenal facial RESTORATION program. After 3 months of the basic 28 and 6 weeks doing your lower face routine, I am absolutely thrilled with the MANY little improvements I am seeing. Buying your program is one of the greatest decisions I have ever made. … but want to thank you for the painstaking research, and your sincere efforts to help people look (and therefore BE) their best. Most importantly, these routines have elevated my overall confidence, and this is happily spilling over into all aspects of my life. You and your work are truly a gift to our world. … KFL
Hi, Carolyn! … I’ve been faithfully exercising with your program for well over a month now, and I’m already seeing beautiful results. Eyes are open, less puffy, cheeks are lifting, and my double chin is GONE. I’m about to turn 38 in a couple of months and my face looks at least 5 years or more younger. My only concern is, the right lower side of my face is still not as full as the left side. It sags, in comparison to the left side, which is pretty much flawless and looks like what it did in my 20’s. (CFF advice: Just continue as you are .. no more than 3 or 4 times a week and your face will even out on its own. The body likes to be symmetrical. It’s a sign of health. So, you will discover over time and see … your face becoming more and more even and balanced looking.) … Thank you so much for putting together this program. I’m seeing parts of my face transform in ways that I thought weren’t possible without expensive fillers or lifts. I will be doing these exercises for life. Sincerely, Amy
Dear Carolyn, …. After seeing the photos of myself before starting your program in March and then 6 months into it in October and the amazing difference in my face, I will never use another program again, yours is perfect for me – I have delicate features that suit my face and CFF seems to enhance them rather than try to change them, I now want to work with what I’ve got rather than trying to change to something I was never meant to have in the first place. (Holly had switched to a more aggressive program that gave her an over-built look she disliked intensely!)
Hi Carolyn, … Compared to other programs I have tried, I really like yours the best. For me, the physical booklet, CD and DVD, and cards make all the difference compared to an online program only. Thanks so much.
P.S. Your customer service is truly outstanding. You really make people feel welcome. :
Hi Carolyn, I just wanted to send you updated photos to show my progress. I have been doing your facial exercises for a year now (I started March 3, 2016), and I can really see the difference. Thank you so much! Laura
Good Evening Carolyn, Thanks for getting back to me so promptly! You sound so sweet and I am certain I would like you in person as well. People doing your program speak so well of you and your methods. You sound like a person who truly cares and can be trusted. Thanks again Carolyn, Marilyn
Hi Carolyn……excited to let you know that my daughter and son in law both said my skin looks so amazing! I am on week 3 of CFF and have been doing the exercises 3 days a week.
BTW, I think my face really has improved after three months of CFF. I still think about that horrible botox day, I blame myself for having it done, for not finding your wonderful program earlier…. I notice every little problem on my face and that’s all I see. But people see me differently, without knowing my story. Yesterday I went dancing at Stanford University and one girl asked me : Are you a student ? LOL!!! Thank you, Carolyn!!!
Hi Carolyn,I have been doing facial exercises on and off for many years, but I’ve been doing yours for the last, I think, 2 and a half years and have found it the most balanced and do-able I’ve come across. … Thank you! Maria
Working on my festoons. Some improvement….just got to get rid of the redness. 2 compliments in the past month. A sister and a really good friend told me I look like I’m 40. No kidding and I’m 62 ! Just got to get these festoons gone and I’m certain with the instructions you sent I will. Mike.
I think what you’ve done is really cool and I tell everyone who is interested in aging gracefully about your program (your pictures say it all). … Thanks 🙂 Andréa
2 month mark 4 times exercising a wk and all going great, definitely feel my muscles building, cheekbones lifted, skin smoother, lip improvement, all round very good progress. I do the face firmer after each work out. and the circle up rub I believe also is making a difference. Carolyn is such a lovely teacher and always around to offer help / advice. Great all round service. Have been using the RSR serum, what a lovely serum, feels great on my skin, I just use 1 pump twice a day and the bottle lasts ages!! skin is very smooth. Look forward to trying more from Carolyns skincare range. Lana
Hi Carolyn! It’s Mary here and although it’s early on in my CFF training I just wanted to send you a little update. My mouth parentheses which drive me mad 😡 are getting better, and it’s only been about a month!
Dear Carolyn, First of all, I must say I agree with all the raving reviews about you and your program which I started some weeks ago. (I enjoy listening to your soulful voice as well when I do the exercises) … Best wishes from another very grateful customer – Helene:)
Hi Carolyn, Good news! At this time of history, good news is always welcomed. It was around October, 2014 that I told you about the deep furrows on my cheeks between my nose and my cheek bone. It never decreased in all that time. I was prompted to experiment with the nose slide. When I got to the area along the cheeks, I started exerting more pressure on the cheek as I tightened that muscle; sort of like ironing out the groove. I’ve only tried it for a few days and I see a marked difference. I was going to wait until it was gone before I let you know, but I was too excited to wait. I’ll give you an update when it is completely gone. I’ll be 83 on the 20th and thanks to your exercises, I really don’t look it (especially since the furrow is fading). Bless you Sweetie! Love you. LaneyF
That grove is completely gone. I keep at it, of course.
Hi Carolyn, I have been working on my facial exercises for a couple of years now. Had a few stops & starts – but am fairly consistent 🙂 Anyway – here’s 2 years ago and me today. I’m thrilled with the progress. My friend told me yesterday she thought I had lost weight because my face looked thinner. Well, people don’t realize that you can change the way your face looks with facial exercise. I really haven’t lost any weight (although I do workout with weights in a gym) – so I’m pretty sure what she’s seeing are the results of my CFF exercises! (PS. I like my nose!) Thank you!!
I must say that my frown lines and forehead look so much better after three months! I will never need botox ever again! Yours, Julia
Hi Carolyn, I hope this note finds you well! I continue to faithfully do your facial exercises three times a week. July will be the beginning of my fourth year! And they really do work. I get compliments all the time :o). I’ll be 68 in June! TeriJ
Hi Miss Carolyn 🙂 First, I want to say thank you for the new routine. I am really liking it. I do need extra work on my lower face. I’m glad you saw that. I will send photos in four months to let you see the results. I am still so excited and still so in love with your program. I see such improvement too on my whole face. I am actually getting attention from men of all ages again. I didn’t tell you that my husband left me for a younger woman, and that I have a very young daughter I gave birth to at an older age. This is for her too. I want her to have a youthful looking and emotionally young feeling mom for as long as I live. This is very important to me as I was orphaned at a young age. My Boss recently told me that I seem so youthful to her. She couldn’t believe my age when I told her. This is thanks to over a year of your program coupled with a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition. I know that without a doubt. Thank you from the bottom off my happy little heart. 🙂
Just had to reach out – someone stopped me in Costco yesterday to tell me how pretty I am. I am not afraid to look in the mirror anymore and it’s taken stress out of my life. Thank you for your help! … Blessings, Adrienne
I am SO thrilled to let you know that in the short span of a week performing the “dancing c” on my forehead, I am already seeing a slight reduction in the severity of the wrinkles. THANK YOU!!!
Hi again, Carolyn…at the risk of being redundant, may I say again how WONDERFUL your program has been for me!! I am so grateful to have it. I actually look forward to doing my routine, and, into my 6th week, I am noticing many tiny improvements.
By the way, I’ve been trying to “rub out” a wrinkle by the bridge of my nose, near my right eye, for about 6 months. I noticed today that it’s gone! Thank you very much! :o) Teri
Hi there, I just want to tell you something that I find extremely exciting.. I really felt like I was looking so much older than I am, not necessarily in normal daylight but under a spotlight I felt I looked awful, I think I mentioned before that I had Botox in my jaw as I felt it was too square but I think it caused the muscles ALL in my lower face to become atrophied and my face kind of sunk in, also there was no smoothness under that light.. … I wanted to let you know that I no longer hate spotlights! My face looks sooo much younger under them! It’s not like a major difference in normal light (although my best friend who told me I looked tired a few months ago said I look better and better every time she sees me) but it’s made me so fricken happy because those spotlights used to seriously depress me! So bottom line is- it’s working! … Thanks for all your advice, I’m so happy and feeling confident I’m not gonna look old before my time now!! Stephanie x
Thank you very much for your face polishing routine Carolyn.
Best wishes for 2015,
Thanks again for my customized results. My face has already started to improve!
I emailed you back in April about my lack of improvement in my eye area. I’m sorry I never got around to sending you photos. I’ve had to do a lot of traveling for my job and just never had time. I wanted to let you know, though, that I’ve kept doing your facial exercises, even with all the traveling. I’m now starting to see definite improvement in my eye area. I guess I just wasn’t giving it enough time. Thanks for a great program. I’m hooked!
It has been a year since I started your program!! I truly love it. My cheeks are fuller and I no longer have hollow temples or the beginning signs of jowls! This is also the first year I have not battled with allergies and I believe it is because of your program. Thank you so very much! … Thank you for everything!
… It’s now been almost three month since you sent me some bonus exercises and seven month since I started your facial program. I promised I would let you know how I progressed and attach some pics. ( left to right is from Nov 2015 to date) I cannot believe the transformation since beginning these exercises. I have spent a lot of time and money on other face programmes and products which quite frankly have been a complete and utter waste.My only regret is I didn’t find you earlier! Thanks again Carolyn, you have made me more than happy and it is now a pleasure to look in the mirror!! You are a genius.
This is crazy. Seems like it’s allready working, after three days!? (I sent her a new eye routine that’s coming out as a video clip on the new updated website) I’ve attached two photos here where I’ve zoomed in on the eye area (no make up, no filter) the first one is a photo from this winter, the other one I took today…..isn’t it quite a difference? My eyes look more open and awake and the lines are much less prominent. Will keep this up, and send you a new photo in a month or two. You are a magician! I got compliments on my yoga class today, a lady couldn’t believe I was 36. I told her my secret:-)
I had got a CFF kit through my daughter in London. I started the prog on 21st Jan , sitting down and started doing them lying down from Feb 7th. I have made remarkable progress and am really thrilled to have come across your website.
Thank you so much.
I just wanted to send you a quick photo update! I’ve drastically reduced how much I’ve been exercising (about 2 days a week with face firmer on most off days) and have been using the pacing cd along with the modifications you prescribed. What a difference it has made! I am excited to continue this regimen (for the rest of my life really 🙂 ) (Sara is 29 years old and it’s best to exercise less often than more. Plus using a lighter touch)
Thank you so much for this program and for the individual support you have given me. … I will be in touch with more pics in the coming months. Thank you for your amazing work in this field!
Thanks again for my customized results. My face has already started to improve! (She has been using the new routine for 7 weeks)
I have to say that I have tried other facial exercises and have had some success with them but no where as good as the results I have experienced with yours. My elder sisters are begging me to let them in on my secrets and so are many of my friends. I can’t believe how smooth my skin feels, I have always had high cheek bones and have to say that your exercises have allowed them to retain their definition.
I am truly looking forward to the continuing success of this programme and must admit I thoroughly enjoy doing the exercises, they are so invigorating for the face and neck and certainly no hardship to undertake. I also do the hand exercises every morning and evening when I apply my hand cream and my hands look great.
I can’t thank you enough, I really can’t. Oh and I too look forward to you designing my customised programme. Have a wonderful birthday you lovely lady! (Thank you. I just became 70!)
THANK YOU so much Carolyn, … You and your program are the best– preserving my youth but also giving me relaxation and stress relief every day I practice the exercises!
I have been using your facial exercises for two months. Within a couple of weeks, I saw an improvement in the shape of my nose and lips. I can also see a little more fullness in my cheeks, but what I really notice about my cheeks are the muscles feel firmer underneath the skin, especially when I am washing my face. Is it normal to feel the muscles building before you see your cheeks looking fuller? (Yes! This does happen!) The woman who gives me facials said she can also feel the build in my cheeks and neck muscles and that my skin looks great. Thank you so much for this wonderful option to a surgical face lift!
Thank you for your reply. I just wanted to say that I’ve been doing your exercises now for about 9 months and people are telling me I look younger than ever (I’m 56).
I’ve been doing your exercises for almost 3 months and I’m already seeing a big improvement, however, I have a few lines near the corners of my mouth and sleeplines along the jaw and would welcome some advice on how to eradicate them (I sent her a bonus exercise to try). I do have some on my top lip but these are starting to disappear thanks to the Lip Line Eradicator as is the one between my eyebrows thanks to the Wrinkle Erase technique. I am attaching a photo showing the problem and will send the ‘after’ photos once I reach my 3-4 month stage and also book my customized program. Thanks for everything, already being told how good I look and my friends envy my skin tone, youthful neck and the fact that I look so much younger.
Customization: I’ve done them (the new exercises in her new routine) one day 2x a day, as stated and I kid you not, I can see a slight difference already. How can this be? I’m so excited!
Thank you and hugs
Thanks Carolyn – just like to say another person approached me today and said how well I’m looking. I was doing a different facial exercise programme for over a year but the results were not half as good.
Hi Carolyn … I have been following my customized workout for over a week now and my chin is looking much better! The lines and marks are fading already! Thanks so much for your help! I will give you feedback send photos in 4 months.
I got your routine yesterday. Yea! Thank you so much. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to begin this routine. I will keep you informed for sure. I cannot say enough just how happy I am to have found you. Thank you for giving all of us ladies something to look forward to!! I knew that I needed to do something, but I honestly did not know what I would do. I love that your program is natural and as long as I keep it up, I can expect good results. I also see how beautiful you look and this is encouraging to me. … All the best to you Carolyn.
I thought I would send you an update. I have only been during the additional exercises you sent me for the past week as instructed and already I am seeing a difference! My eye area is brighter and firmer. My cheeks look a bit less gaunt and my face seems a bit fuller. Also my neck is looking better ! I am really excited about my progress after just one week. …
I am now in a position to say that every single thing in the website is the absolute truth. To be perfectly honest, I bought CFF as the next in a long line of facial exercise programmes and I almost made the mistake of judging CFF by its price – so inexpensive compared to many of the programmes out there – yet so effective. I am certified to teach another facial exercise programme but I had stopped teaching them because I wasn’t sure they worked. I even stopped doing them for several months to see if I would look different.
I performed the CFF exercises half-heartedly at first, barely going through the motions whilst watching the DVD. The Face Firmer was the first thing I did properly because I found a lot of tenderness and pain in my face, tension I didn’t even know was there, and the massage made it go away.
One morning, in the shower washing my face, I realised my jaw and cheeks felt a lot firmer.
My daughter made some positive comments and my dentist noticed my cheeks felt firmer too.
Even though I had been doing facial exercises with another programme for several years, I found myself struggling with some of the CFF exercises because there were gaps in the programme I had been using and the muscles hadn’t developed. However, I saw the results of muscle memory when my face responded to CFF exercises and the muscles I had previously developed started making themselves seen quite quickly.
When I felt the difference in my jowls and cheeks, I sat up and took notice. Well… actually I started lying down to do the CFF exercises! Then I began seeing some positive results around my eyes.
Yesterday I noticed more definition around my lips!
Heehee, this has all been so exciting for me… I no longer dread looking in the mirror! In fact after having followed your fitness recommendations for a year, I actually was at a party where I saw an old friend. We see each other about once a year, so very infrequently. When I saw her this past time, her greeting was not the usual “Hiiiii, how have you been?” Rather, the first thing she said to me was “Do you not age???” So exciting! I can’t thank you enough for the guidance, and will most certainly get back in touch with you in May for further advice.
All the best Carolyn!
I’m so very grateful for all of your help, the face is no doubt the most important area on your body and with your help and hard work putting this program together, I have been able to regain some of my youthful confidence. Love you. Pamela.
I hope you are well. I’ve been doing your program faithfully for six months and I wanted to show you the results. (she sent me before and after photos) I’m very happy with them. I have a big reduction in smiling lines and smiling under eye folds. Also I have less redness and a more even skin tone. I just turned forty and your program really helped me to feel confident. … I think facial exercises are great. Thank you for your program.
Oh you are the best…… I’m finishing my order now. I just love you and this program. xxxxxxxxxxxx I am so impressed with your work. It’s head and shoulders above anything else out there. I have never heard about the rubbing on contracted muscles before but it makes perfect sense.
I received your dvd/cd two days ago and have practiced all of the 28 plus face firmer yesterday and day before. All I can say is that your exercises feel much more soothing than a different facial exercise program I was using. It feels like I am pampering my skin and not tugging and pulling roughly in every direction possible. Did not give me any soreness. I have already memorized the entire routine. Will send you my picture after 4 weeks.
Thanks so much,
I have to tell you that it’s a delight reading your work and you may want to consider producing all your FAQs as a text book. I have paid a lot of money for books on facial exercises that not only didn’t provide results but also didn’t inspire me with confidence in the writer. You explain very complex subjects simply and the reader understands what you are saying immediately without any need to ponder or figure it out. Also, you’ll be pleased to know that when I looked in the mirror this morning to apply makeup, I can now see BOTH my upper eyelids next to my lashes. How amazing is that?
Like I said, I’m loving doing the work and I have to tell you that today, when applying makeup to my eyes, I put a different colour near my eyelashes just to test how much I could see of it. I could see all of it! And I’ve not even done 3 months of exercises yet. You are a genius. Literally a genius.
Hello Beautiful Lady!
Happy New Year! I am coming on to 4 years of doing your program. It’s a commitment, but an easy one to stick to, and I will never be without it.
I had an ear infection this winter that made it hard to do the exercises, and within a month or two, I got to see my old face back in the mirror– living proof of the difference CFF makes! Fortunately, things are snapping back into shape quickly. Whew.;-) Thanks for everything!
Hi! I purchased your DVD in November and have been doing the exercises for almost three months now. I have been astounded at the results I have achieved so far and cannot thank you enough.
I was looking at the comparison between my before and after photos over the past 11 months… And was shocked! I am due for a program re-evaluation in two months, at the end of January. But in the meantime, I thought I would send you a quick update because my progress has been so dramatic, thanks to you. Thank you thank you thank you- Can’t say it enough! I’m looking forward to working your program for the rest of my life… Can’t wait:-) I wish you a happy holiday season; I am truly grateful for your guidance and help.
ll the best Carolyn!
Now I hope to look as youthful as you do now when I am 70!! So happy with my face especially my eyes now!! Botox to my forward and corners of my eyes definitely ruined my upper & lower eyelids — made them baggy saggy deflated & I had a tired look to my eyes. Now I am 90% closer to how I looked before Botox.
Hi Carolyn 🙂
Thank YOU so much for creating a program with such integrity and passion! I am 37, a performance artist, energy healer, medium, and someone who sees myself on stage for the rest of my life. Finding your program has changed my life and outlook of my future hugely! … Thank you again for everything you are an incredible inspiration to me!
Thank YOU so MUCH Carolyn! … I am just blown away at your laser quick response, and commitment to your work 🙂 I feel SO LUCKY to have found your site ! I will follow your instructions, can’t wait to see the results!
Have a wonderful day, Warmly,
I do not have a great deal of time to weigh in at the moment, but I cannot thank you enough for what you have already done for me! You are absolutely genius! My face looks significantly better, as does my skin and muscle tone. … I could not go one more day without thanking you and giving you my joyous feedback, Carolyn!
Have been using your program now for at least 6 months. I’m amazed, I’ve stopped aging. I can also tell you that I’m looking much younger and every few month I can see a notable difference. Thank you.
I’m so very happy with the results. I’ve told everyone I know about your program. Thank you so much for all of your hard work a research into this remarkable program, You’re a legend.
I have been using your Facial Fitness program on and off for several years and have been enjoying the results (and compliments 😉
Now that I am 49 and will be 50 in December, I am seeing my face and skin returning to when it was at 45 before the aging started its attack. However, the facial exercises have made my eyelids more elegant and defined NOT just removing the sagging and droopiness. Did I tell you that nearly everyone at my 30 year High School Reunion on August 8, 2015 told me that I looked like I aged backwards NOT just stunning or beautiful??
I just had to let you know that my younger sister is visiting me and she said to me over breakfast “you look so young”! I am 59 and she said I look in my 40’s! That was so good to hear. I told her about your facial fitness routine and I sent her a link to your website. Thanks for all you do. I would have loved to attend your September workshop, maybe next time. 🙂
All the best,
… My progress over the 10 months that I’ve been working on your program has been just fabulous (People are starting to tell me I look “great” or “bright-eyed” heehee). (Lizzie has been testing out our new “Festoon Busting” routine that will be coming out as a video clip on the new revamped website and it’s working well for her!)
I love the lower face exercises, I can feel the lower half of my face firming up after only a week. ….The exercises are easy to learn and understand and I am really looking forward to seeing the recording to make sure I am doing them right. (She is part of the testing group for the video clip, The Lower Face Lifting routine, coming out in the new CFF website to be launched, soon). I have been doing the 28 exercise routine for two months now – my daughter asked me if I had botox as my eye were looking great! Thanks for all your help.
I just wanted to report here that I have been doing CfF consistently/religiously since 1/23/14 and just got carded by a guy who just about lost it when he saw my age. I guess he and I are a couple years apart? He genuinely was amazed:) I am almost 46. Who’da thought!? Lol …
I love my eyelids now. They are no longer droopy especially on the left side (driver’s door side). My neck and chin have firmed up nicely!! I noticed that I was starting to have saggy and loose skin from my chin to my collarbone. It was so frightening to see that I was starting to have an older lady’s neck!! I feel like I just had another aging backwards phase this weekend. I can see in my photos. My smile is much more youthful.
I just wanted to share with you some results. I’ve been doing the program since September 22nd, and I already have some results, which I’m really happy about. Here’s a before and after pic. As you can see, there is already a big improvement in the bags that I’ve been getting under my eyes when I smile. Also, I was getting some lines on the sides of the eyes when I smile, and they are better too! I’m so happy about it. It’s been two and a half weeks and already there’s improvement! I just wanted to let you know. It’s so cool. Thanks! It’s so amazing how facial exercise works so well, and it’s all natural, and yet, doctors say it doesn’t work and we need Botox. I’m so glad I got your program.
You have no idea what a positive and happy outlook I now have about getting older knowing that my face actually looks better and more elegant now than it did when I was in my 40s!!! XOXOXOX
I have been using your program for 4 years … I gave up wheat and gluten 1 year ago to help with my red rosacea cheeks, it helped with the dryness also and I lost 60 pounds and guess what, my face and neck didn’t suffer and sag! I am positive it was because I had been doing facial exercises for a few years and all the healthy fats I am consuming.
First I want to thank you for this amazing program. … I have consistently performed the full program minimally 5 days a week since I received it. (Maybe in the 7 months of performance, I have dropped to 3 times a week no more than 4 times. So, I have done it as instructed. I do see results. I feel results too.) … I should tell you that my age is 61 3/4, I am in great shape and my facial muscle tone has returned. Cheeks are quite lifted … I am really happy with how my lips are plumped up and the most amazing thing is that I’ve discovered that I’d had a ridge above my eyebrows…I know that it is gone because I used it as a shelf for the eyebrow lift exercise and it is now GONE!!!! Love this program.
Just a note to say how much I appreciate you sending me the exercises. (I sent her some special exercises that will soon be made into video clips) I am extremely grateful to you. It’s very encouraging to know good results have been achieved.. I have great faith in facial exercises and am all for a totally natural way of keeping the face firm and youthful. … Thank you so much for your help, it makes me feel much better knowing there is a solution.
Have been using your program now for at least 6 months. I’m amazed, I’ve stopped aging. I can also tell you that I’m looking much younger and every few month I can see a notable difference.
I have been doing your exercises for nearly eight years now. I love them with a passion but, reading your workshop email, I was wondering if you are thinking about releasing an advanced facial exercise DVD and instructions at any time soon? (Yes! There are video clip routines that will be featured on the new website revamp, coming in a couple of months!)
Lots of love and take care,
I cannot wait to be in my 60s & 70s and be mistaken for 20+ years young like you… What a dream!! I no longer dread turning 50 this December!! I have my 30 year high school reunion this Saturday and what perfect timing. A year of facial exercise has corrected my beginning aging signs from early last spring and definitely has caused me to age backwards every 2-3 months.
Thank you for the informative blog on men’s skin. … How odd but so wonderful that recently, I have been noticing that my nose has taken a nice smaller and thinner shape at nearly 50. … How is it possible that we could reshape our noses to look skinnier and more elegant by facial exercises? Now after nearly a year of facial exercises, my nose appears slender with a nicer shape to it. So it makes sense that it would take nearly a year to see my nose finally looking so much more elegant, defined & thinner. … I love reading your blogs on aging because they help me take better care of my face, neck & hands the past year. I am looking younger this summer than l did last summer as if l regain 5 additional years of my youthful looks back. I can see it every 2-3 months as if overnight l just look younger!!!
Just wanted to share something with you….over the last few years, the skin on my chest started to look slightly crinkly with little tiny “road map” lines, especially noticeable after sleeping or when I pushed my shoulders forward. But, I just noticed the other day that it seems a bit smoother and less lined. Even though I have NOT done any of the chest firming exercises that are in your book. I’m sure it’s the neck exercises that helped, but this was an unexpected surprise! … Love, love, love this program.
I have done “other facial exercises” before, but I didn’t get such results. My lower eyelids weren’t so lifted, nose area wasn’t so smooth, eyes weren’t so open. When I started with your CFF exercises all these things get in much better shape. My husband says that I look better now and younger. Your exercises are really really excellent! Carolyn you have to be proud because your exercises are so effective and You are very, very positive and good person! THANK YOU for all!!!!!!
I don’t know if you’ll remember me…I’m sure you receive letters from thousands of happy, satisfied customers! I’ve been one of those happy, satisfied customers for five years, and my age is constantly mistaken by at least a decade younger, thanks entirely to your facial fitness exercises! … The exercises are like a lovely massage that help me get sleepy. …
This is to let you know that I am pleased with the results from your facial fitness program. A few weeks ago I noticed a bit of overbuild in some of my trouble spots (mouth pouches and eyebrows), but I made a few adjustments it’s all gone. …
Hi Ema! … And, good for you for correcting the exercises build. That’s exactly how you should do it! Very nice! I don’t think you have to avoid anything … just notice if some exercises are too aggressive right now, do them with less pressure and maybe less reps for awhile and adjust as your face changes. I think this is a blog in the making!!!! Thank you!
I cannot believe that it has been nearly a year now that I have been committed to facial exercises. Every 2 or 3 months, I would see how more fresh or youthful my eyes and mouth areas look. Today is one of those times. I kept getting compliments on my eyes as being what many full Asians would have to turn to surgery to have.
I am noticing that my forehead and eyebrow muscles are quite strong. I can really see my two eyebrows come together quite prominently when I make my frustrated expressions. However, I am so surprised that no permanent 11s or deep lines between my eyebrows are forming. I thought that I would get those dreaded 11s without Botox to stop them from forming. My face appears completely smooth and plump looking as if in my early 30s.
I truly love my jaw line. My “double chin” is becoming less and less obvious. It’s so weird to see co-workers (not even 45 yet) with their lost jaw lines and have saggy jowls instead. Is that what late 30s and early 40s gals look like these days?
… I would like to let you know I love my facial exercise I purchased a few months back. I’ve been seeing results in the lifting, especially the jowls. Labial lines are improving gradually with the rubbing technique. I look forward to doing it every morning (4-5 days a wk, because) it feels like a face massage. I love it. I even find myself when I’m sitting at the computer or watching TV, doing some of the facial exercises..lol. It’s just fantastic. Thanks again for all your long, loving and hard work into your research, Carolyn, producing a wonderful product.
Carolyn is sweet, attentive, sincere, friendly, smart, innovative, helpful, and totally committed to her work. I know all this just from emails and not meeting her personally. Her customer service is beyond compare. She means it when she promises to respond within 48 hours, and more often it’s only a matter of minutes. With me, she’s taken the time to make comprehensive, individual recommendations, and it’s clear she enjoys helping people sculpt their faces to achieve their goals. Carolyn’s Facial Fitness has worked for me, and I am committed to doing the exercises to make further improvements. The changes take some time and are subtle, but I’ve experienced a couple “youth jumps,” as Carolyn calls them. My eyebrows suddenly looked lifted, and my nose looked pleasingly shaped. In the three years I’ve been following the program, I’ve seen noticeable improvement, and I’ve been getting compliments from friends and acquaintances. One even studied my face as if to puzzle out what could be happening. At 68, could this woman be bucking the trend and looking younger? Stick with the program, and you’ll be as pleased as I am.
… I want to thank you a lot for your advice. My eyes are already getting better. Yesterday I went to my Dermatologist to have some moles checked. She was shocked when she knew my age. She thought I was 15 years younger and this without surgery or Botox and other stuff like that. I told her I have practiced your routine for over 10 years now. She’ll have a look at your site. … :–)
Thanks again Carolyn
Hi Carolyn … I’m going into Year 3 of the program and will be doing it for life. It’s genius and I am so glad I found you instead of doing something invasive! As far as bonus exercises, the addition of the Lower Face and Festoons exercises were just what I needed.
Thanks again, Love,
I have been doing the strategy you sent me religiously, 3x a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday, around the same time every day, along with all your tips. Thank you for your advice. I also bought your 7 piece facial pack, … I feel a difference in my face. I see a difference also, not in photos, but in the mirror. …
Anyway, the color of my skin is brighter. The shape of my face seems fuller. Cheek bones more prominent. The lines over my top lip seem to be fading. …This is a lifestyle.
GUUUUURRRL! Thank you so much! I had taken 2 days off while I was discussing with you how and what to do with my exercise routine, and today was my first day back w/the basic 28. I couldn’t believe what a difference when I looked in the mirror afterward! Wow! My face looked fuller and softer and at the same time, more toned! How is that possible? (muscles have memory) Anyway, thanks again for all your support. You are amazing! Cheers, Allyson PS. I also focused on applying less pressure and a bit more bit grit on my contractions …
You’re the best,
I have now made CFF for almost 11 months and my skin is much tighter and muscles toned. My skin is glowing and CFF is very important for me!
It has now been 4-5 years since i started facialfitness.And i am very satisfied of how my cheeks holds up especially,as you can see on the picture.Never a wrinkle in sight,although i am running 48. I got a lot of comments on that 🙂 …
Thank you Carolyn!
I have seen your latest pictures! … you look amazing! An inspiration to us all… Facial fitness has done a LOT to my face. No doubt. I am so happy I never have to think about Botox at all. I feel lucky to have come across this. Just to think about the worry I had 5 years ago that my face would sag. And it hasn’t at all 🙂 … I am very devoted to facial fitness.
You look lovely at 68, just like one of those beautiful, glamorous movie stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. As you instructed, I stopped doing facial exercises for a while. (she was overdoing it) I still continued to do ‘rub out the wrinkles’ for the perpendicular lines between my eyebrows and other exercises to detach the wrinkles between the brows. Those two vertical lines are pretty much gone now. Also, the crepe-like skin, under my neck and on my throat, has also disappeared. The lines under my eyes were starting to go over and past my cheeks in a downward fashion and those are gone, too. … I have a large forehead and thus, lots of skin in that area. Everything is smooth, flat tight and lifting in my forehead region! I plan to start back with the full facial routine again. …
… Thank you very much for your contribution to my life. I love the effects of facial fitness! … Two years ago I had a skype training with Nicky and learned the lower face lift exercises which have been a God send. My lower face is looking much, much better. …
Just wanted to give you a quick update on my progress. … BUT, I am sooo excited to report that I see some beautiful changes around the upper cheek area and especially on either side of the nose. My cheeks were always high, but the fullness was only on the outer edges of my face. The center of my face (on either side of the nose) was sort of flat.
NOW, I’m noticing that beautiful fullness going across my face towards my nose. …..you know like area where the nose slide works on? Like you always say (and I agree) when the area on either side of the nose is filled – your face looks younger, fuller, and lifted. There is no question that this area has filled!!
I’m so excited! I’ve been doing your facial exercises (on and off) for years but never saw that dramatic change. I think it must be the face firmer and the circle up rub that is making the big difference. Plus, I’m on a balanced schedule for working out. Every 3rd day I do your cd workout. Now I’m excited to see what other changes will be coming!
Oh, and P.S. I think I’m noticing a difference in my skin tone too. It looks healthier and sort of glows!
Thank you Carolyn for the exercises and for the encouragement!
I just wanted to say hi and thank you. Now it’s been about 3 weeks since I started performing the exercises, and I have to say I am already seeing some results: first of all … my vision has improved (this is not promised but happened and makes me very happy) My skin looks more full in general and my cheeks a little fuller. I am 40 and i didn’t have deep lines but my face now looks more “vacation look’ and is less tired….
Thanks so much for the information. I have only been doing the exercises for two weeks, and am noticing some positive effects already!
Thanks very much,
These are great pointers and I can’t wait to get started. You are the best-kept secret out there, Carolyn!!
… By the way, I feared that my nose would become bulbous like many wider nose folks. It has become more elegant looking. I am impressed how the toned and developed muscles around the nose area could improve the look of my nose. I have been receiving a lot of compliments on my profile. I no longer dread entering my 50s next year. ..
I purchased your program and have been doing it since January of this year. I have seen great results so far.
Thanks Carolyn – just like to say another person approached me today and said how well I’m looking! I was doing (a different) programme for over a year but the results were not half as good.
Happy New Year! I have some good news, the two simple exercises I have been doing for my lower face # 1 & 2 in the overview you gave me (only 2 – 3 times a week) are already showing results! WOW!
I’ve actually seen a great improvement in just the last couple of days. The shape is coming back into my face. Even my forehead is improving and I thought it never would. I now have absolute faith. I’ll keep you posted.
With love and best wishes,
… After 5 months of (the) CFF program. No more traces of saggy droopy eyelids. I don’t see much of that double chin due to saggy muscles under the chin any more. The left side of my face is not saggy droopy as months ago (mostly collagen breakdown on my left side from sun damage from driving unprotected for years). It’s slowly firming up to match the still undamaged right side of my face.
Yes, facial exercises are not a quick fix and I will have both patience and fun with it, but just thought you might like to know, my heaviest eye lid, LEFT, the one that was noticeably lower than the RIGHT is now the higher lid revealing more of the eye than the other!!! WOW! How lovely to have this encouragement so early on! …
Blessings to you,
MS Love Maddy x
Thank you so much for the added exercise! I’ve enjoyed visiting your website again. It’s so encouraging to see people’s progress and feel like I’m part of the fun from afar, LOL! You look fantastic as always – thanks for being such an inspiration. 🙂
Hi again Carolyn!
… I became you client on November 2010. I have been training rather consistently since then and I can really see the difference when I look at pictures; not only do I not age but I have a fresher and more radiant look! Working in the media and public events business as I do asks that I look my best and your program helps a lot in that regard.
Thank you so much again,
You have relieved my mind so incredibly! I’ve spent an hour and a half this evening reading your site and my faith and hope has been renewed! Thank you so much! I will continue my facial fitness with verve! Thank you:-)))) you are so kind! Have great week-end. You are an inspiration.
I bought your facelift package back in November 2006. It came intac and very promptly i might add. At the time I was 50 and wanted to prevent some uncoming jowliness and mouth lines. I have used it on an off (I’m very irregular) since then with great results I tend to run to it when I feel certain parts of my face and neck want to go south. I naturally look very young for my age (15 to 20 years) and want to keep that as much as possible. I will be 58 in a couple of weeks. I am a Jamaican Canadian living in France. I have spoken to so many firends and acquaintances about your product. I am wondering if you have had it translated into other languages. I’m sure there would be buyers here in France. It really was the best 20 odd dollars I ever spent.
Thank you and best regards
Thank you Carolyn,
… I have seen remarkable results already, as others have commented. I was wanting some reassurance that I wasn’t overworking the area. As my neck and jowls are areas that I would love to tone and look after. I am enjoying your programme and I will look forward to the next 3 months when I can add The Lower Face Lifting Routine. You do look fantastic on the Live show. It is wonderful that we can all have confidence in your system since you are a living example of what you teach. Many thanks again for your prompt reply and for sharing your knowledge.
Hi again Carolyn!
Thank you for answering so quickly and for your words of encouragement! Last night, I went to a party where I talked with a woman one year younger than me who was shocked to hear that I was turning 60 in a few weeks; she just could not believe it. So take this as a testimony of the effectiveness of CFF from a very grateful client! 🙂 You really did make a difference in my appearance and thus in my professional life; I cannot thank you enough! You are great!
Warmest regards and wishes for a joyful life!
Thank you again for all your time and effort … this program has been such a great investment. Take care 🙂
I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the results of your program. I have been using the program for about 18 months and can certainly notice results. Having a naturally slim face I was concerned about losing too much mass in my lower face with age. Happily, I have noticed some filling out of my lower face as a result of your program. Having just turned 50 years old and seeing noticeable results, I am happy to know that with continued use your program will certainly fill out and give my face a more youthful appearance. Yippieee!!!!!!!! How is that for a little vanity? Thanks again. Just wanted to give you an update.
Good Afternoon Carolyn,
… Everyone is marveling at my appearance. …
Just wanted to let you know cff is working for me ! In the last 2 weeks two different people thought I was in my 20s– and I just turned 37!!! Wow!! Will send pic updates soon.
You are a genius with your facial exercise method. I do see now why it is important to do all 28 exercises. My face definitely feels more evenly worked out and has a more refreshed and massaged look after doing all of your 28 exercises plus the face firmer and the brush.
Since my face does respond to facial exercises well and fast, I am already seeing a slight uplifting change to my two problem areas: eyes and left jowl. When I smile now, I can see my recently lost lower eyelid muscles near my lashes reappearing. I am starting to look very refreshed and nearly as youthful as I did at 45 and not so tired, droopy and older looking as I have the past year.
After seeing you more clearly on the DVD, you sure looked 10-12 years younger at 65 in Part Three than you did in Part One. Since I can really see your face, neck, hands, and skin tone very well on the DVD, I think that you actually looked nearly 20 years younger at 65 on DVD — no where over 50 at 65. Amazing and inspiring!!
I cannot wait for that 1st youth jump to happen in 2-3 months!! My 47-57 co-workers may be envious when they see that drastic change to my look. ; )
My skin now looks baby soft almost like yours after only 4 days of using Moisturizer Plus. Wow! The right side of my face looks so much younger after 2 weeks of your program. I am still frustrated with my left side as it is the saggy droopy side from nearly 15 years of no sunscreen while driving. If only I knew then…. But I do see more improvements just not a WOW yet. I know that it will take a more few months for my left side to return to how it was 3 years ago before that awful saggy droopy curse. Cheers!
Oh my!! After 4 weeks, I think that I may just have my 1st youth jump! I look slightly younger fresher than I have been the past 2 years. I don’t have that icky tired look in my eyes anymore. Boy did I look very tired for over 12 months (when not even tired) prior to doing facial exercises. Shocking how slowly sagging facial muscles could create such a tired looking face. I have my 1st date with a cute guy I like tonight. So perfect timing!! 😉
P.S., my date thought that I looked very young.
Nearly 3 months on your program now. I finally see the nice lower eyelid muscles just below my lashes. They were there 3 years ago when I looked younger instead of tired looking. After 2 years of botox in the lower eyelid areas, I noticed the flattening of these muscles then I started to look older and appeared tired all day long. I appear younger from regaining the lower eyelid muscles. Is the loss of these muscles a huge factor in making us look tired and older?? (YES!) Have you noticed many gals over 42 do not have a defined jawline?? This lack of jawline seems to add to the poorly aged look as well. (I agree) My jawline is sharper and my slight double chin is less noticeable. My son has told me that I have a double chin for a thin person for the past 10 years. So funny!!! Cheers!!
My 42 year old date thought I looked 35-36 and said that I have amazing cheekbones and bone structure — must mean that I appear elegant like you!! After I told him that I will be 49 this December, he asked me twice if I had work done. I told him to look at my moving eyebrows and forehead because I have no botox and no fillers. … It looks like that I recently had a 2nd youth jump now at the start of my 4th month. … So happy!! Thanks Carolyn!!
I have been doing every single CFF exercise, just the way it is performed on the CFF DVD, 3-4 times a week CONSISTENTLY for the last four years and I am absolutely ecstatic by the results!! I will be 48 years old in October (ugh!) but people I meet think I am in my early thirties!! Yes, my early thirties! I don’t know how to thank you Carolyn, except by helping other people achieve the same Botox-free, healthy approach to facial health and beauty.(she’s taking the CFF Certification course. She is already in the wellness field). …
Just to let you know that i’ve been doing the exercizes about three weeks now, and i see great results. Thank you!
I’m writing to thank you for the face polishing routine you so kindly gave me..,I love it!! It seems that the little pucker I have on the corner of my mouth is lifting finally, and my elevens ( which were not going away) have gotten so much better, the area is almost flat!!!! This is amazing.a truly genius exercise. I am so grateful to you. …
Thank you always,
I’ve been following your program for a year. I was 64 when I started. The changes have been very gradual but oh, so worth it! I am always getting compliments about how great I look. The main reason I started your program was to get rid of the deep frown line between my brows that made me look angry. That is sloooowly disappearing… . I love that lower face routine. The results are pretty amazing, especially in my neck area. It’s just fun!! Thanks for all your help and encouragement!
P.S. An added benefit to this program: when the exercise calls for lifting your head up off the floor, I do an abdominal contraction. That’s over 150 contractions in 15 minutes. I’ve never had such flat abs :o)!
This program is amazing! After two weeks, my family said they could see a difference. I lost that “tired” look. It’s been about a month, and my eyes are more open, and my lower jaw is becoming more toned. I’m excited for more changes as time goes on!
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I’ve been doing Carolyn’s facial fitness for 6 months and I love it. My face fell because of Botox. I had saggy jowls and I’m only 35. After 4 months doing CFF my jowls lifted! Now I’m concentrating more on my eye area. Facial exercises really work, I’m living proof!
Have continued to follow your exact advice and things are going amazing – I believe yesterday I experienced what you call a ‘youth jump‘, particularly around my eye area. … My mouth area has also returned to normal, which I am very pleased about. … Thanks again for all your help. 🙂
Thanks for all your help. My face actually looks like it is getting firmer (six weeks into CFF). Even though I was doing a different facial exercise program for several years, I really feel the difference doing yours. I see the softness coming back (in a good way) and I can see the difference your program is making. Balance. I was a model (many years ago) and it made me so sad to see that my face had lost the softness. So glad it is back.
I was so excited today! I have been doing your exercises for about 3 weeks now. I had taken a picture prior to starting…I am sure you remember, I was so depressed. New pictures! Amazing. I can’t believe how much more awake, alive and fuller my face looks. … I just wanted to say thank you!
I want to thank you for creating this wonderful program. I couldn’t be happier with it, and the changes I am seeing. I am not embarrassed about my face anymore. I feel, well, attractive. Even if I saw no more changes, I would be extremely happy. But I think I will. The second pic is 3 months after starting your program. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
Wishing you all the best,
Hi Carolyn…..I had the pleasure of speaking with you a few weeks back when I called to ‘gush’ about the impressive images I saw on your website which showcased the effectiveness of your program. I decided to try one of the sample exercises you presented—-targeting those horrid neck ‘cords’. I am only midway into my fourth week, and am DELIGHTED to report that they are ninety-five percent GONE. I cannot thank you enough for posting this. I have also begun the Hand massage technique from your You Tube video, and am sure I will see results equal to that of the neck exercise. I very much appreciate your kind generosity in sharing these techniques.
This is great – thanks! I’ve been doing your exercises for over a year now, and at 50, I look younger than when I was 40. I tried several other programs before I purchased yours. While they helped some, I was still left with sagging in the jowls, and some other problem areas. Your system has taken care of that – it is like a miracle!
Thanks again! Carolyn
I love your program. I’ve been doing the exercises for about 6-7 months now. I started off about 4-5 days per week and am now doing about 2-3 days per week. I have noticed a big difference in my jowl area and eyes. I did not have full blown jowls, but more the beginnings of them and before the exercises I was attempting to keep a slight smile on my face when around others because they didn’t seem to show as much. Now I don’t have to do that and don’t even think about it. I still have some work to do but looking good so far! And my jaw line looks cleaner as well. My eyes look great and my neck looks toned and strong (but not bulky)….Thank you so much! Your program delivers real results!
… I am writing to say how happy I am that I discovered your website. While I was impressed with your obvious knowledge and refreshing emphasis on Customer Service, it was the photos of yourself which struck me the most. While they–first and foremost–convey the effectiveness of your program, it is for me your GLOW –A Light–that almost jumps out’ from the pictures. Radiance like that comes from WITHIN. …You are an inspiration!
Kindest Regards from Karen
I’ve seen fantastic results with your program. I’ve just experienced my first youth jump and what a change!… Love your skin care products too!
I’ve recently experienced my second youth jump and moving on to my third. It just keeps getting better. Thank you so much for your program and facial products. It is so nice to see the skin above my eyes lift. I can see my eyelashes again! I just had a microderm at the spa and received complements about how great my skin looked. She said that of all her clients, I was in the top 5% in skin hydration. I know this is because of your facial products, especially the two serums. You are the best and thank you for making the prices so reasonable….
Holy cow, Carolyn! I looked at the video and you do indeed look younger and more radiant now than in the exercise video. Your skin is just so luminous and your neck is amazing. I assume I can look forward to the same outcome and that makes me smile. … All the best to you, Carolyn. You are beautiful inside and out.
It took me a few months before I started your programm, but I eventually started beginning of October. It is a very good, very efficient programm. I have been a rosacea sufferer for 25 years, and your programm is one part of my healing process. It is very good on redness and enlarged capillaries. Thank you so much again. …
Lots of love,
Thank you Carolyn -… thanks so much. Just sent my sister the full facial care package for her xmas gift!! 🙂 Love your products and your exercises, really has changed my life… Again thank you so much for your great customer service, by the way love the moisturizer, will buy some of your products once I’m done with the samples. Thank you!
Hello Carolyn , firstly let me say, I have been wanting to send this email to you for many years. After sorting through the whole range of facial exercise programs online I felt and surmised, that indeed your program and you were the best ! I first heard/read about facial exercises around nearly 30 years ago but I have never seen a comprehensive, genuine “whole package” program anywhere like yours. I would love to do your course and eventually work teaching your program to others. …
I ordered your facial fitness package and have noticed a difference in facial firmness. It took a little bit for me to get into the habit, but I am really glad I did. Thanks for helping women keep toned faces. You are an angel! I am glad to see small businesses like yours prosper. Go you!
I have been doing your exercises for 16 months and am very pleased. I am 65 and have been doing them 3x/week. Yes that lower face lifting routine you sent is making a difference. …
Just wanted to send you a very short note of thanks (I’m currently on semi-vacation) for saving both my hair and face!! My face (skin and structure) look better now with the lighter touch for facial exercises. … THANKS SO MUCH!!
Well I stand corrected! I’ve been doing CFF for about 2 weeks now and see a dramatic improvement in my budding neck cords. Saved me $5000 for a neck lift already! I couldn’t even lift my head off the floor at first for a count of 10 but now I can do the full count of 40. I too experienced neck pain when doing other neck exercises but not with CFF. And I was afraid exercises would only make the cords pop out more – I WAS WRONG! Strengthening the entire neck builds the muscles and firms the skin to cover the cords! Who wants a scrawny old-lady neck? You know the ones I mean: they look like turtles with skinny wrinkly necks and big heads. Not to denigrate any other programs, but I feel like CFF explains in great detail the Qs that I have before I even ask them. Her website is jam-packed with useful infos about the exercises and skin/muscles. The DVD/CD combo is great for seeing Carolyn do the exercises and having a buddy in the morning to exercise with, but you can go to her website and see the exercises explained in written form too. How generous is that: you don’t even need to spend any $$ if you don’t want to. But really I feel she deserves the money for the work she does for us. Big thumbs up Carolyn! I only hope I can look at great as you do!”
It’s been a while since I’ve emailed you! Let me first say again thank you for your life-changing facial workout! I have always been so thankful for being introduced to your site and to you!!
After 3 months of doing the lower face exercises along with the whole face exercises, I’m seeing the sides of my cheeks filling out and the raccoon bulges fading. The wrinkles on my upper lip are a bit better, but I can still see them. Especially in bright light. (Lines around the lips can be addressed, but they can take a long time to disappear completely) 🙂
I just want to say “thank you” for what you are doing for me and other women through your facial exercises. I have been using them for about 9 months and I’m so happy with my results so far. I still have areas that need work but I’m convinced that with patience these will improve with time. I have had three instances in the past six months where people that I haven’t seen in a long time have complimented me on my “youthful” appearance. I’m not bragging when I say this. It is completely because of your exercises. The most impressive evidence for me was when I saw a recent picture taken of my sister and myself at a family function. She is a year younger than myself and has always been thinner and more physically fit. But, you would never know it from the picture. There is a big difference in the definition of our necks and faces. … Thank you for giving me hope that I don’t have to “give in” to the age process. There really is something that can be done to improve our looks as we grow older! The best part is that it is all natural!
I’ve been using the CFF Program for nearly eight months now, and I’m showing some real progress! I just attended a family reunion last week, and heard a lot of “That haircut makes you look younger!” And “Have you lost weight, you look younger!” And this was from my nephews and nieces! My sister looks at me kind of suspiciously. Ha!
It’s true! You do look even younger than the one when you were 64. I am 70 now and thanks to your good products and exercises (and good genes too I think), my skin still looks good. … I send you love as well and all good wishes for health and happiness.
I have been doing the exercises in your program 5 times per week since Thanksgiving weekend of this past November. … First of all, I wanted to mention that I believe I have seen overall improvement to my face. For example, … two cords that had recently appeared, one on each side of my neck, disappeared within 1-2 weeks of my beginning your program. As another example, before starting your program, I hadn’t even realized that my brows were starting to droop, but they were — and, thanks to your program, they are beginning to become lifted up, slowly but surely. I also see fullness returning to my lips. As with my brows, I had not even realized that I had started to lose some fullness in them. In closing, I wanted to thank you for your program. …The “before and after” photos are very persuasive … I enjoy seeing how your customers seem very happy with their own faces: they don’t want brand-new faces, but their own youthful contours again. Oh! I have also been using your skin and hair care products, and have been extremely happy with them …
I am so excited that I just had to share! I am starting to see the more youthful contours of my face again. I have been using a lighter hand with my exercises, the jowl exercises, and I am just doing them, as suggested, three times weekly and evenly spaced. Sometimes after exercising I can feel a sort of tingling and tightening during the day and my skin looks very good. Oh, I am also doing the little neck pinches (this is a new de-tacking of the wrinkles technique that will soon be out as a video clip). Thank you for always being so supportive! I will keep you informed.
Hello Carolyn, I have been doing your basic exercises now for about 6 months and have achieved wonderful results. My skin looks radiant, my eyes have opened up a lot and my cheeks and lips are fuller.
Thank you Carolyn.
So very happy that I got your DVD/CD after trying the free exercises on your website. I’ve done other programs but with yours realized a major change in just a week for plumping my cheeks. Please see the thread on our forum about your program. … I like that you advocate back sleeping and getting to bed before midnight too! Best wishes!
Holy cow, Carolyn! I looked at the video and you do indeed look younger and more radiant now than in the original exercise video. Your skin is just so luminous and your neck is amazing. I assume I can look forward to the same outcome and that makes me smile. … All the best to you, Carolyn. You are beautiful inside and out.
Here’s funny story. Two women gave me an irritated glance last week. Now in all fairness, I have made several changes over the past month. Dropped about 6 lbs, eliminated alcohol consumption completely, almost no sugar, discontinued Botox and started your facial exercise program.
My skin started looking amazing after I gave myself two days off in a row. Fuller and more supple. It was after my skin started looking amazing that I received the ‘stink eye’ treatment. You know…… The look that says something is looking different about you and it really irks me … Thank you!
Hello Carolyn , firstly let me say, I have been wanting to send this email to you for many years. After sorting through the whole range of facial exercise programs online I felt and surmised, that indeed your program and you were the best! I first heard / read about facial exercises around nearly 30 years ago but I have never seen a comprehensive ,genuine “ whole package” program anywhere like yours. I would love to do your course and eventually work teaching your program to others. …
Haven’t got your program yet but I have been practicing the crow’s feet exercise and my right eye, which always used to be flexed due to what I’m guessing was a buildup of tension, is now relaxed. It feels weird, but it is nice. That, and doing the other sample workouts, has been a really nice way to release a lot of anxiety (I’m a worrier) which has tensed up my face. Who would have thought that face exercises would make a person calmer in general? PS I think Facial Exercising is a great life strategy and I look forward to finally receiving the full workout. You’re a clever lady 🙂
I have been practising your facial fitness programme now since August 2013. I am very happy with the programme and people are already approaching me all the time and telling me how well I am looking….
Thank you as always for the best most informative program and website, your program is the absolute best and I’m soo happy with how I look after 3 faithful years.
Just got to the level where I can remember all exercises and do them lying down. I look so much better — really amazing!
I love the exercises and the sample facial products as well! Thank you. … My face is already starting to lose the tired look. 🙂
Thank you so much,
Hello again… Yes I’m a newby but wanted to share this.. I am in the beauty industry. And help others in area of making them feel better about their looks and I’ve always have been one to take care of my overall appearance. I have noticed in my aging one of my areas were that my temples are something that hollowed and hated it. It’s about two weeks into me starting (with the CFF exercises) and I see my temple start to firm and is not as hollow.. I am so, so excited.. I wasn’t expecting that… Just wanted to share that.. … I will keep you posted on more.. there are other slight things but this one was big so I had to share…
Thank You for your time. I think your program is the best as I have tried others that don’t give the lovely elegant build that your program does.
… The Lower Face workout is coming along very nicely! It took me a while to get the angles right but now I can feel everything working and it’s really cleaning up my jawline! It’s like it’s working from the sides inward, with that darn double chin the most stubborn issue, though I swear the area is narrowing. …
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!
I’ve been doing your exercises for a little over 2 months! I have to say I truly love your program!! My friends have made comments and want to know what I’ve been doing. Within that time, I’ve almost completely, completely diminished my forehead lines, 11s and crow’s feet. I love how my face feels after completing a workout! …
I am a 55 year old woman who has been doing your facial exercises 5 days a week for @ 8 1/2 months. Thanks to you, I can honestly say my face is looking so much more toned and younger looking than last year at this time. I also use most of your skin care products, which I think helps with the healthy, toned look. … Thanks so much for all you do in helping people feel better about aging gracefully!
Well I am nearly two months into the programme and have attached a profile picture of me at the one month mark. I am noticing that I am looking ‘improved’ and that my face looks ‘fuller’. My scar is looking better and after my holidays I will send a picture so that you can see. (she has an “old” scar on her face from an accident in childhood) … I am really loving the exercises and as I said before my smile is not nearly as ‘lopsided’ as it was, amazing that after less than two months it is looking better than in 30 years. Love to you. Thank you for all your help with this.
Well I have just watched the Facial Fitness DVD. I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Your exercises are not what I thought they were at all. I had been doing a different facial class from the internet. It turns out they are not the same. I saw how gentle all your exercises are and now know that I was assuming yours would be the same as the different “poses” from the other program. I’m happy that I have found out that I can be a member of Carolyn’s club!! I’ll keep you updated.
Thanks for all your help,
I thought I’d tell you briefly that I have reached the two month-mark performing the exercises with one hand (she has temporarily injured her hand) and, although I am yet have a lesson with Nicky, there has been definite results. Apart from my skin looking healthy, better-textured and tighter I now constantly have a colour of red in my cheeks that only becomes deeper especially when I laugh. That is probably the best part! Also my neck, which had been cording due to my rollercoaster dieting, is firming up and I don’t wake up with lines from folding during the night. Thanks Carolyn so much xx Exercising the facial skin seems like common sense … in any case I am so grateful that I found your program when I did.
PS: There has been no problem with performing the exercises one-handed. It just takes a lot longer…
I must tell you that although I ordered your program quite some time ago, I am kicking myself for not having left another program which I’ve used for several years. I look much more feminine and pretty in just a week with CFF. … Now, a month into your program, my husband can’t stop telling me how beautiful I am! My neck is so much improved that I want to stop strangers on the street and tell them how they can improve theirs too. Carolyn, your exercises are genius! I cannot thank you enough for my lovely new face.
Carolyn’s facial exercises and skincare products are the best! I have used many types of exercises and products and have never been as pleased. I am still in the beginning stages but after 2 months, I look much more youthful and feel happy when I look in the mirror. I also took a training session with Nicky Jordan and found her insights and clear instructions a huge plus. Thanks to you both for making me feel confident that I will remain beautiful for the rest of my life!
Firstly, thank you so much for this careful, individualized attention. You are truly amazing. I can feel the positive energy all the way here in France. I have started the new strategy, and it feels really right. I also love the lower facelifting routine. This one will make plastic surgeons cry!! 🙂 🙂
Tip: One thing I noticed is that before when I was opening the mouth wide, lips over teeth, I was highlighting the nasio-labal lines. I have been experimenting in the mirror with different ways to contract the muscles in the “O” pose. I notice that if I push my top lips toward the center of the mouth, so that my mouth makes not a perfect circle but rather a circle that is slightly triangular-like at the top, I am not enhancing the laugh lines (great if this works well for you!) …
With much gratitude, warm regards,
Sue (from OH)*
Happy to say I am now seeing close to maximum results. Neck and chin are at about 90% improved since the last time I emailed you. …
you are a true inspiration in my life. Not just your excellent program and exquisite skin care samples, but all what you share with your customers as a person. I am so glad I bumped into you in the Internet. … It’s been only three weeks since I received the Facial Exercise Kit and I’ve already seen results. My husband doesn’t noticed much but when comparing the pictures that I attached, it is surprising to see how the face shapes as I continue the routine and keep losing weight. At this moment, my life is in a new stage. Able to walk and exercise. With the neck strengthening exercise, my neck stopped hurting, my eyes are less red and I am counting 32 twists thus far.
Hello! I have been faithfully doing your facial exercises for over a year. I do them four times a week Monday-Thursday. I do get compliments on “looking good”. Thank you.
I thought it about time to write to you to express my thanks for your wonderful facial exercises, and your extremely happy, friendly and easy to follow dvds.
During the past 6 months, I’ve gradually noticed a lessening of all facial lines, plus a ‘building up’ of muscle in my face. My eyebrows (which were beginning to droop) are lifting up to where they once were; my eyes are ‘opening’ with a great reduction of the sagging that was beginning to cause me dismay, and the ever increasing turkey neck has lessened greatly showing great promise for a more youthful future.
To add weight to my delight, friends are also beginning to notice the difference. Only this past weekend a friend suggested that instead of aging I appeared to be ‘getting younger’. I haven’t (as yet) told her why, however I plan to do that soon. I have though, told another friend about your exercises and wonderful facial creams. If she hasn’t as yet, I know she will make a purchase as she finds my results extremely good. (She was considering surgery, however now is seeing the benefit of ‘self-nurturing’ through your program.) Thank You so much; I couldn’t be more delighted.
Hi Carolyn – Re the exercises … My overall look (face) is smoother. It’s still the lower face (she will now tryout the Lower Face Lifting routine)that I am hoping will show more improvement and my neck (just the area below the chin – NOT double chin – but loose skin) but I do see a difference! I’m hoping the next year will pull more together…. Sometimes this summer – because of schedule (even early morning!) – I have only been able to do twice a week but don’t seem to be going backwards. Thank you again for all this fun stuff………… sr
I wanted to mention something that’s helped me tremendously in learning the exercises. I have an iMac. While listening to your “Pacing” CD in iTunes, I also open “FaceTime” so that I can observe myself while performing the exercises (and correct mistakes I’m making). It’s really been VERY useful!
I also would like to mention that, after only three weeks of doing the exercises, I absolutely feel my skin becoming more resilient and “plumper” (in a good way). It feels like a layer of youthful cushioning is gradually being restored. Thanks so much, Carolyn.
All the best,
Thank you Carolyn !
I wanted to tell you I have been doing some of the facial exercises that you sent for several years ago for about 2 months steadily (She tested the advanced Lower Face lifting routine taught by Nicky in an half an hour Skype session for $75-. If you want this lesson, just email me and I’ll send you an invoice) and I can tell the difference in my jaw, my neck, and also my cheek bones. Mine are high and I hope to keep them from falling. My neck has improved greatly. I’ll be 63 in August and I’ve always been thin-but lost weight 3 years ago due to illness and my neck looks (looked) like a skinny turkey ! It is looking better and gives me great hope! Hope you have a wonderful week xo
Received it in 2 weeks. The DVD is excellent! The facial & other exercises [body parts] are explained & shown by Carolyn herself, who really knows what she’s talking about. I’m already starting to see changes to my skin & the shape of my face after only one week. You also get 3 samples – love the moisturizer plus – luxurious! Excellent advice & prompt response to emails. Check out her website-glad I did!
I saw the upload on Facebook of the Skype interview you had (Go to counter 0:31 to see me)… AMAZING!!! You look so, so beautiful!!! Glowing!!! So Feminine. You look even younger than when you did your exercise kit.I t is absolutely unbelievable!!! You are truly getting younger with age!!! This is so exciting!!! I hope so much to have these wonderful results as I grow older. Keep doing this amazing work, innovating, being so involved and giving all of us motivation and hope.
PS Also, loving your hair .
“Carolyn is a GOD SEND! I’ve tried other facial exercises, and got somewhat favorable results with some of them, but Carolyn’s exercises are in a category all their own. I noticed a difference immediately and actually even look forward to doing them. I just started using her skin care products, and am amazed at the immediate difference they have made. My skin went from gray and colorless to pink and creamy almost overnight…If only EVERYTHING in life worked so well…Seriously. Oh! also, I recently tried the shampoo and conditioner, and again, a hit. My hair is thick, wavy, porous and damaged from years of bleaching, so needless to say, I always pull it up and back. However, the first time I tried Carolyn’s hair products, my hair got its life back…It looks and feels like real hair that I can wear down again. I especially love the conditioner. I’ve never come across a product like this, it is absolutely the best thing on the market…Thank you Carolyn!”
It was about three years ago when I bought your facial exercise kit. I practiced faithfully and also tried your facial formulas … I had my skincare and exercise routines and I began to get compliments about my glowing skin etc. Yes, I still had some wrinkles and maybe some sagging skin too, but my overall appearance became more youthful.
Then I experienced a very stressful time. Lot of work and family problems. Too much unhealthy food and occasionally too many glasses of wine. Continuously too little sleep. No facial exercises.
This spring I finally looked at the mirror and I didn’t like it. … No, that woman looked older than before. …I made a nutrition plan. …Then I started exercising and also facial exercising again. I have your pacing CD and in April I started to do exercises with it five times a week. So nice that I don’t have to think anything, just listen to your nice voice and do what you tell to do. So relaxing! Then I remembered your facial formulas and schedule for radiant skin. I happened to have products for cleansing and exfoliating and still had botanical masque left, so I ordered other products and started to follow your schedule in the beginning of this month. It’s so nice to follow your instructions. I need someone to tell me what to do!
Nowadays I sleep better so I wake up little earlier in the morning. I do exercises with the pacing cd. Then I put hydrating crème masque on and have little time for praying/meditation before my husband and children wake up. After serums, moisturize plus, sunscreen and healthy breakfast I’m ready to start my day.
I didn’t expect results to come very soon. But my skin really looks better after only a few weeks. People notice something. “You look different. Have you lost weight?” Well, maybe one pound, but that doesn’t change my appearance. “Oh that haircut really makes you look younger!” Maybe that, but I had exactly same cut also last time I came from the hairdresser. I’m convinced that Carolyn’s facial fitness and schedule for radiant skin are doing the trick again. And it makes me sooo happy!
Thank you Carolyn!
I want to thank you for your fabulous program….I have been doing it ,religiously and just now took some photos to see if any changes had taking place since the last pics taken… and I am shocked with the positive changes! Look at my eyes, neck and my profile!!! Please take a look for yourself, and see how amazing they are …Imagine in a year? … Any way,I just wanted to thank you for making this possible.
Another year already…Congratulations on your new hair products. A friend of mine (in her 50’s) was visiting from New Zealand. She’s very beautiful but she has such deep lines. I asked her about them and at first she was hurt, but when she found out she could do something, she was so grateful. She bought your course and feels so empowered and hopeful when she does these exercises. She was feeling hopeless and not even protecting her face from the sun because she thought it was too late…. also feeling embarrassed because she thought it shouldn’t matter to her. You can imagine how good it feels to be free of all of that. Thank you from her and from me.
I purchased your program about two years ago (2011) and must say that I think it has worked very well. I have corresponded with you a few times regarding things that didn’t seem to be working well and you gave me some great suggestions. I am really pleased with those results. … Thank you.
I purchased your exercise program a couple of weeks ago and am really enjoying it! You put together such a nice package, with the DVD, CDs, book, cards, etc, and the price was very reasonable too. So thank you!
I received the package and am really enjoying learning the exercises on the DVD. You are an excellent teacher and your beautiful, incredibly youthful-looking face is such an inspiration to me! I’m so impressed with the thoroughness of the package and how well-designed everything is. …
Helen in the UK*
Received it in 2 weeks.The DVD is excellent! The facial & other exercises [body parts] are explained & shown by Carolyn herself, who really knows what she’s talking about.I’m already starting to see changes to my skin & the shape of my face after only one week.You also get 3 samples – love the moisturiser plus – luxurious! Excellent advice & prompt response to emails. Check out her website-glad I did!
… I thought I’d let you know that there seems to be some improvement in my overall facial appearance. Nothing you can really put your finger on but I feel I look better. I’m looking forward to continued improvement – have been doing the exercises for about a month now and took your advice to cut back to 3 times per week rather than doing them 5 times per week and noticed a huge difference. …
Thank you so much for these exercises and the work you and your team have put forth in their development.
I ordered and received your CDs in late February, thanks so much. I have been doing your exercises and liking your program a lot. It has been about 6 weeks so far. …
Thanks so much,
I rec’d your kit in the mail last week! I’m so excited! I must say it’s wonderfully put together! I really like the flash cards showing how each exercise is done! …
Caution – this exercise cannot be used by everybody: Hi Carolyn, I promised I’d give an update on the under eye exercises so here is my update. They are very effective for building up the muscle, but I also learned that one has to be careful with these as you can easily overbuild this area, I had to reduce on them, they were a little bit too effective. (She’s testing the new eye exercises for the advanced DVD coming out soon)
But here is my new discovery, for me, the biggest problem was that I have loose skin under the eyes … I knew that I couldn’t really do the rubbing technique here, but I went slowly and modified it for the under eye area. What I do is use a massage oil on my face(I use emu oil), then while squinting up with the lower eyelid, flexing this muscle, I use my ring finger to massage the under eye area using circle up rubs, of course I’m going much lighter than the rubbing out technique on the rest of the face, but this actually has started to work really well for tightening this under eye skin. I’m assuming that it’s the massaging that is helping to tighten up the skin? (YES!) Just like the brush technique tightens up the skin on the neck. I know that the under eye skin is delicate, but I’m thinking that we make it worse by never manipulating this area and that it never gets stimulated. What do you think? (Yes! You can work the under part of the eye the way that you’re doing it. Some people cannot handle this massage, but you are obviously someone who is benefiting well from it.)
Just another update on this new circle up rub under the eyes…I’ve been doing it for about 2 months now and I THINK (hope it’s not just optimism) that the area is looking better, plumper . I still have creases when I smile but I have a little cross- hatch that you can see between the creases that. looks like its fading. So I think it’s working for me. Hope it continues to get better. …
Thank you so much for creating this fitness program for the face, neck and hands. I have read your book, the flashcards and *everything* on your website at least twice. I find the ‘before, during and after’ pictures to be inspirational and encouraging. I appreciate the boldness and willingness of these clients to allow their ‘before’ pictures, available for all the world to see with the critique in the narrative describing changes wrought by following your CFF program. I’ve decided to follow your advice to the letter; you are the excellent teacher and I will be the excellent student. Your face firmer and “The Brush” for the neck are wonderful. My face and neck feel great (and, I think, look better) after doing my morning exercises. I also do the ‘earlobe warmer’; on cold winter mornings that’s what I call it whether it firms my earlobes or not. It’s like wrapping my freezy cold fingers around a mug of tea. My face is more symmetrical and my eyelids are more open. My nose has a more distinct feel to it and the skin under my eyes is not as loose.
Well…these neck exercises are really starting to work, after 2 months my “cording” is starting to firm up. Thanks … Will keep working on my flabby neck, thanks again, Carolyn. btw, I am a 55 year old man, with the beginnings of the old man face and bad case of crow’s feet, too much sun exposure. Glad I found your website
I have been doing your facial fitness program for 3 yrs now, it is coming along great,,, I am turning 60 this May but I now look 20 yrs younger,,,, I love it… Could you tell me how long it took you to completely lift your jowls, and what other things can I do to help mine along…. (YES! I am coming out with a new revamped website that will support this kind of technology – a new downloadable version demonstrating advanced routines to address just this kind of issue) Thank you so much and have a great weekend,,,,,,,,
First, I want to thank you for the wonderful program you’ve created. I’ve seen a lot of positive changes in my face since I started using it in earnest.
… I wasn’t exercising regularly…. I’m back now to facial exercises and I have been doing your program (all the exercises + face firmer + jowl slide smoother) 3 days a week for 2 months now, my face has improved a lot! I’m finally seeing a younger me looking nice again. …
Thank you for your time and thank you for your wonderful program!
I’ve been doing this routine and its great – looking better all the time! People are commenting on it. I have to get someone to take a recent picture to show you …Thank you again!
I ordered the full kit over a year ago, and never got around to learning the exercises. Well, time marches on and the other day, I reread the reviews, and decided to commit to giving your program an honest try. This morning, I watched Part I of the DVD, and only did the exercises with you, not the complete number of repetitions. I was impressed with how easy, sensible, and quick they were to perform. However, about two hours later, I was putting on make-up, and was stunned to see that I already look better! I suppose this is why facials are so popular, but if your program is effective this quickly, it’s definitely worth my time to use it routinely.
I want to thank you again for your facial exercises and products which have really helped me. I also want to thank you for your kind, generous and uplifting spirit.
Happy New Year,
I have been doing your facial fitness program according to your directions, 5 times a week, first thing in the morning, for almost 3 years now. I have also been using your skin care products. I really can’t find adequate words to describe how wonderfully successful your program is and what a difference it has made in both my appearance and my life. You have my forever gratitude! I noticed on your website that you are creating a new program for the lower face that Dakota is testing it for you. I await this with great anticipation!! Do you think it will be available this year? (We’ve had a small delay in getting it ready for production .. but hopefully we’ll have the new routines on video and up for viewing and “sale” soon)
I never really believed Facial Fitness would work even though it was a really substantial workout… and I didn’t see much difference till this morning…. when I actually saw my left eyelid lifted and staying lifted… incredible… thanks to your follow-up email and the boot camp that followed. I give it another 2 months and I should recognize the old me again.
I am doing my facial exercise I love it! I see some improvement already. Thank you. (She’s been using the program for only 2 weeks)
Just wanted you to know how great your DVD is. Very precise and easy to follow. Probably the best one I have seen. …
Hi Carolyn, … I never sent the pictures and instead kept doing your program and I’m delighted to say that this morning I’ve experienced what you call ” a jump“. I woke up this morning, looked at myself in the mirror and I could not believe it!! I really look 5 years younger and this literally happened overnight!!!! If I had doubts about your program they are completely gone now!!!! Thank you so much!!! …
I ordered your CFF program a couple of months ago. … I wanted to say thank you so much for your facial exercises. I am 44 years old and people are starting to say I look younger. My 25 year old daughter said my double chin has disappeared. I can start to feel my jaw, jowl area, eyes and double chin tone and tighten. For years I stopped taking pictures. Because of your exercises I feel better to take pictures. Your exercises gave me confidence again. I also feel better to apply for jobs. To me your facial exercises are a blessing. I did not have enough money for Botox or Plastic Surgery. Thank you for saving me thousands of dollars. I cannot put a price tag on how much your program has helped me.
Hi Carolyn, .. I purchased your program earlier this year, in February. I am so thankful to you for all your research into these facial exercises, for the professional program presentation and instruction. As a 43yr old with a three year old daughter and a 18month daughter, I cringed every time I looked in the mirror, and don’t think I realized until lately how much more free I am to walk out the door, even without any makeup on, feeling pretty confident about toned, glowing skin. Already at 42 I had, as you call it, very papery skin beneath my eyes, and I believe they were very tired looking. This papery skin is a thing of the past; I still have wrinkles, but the improvement is unbelievable to me! I believe my eyebrows have raised, my skin looks more toned, healthier. And I love doing the exercises – I’d always enjoyed exercising my body, and it makes so much sense to “exercise” our faces! Carolyn, thank you so very much!!! …
I am so excited-this new lower face routine is working already!!!!!!! My little girl can even see the difference – I can even feel the difference. (She is testing the new Lower Face Lifting Routine that is part of a new DVD coming out in a few months) Thank you soooo much. …TTYL!
I’m still doing my facial exercises for 14 months now!! I’ve noticed quite significant changes in my neck, eyes, forehead and chin. I have done the wrinkle rub technique on my forehead but was rather afraid to try it on my cheeks where I have quite a lot of wrinkling (kind of looks like a road map) because I was worried that I didn’t have enough resistance and would stretch the skin. Now, that I feel that I have some muscling in my cheeks, I think I would like to try the wrinkle rub technique but kind of wanted your blessing first!! (Yes! Just be sure that the muscle underneath where you’re rubbing is taut. You can also start to perform the Circle-up-Rub every morning and night – 5 rounds each session on a moisturized face!)
Thanks for everything that you do, Hugs, Julie
I know you mentioned that wrinkles flatten out and get wider as they start to fade, I’m seeing something different, I’m seeing that they are reducing in length, basically the end of the wrinkles are starting to shorten, so now instead of a longer horizontal wrinkle, it’s a shorter horizontal wrinkle if that makes sense. Maybe I just missed the phase of the flattening out. I’m seeing this happening on my forehead, it is very exciting. (Yes! This is also part of the process … the lines almost always get shorter and shallower as you use this technique)
I have been doing your facial exercises for about six weeks now and am enjoying them. They seem to help my TMJ issues as well. … my face feels a lot firmer after I finish the exercises…my primary issue is neck cording, an issue that has arose after I gave up wheat and lost around 18 pounds. (I suggested she add The Brush to her regime) … Just another thing, I woke up with a headache this morning and after the facial exercises, it disappeared!
You are so amazing, Your knowledge, experience, support, the way you are available and always motivate me… I just love you and I am devoted to practice your program forever 🙂 THANK YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART You are beautiful from insight out With love, ,GZ
Everything seems to be going pretty well with the exercises, but something was kind of puzzling to me. For a while there I was lifted and staying that way during the first few months. The texture of my skin alone was definitely, unmistakably, softer, fuller, almost spongy like, as if I could feel the collagen coming back. Now for my question. The past month or two (I have had a lot going on) it looked to me like almost nothing changed since I started in late May. Now all of a sudden the plumping up has returned (yay) the awesome texture, and firmness in my neck that I love to touch. What happened? I have no idea why all of a sudden on Tuesday morning things felt so different and so improved. (Theresa is giving a good example of a “Youth Jump”. We’re not sure why they seem to happen every 3 months or so, but we sure are glad they do! See also How do collagen and elastin fibers work together giving a more youthful look? for more answers). … Thank you for taking the time to guide me in the right direction. You are a special lady!
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I have been doing CFF for 18 months and I love it. I use it along with Frownies as a maintenance routine. I like the fact that there is not a lot of aggressive massaging involved. I don’t do a lot of massage to my face. I think too much massage breaks up the fat over time – good for other parts of the body but not the look I want for my face. I also noticed my skin is not as dry as it was.
I do eye exercises every day. However, I’ve modified them. I can’t do the “goggle” very well with my hands and it hurts my right hand. Anyway, but whatever I’ve been doing is working because my eyes look more almond shape now than they have in years… (She is testing the new “toning” eye exercises that will be coming out on DVD within the next months). I am looking very young, so I can’t complain. Last week I was out with 6 other women and only two of us got carded. The other woman was 31. The other women did not like that very much. (AC is well-past 31 years now) … Thank you so much for the eye exercises…
Good afternoon Carolyn 🙂
I hope this email finds you well. I have to say, I look forward every morning to my 15 minutes, and am a little disappointed on the weekends when it’s time to rest. It’s like morning coffee; I feel very awake and aware when I’m done. My question today is if you think facial hair detracts from the effectiveness of the exercises. I’ve been clean shaven all summer. During the fall/winter, however, I usually wear a light beard. (Facial hair is not an issue) Thank you in advance, and thank you for creating such an amazing system!!
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I just wanted to tell you that I’ve been using Carolyn’s facial exercises mostly for my jowls and wrinkles on my upper cheeks. And, I was surprised for the other effects I noticed. My cheeks seem higher and fuller and my eyes are more slanted like they used to be when I was younger. I’m down to only 1 neck line (wrinkle)! I was starting to get more and more each year after my 40th birthday. I think I was up to 3 rings. Now, there is one left!
The pouches at the corner of my mouth are smaller and the folds around my nose and mouth are not so pronounced. I really was surprised because I didn’t expect these changes. Even my kids notice the difference when they come to visit and that tells me a lot. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how well it worked for me and I’m thrilled.
Thanks so much for your quick and helpful reply. …. I used the samples you sent with the facial exercise kit which I have been doing for two months now and I am seeing fantastic results … and my skin just loves them. Especially the moisturizer.Thanks so much. The program is amazing and I am converted! No surgery for me, as I think ageing gracefully is the best way to go.
Carolyn – I am checking in with you after almost 7 weeks of doing your program. I’m 63 and was doing another program for almost 3 years (faithfully)…. And was very unhappy at how odd I looked and how marked my skin was (I have Scottish type skin – kind of persnickety). They always left me sort of confused as to what to do more of and less of – they were very aggressive in their advice and so I kept working harder – and I thought it was because I was 3 years older that I was looking funny – very “hard” and “lumpy” at the same time – not very feminine look – with the high cheeks but sunken in below them look you speak of …. Then suddenly I got fed up (and kind of annoyed to be truthful) because their program is very, very time consuming and it didn’t seem to be working so………..
But I found you. At first I just knew that my face felt more relaxed – but now after 7 weeks I think your program has reversed some of the “weirdness” already! I think from this point on I am working on regeneration vs. undoing the strange shapes that were created by this other program. I feel that I am looking like myself again and am so very happy. I jumped right in with the extra exercises for the jowls (which I do believe are inching their way up – I would imagine they take quite a while…?). Between the exercises and the skin creams system (& C) some of the marks (especially over my lip where they had me “gripping” and pulling – got burn marks there and it’s a relief that your lip exercises don’t do that!) are going and they have been there for quite some time. Oh one more point. I didn’t connect this to facial exercise, but my bite is much more normal – I was having a hard time “fitting” my teeth together naturally before your program – I guess this other program had moved my jaw or something…
Re the skin care – I had bought “hook line and sinker” another skincare system and was using them faithfully also during the past 3 years – not one single line changed, not one single part of my skin changed…. In fact I had some dry skin issues (when I smiled my cheeks got “crinkly”). So the money I used to spend on that is now available for your products – hurrah!
Anyway I know you get raves all the time but I couldn’t help adding one more. And that you cut the time down to 15 minutes is simply the best. I’ll probably check in with you every few months if you don’t mind – and I am eagerly waiting for your hair products! (coming soon!) Thank you……
I’m loving my Facial Fitness program, and I still get compliments all the time about how young I look. (She’s been using CFF for over 2 years) In fact, here’s a great story:
I was in the grocery store and was buying a bottle of wine in addition to my regular groceries.
The clerk said, “I need to see some ID, please.”
I said, “You’re kidding.”
Her: “No, I’m sorry, I need to see some ID if you want to buy this wine.”
Me again, “You’re kidding!!”
Her: “I’m sorry, we have to card anyone who looks like they’re under THIRTY.”
I am 47 years old! Giggle-giggle!! …
Carolyn, … I wanted to update you and tell you that your exercises have worked wonders. I have kept it up and am so pleased with the results. I only wanted to ask you one more time for a little advice. Everything I have ever asked you about…the lines here and there…. Have literally disappeared. My eyes… Firmer and fresher looking!!!! The only problem I am having is with the two lines next to the corner of my lips… Half circles… Is there anything you can do to help me? (Yes. I gave her a particular “bonus” exercise that almost always erases these lines noticeably within 6 weeks) Lots of hugs!
Thank you! For freeing me from the tyranny of another facial exercise program – I was so “sold” on the resistance idea that I kept trying harder and harder on her program – I stayed with it for over 2 years and all the while was thinking how odd my face was looking (I started at around 60). Not to mention how much time (which got very stressful) I put into it – I was very discouraged. Also developed marks on my face from all the rubbing and stretching etc. which she says to do vigorously. Some of them have not gone away yet (on my upper lip) – my skin just can’t take that but I have been doing your upper lip rub and the extras for that area and am just fine thank you! I got rolls under my eyes – especially the left one. Just generally very unhappy. And I didn’t look bad when I started – just was trying to counteract the “droop” that was beginning to annoy me.
I’ve been doing your exercises for two weeks (already on my back – I caught on to that very quickly) – and am most pleased already. For one thing, my face just feels “right” after I’ve done them – very relaxed and looks that way instead of all pushed around …. Lol. They are easy to do and don’t take long. It will be so easy to keep it up…… So happy I found you.
I began your program several years ago and am very happy with the results. When I don’t have time to do to the exercises, I see the difference and get back on track exercising! .. I am very happy with the results of my face being much firmer ..
I have been doing your facial exercises for several years now and am very happy with my results. I have been on-again, off-again with my practice but I seem to have settled into a routine where I accomplish the exercises several times per week. … Thank you so much for your attention, Carolyn. I bless you for making available your wonderful exercises which have benefitted me so much.
Just wanted to give you a quick update, it’s going very well with the exercises, I’m doing them 3 times a week (I suggested she take it down from 5 workouts a week) and no ugly period anymore. (She had been using a different facial exercise program before coming over to CFF) I am amazed at my neck, (I had suggested she add The Brush facial exercise to her routine) I had this tiny bit of drooping skin under my chin near the neck that I could see when looking straight on and I don’t see it anymore, it’s as if someone went behind my neck and pulled my skin tight! …
Thank you so much for your help,
You are so gorgeous and so natural! … Whatever you are doing seems away better than any plastic works that I have ever seen around…and to be honest, your results are far better than the results other facial exercise gurus are getting out there. Your face is natural and youthful and you could easily be said to be around your 40th. (Carolyn is 66 years old)
I will persevere, trust me on that, and I will get the results to show you. My case is challenging, but not impossible! … My weak and hard to tone spots are around mouth, jowls and eyes as the rest looks pretty good and even better after starting your exercises. As you can see. I will endeavor to keep you periodically informed and hopefully my results will be on your web page to inspire as much as you have inspired me. Thank you again for your kindness.
Hugs and God bless you,
I just wanted to let u know that after just 2 mos of exercises I see a significant improvement. Thankyou to u!!!
I will update u in September.
I’ve had all of my clients (she owns her own studio) buy your program … One of my clients, has been doing the program, for about 9 months now, and has had amazing results. She’s in her 50s and was getting very gaunt as she was going through menopause. Her skin has become so plump and healthy since doing your program!
I also started doing your program, VERY infrequently, about 2 and 1/2 months ago. Even though it was so infrequent, I’ve seen amazing results so far. I’m 37 and the way that I smile causes deeper and deeper creases in the lines around the corners of my mouth, naso/labial folds, and between my nose and eyes. Since doing the exercises, they improved significantly. I always felt like that woman on Seinfeld who only looked good in certain light, because of these creases, lol.’
I haven’t done the exercises in about 2 weeks and everything is heading back to where it was before. …
I love the Brush exercise for the chin & jawline! Just posted my (verbal) results on the Essential Day Spa forum. Can’t wait to see the Facial Firmer exercise demonstrated. I’ve been doing your program since September 2010. Just turned 49 and people guess me to be in early 30s.
Hi Carolyn, … BTW I just saw some family photos with me in them and I was surprised at the changes in my face! It doesn’t look all round and fat anymore. I guess one tends not to see the little changes when looking on a daily basis! The overbuilt cheeks have been an issue, but they are settling down, not hanging over those horrible N/L lines so much (wondering about a lighter touch on the Cheek Firmer?). I look at Nonie’s pics when I need encouragement. She had the same thing and looks beautiful now. Thank you again for everything!
I am a HUGE fan of your program and have been doing the exercises for about 18 months now! LOVE the results….Thank you again for shining your light in the world and letting us all know that natural beauty is achievable without resorting to Botox or surgery. With much gratitude.
Love and so many blessings
Hi Carolyn, … I should also let you know that I sent a photo of myself to a very dear friend as I had changed my hair colour – she rang – interested more in what I had been doing to my face than the colour of my hair – this together with my husband stating that he would like to start. … Early days but full of promise!
Hi Carolyn, … I have been doing my bonus exercises as per your last instructions and feel I am benefiting from them as time goes on. …I have had a few really nice comments about how well I’m looking, and at one stage a lady whom I haven’t seen for quite a while said ‘oh I didn’t recognise you, you look younger’!!! My partner was with me and we just beamed. lol. Anyway, that’s an update from my end, I just wanted you to know I am still very keen to keep up with my programme, realising it does take some time the older we are. I am feeling more and more confident that it really is making a difference
I received your kit today and wanted to thank you and tell you that it is a very nice presentation. From what I can tell your packaging is the classiest act going. … Will keep you posted.
Just to give you an update. I have started to do the exercises regularly and have completed one month and already I can see improvements in skin tone. Thank you for your support.
Thank you for your prompt reply. I feel better now knowing how to proceed. And yes, I do the face firmer after each exercise session and I also added the “brush” because I don’t have a big double chin, but I do have those dang “cords”. I am already seeing results there and feel very optimistic about the whole program. It feels good and I am noticing some changes and my neck is firming up. I am looking forward to even more delightful changes. You are a blessing!
By the way, I am seeing very pleasing results regarding my main concern … The neck cording. It is so much fun to see my neck actually looking like a sculpture taking shape rather than merely getting rid of cords. Sometimes I find myself irresistibly drawn to just touching the new shape that I know it’s taking. I love to feel how it’s tightening up. …Thank you lovely lady!
Thank you, Carolyn! … I must say I feel very encouraged after yesterday’s workout! I lightened my touch even more, and my nasal labial area is more lifted without the overbuild. My face looks really nice! Thanks for the support!
Well done, you (as they say)! I am SO grateful to you for all your hard work and your perfectionist attitude … we have the satisfaction of knowing that everything you do has been thoroughly road-tested and we can reap the rewards of all your efforts. … You really are the best!! …
With my love and very best wishes,
Been doing your CFF program since December and I DEFINITELY notice such a difference on my face!!! (6 months of CFF) THANK YOU!!! …
I’ve been doing your exercises for over a year, and they have really helped to develop tone in my face. …Thanks so much for the wonderful exercises and all your fantastic research!
Overall, I am not unhappy with my appearance; I am just wanting to do EVERYTHING I can naturally… and to stay away from fillers, and cosmetic procedures. FYI- I tell all of my clients about your program (one has actually purchased your large kits). I really appreciate all of your time in understanding and educating us about how to keep the integrity of our skin and face in a natural way. I live out here in Orange County California and I am so proud to say I use your program instead of visiting the doctor 🙂
CFF Workshop Trainee*
Evaluating other facial exercise programs and what they offer, one of my clients sent this to me: “… You are the first one who matches my understanding of beauty: elegant, natural, graceful. And the wealth of information that you offer (FOR FREE!!!!) on your website is amazing. Everybody else just gives minimum instruction for exercise performance and that’s it. Nothing else. “Buy my product, and maybe I will tell you” kind of thing. The fact that you have put so many photos of you and shared your knowledge so freely and abundantly with everyone, including your competitors, the way you look, plus the affordable teacher training – that’s why I decided to do your teacher training program. Yeaaaah!!!! … “.
Here’s an update from me and you truly deserve to know… I am so happy to follow your advice, i.e. to rest the face and do the exercises on alternate days and the face firmer massage is so miraculous, can’t live without it…it actually plumps up the hollow in the mid- cheeks, the crease that I had is almost gone!!! Thank you so much for sharing your programme.
Hello, Carolyn. I am 43 years old and I have been doing the exercises for two weeks now. I’ve already received my first compliment from a woman who had no idea that I was doing the exercises! Within a day or two, I myself noticed the changes! Even my husband has noticed. I am quite pleased, to say the least! …
Thank you for your very valuable service to people. I thank God for you every day!
I just want you to know that every time I use the pacing DVD, I send you gratitude. Thank you for developing Facial Fitness. It works! Many blessings to you!
You were absolutely right! I have stuck with it and everyday those pesky elevens are getting less and less. They did exactly what you said they would, they got wider and now they are very slowly but very surely getting more shallow and thinner. Thank you for your encouragement, I am definitely a work in progress, progress being the operative word.
Donna 🙂 x
This is me after 12months. (she sent me a photo) I turned 68 last week. I still have a way to go but I feel better and someone asked me if I had had a face lift! I have been using the creams etc… for about a month now and my skin feels so soft.
I have the exercises down now (I’m using the Pacing CD) and just wanted to let you know I’m seeing some results already! My face and neck feel nice and firm, I can do all 40 of those Neck Strengthener things that made me dizzy at the beginning, and my mouth is not looking like Planet of the Apes as much. 🙂 (she had used a different facial exercise program that over-built her n/l fold lines and she’s correcting this with CFF)
Something funny happened today: I was on the plane and ducked into the lav to fix my makeup. Now, normally by that point in my work day I have puffy black rings under my eyes, and a particular spot under one eye that looks like a mascara smudge. It always fools me and I try to wipe it off. Well, that’s completely gone!!! No kidding, those airplane lavatory mirrors show everything. The skin is firming up nicely, and less dark now, allergies and all. I can’t wait to see what the next few months bring. Thanks again for your program. I’m happy I ordered it!
Hello Carolyn … I’m still keeping up with the CFF program and at the 3-month mark now. Things are going really well- on the days when my allergies aren’t kicking up I can really see results, especially around the eyes and those big round cheeks I had. Even that double chin that heredity dealt me is starting to respond and I’ve had that since my twenties. Thank you! Bernice
Yes, I do the Brush and Face Firmer after my exercises. They have been helpful for filling out my cheek hollows from “That Other Program” and for the loose skin and rings on my neck. I have a new neck now. Can’t stop touching it. 🙂 Thank you again for your program and great service. A hug back from Bernice
Forgot to mention, I don’t have number 11’s between my brows anymore; now I only have a number 1 and it’s getting shallower! 🙂 That’s an area I have to try not to tense up during the day, but it’s getting much better in the last month or two. Thanks again for all your help and Happy Holidays!
Hey it’s coming up on one year! So… as I promised, here are some “Progress” shots along side a couple of my “Befores”, for the files you keep on our progress…Oh, those “Befores” bring back some memories …I thought I looked OK but oh Lord I can look back and see all the stress in my face. I was seriously thinking of surgery for those jowls and undereye bags. Oh yeah and those overbuilt things by my nose from that program a friend lent me! Eeee! When I smiled you could really see those. I looked like I was smelling something bad!
I was 57 when I started your program, and I didn’t want to raise my hopes beyond lifting things up a bit, but my complexion improved within two weeks, and the muscles started firming about as quickly…. The sagging, however … well I’m glad you told me this is not a quick fix. In fact, your honesty about that was what sold me. Even with skin that’s been protected from the sun, it took around the 10-month mark to see marked improvement in the sagging (plus that new lower-face workout seems to be speeding things up considerably!) But improving it is, and quickly. Also I don’t wear any foundation makeup anymore to hide my skin – I don’t want to! That bit of double chin, I must add, has been with me since childhood, so age is not the only factor. But it’s lifting and I’m sure it will continue to!
My face feels very relaxed and good, not tense all the time anymore. I can only echo the words of my other inspiration on your site, Nonie: May the happiness you have brought come back to you a thousand fold! God Bless!
Thank you for Carolyn’s Facial Fitness! I am very pleased with the results I am achieving from the basic CFF program. Just last week my husband looked at me and said, “Your face looks fuller—you look good.” I am 43 years old and have lost a lot of facial volume in the last 12 months, My nasal-labial lines were deepening, I was developing oral commissures, my skin was drooping under the eyes, and I was gaining a “turkey waddle” under the neck—just a general down turn of the face. I would wake up every morning and find new lines and sagging that were very saddening. I even considered having dermal fillers but I just couldn’t do it knowing that it is not sustainable and not natural. After searching on the internet, I found your website and purchased you beginner program. Just after 2 1/2 months of performing the CFF program, I don’t even look at my face first thing in the morning any more—I know the lines that I disliked are much smoother than before. I’ve regained some facial volume and my big trouble spot—my turkey neck—is starting to smooth out ( though not completely) (I have suggested she add The Brush to end of her workout to eradicate the “turkey waddle”). I’ve also noticed that when I first started the exercises, I would sometime get a sloughing of dead skin cells off as I rubbed; now the surface of my skin appears smoother and more glowing than before. Thank you so much for all the years of extensive research that you have put into your exercise program—you have really tapped into a kind of “fountain of youth”. I am truly thankful for you!
I have been practicing your routine for years now and feel so happy about it. I rejoice seeing you develop it even more with the face firmer video. … You say you are developing other new moves and I am so happy with the first kit I bought from you that I would like to know if it is possible to buy a kit containing these new routines? (To receive alerts to when a new video comes out, follow us on Twitter)…Many thanks for your help.
Still a huge fan of your program and I just thought I’d share something thrilling with you. I have been practicing your exercises since I was 46. I have just turned 50 (sigh). Last week, I had to renew the photograph for my Driver’s License – something I was dreading as I have to live with this photograph for the next 10 years! Well…I received my new photographed License in the post yesterday and I look better in this photograph then I did in the one taken 10 years ago! As a bonus, I ran into a woman I first met in my early twenties. She told me I hadn’t aged a bit! A great testament to your exercises and the reason I keep practicing them and recommending them to others. … Many thanks for your wonderful program and your advice, Carolyn!
My 84 year old Mom, Pat, acquired this weird condition where her left lower lid started drooping open. Her eyes were watering a lot and it looked very unattractive. When the right lower lid started doing the same thing, she went to a Doctor about it. He sewed a thread more or less immediately under each lid, tightened ’em up, and tied it off. The whole thing took a couple of weeks to feel right and the stitches bothered her a lot, but it seemed to make her lower eyelids function normally again.
It’s not even a year later, and the other day she told me that her left lower lid started drooping again. She said it was watering all the time, and she could hardly read because it was such a nuisance. We were on the phone, so I guided her through a couple of your face exercises that help with the area right below the eyes. I had a feeling it might help tighten them up.
Three days later she calls me and thanks me so much. Her lower eyelids have snugged up again around her eyeballs! I only gave her 2 of your exercises, and she did them ten times each – several times a day. “Imagine” she said, “I could’ve done this instead of those stitches, and it worked so fast!”
No doubt she’s going to have to keep it up, but that’s not really asking much – according to her. She’s delighted to know how to get rid of the problem.
Lots of Love,
… I went shopping yesterday and met a friend I had not seen for a couple of months .She said, “Wow you are looking so well!! It must be the clothes you are wearing the colour makes you look so young !!!!! I have been laughing ever since .Thank you so much I am looking forward to the next jump.
I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much I appreciate you and to thank you for sending these videos. I have done the face firmer (occasionally) but I had never seen you do it, so this was very helpful as I was not doing it to my best advantage. The before and after this exercise is astounding. I am so sold on your products, your exercises and your skin care. I would not use anything else! …I am also renovating my house at night and on weekends in addition to working full time. But you are here with me every day, every time I look into the mirror, I thank God for you and your commitment to your work. If it weren’t for you, I may have had an invasive procedure on my face, something I know I would have regretted.
Big kiss to you!
OH BOY!!!! After SIX months, my friend, Sam, FINALLY said “What did you do to your face?” My biggest critic. . . . said that my wrinkles are disappearing!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe it. WOW. I was wondering how long it was going to take him to notice. I guess I’m on the right track with your facial fitness program….thanks so much for your efforts and passion into your program and products.
Just wanted to check in with you…..I had first purchased your DVD last summer and wanted to tell you how very happy I am with the condition of my face /jaw/neckline since doing your exercises. I’ll admit, at first I was skeptical about facial exercises. But I tried to get into a good routine for doing your exercises so I wouldn’t be
tempted to slack off in doing them. I really wanted to see results!
After the first month or so, I got into my “flow”….and it’s now become a morning “Ritual” for me, what I do is set my alarm clock to go off 15 minutes earlier than usual in the mornings….I keep a bottle of Grape Seed Oil by my bedside table, and when I wake up I reach for the bottle, smear the oil on my face, lay back down, and do your exercises. I’ve been doing this about 4 to 5 days a week now – and the difference in my face is amazing.
I just turned 46 in December…..and already I’ve been carded at the Supermarket for trying to buy wine a few months ago, and when I went to see a new dentist last week, while I was laid back in the chair with the bright light hitting on me, he kept looking at my chart…then looking at me…..and finally said he was just double checking my age, because he said he thought I was 30 or 32 yrs old at the most! wow!!! It’s an awesome feeling to be able to turn back the hands of time just a wee bit, and your exercises have helped me with that sooo much. I no longer have the “mouth pucker droop” as I called it…..and my nasal labials have faded significantly. It’s hard to explain, but my whole face just looks “lifted”…..the muscles don’t’ slack anymore….and I can FEEL it especially when I run my fingers along the underside of my jawline….it’s TIGHT!!! And I just wanted to say a big, big Thank you for that. …
But…I also have a question. As a person who works out in the gym 5 mornings a week, I know that with body exercise we need to continually challenge our muscles or they get used to the challenge in repetitive weight training. So I wonder if the same is true for our faces? (Great question, go here to find the answer!) I thank you again for such a wonderful program.
I am so excited to tell you that your program is really starting to work for me! Just this past week I’ve noticed dramatic improvements everywhere … especially with my jowls and marionette lines. Others are noticing as well. 🙂 During the past three days, I’ve had five people tell me how good I look, and they have all mentioned my skin specifically. So nice! Thank you so much for your work, you share such valuable information!
Thank you so much. …. You are an inspiration to me and I think you are absolutely beautiful. If you can do it, I can do it. Thank you for your program!
Message board thread 3*
I’ve been doing this “Brush” exercise since Nonie posted the link to the video. I do it once or twice a day for several minutes and my throat/jawline/neck area become quite red from the stimulation but the results are fantastic! My jawline has become very defined, the underchin area has tightened up to the point where I no longer have that little waddle and the faint rings around my neck are just about gone. So if anyone has issue with their chin/jawline/throat area, I’d definitely incorporate this “Brushing” move…it works!!
Botox User 2*
It’s been 8 weeks almost to the day since I have been doing the new routine as suggested (been doing CFF program since July ’11) and yesterday I had a photo taken and was absolutely amazed at the difference! Cheeks no longer flat, eyes looking so much better and those pesky ‘elevens’ very slowly starting to improve! Because I see myself in the mirror every morning, I really hadn’t noticed the changes taking place! Just as you state in your info- those lines did indeed appear deeper for a while. So glad I didn’t give up. Perseverance is definitely the key!
Thank you so much for your patience, your encouragement and most of all, your dedication to this wonderful program. Happy New Year! Big hugs!
This was my frozen freshly botoxed face 19 months ago- smooth, but flat and very plastic looking. (She sent me a photo of then and now!) I look so much better now! When the Botox wore off, things got very bad, my face literally fell down and a whole bunch of wrinkles appeared from nowhere. Last Botox, Feb 2011. Not doing that again- EVER! Thank you! xx
I´m 51 and look like 39, because of your great program. (Sofia has been using CFF for 14 months) I’m becoming younger and younger, but I want more, so I´ll add everything you say – it´s the best. (I gave her a few pointers to improve her build even more) … Thanks a lot!
Thank you, … Face exercises are the best thing ever! They are the closest thing to the fountain of youth that I know of! Hah, doctors and plastic surgeons say they don’t work. Well I have taken pictures and they really work amazingly! Thank you so much for bringing and inspiring me with this program, its priceless. I am a 29 year old mom and I feel like my life will be better doing these as I will have higher self-esteem. The pregnancy weight loss really made my face sag but it is almost lifted now after 2 months of the program. (4 total months of face exercises but the program is helping get the whole face better) … I look happier and fresher now and it seems to even help with acne. (I broke out really bad for the first week but then my skin became much clearer) It seems like it pushes the toxins out to the surface and releases them. I recommend your program to people now and I thank you so much!
Just thought I’d tell you that one of my sisters who got a face lift 3 years ago was looking closely at my face and said, “Your face looks good. Are you still doing those face exercises?” She seemed truly surprised that those ‘exercises’ seemed to be working! Ha Ha! She’s one of my most honest sis’s… so just thought I’d letcha know I’m happy about the feedback. And by the way, your face looks really good in some of those exercise photo’s too.
Thanks! I feel happier by far with the way I look after finishing your workout than the way I did after the previous one (She was using a very aggressive facial exercise program before). When I finished that I would look almost drawn even on a good day. (We’ve found it’s not only the combination of exercises that gives a perfect shape, but when you work slowly and consistently, you not only achieve a more attractive look, but you look good on the way to your goal)
Happy New Year, Carolyn!
Best! B x
… Thought you might like to hear what happened to me at Starbuck’s at the Mall yesterday afternoon! While I was in line a nice lady began to talk to me about the Christmas rush. I told her that as I get older that shopping, crowds and traffic are not so much fun. She said you are not old…you are about my age. I asked her how old she was and she told me 40!!! My 22 year old daughter was standing beside me and told the lady that I just turned 56 years old last Tuesday and she told me that she couldn’t believe it…that I looked amazing for my age!! I believe that it has a lot to do with your CFF program!!! I OFFICIALLY started consistently using the Pacing CD on December 1st!!! I love it…so easy! Well, enjoy your Christmas!!
I accidentally deleted your end of the year newsletter and I was wondering if you could email me another one. I liked it because you went over all the exercises emphasizing all the important things and what to pay attention to. (She’s referring to the Facial Exercise Tips) I love your product and have seen such wonderful results since I started this program – I wanted to say over a year ago. Thank you!
At the weekend, I looked at your tips of exercises together with the muscle activated chart (it is pure genius) and it helps a lot. I must say your workout is by far the best all-rounder. I went to another facial exercise workshop once and I found it is very difficult to practice, this is why I finally decided to buy your workout. Your skin is incredible, smooth and wrinkleless. … The CFF System makes my forehead just like someone has Botox, I feel it is very tight and I am very pleased with the system. …
Thanks & regards,
Since July I’ve been faithfully doing my facial exercises about 4-5 times a week (3 times a week when I’m busy) and I’ve noticed a difference. I used to avoid looking in the mirror when I was out shopping or running errands because I was always so depressed at what I see. But one day I was washing my hands and I glanced up in the mirror and did a double take. I couldn’t believe that I didn’t look old and tired like I used to. Really, the hollows of my eyes have filled in and the crinkled skin there has smoothed out, my eyes do look more open, and my frown line is mostly gone. I think my skin tone looks healthier too. … Thanks!
Message board thread 2*
… Since I like the results of dance exercises–ballet barre work etc, it behooves me to do those kinds of exercises. … I have decided to approach face exercising the same way. I think I like the results of Carolyn’s for me. It seems like the equivalent to a dancer’s body– Very elegant.
… I am doing the 15 minutes of exercises about 4 or 5 times a week, lying on my back in bed when I first wake up, as you recommended. My sisters and I had a reunion this past summer and they were astounded to see that I have no facial wrinkles at all.
I did make up my own exercise for that jawline problem I was asking you about earlier this year. It is just like the Double Chin Tuck, but I do it with my head turned slightly to the side, and stick my tongue out toward that side. I do 100 on one side, then stretch and massage it a little, then do 100 on the other side. In about 12 weeks it totally brought up that little muscle and corrected the problem. (Thank you for the great tip!) The whole concept of facial exercises is just excellent and I really have you to thank for my youthful appearance. I’m 62 this year. …
Hugs and love,
I have been doing the facial exercises from your dvd for the past 3 years. I love the results. …
I just wanted to say I’ve been doing the exercises for 4 weeks now and I am already seeing a difference! My face is looking a little fuller and the little “jowl pockets” by the mouth are slightly lessening. And, I think my lips look fuller? My top lip especially. For some reason I wasn’t expecting my lips to change.
So I just want to say Thank You because I have had 2 sessions of fillers in the past and they cost me just under $1000 each time and I wasn’t even fully happy with the results! I was dreading sitting on that chair once a year for the rest of my life for those injections, spending money I shouldn’t have been spending. So thank you for designing this program!! I bet you hear that all the time. Thank you thank you! I’m excited to see how my face will change in the coming months.
A L: )
Thank you Carolyn so much for that beautiful facial fitness brushing and thank you for making us all more beautiful.
Thank you Carolyn. I always enjoy getting your newsletters, it reminds that I don’t have to ever see a plastic surgeon, if I don’t want to:)
Thank you very much. … You are so pretty and young in this video, and is unbelievable that you are 65 years old. Congratulations.
I just want to update you on my facial fitness program. I have done facial exercises for the last 3 years from a book with a DVD. It was working but I wasn’t seeing great results. I researched you for 3 years and decided to take a chance and buy your program. I am so glad I did. I am 60 years old. I started doing your program 2 months ago and didn’t tell anyone I was doing anything different. I just saw my best friend and haven’t seen her in 4 months. We were walking on the beach and when we got back as she was leaving she said wow you look so great, you don’t have any lines even in the sun. I didn’t have any make up on. She told me I had some lines before but now I didn’t have any – even my forehead had no lines. I thought your program was working but thought maybe I was seeing results that were not there. My friend confirmed that I was right.
Thank you so much,
Hi Carolyn, … I am so happy I decided to buy your program, I couldn’t believe how beautiful and young looking you are. Your skin just glows. Have a wonderful holiday season, too. Thank you again and much love to you!
I just want to give you an update. I just completed my 10th month on your facial program. I can’t thank you enough, my face has responded so well to your program.
I turned 61 in May. Yesterday I went to my hairdresser and he kept staring at my face and wanted to no if I had any cosmetic work done. I laughed and said no. I told him what I’m doing and he took your information. I was with my 38 year old son yesterday and was mistaken for his wife. I can’ believe how well your program works.
My best friend loves how good my face looks that she bought your program. She’s been doing it for a couple of weeks and has started to see results. She has received two complements already. Thank you Carolyn for all your hard work. You are such a beautiful looking woman. You’re getting younger and more beautiful every year.
I wanted to give you an update. I’ve been doing your program for one year now and I’m so pleased with the results. I’m 61 years old and most people think I’m in my early forties. Your brush exercise really works I can’t believe the difference to my neck the cording I was starting to get is just about gone. My jowls have lifted. Thank you so much for your wonderful program. You are such a beautiful looking woman.
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New Year (2012). I also want to “Thank You” for your wonderful program. I can’t believe it’s been 15 months since I began your program. The results have been amazing for me; my skin looks so good because of you and your wonderful program. I wish everyone would give your facial fitness a try. They would be amazed at the results. You are a beautiful young looking woman who cares so much about her customers.
Thank You again, Love,
I’m already getting some firmness in my skin as I’m losing the loose excess skin fold between the corners of my mouth and cheeks where my cheeks had been collapsed with the weight loss and sagging! It’s firming up already, only approx 5 weeks into your regime 🙂 Thank you for helping me! …
Thank you very much
Thanks Carolyn for your continued help for all of us who have nowhere else to turn… you are appreciated more than you know! (PS LOVE the videos.. they help so much and make sure people aren’t doing things incorrectly)
OMG! Carolyn, you look even younger and more beautiful than you did in your previous (older) videos. You really are getting those “youth” jumps as time goes by. I’ve been doing my face firmer more often and am seeing a firming/tightening of the nasal area. I’ve include a picture so you can see how smooth my cheek/mouth area looks. …
I have this favorite turtle neck sweater that I put on last month and then took it off after looking in the mirror because turtle neck sweaters seem to “exaggerate” the hanging skin from under the chin area. HOWEVER, I put it on last night and noticed that skin was not hanging so bad and I was able to wear the sweater with confidence!!! So I know something is changing and I’ll send a few pictures in a few more weeks.
Thanks so much,
I purchased the facial exercise program a while back but didn’t get serious with it until recently. I’ve been on the regimen for 3 months now (going into my 4th month), doing the exercises 2 to 3 times per week. I just noticed my first youth jump. Yay!
Love the program. Feels great to be consistent and to see actual results. Stay well 🙂
One of the things I love about CFF is how after every workout my face feels as if I just had a wonderful facial massage. Usually I do CFF while lying down ready for bed and it’s so easy to loll into sleep right after it coz of how good I feel and oh so relaxed.
Another thing I’m noticing is, besides helping me keep a natural-looking build to my face and having good tone, CFF, I believe has made my lower cheeks a little fuller and so the shape of my face is looking more like it did when I was 20. In other words, instead of my face appearing to taper sharply toward a pointy chin–something that happens as we age – our faces lose mass and look more gaunt/narrow–mine seems to be getting more ovalish/round and beautifully so. … I honestly think I see a slight, yet very beautiful increase in my lower cheeks.
… I just want to tell how much I love your system … the results are phenomenal ! I have been told that I look more youthful and my husband likes the results too ! I feel like I am 20 and beautiful. I haven’t felt like that in quite a few years. I hope you realize how important you are to all the women in the world. This system is not just exercises for the face and neck, it is holistic also, it brings us back to a place of feeling good about ourselves and the way we look, which makes us more whole. I bet you never dreamt someone would be saying that, but it’s true. With all your research, hard work and help from others ( oh, please tell them they are appreciated too ) you have brought many blessings to all.
Thank you again, many times over ! Love, Peace, and Joy!
Botox User, Andy*
I just had to write you again to tell you how happy I am with your program . I have been on it for 15 months now. I just want to tell you my story. I had Botox about 5 times (I only did it once a year). My friend who is a Dermatologist talked me into it. I didn’t need it, except for the elevens I had. I am so sorry that I did it. The first few years I looked fantastic .Then, slowly things started changing. I started noticing that I wasn’t looking like myself anymore, that my face was changing. It wasn’t nice looking in the mirror and I would really hate myself in pictures. It wasn’t me anymore. I was really unhappy but I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t realize that it was the Botox.
Anyway. Something inside me made me stop getting the Botox. I didn’t want to have
to rely on that to look good. After a year, when it wore off, I started noticing that my eyes looked wrinkly and hollow. Not only did they hollow out underneath, but also above the eyeball. I remember that area of my eye was always nice and filled out. Could it have been the Botox? (Sounds as if you have muscle atrophy) Anyway I was so unhappy. Then thank God I found your website. The program is awesome. My eyes look way better, but I still haven’t completely reversed the damage done by Botox. .. The hollowing underneath the eyes is really filled in, almost perfect now. I haven’t really seen results in the hollowing above the eyeball. Do you think the plumpness will ever come back there? (Yes. It will fill in over time, especially with the “Eye Opener” exercise) I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t found you. Thank you so much for everything, you are awesome!!! xxoo
I’m still loving the look that I get after doing your facial exercises for seven (seven?!) years. I’m actually happier with my face now, at 57, than I was when I was turning 50 – and I’m still only doing the exercises 3 or so times a week. For that I’m eternally grateful. 🙂
Big hugs to ya,
Great Results! Marie P*
Hello Carolyn – I am just so impressed with your program and site. I have to tell you that I am waiting for my facial fitness program to arrive in the mail BUT I started some of the facial exercises you teach in your newsletters (especially facial tightener aka Face Firmer massage) and wow I am already impressed with the results. It’s only been 5 days! I cannot wait to try your whole program. Imagine the results I will see then! Thank you for your generous spirit. I was so sad and depressed whenever I looked in the mirror but now I am seeing my younger self returning. You are a lifesaver!! BTW, I am 53 years old so this is so timely in my life.
Just saw you pop up on my page (Facebook). You are beautiful and I owe you soooo much for what you have done for me, my life, my confidence, my happiness, and MY FACE. I thank God for you.
After doing the free exercises and studying your very informative website for a couple of months, I have finally purchased your DVD etc. I am 51 years old and have very foolishly had some procedures done in the past. The worst being threads in my face. After years of Botox, I could see the muscles around my eyes, eyebrows and cheeks getting droopier. I so wish I had found this website before I started all this back when I was 43. Anyway! Even with the threads (which incidentally did nothing to lift my face), my muscles have still managed to respond to the exercises.
I look at the pictures of you, having done nothing but the exercises and seriously, it’s the best advertisement I could see. I just hope I haven’t done too much damage to my face. At this stage I can’t even have the threads taken out- I just have to work around them …. Thank you so much for your ‘gift’ to women.
I enjoy your facial fitness program and have recommended it to my friends. My sister bought it after our discussion on how well it works. … Thank you.
I had mentioned a few emails ago that I again watched that news clip with you on the Today Show, and how amazing your skin looked. I watched your eyes, and your cheeks, and there’s no sagging, and no crow’s feet! I’m not flattering you, I’m simply speaking the truth. My question is, will I continue to see results towards that end? I have been doing CFF for 15 months now, since last July. I have seen tremendous results, but areas like neck, crow’s feet, and n/l folds, I would like to see continued tightness happen there. I am 47 now, soon to be 48 in January. I looked at your pics before you started CFF, and boy, you really chased away the age like nothing else! Your face looks ageless. I guess what I want to know is, will I not only continue to keep normal aging at bay, but will I continue to tighten up as the months and years go by? (This is a good question. One of the wonderful things about facial exercises is you just simply continue to look smoother, firmer and younger as you age, as long as you are consistent with the exercises. You can read more about this here Bone Loss and Skin Remodeling)
I have been doing your facial exercises for a year now. I am happy with the result. … I enjoyed the exercises so much. The benefits are visible. My friends can’t believe that I am 44 already.
Hi Carolyn! … I am 6 weeks into exercising regularly. I started sitting up, 2-3x a week and for last 3-4 weeks I am now doing the routine 3-4x a week, while lying down. I suppose for my age group I will keep this up until that 3 month mark and then drop down to 2-3x/wk. I use a fairly firm touch. (Remember to always perform the Face Firmer exercise with every workout, too. While it’s the combination of exercises from the foundational exercises that gives you the elegant look, the Face Firmer makes sure everything stays balanced and even.)
Sometime in the last few weeks I have noticed a lessening of NL lines (yay!) and some building of upper cheeks. I have also noticed better skin tone around crow’s feet area. Both are exciting! …Thank you again for your time! This is exciting!
I just want to tell you something that I find extremely exciting.. I really felt like I was looking so much older than I am, not necessarily in normal daylight but under a spotlight I felt I looked awful, I think I mentioned before that I had Botox in my jaw as I felt it was too square but I think it caused the muscles ALL in my lower face to become atrophied and my face kind of sunk in, also there was no smoothness under that light.. … I wanted to let you know that I no longer hate spotlights! My face looks sooo much younger under them! It’s not like a major difference in normal light (although my best friend who told me I looked tired a few months ago said I look better and better every time she sees me) but it’s made me so fricken happy because those spotlights used to seriously depress me! So bottom line is- it’s working! … Thanks for all your advice, I’m so happy and feeling confident I’m not gonna look old before my time now!!
It’s been a while since I’ve written. Getting along fine with my facial exercises. Now. I did a “no-no”. I bought someone else’s routine that came out with a “new and improved” version. It involved grabbing and pinching and pulling my skin and causing resistance by grinning, etc. I think I managed to pull my skin loose from my bones! I looked absolutely horrible so quickly, that I became afraid, My eyebrow developed a hard cyst like thing that took 2 months to go away. My eyes became saggy, and took a few steps backward, the way they were when I first began your program 15 months ago! I quickly put this routine behind me, laid off for about 9 days, and began your routine again. I maintained the facial massage throughout the rest, though. Praise God, I have now lost this “setback”. I will never stray again! Thanks for all that you do for us aging ladies who want to retain our youthful faces. You are truly a godsend, at least for me!
I purchased your facial fitness program in June, 2011. I’m definitely seeing results in my neck. Prior to your program, it looked very stringy – I suppose from the tendons/ligaments and no muscle – now it appears to have a much smoother look. … Your program is great! My 83 year old mother is also doing them and looking great!
Hi Carolyn! … By the way, my Mom and I are finishing our fifth month of CFFitness. I have GOT to take pictures. It seems like people that haven’t seen me in a while are the ones that notice a change. Pretty Cool.
Thanks for your attention and support
I have been doing facial exercises for years and have received compliments on my youthful appearance. I didn’t think these exercises (from CFF) would be much of a challenge but would be something different. I was surprised to have sore muscles the next day. The exercises were not hard, but apparently worked muscles I thought were already toned.
I purchased your program back in January. I LOVE it. It has been the easiest program to learn and stick with, due to your great instructions, DVD and exercise cards … I can say in the 5 months I did the program, I noticed definite improvement in texture and tone. So…many thanks to you. … Thank you Carolyn!
Hi Carolyn – With just a month of rubbing the wrinkle/pitted area in the middle of my chin, I see good improvement. It was a small area, but nonetheless very noticeable to me. It resembled more of a zig zag bar graph only about 1/4 wide (horizontally) but was made from a habit plumping my lips out, which I stopped doing. Because the lines went kinda up and down I rub in every direction and it worked. The skin is taut and thick there and its up against bone so I think that helped. In any event I have proof that the technique works ….
I can write a little English. I want to thank you for the Full Kit I bought from you. Now it is one year. I did another facial exercise system and I was happy with that, but after I began your facial exercise Full Kit I’m very much happier and my face is much better. I’m 53 years old and my friend couldn’t believe me yesterday, so I told her about you. She maybe wants to now buy a kit. I wish you a long and happy life …
One of my clients who had rhinoplasty (nose job) and a mini-face lift faithfully performed the CFF facial exercise routine 3 to 4 times a week after the surgery. Her doctor, looking at her face 6 months after remarked, “…don’t know what you do to your face but it works! Go on doing it!” Of course, I gave him your website……
From personal experience, CFF does help reverse the drooping of muscles caused by Botox damage, provided that Botox has completely worn off (which can take over a year) and that the exercises are done on a daily basis to the areas that were directly affected by Botox.
I have reversed about 90% of the damage Botox caused. I had Botox 22 months ago. When the Botox started wearing off, I was left with drooping, weak muscles around my eyes and forehead, which I never had before having Botox. I was horrified to find out that Botox speeds up the aging process, but thanks to your wonderful CFF programme, I have managed to strengthen my muscles again. It’s been a slow process of recovery, but with perseverance it can be achieved. Due to the CFF programme, I’m confident that in time, I will be 100% back to normal.
Hello! We have previously exchanged emails, when I was asking you some questions prior to purchasing your programme. Well, I bought it, and have been doing the lying down exercises for about 3 weeks now (after 10 days of practising, sitting up). I have already had my first compliment – my own sister (whom I do not see regularly, as she lives out of town) recently told me that my skin was looking so good, and had I had Botox! I laughed so much, then told her the secret, and apparently she has now got a few of her friends on to it too! … I really enjoy your programme, which is well thought-out and researched, and makes a lot of sense to me. Thanks for putting in all the hard work.
With kind regards,
Thanks Carolyn – received the newsletter, can’t wait for the products! You really do look amazing in the video, and are the best advert for your system. I pray that, with perseverance, I will attain a look as good as you (or even half as good would do!). Thanks so much. Wishing you a happy holiday season.
Hi Carolyn … I can tell that my face looks less tired overall. …I saw a friend in town a couple of days ago. I hadn’t seen her for almost 2 years and she remarked that I looked good. Then I got an email from her saying “you look youthful as ever.” … Janie Sue
I’ve been a lot more disciplined over the past month and am now doing the exercises 4 times a week. It’s still less than recommended for the beginning phase, but it’s better than what I was doing before. I got tired of feeling guilty about my laziness. Now I wake up extra early and do the exercises in the morning before I start getting ready for work. It’s a great feeling to get home from work and realize, hey, I already did my exercises! I don’t have to worry about getting motivated tonight!
Well the awesome thing is that even though I’ve only been doing them regularly for the last three weeks, I’ve already noticed some big changes. The first change I noticed last week, which is that the “elevens” between my eyebrows are growing farther apart and aren’t as deep as they were before. And that whole “frown” area feels relaxed. Used to I would press on that area between my brows just to see what it might feel like to NOT have a permanent scowl. This is a nice feeling!
Second of all, I used to have three horizontal lines on the bridge of my nose just under my worry lines, and now I only have one faint line. The faint lines that ran along the length of my nose have faded a lot too.
Thirdly, I’ve had a problem with crêpey upper eyelids for several years now and I just realized that my upper eyelid area is plumper and firmer than it has been in years. If I look in the mirror while I’m doing a frown, the skin of the upper eyelids doesn’t get pulled along towards the frown so much anymore.
Finally, my left eye has had a very hollow look to it FOREVER, more so than on my right side. Probably because the left side of my body that gets the most sun damage from driving. I have wrinkles around the eye socket that look like crumpled paper. I just noticed today that the hollow is filling in and the wrinkles are starting to smooth out. So there you have it, results from just three weeks of regular practice. Thanks so much for what you do and for helping me and so many other women feel beautiful.
Donna from Oz*
I have now been doing all the exercises plus the de-tacking and rubbing as well as the facial firmer since receiving the DVD about 4 weeks ago. Prior to that I was doing the sample exercises for about a month. At one point I was getting a little scared (around week 3) when I noticed the two lines between my brows and the lines on my forehead becoming more pronounced and I actually got a bit concerned. Then I looked through your reviews and saw that a couple of other people had experienced “something” similar. One woman talked about needing to trust in you and your program and they all came right. Well! This is what has happened to me! I had 2 days off over the weekend (just did the facial firmer as recommended) and this morning when I awoke, all those lines seem a little less! In fact my whole face looks better and slightly firmer. I know it’s early days yet, but I look forward to seeing more results as time goes by.
As I have said in my earlier email, I have had Botox for a number of years and started to look like my face was sliding downward. This is definitely a better healthier option. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and wisdom with us. Kindest regards, Donna from Oz. PS. I still haven’t gotten around to taking ‘Before’ photos and I had better hurry up. At this rate we will not be able to see how bad my face actually was!
I just got back from visiting my daughter overseas. Its been 11 months since I last saw her and the first thing she said was “Wow Mum, you look fantastic”! Something a sweet daughter would say I know, but I had her mother-in-law say the same thing, so there you go, your facial exercises are definitely making a difference. After doing them for close to 12 months now, I probably don’t notice the improvement as much as others do. Thanks Carolyn, you are a legend.
-Donna xo 🙂 Donna (She also sent me a photo with her daughter! Amazing after 1 year ….)
It’s been just over a year since I started doing your exercises and I can honestly say that I look better than when I started. 15 minutes of facial exercise 5 times a week is a small price to pay. My face has some youthful fullness back and is considerably more toned. No longer depressed about aging, at 52 this is a good thing! Thank you for everything.
Well it’s been 1 year and 10 months and I am still going strong with your exercises. What works best for me is to do them every second day. It’s interesting because as you have told me before, it does continue to get better with time. … I get a lot of compliments and no one believes I have a son 31 years old! I know I owe it all to your program.
Thank you so much!
-Donna from Oz
Have been using CFF just 5 weeks now, starting 6/16/11, and am seeing a more uplifted face and more youthful, open eyes already…went to family gatherings in my home state a week ago (some hadn’t seen me in 10 yrs.) I was told several times that my daughter and I ‘look like sisters’…(she’s 24, I’m 58)… that I must have found the ‘fountain of youth’, that I look ‘great’, and ‘beautiful’…I am more than pleased, and it’s a relief that I can look forward to keep looking and feeling younger as time goes by.
I had tried 3 other programs in the past, but in each, about the 2-3rd week, I’d look, well, not like myself and it wasn’t flattering. With CFF, I’ve not had awkward stages, so I’m loving that. … By the 4th week, my jawline definitely looked firm again, my eyes open and younger, and just a revitalized look to my face.
Also love the ‘moisturizer plus’ I received with the full kit – so rich, it goes a long way. Using it around my eyes. oh, and my skin just feels firm, … So, thank you!!! ? It truly is empowering to know I don’t have to go to drastic measures to continue to look more youthful.
Just another update. I have been on the program for 11 months now, and am so happy and satisfied with your amazing program. The little signs that were beginning to show are reversing. I also want to thank you for another reason. My mother died unexpectedly last week and I am devastated. I never thought I would lose my mother at a fairly young age. I know that without your program I would be even more devastated, because my face would show even more grief and tiredness and that would have been even more difficult for me. So I thank you forever for this. I always noticed that when people go through intense suffering their face always looks haggard and older. I am glad at least I am able to avoid this hopefully completely. … Again, thank you .You are wonderful and have made me and many people very happy.
I wanted to take the time to write you again to say thanks .I’m now at 6 months of (fairly!) regular practice, and I’m feeling way better. So interesting, the new strength in my face /head/neck has helped me start figuring out a long term neck misalignment. My face feels way more toned too!
I didn’t go with the Botox- still not sure about it, and basically no $$ made and easy decision. It was a gift for me as your practice has given me more incentive.
All the best,
Thank you, thank you I am so excited. I have done your exercises off of the internet, and even my husband has noticed. I am sure the entire program will be amazing. My 100 year old aunt just died and we were all trying to figure out if she had had a face lift because she looked so amazing for her age. When we were packing up her stuff we found a face exercise book she had probably been using for 30 years. I am now sold!
Some weeks, my neck holds its firmness, better than others. 🙂 I have noticed in the last several weeks, when I do the Jowl Firmer, the skin on my cheek no longer folds over, as it did before. I’m sure, that’s from my cheeks becoming firmer. :))) Yippeee!
Yes, this is fun, watching the results. I’m looking forward to seeing how my face will be in 10 years. I do believe, I can still have the same youthful look as I do now, in 10 yrs time. I know my face will be even firmer then. I’ll be 57. I looked at your Facebook pic again… your face looks so natural, and firm. Amazing for your age. :)) Very beautiful. That excites me, knowing if you’ve achieved it, then anyone can too. :)) … and, thank you, again. :))
Thanks so much for that report! I’ll start the new strategy tomorrow. I’ll stop doing the bonus exercises except for the gulping fish. I would like to continue to do the nose shaper and earlobe firmer. I’m interested in keeping my large nose in check. And my formerly sagging earlobes have firmed up — the lines running down them have faded. … Cindy
I ordered your facial exercise system last November, and have had great results!
Thank you so much, for putting my mind at ease and being so generous with your time. The links you have provided are a wealth of information, I have a lot to read and they do provide many answers I was looking for.
I was mostly worried that I simply had to do the exercises 5 times a week for the first four months but after remembering your sage advice on less being more with facial exercise I feel confident (and must tell you, after my first week of facial exercising, I already see great improvement underneath my eyes, firmer and “glowier” skin and my lower eyelids are tighter, very happy).
All the best to you and yours and again, thanks for bringing such a well-crafted exercise system to the world and for being so kind and forthcoming.
Message board thread*
I have been using CFF for 2 months and my turkey waddle has gone! Also my neck has firmed up incredibly – no more crepey skin and the two horizontal lines are almost invisible, even in the harsh midday sunlight reflected in my car’s visor mirror!
So nice to talk to you today. … One of the things that so impressed me about your site—besides the eloquence of the writing, the thoroughness of the science behind your program, and the user-friendly style of the web-design—was the absolute warmth and genuineness of your being that creates an atmosphere of health and community and not gimmicky commercialism. How Refreshing!!! … So, thank you for that!! Thanks again Carolyn…..Can’t wait to get started.
Thank you for your emails, I’ve downloaded them, & info links & will peruse them when able/asap. I found out about your facial exercise program while searching the net. I cannot remember the specifics, although it probably would have been related to finding some help for my dark circled & puffy eyes….Your site answered all of my concerns about my ageing face, so I’m glad to give your techniques/skincare a real go. Much appreciated – for all your dedicated time in research & action.
Thank you so much for taking the time. It was a pleasure speaking with you today. As a research nurse working at a major university and research facility, (University of Miami School of Medicine) … I am surrounded with ongoing, groundbreaking research every day. I am one to appreciate medical and scientific literature regarding health issues and therefore appreciate hearing about the science and medical background which supports your program. I am intrigued to read the article, “Why We Age Well with Facial Exercises.”
I look forward to starting your program as I would like to restore some youthfulness back into my face. Your enthusiasm is contagious and I thank you for that too! … Thanks again and look forward to sending you my pics.
Hi Carolyn, … I’ve been much more disciplined in doing the face exercises. I’ve gotten them down to 15 minutes, which feels like cheating…. My jaw and cheeks don’t ache so much halfway through. And the neck strengthener exercise was so hard for me at the beginning. I would drop my head in exhaustion after 20 counts, and then again after 30, and then count really, really fast to get through to 40. Now I do it all the way through without stopping, and hardly notice.
It’s a little bit weird being on such intimate terms with my facial structure and muscles. I realize how different each side of my face is from the other. But that doesn’t bother me, surprisingly. My final thought on this (for now anyway), is that your exercises have made me realize that I am beautiful. And looking at all the before and after pictures on your website, I realize that ALL women are beautiful. This is something I always knew but somehow looking at your website, and reading your testimonials, and just thinking about what you have done for women just makes it that much more poignant. I am so glad that we can celebrate ourselves through what you do, because it’s not just about becoming “less ugly” or whatever… I can’t really put it into words. But in my heart I think that women just want to be able to age beautifully, and our culture has twisted people’s heads into thinking that means looking younger. And I think every woman believes that it is possible to look one’s age and still be attractive/pretty/beautiful, but nothing in our culture validates that. But you do. So thank you ever so much. …
Thanks for everything,
I’ve been doing the exercises since October last year. I am now doing alternative 3 days, and then 2 days per week. I’m definitely seeing results. I am 37 and people are already amazed at my age (not that I tell everyone), this is new, as people usually guessed my age previously. I was asked out by a 25 year old guy the other day…
The lines on my forehead used to be my main concern, but are now the least as they have faded so much you can only see them in certain light, most people can’t see them. My worry line comes and goes, but is definitely much lighter now, and I am consciously trying not to use those muscles which are working. My muscles now are more relaxed at even tense situations as I have trained them to do so, and I’m learning not to worry too much :-), I also do the detacking. My smile lines are not as deep, I don’t feel so paranoid about them, like I used to. . I hope you are going well and your business is thriving. Take care x
I recently ordered your program and have been doing the exercises going on two weeks now. I love them! They are easy to learn thanks to your DVD and flash cards (great idea!) and they’re actually enjoyable to do. Maybe it’s because I can lie down and do them, ha ha! Already, I think I look a little fresher and more, well rested. I can’t wait for the more long term results! I know this is a program I can stick with and easily fit into my routine.
I have some previous experience with facial exercising. I did get some results with the other program, but I felt I was getting an uneven build in areas, especially my cheeks. This wasn’t exactly the look I was going for! … I was attracted to your program because it promised a graceful and balanced build that could be accomplished with a basic program in 15 minutes, 3 to 5 times per week. … Thank you! You are a glowing endorsement for your product and your website is very encouraging
Again, thanks for a realistic program that’s not a chore to do! I actually look forward to doing my exercises. I’m anticipating writing back in a few months with a great progress report!
Hi Ms. Carolyn,
I’ve been doing my facial exercises for 9 months now. I’m 38 so my face was just beginning to require toning. I’m very pleased with the results, very natural looking. … Thank you for bringing such a wonderful product to market.
I just received my Carolyn’s Facial Fitness Kit this past week and spent last Friday learning the exercises sitting up. I only got through half of the exercises before I had to stop. My plan was to get back to it on Monday because my week-ends are very busy. Well, by Sunday (2 days later) the muscles in my face were so sore…I just couldn’t believe it!! I’m even more excited now because I can easily see just how effective your program is! I had seriously been considering a facelift, even though the thought of it scared me. I’m so glad I found you and your program before it was too late! I can’t wait to see how much improvement I see after the first 3 months. I will send you some before and afters then. Thanks so much for providing this amazing program. I certainly appreciate it!
Ellen, Age 53
I backed off the exercises for several months as I did not like the way my face was building faster in some areas. I then sat down and thought about what I wanted to achieve and started doing those exercises again FIRST. When I saw progress in those areas, I gradually added the exercises back in, depending on what part of my face needed to be built first to keep a balanced look, as I progressed. It worked. I’ve been doing all the exercises for about 6 months again. Over all, the total on this is 1 year.
I have gone through the wrinkles appearing to widen, but that gradually lifts/builds and flattens out. I’m almost over that, still have some progress to make, but each time I exercise [I do them 3 times weekly], I see results. I can also see/understand, as my face builds, it lifts my neck up by replacing volume in my face. I’m not through, as you point out, it’s about a two year journey, to get to the place where you reach your goal and begin to somewhat level off. Fine with me, the results are so worth it!
I thank you so much, Carolyn! For your kindness and GREAT exercises! I am so excited! I feel good about myself again, and what’s even greater, NO worries over plastic surgery! I’ve never even had a facial peel! I’m too nervous to do things of this nature and look for natural ways to restore youth! And to find out this is EVEN better than any plastic work! YEAH!!!!! ❤ Loving it, loving it! Turning back that clock while lying down and doing calming exercises. Doesn’t get any better than this!
Hi Carolyn, People are now asking me how it is I am growing younger looking while they are growing older looking! LOL I tell them it’s a major secret that I will gladly share and direct them to your website. LOL! I’m getting this all the time now. Even my daughter, who is twenty years younger than me, has started hammering me- if I am having ‘work done’. ROFL! She says I am looking closer to her age than she does, now. ROFL! [and she does Botox].
… Eureka! It’s the Fountain of Youth for the face! Hugs! Thanks and here’s to growing younger!
I want to let you know that your program ROCKS! I’ve been doing the exercises 5 days per week for 8 months. Hardly a week goes by, these days, that someone doesn’t comment on how young I look. A male acquaintance said recently, “You look younger and prettier every time I see you.” (Wow!) I’m 46, and I know people in their 30s who have more wrinkles than do I. The exercises have firmed my jaw, have smoothed my neck and my laugh lines, have completely eliminated many wrinkles (and minimized whatever wasn’t eliminated), and have generally improved the tone of my skin. I love starting my morning routine with your program, and usually feel like something is “undone” on the days I skip. (Not to worry, resting the face is really also part of the program) I recommend it to all my friends. I don’t have any “before and after” pictures, unfortunately, but I can tell you that your program helps me feel beautiful every day.
Thanks and thanks and thanks again,
I am excited to tell you that I see my first “proof” of your system working. Yes, I thought I looked better overall and less tired, my mouth area was less downturned and lips fuller …but now at 3 full mos., (lying down) I did my dreaded mirror look. That is where I hold a mirror below my face and look down into it. In the recent past and even maybe a month ago I still saw my lower face folding inwards (lax skin) and worse, the front of my neck had loose skin pooling even though I don’t have that when I’m upright. If I ever wanted to be depressed…that was the view to look at myself!! Yesterday, feeling confident of how my face was looking and even feeling to the touch, looked down into the mirror….and even though I still have some folding in the dimple areas…it’s much less, but my neck was almost perfect! It’s pretty amazing!! … Like you have said….this is so much fun!!
I was at a work event last night and a guy thought I was 38. When I told him I was 51….he said…well at most 42…38 (if I were a smoker). Ha….he should have stopped while he was ahead…but I should still take either (it’s only been 3/12 months)!
I am confident enough in your program that I am sharing with friends and encouraging them to do it. Ahh, the skepticism! Anyway, I want to make sure I am explaining it right. I get that the muscles enlarge and fill and build the face. But also…the elastin increases to achieve this too? But the elastin grows over a period of months and is that why the youth jumps occur that way? … In addition to elastin (which gives skin the firmness and bounce) does the facial exercise increase collagen? I had been getting bony along the sides of my nose and now that is filling in…is that muscle, collagen, elastin or fat? I know you cover this on your website, but want to understand better for myself and when I tell people. (She inspired this new FAQ: How do collagen and elastin fibers work together giving a more youthful look?)
This week I hit the 4 mos. .I think I’m supposed to switch to 3 times a week? How important is that? I have been doing 5 days, as I am 51. I really think I look at least 5 years younger and some days possibly 10. I’ve told you so much already but what has recently become so apparent is that my eyes have regained their almond shape. My eyes used to be so large and my stand out feature…its amazing to have that back. I feel I am cheating!!! I can’t imagine that in the near future I could lose more years…is it really possible to look 15 years younger??
…. Last week I saw a cute magazine pic and cut off my hair. Its looks really good…I have cheek bones and a build on my face that I didn’t have 10 years ago. Its not that I look 10 years younger necessarily but my face build is elegant and the haircut shows off your program!
I`m really impressed by your work! For years I`ve also been making my own skin care, bought a special device and several “facial exercise” videos years back. I just found your web site and am amazed that you´ve created a program that covers every aspect of “beauty” within the framework of maintaining integrity, genuine values and respecting nature in your product line. And your face and esprit represents your philosophy beautifully!
Thank you for providing solid information, high-quality products and a well thought out program in a holistic package. Being in the medical field, it’s a pleasure to read your information on nutritionals and life style. I`m so happy to have stumbled upon your web site, of which I eagerly read every page. Greeting from the South of France and thanks again for the fine job.
I started 4-8-11. I am beginning to see a more supple, moist, smooth skin. It seems somehow more elastic and slightly snugger around my facial muscles. I had some crêpey skin under my eyes that is resolving. The pouches at the corners of my mouth that became a little more prominent during the first weeks of the program are possibly slightly tighter and smaller. The effect is a very “overall” change–nothing you can really single out but just somehow better and fresher. I will continue with enthusiasm.
I just wanted to send you a quick hello and tell you how grateful I am that I found your website. I’ve been doing CFF for about two months. I am so happy with the results and my self confidence is coming back. I will keep you updated on my progress and send you pictures. Again, thank you so much for you wonderful facial exercises and products.
I am happy to report that after a few days of doing the free exercises (about 10 reps a day for 5 days) I started to see a 5-10% improvement in my problem areas. I couldn’t believe my eyes and at first thought I was imagining the improvements (I had been using a face-lifting machine for 2 weeks and saw very little improvement, if any at all) But I started to notice that doing their cheek firmer was causing my NL lines to look somewhat dry and more prominent.
And then, I received your program and started to do the full work out. I have to say, my face changed overnight. LITERALLY. The jowl lifter and sad face exercises really helped to smooth out my NL lines! And today, only 3 days of being on the program and 1 week of exercising I am noticing significant improvements (I would stay 20-30% improvement. I still have a lot of hanging skin when I do the cheek firmer but I can really see it getting tighter by the day). …
After so much time of trying so many different expensive face creams, your program is the only one that has yielded results this quickly. I couldn’t ask for anything better. And now when I look at my face I feel hopeful and happy to see its progress instead of defeated and depressed about aging. Your program is really empowering and I’m so grateful to have found it. …
Thanks so much,
Hi! (she’s at the 2 month mark) My cheeks are noticeably lifted. I have good bones, but it’s great to see the shape of my face…the contours. My upper eyelid wasn’t too bad, but my whole eye area is more alive and firm. I can see the area on the sides of my mouth firming up. I can feel more firmness under my chin. And …. compliments galore! Only from men, though, oh not true. My hairstylist, but she already thought I was 10 yrs younger…lol! One guy told me I have beautiful skin. Most of that is due to the exercises, I am sure! Soooo, Thank You!!!!!!!!!! …
Hello Carolyn, … I wanted to let you know that my mother and I have been doing the facial exercises for about 3 weeks now and are already seeing amazing results. I can see the results in a photo I took last night. Your instructional video, etc. is so clear and easy to follow, we feel like we’ve got a good handle on the exercises. …
I am so grateful to Don for introducing me to you. I spoke about my positive results with the facial fitness program in a teleseminar with Don last weekend, so you’ll probably be hearing from some of the participants in the near future. Thank you again for being such an inspiration!
Silana and Christa
When I first contacted you I was practically in tears because, although I am an older mother, someone told my then 4 year old daughter to wait for her “grandma”. I was crushed! How in the world could I look like her grandma!?!
Now, after 7 months of doing your program as instructed, a business associate that I work with closely asked me the other day if I was between 33-35. I got the biggest smile on my face as I told her “No…I’m 47!!” She could not believe it!
Carolyn, I can’t thank you enough!! Mission accomplished!
It makes so much more sense than injecting your face with potentially dangerous products! And, if the effect starts to fade-it’s only cause I skipped a couple of days in a row. It all comes right back into shape when I do the exercises!
Thanks so much, Carolyn! Happy Spring!
Sometimes a person just needs to know how much they help and make people happy. Just wanted to say thanks for your products, exercises and all the help you’ve been. Always there to answer a question up and beyond expected. I’ve recently started back on the exercises. But to show how lasting they are even after close to a year off people are still guessing me at 38 to 42 years old all the time. I turn 57 in May! I know it’s your exercises and products. Thank you……..
Dear Carolyn, … Before your exercises, I was sad to look in the mirror and think “it’s only going to get worse.” Now I know that with your help, that’s not true! I can look forward to looking better instead of just older!
Hugs to you, too.
It was such a pleasure to meet and talk with you over the phone. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions.
As to the question in your email about how I learned about you — it was through a search on the internet for “facial exercises.” You looked amazing on the “Today” show … Your before and after pictures with age progression sold me — and the marked improvement and explanations of the Before, Progress and After pictures of each of the other women posted on the website. I also appreciate when the women gave their age. I hope you continue to add pictures of women who give you permission to do so…
Blessings to you!
I started with your sample exercises about 1 month ago & started all 28 exercises when I received the kit 2 1/2 weeks ago. The bag under my right eye is gone! And the bag under my left eye appears a little smaller. My biggest issue was learning how to wink with my right eye. I now see how important winking is & you use so many facial muscles with a wink. The right side of my face has always been chubbier than the left (now I know this was due to weaker muscles on the right from not winking). My left cheekbone is starting to be defined.
Is there any way to speed up the right side of my face, so it looks more proportionate with the left side? (Response: I would continue to try and wink with the right eye. Keep trying and trying and you WILL be successful over time. You want an even build, so if you try and work the right side more than the left, you won’t get the “same” build on both sides of the face. However, once you can truly engage that right “wink”, everything will catch up and be symmetrical. The body has an almost invisible line down the center of it and it is always striving to be symmetrical on both sides. In fact, we (people in general, I mean) tend to see beauty in other human beings when both sides of our faces and bodies are more symmetrical. Our biology thinks of this as healthy. You can see it on models. The most famous ones look the same on both the right and left sides of the face. I took all of this into consideration when designing my program so that you will have, in the end a very balanced and symmetrical face. Clients also tell me how their uneven or “crooked” faces even-out with the CFF system over time and so will yours … just get that right side winking and engage all those “same” muscles on both sides of the face so you’ll eventually have a very symmetrical and beautiful build.)
The under eye & forehead lines appear less deep & double chin seems a little smaller after 1 month. 1-2 lines on the bridge of my nose are essentially gone & the other two appear slightly less deep. Thanks!
Most of the acne I had has gone. I’ve been putting the Botanical Masque on each spot every day for the past 5 days until they are nearly gone, & they’ve seemed to go much quicker. Hopefully no new ones will come now. I’ve been using your skin care 8 1/2 weeks & doing the exercises 9 1/2 weeks. I think my skin looks better overall. I added the lip line eradicator about a month ago & last week, an employee at our local health food store said, “You have youthful lips.” They have drastically improved. The crow’s feet on my right (the eye I had to learn to wink with) are barely noticeable immediately after exercise, but are more visible later on in the day. (These will eventually go. In the beginning with facial exercises the result is temporary and then it becomes more and more permanent as you exercise). The left crow’s feet are farther behind. I’m definitely seeing some definition of my cheek bones that I didn’t see in my round face before. I do want things to progress as quickly as possible & look forward to that symmetrical shaped, toned, & more youthful face hopefully soon. I want those forehead lines & 11’s gone!! (She’s adding the Wrinkle Release and Circle-up Rub to eliminate those lines further)
Hi Carolyn! … Just wanted to express my thanks again – your system is truly AMAZING! I’ve seen so much improvement in the colour, texture and tone of my skin.
I was so excited to receive my exercise DVD/CDs 2 weeks ago. I love the way you teach the exercises, very clear and very positive. The flashcards are really helpful too, as is the mirror – you really have thought of everything to help a new student. My profile is looking much improved particularly in the neck and jaw. I’ve been doing the free online neck exercises for nearly 4 months in total, so that gave me a bit of a head start I think. After 2 weeks of using your full exercise DVD, I can also see an improvement to what I would call the “uplift” of the entire face, and I think I am almost ready to graduate and do the exercises on the floor with the pacing CD next! Heehee … Best, Im
Hi Carolyn! I hope you are well and gorgeous as ever! 🙂 I have to say after using your system consistently for the 8 months now, the results are AMAZING!! Seriously, why do not more people know about the profound effects of your amazing exercise routine!?? 🙂 Your skincare is unbelievable also, and I am looking younger and younger every day. Thank you so, so much for this gift, I am so grateful! 🙂 …Imogene 🙂 x
I just want to let you know that I have gone back in my age almost 10 years ago by exercising with your facial fitness! I am grateful to you and your magic exercises! How lucky I am that I found you 3 months ago! I am going back to the face-contour I had when I was young. It would be perfect if my skin had the moisture and the glowing as I did when I was young. I feel so good to myself. Thank you so much for giving me this wonderful feeling. It is amazing!
I just wanted to let you know, my neck is responding awesomely!!! to your gulping exercise, as well as the pinching the side “cords” and turning the head. It is looking SO much better, almost completely healed, from looking very very old!! (I just turned 47) Also, the massage (Face Firmer) is SO important. I hope you can convince all of your clients of the importance of that massage! When I temporarily stopped the massage when I first started your program …, I noticed my face began getting a little thin and gaunt again. Started back on the massage, and problem fixed! I have been on your program since last July, about 7 1/2 months. I am so pleased with the results. I look SO different in store mirrors now when I catch a glimpse of myself. It’s so exciting to turn back the hands of time. A million thanks to you, Carolyn! You are the bomb, girlfriend!
I’ve been doing facial exercises for the past 10 or so years. I started with a variety of programs and Carolyn’s Facial Fitness. I started CFF about a year ago and have to say that it’s my favorite one. I find it very effective and love that facial massage is incorporated into the program.
Facial exercises have not caused any wrinkling on me and I do have firm facial muscles and a firm jaw line. I do resistance training for my body and it just made sense to me to incorporate facial exercises. Consistency is key and only takes 15 minutes/day, five days a week.
Great progress! Surprisingly after resting my face for nearly a month over Christmas maybe fitting in only 3 workouts over the entire month yet still achieved a youth jump! The new elevens I was seeing and getting concerned about were obviously realigning themselves and just disappeared overnight. My previous Botoxed deep middle wrinkle has softened considerably and is plumping out. The puckering particularly on the right side of my mouth has just about disappeared along with the nasty labial/nasal line with it. It’s really incredible, that whole area just looks so youthful and firm. Lip lines have nearly all gone, I don’t even notice them now.
My upper eyelids are still a bit baggy but I think with time and really the last obvious aging part of my face, I’m confident they too will continue to tighten. My skin texture is so good, with no oily patches, just consistently moist.
I think the biggest lesson is persistence and I have found that even though things may look worse for a month or so particularly if you haven’t noticed them before (I remember being concerned about the lab/nas line becoming really dominant and also the elevens appearing) I realize it’s just realignment and they just disappear, literally overnight. At present I am back on to 4x week, just the normal routine plus extra rubbing vertical wrinkle. I don’t need to do the lip eraser anymore.
I just wanted to let you know, you are the only facial fitness expert out there that is so, so, so diligent and faithful! in answering your clients. You are so awesome to do that. I wouldn’t use someone else’s program ever. Yours is working like a dream anyway! Hugs and kisses to you!
From a message board: They (facial exercises) absolutely work. Been doing Carolyn Cleaves’ CFF program for two years and have had amazing results. My cheeks have lifted and my eyes look better than ever (I am 45 yrs old). Last week I ran into a guy I used to work with who I haven’t seen in almost a year. He told me I looked great and mentioned specifically that my mouth/chin area looked good. I used to have marionette lines and “folds” as I called them which totally demoralized me. I no longer have them. They didn’t go away overnight though. I’ve been consistent with my facial exercise routine for two years and it has paid off. I’m convinced things will only get better. If you are interested Google Carolyn’s facial fitness and take a look at the before and after pics. … It takes commitment, but it works.
Hi there Carolyn, … My facial exercises are going well and I’m seeing results already. I’ve only been at it about three weeks now. Your facial products are really wonderful and my skin is starting to look really good. I’m so happy I did this for myself at this stage I need something just for me and that is what CFF gives me.
Take care I wish you all the best.
Carolyn. I’ll tell you real quickly how I know that I KNOW that your exercises have changed my face shape. My husband built this great shop next to the house, and he keeps all of his precious tools in there. I visit him sometimes when he’s working on some project, and he has this huge mirror hanging over one of the workbenches. It has overhead lighting, and one day I glanced in there, as we women are driven to do, and saw a reflection of myself that shocked me. I looked awful!!!! My eyes were drooping and hooded, my lips were pencil thin and my face was thin and saggy. I literally wanted to cry! This was last summer. Last month I was in the same shop, standing in the same place, in front of the same mirror. Cautiously I peeked at myself, and lo and behold, that old hag had disappeared. Praise God and thanks to you, I looked so much better, I wanted to cry again, but in joy and relief.
Thanks for you, Carolyn, and your great program!!
Hi Carolyn! … It’s been ten months now that I’ve been doing your exercises faithfully … and I’ve seen lots of improvement and people have noticed it too. .. (I am 53) Some just keep looking at me and lots of people say I look in shape! … Will be sending pictures soon!
Hi Carolyn, … Just wanted to take a few minutes to say hello and thank you, once again, for your amazing work. I’ve been reading your blogs and I too, like so many of your customers am so grateful for you and the wonderful program you have developed. You are truly a genius and I love you! I had reduced my exercises in the past months and after getting back to my routine a few weeks ago, just saw amazing results. I have now promised myself that I will pursue them 4 to 5 times a week like I did for the past two years. A lot of lifting is still needed for my cheeks and my biggest problem is still the jowls and double chin but I know that it will only get better with the exercises and time! You are living proof! …
It has been 7 months now and I follow the DVD instructions. I am 47 years old and people are always commenting on my beautiful skin. They ask me what products do you use? So thanks, Carolyn for your NO 1 facial exercises.
Thank you for your rapid response. … I am so happy to hear that you are, in fact, having such marvelous results from the program you designed and nothing further. It gives me much to look forward to. I have done other facial exercises off and on and never saw results til your program.
On the creams … I liked them. … Should I decide to go to creams again, I will certainly give them another go since you are very clear about what is in them and I appreciate that. They felt so smooth and, I did like how my face looked when I applied them …
Many thanks. …
At the end of January, I will have reached my 4 month mark … I will tell you, my forehead looks so smooth now, I can see the lines in some lighting situations, however, they’re so much less obvious now, I feel confident to have my hair back and have a long fringe! I was telling my sister about your exercises and how I didn’t like my forehead lines, (I haven’t seen her for 6 months) and she said to me “What?, your forehead is as smooth as a baby’s bottom, I can’t see any lines!” You don’t know how pleased I was to hear that, and she’s a few years younger than me. And my mother-in-law came … at Christmas and said out of the blue “You have really lovely, healthy skin”. No one has ever said that to me before (she’s using the CFFormulas skincare products and following the radiant skin schedule)
My worry line is still there, it is a tiny bit better though… So I am confident it will improve over a long period of time… The detacking exercises seems to work instantly for a an hour or so… (in the beginning the results show for a short time and that time gets longer and longer until the lines are really gone or greatly diminished as you engage this technique consistently)
Just want to say, you’re awesome, and finding you was the best thing I have done to my self esteem! I’ve nearly got my Mum onto you… she’s started the moisturizer and the vitamin c… Which is amazing for her to do anything like that! xx
I just wanted to let you know what a great result I’m getting from your program. I was previously doing two other well-known programs. Both of these programs helped a lot, but still left me with some stubborn problem areas. Your program is correcting those areas as well as giving my face a nicer shape.
Thanks so much!
I ordered your facial exercise system last November, and have had great results!
This is great – thanks! (Just received Newsletter 2011) I’ve been doing your exercises for over a year now, and at 50, i look younger than when I was 40. I tried several other programs before I purchased yours. While they helped some, I was still left with sagging in the jowls, and some other problem areas. Your system has taken care of that – it is like a miracle!
I am very impressed with your exercise programme – I bought one in November but only started doing it about a month later. I can’t believe how quickly the lines on my lips appeared and now my neck is my biggest problem. … Thank you very much for a wonderful programme and opportunity to look younger as we age! I turned 50 last birthday and despair at how old I am starting to look! Especially when I don’t feel it!
Thank you very much.
Hi Carolyn- I wanted to write in to mention something I’ve noticed after doing my exercises for three weeks now that I’m assuming is happening because of my CFF. My skin is not as oily as it usually is and what a Godsend this is to find! Usually by noon my forehead, in particular, is an oil slick, but I’ve noticed in the last few weeks, it’s not as oily! YEY!!! I wonder if you’ve had other users of the CFF mention this same thing, but I got to thinking that I bet due to the skin getting 10x more oxygen to it, it’s probably helping balance things out- AGAIN, YYEEEYY! Any-who, wanted to pass that along to add to your “feedback” while you continue to do your research.
Cheers! J (I am told by many of my clients that their complexion … from too dry to too oily is balanced out with the facial exercises. Not only do the cells receive more oxygen and therefore can better repair themselves, you’re also rejuvenating the connective tissue and more. You can read more about some of this here: As you exercise the face, how does it improve over time?)
Carolyn- I HAVE.CHEEKBONES!!!!! For the first time in my life, I HAVE CHEEKBONES!!!!!!!!! Actually, I guess I should say I have cheekbone muscles ah a ah … I was finishing up my wrinkle release the other night on the wrinkles around the corners of my mouth and was looking at them in the mirror and was shoooocked when I caught a reflection of a CHEEK BONE curve……. that belonged to ME!!!!
Of course I spent TOO much time in front of the mirror looking at each side, back and forth in utter awe……After hitting my 4 mo mark recently, I hadn’t noticed too much change other than my eye area definitely, but then bam, all of a sudden I had developed some cheek bone muscles! It’s a massive motivation factor to keep going on in your system to see what results might be around the corner. I’ve been so focused on these wrinkles, I didn’t see what else was going on…
I even had a lady just last week that checked my I.D. against my credit card and said “you look younger in person”, which made my whole day ah ah ha … I cannot thank you enough for not only doing the leg work on all the research you’ve done, but to put it out there to share – You’re amazing!!!!!
Love and Hugs!!!
For those of us with very sensitive skin:
I wanted to update you on my face saga … I decided to start your exercise programme again, but this time very gently. I started off again in early December exercising only every three days, which I did for a couple of weeks. I did them sitting, and with just one facial firmer each time. Complete rest in between. After two weeks I moved gradually to lying down and to exercising Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with one facial firmer each time as before. This is now my regime. I’ve now been doing it for a month in all. This time, I am fairly sure the results are positive – I’m using moisturizer still when I exercise, although actually I didn’t one time last week and it was fine. I will wait another couple of weeks before going without all the time.
My face feels quite different already, tighter around the cheeks, a smoother complexion, a better shape already. And I am starting to see a little improvement in my neck already. … Some days are better than others, depending partly on the amount of sleep I get, I think. But I am definitely feeling positive! And it is still early days. I wanted to let you know, especially in case you hear from anyone else who appears to have such a sensitive reaction to start with. Optimistic at last! It has made a HUGE difference to my mood.
Very best wishes,
Thank you, Carolyn, for directing me to the right information page. You’re the best! I’ve been doing facial exercises for about 15 years with very little success. In only 2 weeks of your program I can already see I will finally get results. I am so excited!
Lyn with joy
I have been following your program for 4 months now and I am so grateful to you! Your facial fitness program does everything that it promises to. I am seeing wonderful results! Your customer service is impeccable. I have also been doing your hand exercises and I would like to know if the hands take longer than the face to show improvement? Can hands continue to improve with time and have youth jumps? (While hand improvement seems to be very individual, consistency is the key to the hands looking younger. Check out how to do this here) I am also looking forward to your newsletter.
Thanks for everything, Carolyn!
Thanks so much for that info. I found it so interesting about the elastic fibers in the face! it’s pretty amazing! it makes sense … it makes me wonder why some “health experts” say facial fitness is a myth!
I just thought I’d tell you also, that It’s been 4 months now since i started the exercises, and I saw a bit of a change, but I didn’t think it was that much … until last weekend at my mum’s wedding I saw some of the photos that were being taken and I was amazed at how much bigger/higher my cheek bones are! I actually have those “apples” now (you know what I mean ha-ha!) whereas before they were quite flat with not much definition. I can’t wait til I see more of a change!
I just wanted to tell you how touched I am by your personal interest. It undoubtedly puts your programme in a class of its own, even before I see the exercises! It is wonderful to have the encouragement and advice of someone with so much experience.
I already love the massage aspect of your programme. The face firmer really makes my skin tingle, as the blood supply gets going. I can almost feel it doing me good.
Just a note to say how much I am enjoying the exercises. I’m a month in now. I find them relaxing and its lovely to feel that you are doing something for your appearance without recourse to injections or anything. Before I started my mother was always saying how tired I looked, but now she has stopped. . . . Thanks, Carolyn.
All best wishes,
I ordered your DVD about three months ago and have been intensive in my use of the exercises. I am a 56 year old female musician and menopause and life stress had taken a toll on what has always been a fairly youthful face and I was really stressing about it.
The results for me have been dramatic and so much so I wish I had taken a close up before picture. Esp so far in the neck, cheek and forehead area are very dramatic – under the eyes and some prominent single wrinkles in the lower smile area are slower but they ARE responding. I do these lying down or in the tub and have them all memorized. I am much more confident in my women’s bluegrass group and am currently filming several Christian music videos for release and am much freer in their filming without sheer concern over what I look like …. This is a great gift you have given me and THANKS!!!!!!!
I’m so happy that I finally use something that really works. And for that I’m so greatful to you! I can’t imagine how many times you’ve heard this before, and how many of us, the users of your program, have a very special feeling for you.
I simply LOVE the program, and appreciate with all my honesty what you’re doing. Thanks God for “discovering” you!
This is a great kit… Easy to understand instructions, and a lot of helpful information. Well done! Rebecca
PS. OH, and I forgot to mention how much I love the sample of Moisturizer Plus….I will be placing an order soon! (MP was formulated as an eye cream, but we loved it so much we made it our over-all moisturizer for the skin care line)
Just another update … it’s been awhile and I have been using the system now for 2 years, 9 months and it’s still working and toning this 48 year young face … Thanks to you Carolyn for figuring all this exercise system out and helping us all to look younger and feel better about ourselves. Recently, visited friends in another state and someone very special there just kept looking at me … my girlfriend said he was checking me out and staring at my face. So that’s proof that Carolyns Facial Fitness really works! heh heh
I’ve been using the program now for 4 1/2 years and it is working terrific. I’m 50 now and people always think I’m younger than I am so that is it in a nutshell which says your program works! …
(I’ve been doing) Diligent exercises for 6 months! I am totally blown away from the results – some unexpected.
1. Surprisingly I have noticed my skins moisture level is just balanced, normally very oily and always applying powder particularly in this humid climate but no more, in fact I have to remind myself powder is required to set my makeup. My skin is just matt, fantastic.
2. NL line on right hand side of face (looking at the photo) which appeared deep and nasty as my cheeks lifted has just faded considerably in the last few weeks, and I think it will just disappear as there is no need to wrinkle there anymore.
3. The puckers on the side of my mouth, particularly the right side are really lifting and firming. The lines around my mouth have softened a lot as well.
4. The annoying frown line is lessening and it’s such a relief not to have to resort to Botox in that area anymore. The first photo had residual Botox around my eyes and between.
5. My neck and chin area feel remarkable and I didn’t even consider them to be a problem area.
The only areas which are still slow are the upper eyelids which are still flabby. (This may be because of having residual Botox there. Give it time and your upper eyelids will firm-up nicely)
Wow. I am so impressed. I don’t know where to begin. I am seeing the face I once had when I was around 20-25! WHAT??? Are you kidding me? My neck is looking very strong and smooth, lean and firm. You were right, the neck does get a LOT of play! Especially those lying down neck strengtheners, those really are hard! The whole shape of my face and neck are changing. This stuff is incredible. Thank you so much. I will be sending photos for you after month 4 so you can use them on your website if you want.
Thanks so much again,
I truly cannot believe how beautiful my skin is! And those lines(!)–those lines have nearly disappeared.
I feel like tho, if I would just add one more workout each week (I presently and have been doing 2 workouts a week) I would get even better results. Or, I could just do the eye exercises that third time each week (rather than doing the entire workout)? (Stay at 2 times a week for your age group, as you are in your early twenties. This will continue to give you the results you want.)
I am waiting for my roommate to get a job before I can order your skin products. Trust me, I want them badly! I can only imagine how beautiful my skin would be then! Thanks very much.
I must admit that even though I was doing the exercises wrong, my eyes do look less puffy and dark circled. Also, after doing the 28 exercises for the last 7 months am pleased to tell you. MY HERO!!! That my eyes do not look so sunken and now can see the lid. Also the shallowness under eyes had now started to fill in. The line I had on my chin was about an inch long and now it is about a quarter of that and also my lips had gone thin and now they look much better shaped. I think my cheeks don’t look so hollow. Overall I think I can notice a change. People do say I look well and considering I have some health problems this is a bonus! … I know you say it is a slow procedure and you are so right that it is worth the wait. Also the improvement continues. You are an absolute genius!!!
Big thank you because now I am feeling just a little bit more confident each time I see these improvements. And as I talk to other women a lot feel the same. You reach a certain age or a blip and all that goes, but you have turned this around.
THANK YOU!!!! HUGS.
Hi, just wanted to let you know I received my package and have been doing your exercises for approx 3 weeks, and all I CAN SAY IS THANK YOU. My problem area has always been gauntness and lower facial sagging. Your program seems to be helping these areas. I have been doing facial exercises for the past 10 years, a few other programs and now yours. Only your program seems to be helping my lower face. Thank you once more.
Hi Carolyn – I love the fact that you don’t charge really high prices for your kits/products as some of the others do and I also love how helpful you are and that you’re always available to answer any questions that I may have. Most interesting info that you have on your site – I still haven’t read it all!! So glad I found it. Many thanks for everything. Great customer service!!
Hi Carolyn! … I’ve done your facial exercises for two days now and I must say that my face and neck are love, love, loving them!! They really feel as if they’ve had a good workout when I get done. I know I’ll get good results & I can’t wait to see the improvements that will come. It’s the first time at my age that I’ve wished for three months to go fast!!!
Your DVD shows each exercise very clearly and I love the repeat option as I can keep repeating each exercise until I’m familiar with it. The fact that your program incorporates 28 exercises means that absolutely all muscles are getting a workout. I’m very happy with CFF. I will take the wk-end off as you advise & do your program five days a wk. Thanks Carolyn for everything. All is most appreciated.
I just have to write and tell you how surprised I am. This actually works, and does it work fast? Yes it does! I have just turned 46. And recently (6 months ago) I looked in the mirror and said to myself: “Who is this old woman staring back at me”? I was shocked. I booked an appointment to have Botox injection in my forehead and crows feet area, and some filler under my eyes and in the nasal lines. But the feeling of not being able to move my muscle like before, didn’t do it for me.
So i started to search on the internet for a more natural way to help myself and my oh-so-vain-side. I came across some different books and DVDs on facial exercises. I did some research on YouTube….and finally decided on 2 books. I started out my face exercises era. And even though I felt that my face muscles were getting a good exercise, I didn’t see any improvement at all.
Then i decided to try yours. And after 3 weeks….yes 3 weeks, a friend commented on how smooth but yet strong and youthful my neck looked. Those words have helped me to stay with your routine.I really like doing them, and it gives me time in the morning to relax and work out in the same time. Couldn’t be better.
I’m also so very pleased with your skin care program. Don’t know if it’s the creams or the exercises or the two combined, but my pores are diminishing slowly but surely. So once again thank you so much for the time and effort you have done to help the rest of us feeling better about ageing gracefully 🙂 I will end this mail by saying that CFF is: me giving myself quality time with me. It makes me feel good and it will make me look good!
Thanks for your kind words! You are really a nice person. Yes, my neck and face are looking better and better! Ohhh, OK! Well, you know, this (the CFFtintess™ facial exercises) works better than the surgery I’ve seen some of my friends get! … Thanks, Carolyn! You’re the best!
I started your facial fitness program about a month ago. I had bought it with intentions of firming my face and neck. I love doing the exercises. What I have noticed with surprise are the lines in my chest area which were quite noticeable from sun damage are fading noticeably. I wasn’t even expecting this program to help that area. Is this possible that your program also helps the chest area and if so, how? (If you look at the Interactive Muscle Chart, you’ll see that many of the muscles in the neck are targeted to build and firm. They are, naturally connected to the chest and as you firm these muscles with the CFFitness™ program, you also firm-up the chest area). I can’t wait to see other results if this is what it has done so far. Thank you very much and I will keep you posted on other results.
Am purposely Not checking and looking for difference/improvements daily yet noticed tonight the lines from the corner of my mouth to my jaw…nearly gone!!!! Yipee! Yahoo! Have been very good about 5 days on (Wed – Sun) & two days off & have just begun the pacing CD…great. Have not yet added any of the additional exercises. It is so rewarding to begin to see the changes. Am just certain now that I will begin to see others…the eye area, the jaw/neck (will actually have definition), etc. Know I will be taking and sending you photos at four months, yet was so pleased to see such a difference, wanted to send you a happy email.
Sending you Hugs, Love & Laughter,
I have been doing your facial exercises on and off over the past few years but have recently been doing them consistently. I got onto do them when I had Bell’s Palsy and my doctor told me to try some face exercises to regain strength. After I healed I continued on and I am often told I look younger than my 36 years. Thank you for such a wonderful program. I have tried some others but found little muscular pouches developing next to my mouth and also a deepening of the naso/labial lines. I think the gripping the muscle at the corner of the mouth did this whereas the sliding in your jowl exercise appears to prevent it. Also your neck exercises are wonderful, I started to see a weakening in that area but after doing the exercises it has all firmed up to the tone similar to in my 20’s. …
I love the exercise routine and just want to make sure I am making the most of it. Thanks again for the wonderful program. I feel so much more confident about getting older, especially when I see your gorgeous photos.
I wanted to report to you the good news on your new exercises you so kindly shared with me. My background with facial exercises is: 1. I am your age. 2. I worked with another program for about 1 1/2 years. 3. I have worked with your program about the same amount of time up until the present.
I so enjoy your program and have done much better with it. I love only doing the exercise once a day and found it hard to have to do them twice a day as the other program required. As I told you before I have had a lot of facial sag and am thin … so don’t have a lot of facial fat. Your exercises have helped a great deal up to this time, but I still have had the droop around the mouth and loose skin under the chin.
Well, not to go off forever …. the new exercises are fantastic. (This routine is coming out in the December 2010 Newsletter so everyone who already owns CFFitness will be getting a video of how to do it.) I did notice some difference in 2 weeks. I decided to go 4 weeks and then write to you.
What I have noticed is a definite tightening around the jaw, neck and “wahoo” even some around the mouth. All this in such a short time. I believe I am doing the exercises correctly and I have to say they are fast and actually feel really good while doing them. Nice added benefit. A very annoying cord in the neck (one side only) seems to be receding. When I look at my profile and especially when I lower my head I can see easily less sag. Even putting my hand under my chin feels of firmer skin. Another interesting benefit has been the lines above my lip which seemed to have been getting worse are actually lessening. You can just imagine how pleased I am with this much result in such a little amount of time. You are really onto something. I am very grateful for your sharing this with me. I will be happy to keep in touch with progress and let me know if I can help you in any other way.
Hi again, Carolyn! …By the way, here’s a quote from a friend of ours who was a guest at the wedding (her daughter was just married):”Just to say, Sheila, you looked stunning at the wedding. That’s not flattery, that’s sheer fact.” That was very kind of her. The outfit (especially the hat) probably had something to do with it (“clothes maketh man”), but I’m sure that CFF played a part! Our middle daughter Debbie commented on how young I looked. So thank you, Carolyn!…
All good wishes,
oh my good lord! i just checked out your new muscle charts and they are ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULARLY BRILLIANT!!! i’m sure there’s nothing else like that out there on this planet! i LOVE that you came up with something so revolutionary. they are GENIUS GENIUS GENIUS!!!
and i forgot to say that your artwork is WONDERFUL. it is genius and sooo much more fun than some sterile diagram. i LOVE it!!! carolyn, truly…you deserve my wows and praise. the new charts are EXQUISITE:)
Your photos are beautiful, thank you, you are an inspiration for all of us doing facial exercises
Please know that my wife (Mariani), a 38 year old sweetheart, is routinely following your facial exercise programme. She told me your skin care products seems to be working well for her. She was waiting to pick up our 5 year old from the “kindy”, a couple of weeks ago, when one of the waiting parents asked her..”you’re here to pick up your little brother..??” That’s good to hear yes?
I want to thank you for your facial fitness exercises. Last month I had a root tooth problem. The infection was damaging my jaw. Since the dentist started to treat the infection my face was so swollen that I couldn’t eat. This took me 3 weeks to become nearly normal but every time I touched my face I felt that half of my lower lip and half of my chin were numb and had pins and needles. My dentist said that the nerve have been damaged and would take at least a few months to recover.
Since I could, I started again your exercises and after 2 weeks my lip and my chin are back to normal. I am very grateful to you.
I have been using your programme for a year or so now and just wanted to let you know that the results have been nothing short of miraculous. I am 32 years old and have very good skin – my main problem was dark circles and bags under my eyes, which have always bothered me, even as a child.
I was reluctantly thinking about getting something surgically done but really this goes against the grain, so I thought I’d try everything else first. Having done your programme for the past months, I still have a way to go in order to achieve the desired results but I no longer have a tired look and feel more confident than I have ever done.
I was prompted to send this email as I went to a party last night and for the first time looked in the mirror and thought I looked beautiful. I put this increase in my confident down to your fantastic programme and the results I have experienced which have made a huge difference to how I feel.
I would offer you photos but did not take any prior to starting the programme on the basis that I couldn’t really face looking at the before pictures. I will take some now and keep going with the programme so hopefully you can see a change in a few months for your portfolio.
One thing I think is important for me to mention is that, this programme has made a real difference, despite the fact that the problem I faced is slightly hereditary. I was unsure whether or not this would mean that an exercise regime such as yours could be beneficial but my experience proves that, hereditary or not, the results are wonderful.
I emailed you last night … and just came across something on your site which I found very interesting. You noted the following … “For example, there is an exercise out ‘there’ I found in many facial exercise programs. It’s when you put your index fingers in the corners of the mouth and pucker your lips and pull back with the fingers to create resistance. I thought it would be great for attacking the puckers that form in the corners of the mouth. Well…. when I did it for any length of time, it built the muscles around the ‘marionette lines’ in such a way it gave me the look of an ‘ape’.”
As I mentioned last night in my email, I have been doing your program since February, 2009. However, after reading so much online about a competitor’s program, I purchased it approximately 2-3 months ago. I had to see for myself what all the hype was about. I used it for approximately one month, but didn’t care for it as much as your program. At that point I stopped using the competitor’s program and went back to using your program. There were two mouth exercises in the competitor’s program that I liked and decided to continue doing along with your program. I figured doing them couldn’t hurt things and would only excel my progress. Whoa … WAS I EVER WRONG! One of those exercises is exactly what you have described as giving the look of an “ape”. I believe that is exactly the look I have now … ape-like.
I’m so mad at myself for purchasing that other program. I wish I never read about it and just stuck with your program the entire time. Anyway, I wanted to share this with you because I know you take great pride in your program and in the graceful transformation that one can accomplish by using CFF.
As you advised, I will limit my facial exercises to only three times per week for the next month. And, I WILL NOT be doing any other exercises which are not included in your program. Thanks again and I will keep you updated on my progress.
Wanted to send you a quick update. It’s been just shy of three weeks since I contacted you seeking advice for the haggard, tired face I had been seeing in the mirror. I have done exactly what you suggested by limiting my facial exercises to just M-W-F followed by the CFF massage technique. I am totally blown away at how my face has positively responded and how much better things are already looking in such a short period of time. I am constantly looking in the mirror because I can’t believe the improvement I have seen in just a few short weeks. I feel so good about myself and have so much more confidence! I am just ecstatic with the results so far and am so excited about making even more progress as time goes on. … Thanks so much for the advice.
Thank you so much for your quick response, Carolyn. I read the 2 articles below you sent and they were so informative! It reaffirmed that Botox was the wrong path and that I need to continue with these exercises. I will take it down to 4 times a week until recovery. I definitely don’t want to spot build while my face is not back into place!
Thank you so much for all of your support, your research and for creating such an amazing program! It’s given me hope that there’s life after Botox, and help to get through this disaster. In the mean time (all of us going through this disaster who chat on the Botox boards are using it). Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
You will never guess what happened — today I went to my family doctor as I have been feeling low energy for over a week. Dr. Dan has been my doctor for over 10 years. The very first thing is said to me, while looking over my records, was: ” Tell me something ..you are 62 and you look about 50. How do you do it?” (And that was with no makeup and feeling quite awful.)
So you get a big thank you for your part in this, even though I am not really wrinkle free .. there is a nice vibrant look that comes through from exercising. You did a wonderful thing in developing this method and sticking to it – in the face of all kinds of competition over the years. Bravo!
I bought your program about 10 days or so ago, I gave you a plug on AOL, they have a story about “Woman wants to know if she needs facelift” or something to that effect, by Stylelist. I put a brief synopsis of my experiences so far with your product. I hope you get some orders from it. I really am addicted, I can’t quit! I know I am not supposed to be doing it more than once a day, but sometimes I cheat. … I am still doing a competitor’s mouth down, wrinkle the nose, move up and down movement, but I don’t know if I still should be doing that. It really did make those little buggers lessen. I had rejuvederm about 2 years ago, then started doing that movement, and they never came back full force again. (YAYYY!) I love that you added the face firmer to yours, I have been doing that one since september 2009, I got it out of Sanford Bennets 1907 book. It has kept my cheeks and face a little fuller until I found you! And thank God I did. Thanks for everything!
Response: Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with CFFitness™ on the message boards. It is good for my business.
Okay. I have to tell you that you need to STOP ALL other programs, except for CFFitness™. I just received an email from someone who was adding other exercises from other programs and her result is not attractive. CFFitness™ is designed to give a very elegant, balanced build to the face so ONLY perform those 28 exercises 3 to 4 times a week (spaced out as evenly as possible) PLUS the Face Firmer . Perform this routine ONLY once a day and eventually lying down. Be sure to check out Part 2 of the DVD so you engage those changes when lying down.
This will allow you to lay down the foundation for correcting anything later on. You will be assured this way to receive a beautiful, elegant shape to your face and neck. Otherwise, you run the risk of spot building. Be sure to perform the Face Firmer the CFFitness™ way by contracting the muscles first?!! The face must have time off to rest in order for the tissue to recover from the exercises and build properly.
Good afternoon Carolyn!
Hope all is well with you. I had a question for you. I purchased your program and have been using it since last July (about 16 months). I have read on the internet here and there that you have monthly newsletters. (Actually they are yearly Newsletters and yes! One is coming out with a “free video exercise” in December) … I am anxious to receive anything you have, as I have had a great deal of success with your exercises. They have really changed the shape of my face to pre-mid thirties, I am 48 now. I will do them until I am too old to manage a cheek lift or raise my fingers to my face! …
Thanks so much,
Good morning, Carolyn!
Just wanted to let you know, that in response to this email exchange we had a few weeks ago; I have cut down to 3 days a week on the foundational exercises, and am doing the face firmer about 4 times a week. … The results have been miraculous! I don’t know how you guessed that I was overdoing it. I never told you that I was beginning to get a wee bit discouraged because I would see a strained look on my face when I’d glance in the mirror that I knew wasn’t really natural. You guessed that on your own. You are amazing, and so, so tuned in to your clients! …
My sisters, three of them, have been staring at me lately, but not voicing anything. I even asked two of them, “What?” and they say, “Nothing.” I believe they don’t want to say anything because one of them gets fillers done every 6 months, and the other older one wants a complete facelift because she’s so unhappy with her looks. I have told them both about your program, but they are too ______ (I’m not sure what the adjective should be here, and I want to be nice) to use it. But I think that in time, as I improve, they will finally admit it, and order your program. To me, to be without it now, would be like a part of my life is missing! Thanks again, and have a beautiful Christmas!
Carolyn, thank you for your reply! … I already want to tell you that I have seen some results. My skin feels wonderful and well moisturized. These exercises and your skin care products are simply amazing! My upper lip is fuller and I think the skin under the eyes and the neck feels firmer. But neck wrinkles are now wider. Maybe this is part of the process called “Rubbing the Wrinkles Out”? (Deeper wrinkles can look wider at first as they are pushed out with the exercises and become shallower and wider. Over time they will become thinner and thinner. You can eliminate up to 95% of your wrinkles with this technique.) The sun spot is still visible, but perhaps not really so striking. I will continue to use Crystal C serum (and other products) and see what happens.
Many thanks to you!
Thank you for your email and advice on my face as you pointed out the difference in my face that I could not see. I was not doing the Face Firmer exercises, but have now started. Hope to lose more wrinkles in the future. I got my first comment on my face last week, it was, ” .. your face looks different have you lost weight?” Check in 4 months time.
Hello again Carolyn,
I hope this email finds you well … I received my CFF value pack on the 8th June, thank you. I am pleasantly surprised that the process of learning the exercises is very enjoyable and very quick – you have devised a wonderful, user – friendly programme. I had previously embarked upon a competitor’s facial exercise programme and had been working hard on her exercises for 6 months. In comparison, it is evident that I am seeing results more quickly in the texture of my skin with CFF. Thank you once again.
I know that you have many testimonials on your site but I just had to add one more! I’m so grateful to have found you on the internet… I turned 50 years old 6 months ago and while in my 40’s, had started to notice how my youthful appearance was fading rapidly. I have spent countless dollars on miracle creams and lotions, but one day I remembered something about facial exercise I had come across many years ago and decided to search the net and see if I could find something there that might help. That’s when I found your free exercises and started doing them faithfully every day. In a few weeks I began to see visible improvement! I knew I had to have your entire program and since I’ve received your program and started the new techniques, I feel I look 5 years younger already! Carolyn, you are a real blessing and I can’t wait to see how I look next year. Instead of dreading another birthday, I’m looking forward to the photo opp!
With my sincere and warmest regards,
Hi Carolyn – I received your package last week thank you! I also wanted to share with you that I had started using the face firmer exercise for about ten days prior to this. I have to say that in that short time I noticed fine lines between my brows had faded away! And that’s with just this exercise. ..
Also I’ve just begun using the facial exercises and find this to be a fascinating process in many different ways. It is as though I am seeing my face in a new way when I do them – like discovering a deeper layer of expression in myself. I am a visual artist so it feels like sculpting new beauty into my face. I could also imagine that these exercises could make even a young person’s face look more expressive and beautiful.
I have been performing the facial exercises from your DVD for almost 2 months now and I am so pleased with the results. My husband recently commented that I was looking great and said, “whatever you are doing, it is working”.
I purchased your exercise kit 3 months ago and let me tell you, this WORKS! I am 60 years old and my daughter, who is 42, told me I looked her age. … I always looked younger than my age, but she grabbed me a week ago (at that three month phase that you spoke about) and asked me if I had something done to my face! She thought I had some type of cosmetic work done. LOL! I have never done anything and don’t feel that I ever would. I always seek alternative/natural means and believe there is an alternative. While I had done facial exercises, I never found any that work as well as yours! I am actually anxious to do them now, as I see real results! I am excited to see subtle, but sure, changes daily. This is GREAT! I feel I have a noninvasive hope for my face not sagging and wrinkling, as I grow older. Thank you so much for this!!!!! I am also doing the hand exercises, because I can see my face is younger than my hands. Thank you!
I commented on how good Pam looks as she’s been doing CFF for over a year and she wrote back, “ALL thanks to you, Carolyn!!!!!!!!!!! My daughter had not seen me in several months as she was traveling abroad with her biologist hubby. When she saw me, she freaked! Thought I had work done! LOL And when I told her…she said, “WOW, I am SOLD!”
… My skin has certainly improved ten fold and as my lines were deep character lines. I know they are in the widening state and are on their way to smoothing out. I’m hoping in another year they will be considerably less. My eyes are my weakest area as when I smile I have serious laughing lines. My bags have improved and I’m looking forward to the end of the next 6 months for further improvement. I find I look forward to my youth jumps as they really do happen but I have to wait til the very end of each 3 month period and it took a full 6 months before I noticed any improvement in my bags, but hey when it does happen it’s all worth it.
Well I’ve come to the end of doing the Jowl (lifting) routine for two months. They are nearly there. My left side wasn’t as bad as the right jowl and is 95% there and my right jowl is about 85% there. The most noticeable difference is when I slide my fingers up from the jaw there is hardly any skin rolling up – it’s so much firmer now.
… Hopefully another month will do it as they are nearly there. It will be so good to tighten that area up completely, and in only three months, hopefully. As the CFF programme is a slow process it’s nice to be able to see these amazing results with a little bit of extra work in such a short time. It certainly helps knowing that I just have to keep going…
Thank you again Carolyn for your wonderful programme. I’m starting to feel a little more confident now as things keep improving. I’m hoping my bags will finally be gone at the end of the next 3 month period.
Well I’ve made it to 18 months and still going strong. . . I know I look so much better than I did a year ago and am feeling alot more confident about myself. . . . I gave myself 3 years to get where I wanted to be and I’m half way there now and am happy about my progress, even though sometimes I seem to take a lot longer than other people to get the results but that might be because my skin had deteriorated more than others. Unfortunately we have dry skin in our family.
My neck lines are quite obvious now but that’s because I suppose they are getting wider. I give thanks and gratitude every day to your fitness programme and think of myself as being so lucky to have found this natural way of slowly turning back time. I have even had a couple of comments lately about my looks, so yeh I must be doing something right. Thanks you so much again Carolyn for your wonderful age busting programme. . . .
I love the products, especially the moisterizer plus, which is what I use to do the facial exercises. I started using Carolyn’s facial exercise program just before I turned 50, when I noticed my face was starting to droop here and there. At 55, I’m very pleased with the way my face looks! It’s all because of these exercises. Hopefully, I’ll actually get back to doing it 5 times a week again (instead of the 3 or 4 I’ve been doing) to get maximum benefits. 🙂
In your research for methods of updating your face, please consider Carolyn’s Facial Fitness.com. There are wonderful “before and after” photos, and a friendly, no pressure environment. The price is REALLY reasonable.
I’ve used her exercises on-and-off for about three years. You’re supposed to use them 15-minutes-a-day, but I’m a slacker and do them in spurts. 🙁 I’d say I have about 45% of my face that is younger looking and more firm … and that’s just using selected exercises and my “hit and miss” (shame on me) routine for about six months. Now that I’m pushing 72, I’ve decided to quit messing around with nature and just start the full 15 minute routine.
I especially like the look I get from her Jowl Lift exercises and I was amazed that ALL of that crinkly loose skin under my eyes firmed up quickly. When I laid off the exercises for about 2-3 weeks, it came right back, so I know it was the exercises that eliminated them initially.
Carolyn tells you on the site that this is a method of reversing the sags, not eliminating them permanently. That’s good enough for me. I have a horror of being unwrapped from some skin process and finding myself blotched with white spots.
She’s also just introduced an exercise for un-wrinkling your hands. If you’re a hand freak like me, you’ll love it!
I love your exercises and I am very happy for choosing your program. I have spent time in reading because of the language barrier but finally with the dictionary and my effort to understand and learn the exercises it seems that I achieved my purpose. I hope my English gets better. I found your exercise through Google introducing “facial fitness”. I saw your website and I thought that you radiate something that I liked, like good vibrations and I felt I could trust you. Well, I hope you understand what I am saying because It’s not the same speaking the same language. Thank you very much …
I have just discovered your website and have been trying out the exercises for a few days now. Well, I’m absolutely blown away by the results I’ve seen. My husband who never ever notices anything I do to my skin, actually looked at my hands this morning and asked me to please give him the exercises to do. I have been having CMS (non surgical facelift) every month for the past 10 years and I have never seen results like this and I’ve only been doing the exercises on your website for less than a week. WOW is all I can say!
Thanks for your all your advice and encouragement. I am a bit relieved that you are of the opinion that my eyelid sagging is just temporary and that it will eventually return to normal. (She had used Botox ®and when it wore off, her eyelids were sagging)
I am so excited that I came across your site on the web because I love doing the exercises and I am no longer fearful of ageing. Your program is so thorough and offers exercises that address every area of the face and neck and the resistance techniques are very effective.
I also appreciate your personal touch and support and your quick response to my queries. Sadly, it’s not often that providers/companies offer such a great service.
100000 thanks for a wonderful product and service.
Lots of hugs,
I hope you are keeping well. For your interest, I have been in discussions with various women on the net regarding their Botox® disasters on a site called Realself and many of them are struggling to restore their faces after Botox® damage. Their muscles are weak and their faces are drooping and looking awful.
I have highly recommended your programme to all of them because I have no doubt that your exercises will restore their muscle functioning and improve their facial features and skin texture. I am very impressed with my wonderful results and I continue to see improvement on a regular basis. It is very exciting and I am so thankful that I came across your website and that I purchased your wonderful DVD. I have also raved about the brilliant service you offer and I sincerely hope that you receive loads of orders from it. Good luck and thanks for everything.
I have attached two pictures of myself so that you can see how much better I am looking since starting the programme. The photo of me in the orange is an old photo and the one of me standing in front of rocks is a very recent one (taken two weeks ago). In the latest photo my cheeks are more defined, the puffiness under my eyes has gone and my skin looks much better – I generally look fresher. The old photo is not so clear, but I can assure that there has been major improvement since I started the CFF system three months ago.
You look absolutely fabulous in the Today’s Show clip, so attractive and glowing… it’s very hard to believe that you are 64. You are such an inspiration. Thanks again for the wonderful exercise programme and all the best.
I hope that you are keeping well. I hope that orders for your facial fitness programme have increased quite a bit. I have been spreading the word on the RealSelf site about your wonderful package and how effective your exercises are in restoring the muscles of the face, thus creating a youthful appearance.
Many people on the site had Botox injections and have experienced awful effects such as muscle atrophy, facial sagging, cheek ptosis, new wrinkles, loose skin etc, even months after Botox is meant to have worn off and your programme is helping them to strengthen and build up the muscles in their faces post Botox. Many of these ladies are under 40 and have experienced accelerated aging due to Botox. Word is spreading that your programme is effective and many people on the site are raving about the results and recommending others to purchase it. There are also many visitors to the site who read the posts and follow the given advice. The posts remain on the RealSelf site for many years, so I’m sure that you will continue to receive on going orders from RealSelf members and readers because there are more and more people who are suffering adverse effects from Botox and they are desperate to restore their damaged faces. Thanks once again for a great facial fitness programme and I wish you all the best.
It’s been 2 years since I started the program!! I am so happy that I found your program. It just keeps on working and working. Thanks to you for helping a lot of people look and feel their best and without charging an arm and a leg to do it!
Hi…Gee, thank you. I feel humble when people buy my work. http://www.artbymarilyn.net/ And, on my journey I found you to help me present myself to the public. I think you are very special.
Hugs and May God Bless.
I hope all is well with you. … Well, I received your package 2 months ago, and I can’t tell you how pleased I am. I have been doing the exercises religiously since day 1 and the acne problem I used to have disappeared! My face looks healthier already. … My friends are so interested in ordering the program as well.
Dear Carolyn, …
I just wanted to say thank you very much. I have been doing all the exercises consistently 3-4 times a week (for 2 years, now), and what an incredible preventive program it has been for maintaining a firm, wrinkle free face! I am 45 years old and people think I’m 35. No flabby face, no sagging jowls, no double chine, no puffy eyes, no flabby nose, no hooded eyelids or falling brows and absolutely no wrinkles. Thanks to your program I have the lovely, firm, wrinkle-free, high cheek boned look that you have.
God bless you for sharing this knowledge with everyone. I truly believe your facial fitness is the natural, spiritual approach to maintaining our health and beauty, being far removed from the unnatural, invasive and artificial methods used by most women today (Botox, plastic surgery, fillers, etc.)
It’s me Reem …. I hope you remember me. I just wanted to write and say THANKS THANKS THANKS AGAIN and GOD BLESS YOU. I have been doing ALL your exercises consistently for the last 3 years 3-4X a week. My 47th birthday is coming up in a few days and everyone swears I look 36 or 37! Thanks to you Carolyn….
Without sounding biased, one thing I really love about Carolyn’s program is she is so totally focused (she used to be a teacher) and it is so dynamic. Every year her clients get newsletters around Christmas with tips on how to look young. Last year she showed us how to prevent the cleavage from looking wrinkly. I think not sure – (yes! You will get the basic bonus exercises through past Newsletters when you purchase any kit)) she will include all that with the kit she sends you. She’s also so nice and AVAILABLE to all her clients. Even before you order from her, if you feel like calling her to talk to her and learn more, she’ll be there for you. She is so honest and so devoted to making sure her customers are happy.
Also you will notice her website is always growing, getting updates. She only posts photos when people allow her to, so if you had a question and needed guidance, you can send her a photo and she can point out improvements you may not see. After my ordeal with another program, I cannot say enough how much I appreciate Carolyn. Even if you don’t get the full kit, the value kit also comes with a lot of good stuff that you really don’t miss out on much and still get to benefit from her program.
Firstly, I’d like to say Hi, and thank you for your wonderful program which I purchased around July last year. I have excellent results, with my eyes and cheeks looking way better, along with my overall color and complexion. I can’t believe how firm and tight all of my muscles feel now, even in my neck. . .
By the way, you look wonderful on the Ozzy video – you are an inspiration.
Found your website by typing facial exercises and I also was convinced by some feedback that I read on forums. And obvioulsy you have done a lot of research and you are generous enough to share this with your customers. Plus the results are there in your own face.
First of all, good new year …………… I’m writing to inform you about my progress after about one year of using the CFFitness Program. I really improved the tone of my face (many people told me, it is not just my impression) and for that I’m very happy and I thank you so much.
“The other night a man thought I was only 25 and I am 38. He says women over 30 normally have sagging under the chin. He says to my husband, “Congratulations! Your wife is aging slowly!” So, here’s hoping it’s down to the exercises.
I received my facial fitness kit several days ago. I am 45 years old, and in the last couple of years have started noticing jowls hanging and hollow cheeks and wrinkles around the mouth and the beginnings of turkey neck. I was really surprised at how quickly things have been “breaking down”, considering that I eat very healthy and a lot of fish and olive oil, etc. I tried not to be vain and tried to ignore it, but I see myself in the mirror a lot at work and it really bothered me. . .
After the first session with the DVD, my most worrisome wrinkle around the mouth looked better. I decided it was my imagination. I did the exercises morning and night the first two days. (Today is the 3rd day and I will start doing them only once a day – my muscles are slightly sore today – but it feels good). Today, my face already looks so much better that I think if I looked like this before I wouldn’t have even thought I needed to do anything about my face. I’m so thankful! I can already see the jowls starting to lift and my face filling out. I love your skin care samples too!! Wonderful feeling!
I’ve been using your facial fitness program for almost two years now and have been very pleased with the results. I wasn’t as consistent with the exercises during the holidays and after a while I started noticing a sagginess in my face which proves that doing your program does make a big difference. Anyway, I’m back on track now. . . Have a very happy and blessed 2010!
I was able to find your clip you did on the Today Show and you looked AMAZING!!! – much lovelier than in your site photos- I think you should make another DVD as you look better now than when you made the one that I have. Your jaw line is beautiful! And you were just glowing. (Sue from Australia)
I have to say, too, that I don’t have too many concerns about my skin since starting with CFF just over a year ago. My skin is not perfect by any means, but I feel that the overall condition has improved significantly due to the exercises, and I get gratifying compliments quite regularly. I tell them that it’s all due to facial exercises. If they show any further interest, I tell them about CFF. As you see, I do try to spread the word! I feel that I can confidently recommend CFF, not only because it’s effective, but also because, from my experience, there are no adverse side-effects. That’s more than can be said for many of the people who are doing some other programs (judging by the comments on the forums). I tell myself every day how fortunate I am to have discovered CFF. Yes, I did have to trust you – it was a whole new world to me – but I’m so glad I did.
All good wishes,
(She’s been using the CFFitness™ facial exercises for 4 years, now) … I do tell people I use your facial exercises. They have made me look so much better. I even had a 44 year old mail carrier flirt with me, and I’m pushing 57. I don’t think anyone would have flirted with me, besides my husband, at even age 40. LOL!
Hi Carolyn, thanks so much. I’m well established in my routine now and I’m so happy with the results. I have my little morning ritual that really makes it easy to incorporate my facial fitness. Very busy with work, mothering and home.
Thanks again and warmest regards.
Thank you so much for the wonderful customer service! Sometimes I tend to be too persistent especially when it comes to my appearance! The exercises have made a huge difference in my eye area, especially the eyelid area. And my cheek muscles and jowl area are much firmer now. I really look forward to taking those 15 minutes for myself each day–very relaxing and I know it is improving my appearance. . .
The author knows her material. Excellent all the way and really deserves 10 stars. The author contacts her buyers and she has a newsletters with free additions. I could go on and on but it is worth every penny. Plus, her method really works.
I have been doing your programme now for 7 weeks and I thought I would give you an update on my progress.
I have found your programme to be very easy to understand and the DVD and Counting CD are extremely helpful. I am not sure if I will ever use the second CD as I like to listen to you counting. I do the exercises at night. I find that after a hard day at work, it is very relaxing to do them and because I’m listening to you counting, I have to concentrate and it helps me to unwind and forget about the stresses of the day.
At first some of the exercises were hard to do, probably because some muscles have just been ‘sitting there’ for years. I can tell you that after only 7 weeks I am already beginning to see an improvement. For me, it seems to be working neck upwards as I can see an improvement in my neck and jaw line. I also had a very deep line on one side of my lip which, although it is still there, it is beginning to flatten out. I am really pleased with the results so far and it has spurred me on to continue your programme.
Your fitness plan has absolutely changed my life and the way I feel about myself. I will definitely save my money and get the entire skin care kit one day soon. I cannot thank you enough for what you’ve done for me.
it occurred to me last night while looking in the mirror that I was really sort of vague about my facial improvement. Before I started your program my nose was (in my 30s) getting uglier and uglier. Actually, I hated it. It was growing like that ball on the end of it like Alan Alda. Miraculously your program changed my nose tremendously! At first it happened quick, then over time just got better and better. As a matter of fact, I think that’s how I discovered you because I had been looking online at nose job before and after, you know surgery. I was planning on one day getting surgery as much as the thought really scared me! What’s unbelievable is that now I actually consider my nose CUTE. So thank you again over and over.
Thanks for the explanation.
It makes sense, I tend to need detailed instructions and now I understand those exercises. I received your package today and it is wonderful. I especially like the care you have given in your packaging. That tells a lot about you. Everything is detailed and it is perfect watching you do the exercises!
I’ll start the exercises tomorrow morning. My husband exercises for 15 minutes in the morning and I’ll do my face exercises then. In the evening, I’ll do my regular daily exercises. I can’t wait to get started. I appreciate your kindness in answering my questions. You are a truly caring person.
I can really see a difference in my face and neck. It has been at least 3 months. The photos don’t do it justice. I am looking at a different person each time I look into the mirror. This is exciting because according to your program, it only gets better! I have a long way to go, but my face went through extreme change and this will not get fixed overnight. . . . I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your program Carolyn. It has given me hope and much joy.
Thank you so much.
My friends here have been telling me that I have not aged a bit since my 20s… I always had a good complexion but the CFF program really took what I have to a different level. I am loving the toned muscles in my face. All I have to tell my friends when they wow, you look terrific, is: “I do facial exercises…”
I feel sharing CFF with other women is like performing a sisterhood act. It has always broken my heart to see my friends spend 50 bucks on a mascara and spend hundreds of dollars on creams and injections. I ask them, what do you do when you want to tone your butt? Do you exercise or you spread some cream on it? The answer is obvious. And I ask them what do you do if the skin on your legs is itchy, flaky, your sun tan is peeling off? The answer is obvious, exfoliate and moisturize. So, just do the same for your face… It is so easy. I haven’t been telling this to so many people, but just in the last week I spoke to 4 and they are all buying now.
It has been 3 and a half months now. And my dark circles are so much lighter, also under the eyes are starting to fill in, my skin tone is better, eye lids have lifted a little, jowls are starting to lift slightly. I can feel the strength and more firmness in my facial muscles, it feels so good. I get this tingling sensation in my checks when I am not exercising, what is this, as it feels good anyway? (The tingling sensation is natural. Just the tissue is building and strengthening and the body feels it as a kind of “itching” or tingling feeling. Many of my clients, including myself, when we miss our exercises for too long, we’ll get this tingling/itching feeling in the face and neck. It’s also often especially felt within the first year of exercising. I always say it’s my face throwing a tantrum to be exercised. Chuckle.) Thanks so much for always being here for me……..
Thank you for your evaluation it is most encouraging to carry on.
I haven’t seen this friend of mine for some months as they go to Florida for six months for the winter. She exclaimed “Edna You are ageless simply ageless”
Another friend when having lunch asked me “what do you do to keep looking so good”
Someone at my former work place said you seem to be getting younger in fact you are looking younger then when you retired. (that was 10 years ago)
Just thought I would share this with you.
It is fun to see the pics of me side by side, and it really shows an improvement. It’s hard to believe that I actually looked like that last year! So much fun to read the report, and I will follow your advice and add Eye Flex and Lower Eyelid Stretch, to the end of the workout.
You have really changed my life, and I’m so happy about that. My eyelids were so tired and sagging last year, and I know this is inherited as both my parents have had to do surgery on the eyes, for medical reasons. Their eyelids were so drooping that they could not see properly anymore. Now I know that I will not have this problem in the future, and it is so much fun to look younger as well.
Thank you so much for the report.
BIG HUG! Maria
Wow! It’s a fantastic answer.
I sincerely believe that your website is wonderful! It is full of interesting information, very complete and very well explained.
I love reading everything you write in the FAQ’s. I think the information is very interesting. Techniques for wrinkles seem fantastic.
I had never read anything like these techniques you are proposing. I love them.
Every day I’m more glad I met you and have found your program.
Thanks for all your hard work to get this exercise program and this website. Thanks for being so nice.
I’ve been consistently performing your facial fitness exercises since October 23, 2007! I’m 62 years old, and have been very happy with the results I’ve gotten so far. I do the whole routine every morning after waking up, and before I go to yoga and work. . . . . . I want to thank you for your great program! It really works, and you are a fabulous example of its effectiveness! And thank you for the recent newsletter!
I have been using your exercise system since the end of april 09 (nearly 2 months). I am happy to say that it indeed has an effect.
I just turned 37 years old. I am a very fit person with a healthy lifestyle and in general I did not consider that I had any problems with aging. However, I started using some (sic) products 4 months ago to get rid of an operation scar. I learned about facial fitness via the Chat on this website. As I am doing yoga I was immediately convinced that I had to try this. I really like the video and the flash cards. It is a very efficient way to learn.
The first effect I have experienced is that I can relax my face and get rid of residual stress. I often frown when I am concentrating and it is difficult for me to relax my jaw and front. It makes it easier to meditate and relax completely.
Now after 2 months I can see that my face is firmer and the tone is getting better. My skin is glowing more as after a 1h workout.
I’ve been doing the exercises since received the kit, and saw the results after just 3 weeks. I am turning 39 yrs. old this November, and had just started developing jowls. After 3 weeks of exercising I noticed my cheeks have lifted and the jowls started to become less and less visible. My facial skin looks smoother and fresher looking now. The under-eye area is a little tougher, though. I inherited my dad’s deep-seated eyes. I’ll continue to work the area around my eyes, and hopefully they will open up a bit. If you have any suggestions concerning this particular area, please let me know. (I sent her some suggestions)
Thanks again for the program and all the other info. I also found a good place in the town to have my facials done, and made sure my nutritional supplements now contain the vitamins and minerals necessary for the proper feeding of the skin.
a small letter to say that I enjoy so much to do your program with my yoga in the morning.
It’s even little bit addictive, and it ask me effort to not do it every day.
I started I think around 6 weeks ago and I can see some change in the whole face.
I don’t look younger but healthier….
Anyway the whole is more firm and alive, and it’s so funny in the mirror to look every day what is better instead of what is worse… It’s changing a lot more than the physical appearance it’s a kind of joy, trust, and peace that touch the whole being…
So dear Carolyn I want to thank you again and send you flowers from my garden.
Georgina here. Hope you are well.
I am exercising my face 5 times a week . Beginning to get used to it now. People I haven’t seen for a while are making lots of wonderful comments on how well and young I look, they are looking at me questionaly, often with a puzzled look!! I tell them I have had my hair restyled, true, also got a bit of sun on my body, then I tell them about my Facial Fitness. Then they say yes now I can put my finger on the changes in you, My husband has noticed also and is very encouraging!! Wow, I personally can only see a slight change around my jaw line, which I am very happy with.
I look at my face all the time, so will not see what others see.
I confess that I still do the fitness sitting up following you. I know I should be lying down by now.
Can you tell me when to send you more photos, I am loosing track of time.
So a big Thank you to you!!
Lots of love.
Yes! Yes! Yes! That is EXACTLY what I was saying to myself. It was only a few months into the program when I could actually FEEL the difference in having facial muscle tone again. When I smiled I could feel the increased lift to mouth and cheeks. I enjoyed “flexing” my smile and did so more often. I noticed that people were smiling back.
It was about that time when I was on my daily walk with my dog and two passers-by smiled at us and I overheard one comment “she’s pretty”. Now, it is possible that they were referring to my adorable dog who IS very pretty but no matter, what was important that my daily interactions now included more positive feedback! Happiness inside reflecting outward and being reflected back- basic Yoga philosophy at work here.
I have to say that when I first started the exercises it felt like I was just manipulating a tired and sagging face but it was fairly soon when I began to feel some muscle tone under the skin. I am following the exercises everyday and enjoy the results of increased confidence and self-esteem.
Thank you for a wonderful program.
It is me Amy.I just wanted to tell you how greatly I have enjoyed your exercise program. I do it three times a week (as you had advised) and love the results. I recently has a cosmetologist do my face and she assumed I was 18 because of my skin’s “tightness and texture.” Always great to hear that!
Anyway, Carolyn, here I go with another question. I just have to ask, is there some kind of catch 22? I mean, it truly seems too good to be true! I keep thinking that maybe down the road I would have caused a great crease or something due to all of this face touching and pulling. Just please take my question as a compliment because if my results weren’t so astounding, I probably wouldn’t be so paranoid 🙂 You would think all those celebrities would be doing this instead of plastic surgery?? Or that dermatologists and cosmetologists alike would be suggesting it?
Thank you again Carolyn. I hope you are enjoying this summer!
Hi Ms. Carolyn!
I hope I’m not being a pest but I just wanted to let you know that I did the “Face Firmer” once yesterday & once so far today. My face felt like it really got a workout. I didn’t feel any soreness or muscle fatigue or anything like that, just a very nice warm in the muscle feeling. Best of all I got complimented on how my skin looks today. I have to say for me that’s something because my skin is very pale with yellow undertones especially during the middle of winter. Even if no one said anything to me about my skin, I just love how the Face Firmer made my face feel. I didn’t try any other exercises from the newsletters yet because I’m waiting for your kit to arrive. I want to see the technique first so I don’t do anything wrong.
I just wanted to touch base with you about the compliments I received already. : )
Have a wonderful day.
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I was and still am incredibly impressed by Carolyn’s program and her website. She has far and away the most believable, impressive, and inspiring array of before-during-and-after photos I have ever seen on any facial exercise site, with equally inspiring and believable testimonials. Her website also provides a great deal of information, with a very helpful FAQ, free sample exercises, and a thorough bio of how Carolyn developed her program. The exercises and techniques are not unique to her – the elements can be found in a variety of other programs – but she picked and chose and arranged in a way that is very thorough, balanced, and well-thought-out.
The materials are absolutely excellent IMO. There’s a set of flash cards for each exercise – with a photograph depicting the move, not a drawing – a “cheat sheet” which I use every time I do the routine (actually, I typed up my own copy with additions, so I wouldn’t beat up the flash card) and a booklet with a variety of additional exercises to include once the basic program is mastered. The DVD shows Carolyn herself demonstrating each exercise – including all recommended reps – and is extremely helpful. There are also CDs to use when one does the routine lying down, as Carolyn recommends (I can’t remark on these as I am deaf so don’t use them).
Carolyn also includes a technique I haven’t seen used in any other program, called “rubbing out the wrinkles,” which I’ve found seems to work surprisingly well on my forehead lines and have now started to experiment with on my neck rings.
Thank you for the feedback – I can’t believe the difference in a year. 🙂 It’s worth the 15 minutes a day, believe me!! I’ve doubled up on the forehead smoother, the worry line smoother and the sad face exercises, since those seem to be the problematic areas. I think I haven’t been exerting enough resistance either – now that my muscles have been worked for a year, I’m starting to apply a bit more resistance to most areas. It will be interesting to see if that helps!
The brow worry lines are almost completely gone – they may come back if I’ve been out in the sun and lowering brows without realizing it but I just do the exercises a couple of times a day for a day or two and they go away. I also do the wrinkle smoother exercises on the forehead lines in the mornings and evenings – I want those pesky things gone! 🙂 I’m hoping the mouth sag/wrinkles will also disappear but even keeping them at bay will eventually pay off as I get older.
I’m very thankful for discovering your program – I’d always looked substantially younger than ‘real life’ and last winter I was discouraged to see how quickly the aging process was kicking in. Incidentally, I’d read some reviews during my search for good skin products and learned that this can be very common with women – all of a sudden, we look ‘old’. So it has been very good for my self confidence to retain some of my youthful appearance. No one ever guesses my real age!
Thanks again for everything – have a wonderful weekend and a happy EASTER!!
Hello: I was in YouTube, I was looking for information about facial Yoga which I have been practicing for the last 5 year (I am 32). One video leaded to another and I saw you. I found your face serene and harmonious, result of a proper exercise (there are videos of people practicing facial exercise whose faces are rigid and not very pleasant and betray a malpractice).
I hope that this information is helpful 🙂
I am impatient to know your method. Thank you very much in advance.
A greeting from Spain (sorry if my English is wrong, I’m struggling:) (I’m smiling)
A note to say what a beautiful website you have! I am up way too late into the night in the southern hemisphere enjoying reading it all! I first found your site about Oct last year by chance and became aware of the whole phenomenon of facial exercise. I am sure you have done a huge revamp of your website layout since I first read it back then and I must say it is really fantastic and makes for greater ease of reading and learning.
I have researched through the plethora of facial exercise programs when I have had time, trying to decide which are the most credible and which are likely to give the most natural results. I am now 46 y.o. and have long been a subscriber to the benefits of resistance training, pilates etc for fitness, body tone and general wellbeing. So it makes complete sense to me that such principles should extend to the face and neck areas too! Being a research scientist though it is my nature to really find out about things and I am very interested in everything you have written in your site. It is terrific that you are passionate about teaching your clients to understand facial exercise, not just selling the “how to do” products.
Although I think I am ageing reasonably well, I have noticed gravity kicking in slightly in the past year, so I am very excited about trying out your program and have just placed an order for the full kit. … the full kit looks terrific and I know I will value having the flashcards and the workbook plus the final CD in time.
I remember doing chin firming exercises way back 10 or so years ago as part of aerobics classes and I remember how effective it was – so I KNOW your comprehensive program is going to be great. Can’t wait!!
Well done on your wonderful work Carolyn – you clearly have a devoted following of happy facial exercisers.
Just thought I would touch base to let you know I am going well with my CFF program. Really enjoying it!
The first couple of times I went through with the DVD and flash cards and I was feeling that it would take a long time to master it all –felt a bit overwhelming at first (as with anything new). So I was quite impressed (with myself) that within only about three runs through I was really getting the hang of it and moved onto the pacing CD. At first I had to pause the ipod a few times because I couldn’t quite keep up at the start of some exercises (gosh that jowl lifter #27 had me feeling quite uncoordinated for a while!). That passed quickly though and after about two weeks I went back to the DVD to really perfect my technique and make sure I was doing the exercises properly – being able to see you do the exercises is an excellent help and l am so glad I got the flashcards as well – They are a good reference and I like the information on them. I now have been going for about 6 weeks and it is part of my routine, generally just before I go to sleep at night. I do miss it on the rest days – I agree it’s quite addictive! Your success is definitely in making it an achievable 15 minute routine – even when you feel tired or are busy you know it is so quick and therefore want to fit it in. All up you have put out a really terrific kit – and I can feel it working already. My skin is good, jaw line and neck seem a little more shaped and I am amazed how quickly I have been able to isolate my facial muscles at will – often when driving around etc I just do this for fun….
As an added benefit to lying down to do the CFF program I have found myself getting back to some little relaxation exercises and meditations as well which is a nice bonus! Maybe in the future you should include your relaxation cards as an extra track on the CD with some gentle music – you have a lovely voice and would make for a nice wind down – just one for the suggestion box! I haven’t moved on to the final CD because I am still very happy to have your voice counting away to me! Thanks for an excellent kit and program.
Thank you for forwarding a copy of the newsletter to me. I truly enjoyed it, and found the new exercise most helpful. I have been consistently performing the facial exercises since you forwarded me the new CD. I finally have the exercises committed to memory. I think that you are doing awesome things to give something very valuable to women especially. I hope to gather photos to send you so that we can keep up with any progress. Cheers to you, and please keep up the good work.
I just wanted to say hi and let you know I am still doing the exercises almost every evening. I think it’s been about two years now, if I’m not mistaken.
It’s kind of routine now that people assume I am 15 or 20 years younger than I am. This is sometimes embarrassing in a way. People in their early forties think I am their age peer, and flat out don’t believe me when I refer to things that happened long before they were born. I guess I’ll just have to get used to it.
I look too young! Oh my, what a problem.
I do like the way I look, it’s certainly a plus, but I find that I’m doing the exercises mainly as a way to relax the tension out of my face at the end of the day. My face just doesn’t feel right unless I work those muscles. The program is wonderful. I hope a lot of people tell you that.
I saw you on YouTube, and I went, That’s my teacher! I was so proud.
Here’s an update on my progress:
I finally took your advice after two years, and started doing the exercises lying down, first thing in the morning. I put the Pacing CD in my computer in the bedroom. The Pacing CD moves along much faster than I would on my own, so I actually do finish in 15 minutes. Also I’m working the neck and throat area harder, I can feel it. The new exercises you suggested seem to be helping that sag under the jaw line at either side. I’ve just added them in to the end of the routine.
I’m still being mistaken for a younger person. All the time. It’s still mildly embarrassing. I guess I’ll have to live with it.
I hope you’re having a great day, and I hope lots of people are telling you what great work you do.
I have received your package and wanted to send along a few comments. First, it’s a very nice package, well-organized and well-documented… It was nice that you provided the mirror, enabling the customer to start right away. I will have to watch the DVD from my computer since it’s the only place I can set up a mirror AND watch a DVD. I purchased your program because I was very impressed with your website and before and after photographs of real people. They don’t look airbrushed-they just look like their faces and necks are firmer. The photos look real (and I assume they are). I was very impressed that you (that anyone) would figure out how develop exercises for the facial and neck muscles.
Agreed that it will take time. After 3 months my neck is looking much better and my forehead is smoothing out, the jowl and marionette lines are diminishing. I’m looking forward to what I will look like in a year and more. I’m very happy with the results so far.Thank you!Have a happy Memorial Day holiday!
I just wanted to tell you that I have been doing the facial exercises daily for about three weeks, so far – and I am definitely seeing good results! I have taken pictures but they aren’t developed yet. Will email them in time. The first area where I saw nearly immediate results was around my eyes, but everything seems to be perking up. The jowl area is improving, but still needs more work. Thanks so much. These exercises do work.
While I don’t wear make-up, and don’t consider myself particularly vain or worried about “looking my age”, I was instantly inspired by the prospect of “Yoga for the Face” and the amazing benefits of facial exercise for bringing oxygen, flexibility, tone, strength and over-all health to the facial muscles and skin, creating an all-natural rejuvenating “workout” for the face that ALSO addresses and eliminates all the areas that show the effects of age and gravity (lines, neck lines, crows feet, jowls, double chin, dark circles, eyelid bags, etc..).
I received the product a few days ago and have only been using it for four days so I’m not in a position to comment on whether or not the product yielded any results, but I would like to say that I absolutely love doing the exercises. Your package is well designed and it only took me a couple of run throughs to learn the exercises. On the third day I was able to follow the Pacing CD. I couldn’t believe how quickly I was done. And, I agree with you, they are addictive! I also like the helpful hints that you have at the end of your booklet. Now, if only you could come up with a solution to cellulite?! (snicker) Congratulations on a wonderful product. By the way, you’re a very beautiful lady!!
I went to a clothing store I haven’t visited for about six months. The clerk took one glance at me and said something nice about how pretty my eyes were looking. Then, she took another look and remarked that I was certainly looking younger than before. She asked me if I had a face lift. I was shocked! I told her that I’d been doing face exercises and apparently they really work. She was thrilled. The whole time I shopped she kept telling me how good I looked. I’m 69 years old and I never thought I’d get this response, but I’m feeling very good about myself. I love your exercises, Carolyn. Thank you so much!
It was a treat to get this lengthy, informative letter from you; somehow it makes one feel that they are not all alone. I am now teaching myself the “Jowl Eliminator” for you seem quite excited about your results. When I do the exercise, I am feeling most of the action on the opposite side of the face that I have the cheek muscle flexed. Is this as it should be? (YES, it is). When I do the “Pouch Lifter”, I find that I invariably get muscle and skin pulled into an annoying roll as I come to the finish of the pull. I am now bracing with my other palm, in front of the ears and it seems to make the movement smoother. I hope that I am not diminishing any results by doing this? (This is fine to do. In the beginning, until the face firms up, you will have this “extra” skin. Not to worry. It will soon be firm and resilient. Yes!)
It’s a wonderful DVD . Thank you so much. I have been doing the exercises daily and friends are telling me I look beautiful. I feel beautiful. It seems to me that my face is more interesting; that there are planes and definitions that weren’t there before.
I have to share this with you 🙂 I purchased your CFF full kit in December 2007, and have been doing the exercises gradually until I could do them using the pacing CD. Today, February 12, 2008, I had a facial; the first time my esthetician saw me since I started your program. Argh, I am 45, and have inherited those awfully drooping jowls 🙁 and premature wrinkles :(, my esthetician felt really sorry for me.) WELL, today she was not sorry…she was curious…she was amazed. She could see and feel that my jowls had gotten tighter…asked me what happened…and when I told her that I do CFF 15 min 5-7 days a week, she was so inspired that I am sure she will purchase your CFF kit soon 🙂 🙂
I cannot thank you enough. What a blessing you are, Carolyn. I love CFF!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU!
Thank you for the package. Its fantastic. so far I have only worked through the DVD, but I have seen instant results. Thank you again for a wonderful product, I will be ordering one for my mum soon.
The reason I chose your program was based entirely on your very elegant and beautiful face and also the incredible before and after pictures on your website. Anyhow, whatever you do, keep doing it for there are millions of people out there who would “kill” to look like you!! I feel so lucky I found you and now have much more confidence in myself and my future!
Lots of love,
Just wanted to tell you about my first big compliment. I work at a Health Food store and was gone for about six months and just returned recently. A customer I hadn’t seen all that time came in so I greeted him. After looking at me for awhile he said, ” You look really good, how do you keep looking younger every time I see you? ” Needless to say I was all smiles.
Update from Mike:
A couple of things…first of all I turn 54 in about 3 weeks and in the past 3 weeks two different people have come in the store I work and asked if I were about 35! So cool! Thanks for all your time!
It’s always a joy to send you an email regarding my progress. I started your facial exercises in January of this year. I am very satisfied with the results. But, I’m also experiencing weight loss and a smaller abdominal area. I strongly feel this is because of the facial exercises. I feel my stomach working while I’m doing certain exercises. Has anyone else experienced this? (Yes! They have!)
Again, thanks for your exercises!
This is approximately the third week I have been using your Facial Fitness program and I just wanted to let you know (it may not be a surprise to you, but it is to me) that my skin is clearer and more evenly colored since I’ve been using your program. For the first time in many years I’m leaving the house without using liquid foundation on my face without worrying about how my skin looks. Several people have recently told me how well I look and I think that is because my skin is clearer and – hopefully – getting firmer. I’m delighted with your program. I was a little skeptical about the program at first, but I’m convinced that your program really works if I work it.
Thanks for the response. Thanks so much for a WONDERFUL kit. It has really given me a sense of freedom because now I don’t look for the latest product in the magazines that will miraculously reduce my wrinkles or the bags under my eyes as I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that what I am doing now is the only way to go. I think that I will be saving a lot of money from now on.
Your program is working beautifully for me. My questions are : For the 2 days off in the week should they be two consecutive days as I have been doing or is it better to do one day each for the break? (The days do not have to be consecutive. You just need to rest the face from exercising two days a week) Also can one do the exercises two times a day for faster results? (We’ve found it’s best to perform the exercises only once a day, five days a week during the first four months to establish a good foundation. After that you can add bonus exercises and tweak the program to your individual needs).Thank you for your help and I am noticing improvements already and a couple of weeks ago someone at work said my skin looked fabulous and asked what was I doing.
I wanted to share the progress so far. My cheeks are filling out, the tip of my nose is rounding, and smaller changes are happening in the filling out of my upper lip, the lessening of fine lines in my forehead and my worry lines between my brows (thanks to 4 years of commuting on the highways with lunatics) have diminished slightly. I think I’m seeing a bit of progress around the mouth too, and my neck is getting some definition again. The little chicken pouch comes and goes, as do some fine lines around the eyes which I contribute to tiredness & dehydration when I don’t drink enough water for a few days. But so far so good!
Hey my neck is finally starting to show improvement! The rings are getting wider so now I know they are flattening out. Thanks! Thanks again ….
P. S. My whole face is starting to look different …. like it did years back.
Hi…I’ve been religiously doing your program for 9 weeks. I am very satisfied, thrilled actually. Thanks again for all your help. It is so wonderful “fixing” the neck and getting my eyes more open…. well really, it is all just wonderful. You’re my role model.
I bought your set awhile back. I was wondering which one to buy there were so many available and so many different people selling them. I am so so happy I bought your product. I was considering another that was more expensive and not with the same amount of stuff you provide. It is the best deal and the best all around. I have been using it regularly since I bought it and I see the results. I do the first part of your DVD. My beautician just said my skin looks great. I know it has a lot to do with what I bought from you, new vitamins and skin care all working together. Thanks again great product. My skin looks better than my sister who is 5 years younger than me!
Yes I got it. I just love your program so much. I definitely don’t want to miss any of your newsletters. 🙂
It’s me Nancy D, just wanted to say a big thank you for your program, I have been doing it faithfully for about six weeks now, and I can see quite a difference, face is a lot more angular, I have softened alot of lines and hopefully they will soon be disappearing. My friend Mareen, asked for your email address to order your program, hopefully she will love it too.
I love your program. I’ve tried several other programs and yours is so easy to follow. I’m loving doing it.
I just got my first compliment regarding age since I started your program about 4 1/2 weeks ago. A guy thought I must be married to an older man when in fact we are the same age!! I loved it!!!
I was in the hospital for ten days and stopped doing your program and I did a different program and I got dreadful results. My face was hanging, my eyes were baggy. Now I’m doing it again and my whole face is firming up, evening out and looking young and beautiful.
I am 54 years old and have just begun doing your exercises. I am an active person who runs and does Pilates. Adding on your facial exercises to my regimen turns out to be very complimentary. I actually look forward to doing the facial exercises, not only because of the results which I believe I am beginning to see but also because the exercises feel good. I think my face looks forward to them.
Everybody is telling me I look healthier and rested (and I am not!!!) so your routine does really work. I’ll keep you posted on my progress so it helps your product to grow.
Just to let you know I am seeing subtle changes of improvement in my face. But what I am really excited about is my hair. My hair was getting more and more scarce. I had been brushing my hair, but my scalp was tight and shiny. To make a long story shorter, I no longer wash my hair every day, and I brush it when it is not wet. The results are an answer to my prayers.
Thank you again,
I am so appreciative of your work and your product! I have been doing the facial exercises since January 9 and have obtained fabulous results. I have not been able to do the exercises five times per week every week, and I am still having great results. . . WOW! I went to a party yesterday at my condominium and everyone kept telling me how great I looked. Then the most beautiful (and 20 years younger than me) woman cornered me and wanted to know if I had plastic surgery and wanted to know who was the surgeon. I am 59 and have had people guessing my age at 40-42. . . I feel that I am getting even better results now because I understand the exercises better. I notice that when my mind really “gets” what I am doing that the results come faster. The most noticeable areas of improvement are the lower face and neck.
I got your exercises in November and have faithfully done them almost daily since I got them. I am pleased with many of the exercises and their results. I have especially liked the way my upper eyes and brows have lifted.
Just a little update on my progress. I received your kit two weeks ago and have been doing the facial exercises religiously I have noticed that the large pores on my chin are getting smaller…
I received my Carolyn’s Facial Fitness Instructions and Workbook – thank you so much! It is a real pleasure to receive. I am delighted with the effects of your exercises. I have been doing them religiously every day and I feel I can see greater ‘uplift’ to my face. My cheeks look fuller and my face firmer. Many thanks again, Carolyn. I look forward to continuing and seeing even better results!
Update for six months of exercising:
Hi Carolyn! …
It has been over six months since I have been doing your wonderful exercises. I have been doing them religiously – every day! … But do you know what I have really noticed? I have a nice face but have worried about the symmetry of my features and how they ‘sit’ on my face. Well, I really believe that your exercises have helped my facial features to look the best they can – they just seem to be better ‘positioned’ on my face… Again, dear Carolyn, many thanks for your exercises. They are now an important part of my life. And, guess what? A lovely 20 year old male commented how young and attractive I look. I just couldn’t tell him my real age, could I?
PS I am happily married and my husband is impressed too!
Lots of Love,
Update for one year of exercising:
Hi Carolyn, I just want you to know that it is now a year since I began your facial fitness workout and it has become part of my life. I do it religiously 5 days a week and love the results!
A great test was my 30 year school reunion. Many there, I did not recognize – they had aged so. Without fail, everybody said how good I looked and how I haven’t changed a bit. You can imagine how pleased I was and, for those who asked, I gave them your website address and told them to do some research!
…. If Hollywood stars – with all their contacts and money – still experience plastic surgery disasters, what hope has an ordinary person? I cannot understand why they don’t do facial exercise instead. At least they would still look like themselves – not a Botoxed, frozen, look-alike. As one lovely, natural Hollywood star said, “People who have had plastic surgery don’t necessarily look younger – they just look like they have had plastic surgery.” How true!
Anyway, I am so happy with the natural results I have. Many thanks again, Carolyn and keep up the good work!
Lots of love,
I received my Facial Fitness Exercise program a few weeks ago and have been enjoying the process of learning and practicing the exercises. I really appreciate how the program (I bought the Full Kit) is user-friendly and well thought-out (and the graphics reflect you–very pretty and perhaps a little bit whimsical?). Also, the Customer Service has been great.
What is great about your “Eye Opener” exercise is that it apparently helps the under-eye while working the upper-eye. This is great, because many of us who have performed under eye muscle exercises have had adverse effects.
Well, I’m getting noticed. ha. I went to lunch with a friend the other day. When our young waiter told us his name, Todd, I said I’d remember that name because my granddaughter named her Corgi dog Todd. ha. Then he said, “Gramma???….” You must be doing “something” right. I’m still doing the exercises every day, and not overdoing it, but getting great results. It’s so exciting.
I am delighted and amazed at the results I’ve been getting…I’ve been at it regularly for about 6 weeks…my cheeks and eyes and shape of my chin have changed dramatically. It seems like everyday someone comments on how good I look…my skin texture has changed as well! By now, my sister should have ordered a kit… Thanks for everything!
I am delighted with the unexpected change in my lips from the program. I’ve been on the program for 3 months now, 5 days a week. There are other changes too, and I did take before pictures, so I will be taking new photos soon. I think I expected miracles with my eyes, so perhaps I’m not perceiving as much improvement there. But what a great program. And I actually enjoy waking up that way. Thanks for all your efforts Carolyn!
I have been doing the facial exercises everyday and have seen great improvement..my face already looks younger and more alive!! Thank you so much. I had been so worried and felt so unhappy with the way I looked but now I am gaining my confidence back and have a much better outlook on life. I figure you hear this all the time but it is true – You are a life saver!!!
Peggy – a very happy lady 🙂
I am writing to you from New Zealand to thank you for your face ex kit that I bought from you 3 months ago. I have done them every day with only 2 exceptions in the past 3 months. I am sure that my face is smoother, my eyes look more open and some deep lines are starting to widen and become less entrenched. Also my jaw line is starting to tighten. I am happy with the results and it seems like a minor miracle. I can’t understand why more people don’t know about it and do exercises like these. But I don’t know anyone who would be motivated enough in their desperate and busy lives to spend 15 mins a day on doing face exercises.
Thanks very much.
I received my first comment yesterday. A friend I haven’t seen in a few months saw me and exclaimed, “You look great! What are you doing with your face?” This was so rewarding to me. My biggest change has been in the muscles around my mouth. The corners of my mouth do not droop anymore. It’s so much more attractive. My lips are plumper. My cheeks sit higher on my face. The area between my eyes and eyebrows is starting to lift and fill in, so my eyes are losing that hollowed-out look, and the upper lids are visible again. The nasal-labial fold is starting to smooth out. The area under my chin is still sagging, there isn’t much improvement there so far. The skin on my lower throat is definitely much better. It’s smoothing out and the crepe texture is going away. I wish everyone I know would do this.
Carolyn, thank you for giving this to the world. It’s making a big difference to me.
Hugs and love,
Update from Gretchen:
For some time now I’ve been meaning to write you again and let you know that I’m keeping up with the exercise program. I’m noticing the biggest improvement around my mouth and lips. The corners of my mouth don’t droop anymore, hardly at all, and my lips seem fuller. I don’t know how that is possible, but I can see it. My cheeks are somewhat higher and the hollows are filling out. My neck and throat are looking better. The skin seems to be smoother. Thanks for your work! You program is so excellent. I think I might not need that facelift after all.
I have been doing the “Upper Eyelid Stretch” for just 10 days now and even though it hasn’t even been 2 weeks (as you said it will take this long to notice a difference) I already notice an improvement in my eyes – it’s not that the upper eyelids look more lifted yet, but my eyes just look more fresh and less tired – I only got 3 hours sleep last night but my eyes don’t look tired! I’m sure it’s from the exercises. So, I just wanted to say thanks so much for providing instructions on this exercise – you have been very kind and generous with providing such information in your posts. Have you had some of your clients notice this about their eyes? (Yes!)
Thanks Carolyn and I’m sure I speak for others, too.
Update from Amy:
Just giving you a bit of an update…I LOVE the program and do it religiously every day. The thing that I have noticed is the general look of my skin has improved and my eyes seem more open. Something with the eyebrows too…they seem higher. I had trouble in the beginning with the idea of not having Botox® around my eyes again (I had done this just a few times before) because obviously it is an effective procedure. My problem with it however, was that as much as I looked younger I felt I lost something in my face…some character…even some beauty perhaps. A disaster for an actress! That’s why I’m so much happier with the face exercises! Anyway, I’ll keep giving you the updates. Thanks again for your wonderful program.
PS…Friends have started to say I’m looking great. It’s like having a beauty secret!
I can’t tell you how many people over the past 6 months have commented on how good I look, but to me the most important thing is how I feel. At first when I tried your program I was afraid it was stretching my skin, that’s how much sag I had….and I didn’t think it was that out of shape. I never stuck with many plans but this one makes me feel good in the morning. The texture of my skin holds moisture so much better, lines in the forehead (which were really noticeable to me) almost gone, lips getting fullness back. Before I started the exercises I would wake up and the corners of my mouth were in a frown, it was from a sleep…I had no control of it. I was afraid I was trying to have a stroke or something. I think now it was just weak muscles, I no longer have that problem. My friend who I haven’t seen in about 3-4 years saw me today and asked if I had a facelift. A guy I work with, about 4 months after I started your program asked how I continue to get younger. I wasn’t obsessed with looking younger just feeling better about myself, this does both. Thank you!
I do love the program, and to be honest I had ordered another one after I ordered your program and found that yours is the best without a doubt. You have combined several exercises into one at times and made things faster and on top of that, your program is so much easier to do and to understand. The other would take over an hour to do and I know I would never stick to it. You have the best program out there!!! I wasted my money on the other program but I did learn something…..Carolyn’s Facial Fitness gets the job done without wasting time!! Thanks so much.
I wrote you before with questions regarding your exercises, thank you for responding promptly. I feel in appearance it is helping and I am doing them every morning. The main thing I am most impressed with is when I am doing the exercises I can feel the muscle tone improving. The chin and cheek area especially. I have passed on your program to 2 people last week. It’s nice to start the day by doing something for yourself before you really even have to get out of bed.
Carolyn’s exercises work! Her Kit is definitely worth the money. I put off trying facial exercises looking for that magic lotion, peel, whatever. I’m 52 and have done obagi for 1 1/2 years among many other things since trying that. I’ve been doing the exercises 7 weeks and am really seeing positive changes AND I feel good about them. The skin is tightening and I especially love the way my neck is looking. I was a sun worshipper without sunscreen my whole life and these exercises are making me feel like there’s hope!
Can honestly tell you that I recently began the facial exercises and have completed these 12 out of 14 days. As mentioned, I have already seen improvements in the neck area! And this morning, noticed some changes to the eye area. Wow – haven’t seen that wide of eye for quite some time! There must be some sort of change happening to my cheek and naso area because I have noticed some people looking very closely at this area lately…. but not yet saying anything!
Good luck. Worth a try!
Great approach–and it’s not just about the face–there is a ‘rush’ from doing real exercises (that work!)
You’re just the best, Carolyn.
This is Valerie from Ohio.
Friday was the 12th day of me doing the exercises. I was at my kid’s school when a guy (you know they don’t notice anything) I know asked me if I was losing weight because my face looked thinner. I am so psyched. My husband has been out of the country since I started doing these. Can’t wait to see if he notices when he returns this week. Exercises are great. My face feels wonderful doing them.
Thanks so much.
I’m excited about trying your program. I tried one before for a couple years consistently, but there was nothing for jowls. I desperately looked for something on the Internet and found your site. Just trying a few of your sample exercises like the jowls, neck and the upper eyelids, I’ve already seen encouraging results within just a couple days! It is a God-send for me, because I’ve been seriously thinking about having my neck skin and jowls lifted and tightened! So, I can’t wait to try your program.
Looks Like a High School Girl
Friday, I drove in to get my emissions test for my car, and the guy manning the testing station, after seeing me, followed by looking at my birth date on my drivers license, marveled: “Would you look at that? You LOOK like a high school girl!!” True that I was wearing sunglasses at the time of this exclamation, but even my eyes & under-eyes are much better as well as looking so much younger in all the other areas I wasn’t even concerned about looking younger in glasses. After I took off my sunglasses & switched to regular glasses to continue with the emissions test, the same guy was still looking at me, it seemed, with incredulity.
Tired Look is Gone
Doing face exercises about 3 to 4 times per week and getting fantastic results. I never, ever have done them every day as instructed, but even with this frequency, lots of benefits! I can see that when I fall off from doing them, I look more tired in the mirror. When I do them I look more beautiful, charming and perky.
I also find HEADACHE fighting benefits. When I feel like I have a headache coming on and I do the face exercises, it helps to relax my jaw, temples, eyes and all! Exercises, helps to strengthen neck muscles and realign the neck, and sometimes I am reminded to do more because of that than how I look. Have referred many to your website. Also followed your advice to get an exercise ball and I am now experimenting with how to use it for toning my abdomen, etc. Really, the results of exercising the face got me inspired to do more exercise all around, so I am continuing with swimming, lifting 3 pound weights for triceps, & have a new resolve to do a bit of walking about my neighborhood as well. I am looking glammer glammer glamorous!
I am a 60 year old judge facing the public day to day. I had seriously considered plastic surgery. (My brother teaches reconstructive surgery at Harvard). He encouraged the tuck. I wavered… No more. Your facial exercises have changed my approach to a youthful appearance. Now I accept the fact that looking well is not a passive experience. I no longer expect anyone to fix me. My beauty will come from the inside out: nutrition, exercise, rest, love (Not necessarily in that order). It is difficult work to firm the facial muscles on a daily basis, (several times a day) but without that good work, even the most masterful facelift will not last.
You look younger with each newsletter.
Just wanted to say, have just seen your latest photo on the website aged 61!!!!!! amazing, you look wonderful, even younger than before! You are an inspiration, I only hope I can look that good when I’m 61! Am still pleased with progress, am losing my double chin (which I hadn’t really noticed I had before….), but can see now that my profile is looking neater and firmer around the jaw and jowl area which makes a big difference to the appearance of the rest of my face – wowhee!!!
Update from Lizzie:
Hi there Carolyn!
It’s Lizzie here! Just wanted to update you on things. Had a baby boy, now 7 months old and wonderful! 3 weeks ago I restarted exercises again after a break following birth!!! Am again amazed at the progress I have made so quickly due to the muscle memory!! Eyes are more open, lids are much firmer, jaw line more sculpted etc etc! I found a photo of me taken 2 years ago the other day and my eyelids looked really saggy, I thought, I’ll just take an up-to-date one and see (although I could tell they had improved..), unbelievable! My eyes have opened up, eyelids firmer, skin tone more vibrant, cheeks fuller and firmer, whole face somehow more open and fresher looking!! HOORAY!!!!!!!!!! Brilliant exercising program, brilliant website (always referring to it), well done!!
Update from Lizzie:
You may remember me, Lizzie… Sorry have not been in touch for so long, have been without Internet, but back now! Wanted to tell you that since beginning program in earnest April 2007, I have just had my 3rd youth jump! It’s fantastic, slowly but surely my face is smoothing out and becoming fuller and rounder. I always had quite a narrow face, which became gaunt looking in my mid thirties. Now approaching 38, I can honestly (and immodestly!) say that I look very much how I did about 10 years ago! the affect on my confidence has been amazing, I felt really down about my old face which was not ageing well, but now I feel full of positivity and confidence, I’m wearing make-up again, as my hooded eyelids have firmed up so much, my skin is so much better, and it’s so lovely to look in the mirror and recognise myself again!!! Thank you so much, I am still doing exercises 5 days a week, do you think it’s alright to go to 3 times now? I don’t want to lose what I have already gained and still want to improve as much as I can? What do you think? (It should be fine for you to go to 3 days a week exercising at this point).
I just want to say thanks. I received your value pack in the mail a few days ago. I am still learning the exercises, but, even when I haven’t done the full program from start to finish without stopping to practice, I have noticed that the deep line in the center of my brows above the bridge of my nose—the line that, aside from my neck–was the most bothersome to me–is pretty much gone. This morning I even frowned in the mirror, and it still didn’t come back! Wooohoooo! I can’t wait to see my neck become smooth and watch the dark circles under my eyes disappear. I am delighted. Please know I will be passing your information and website on to everyone I know!
I’m soooo thrilled to report that after 4 months of daily exercising, I’ve started to see results! I see the emergence of cheekbones and the saggy cheek look is starting to disappear. My jowls are about half the size that they were when I started. My dark circles have also improved (although I use Renova and Kinerase Under Eye Rescue too) and the tired look is diminishing also. I’m just so pleased and excited and so inspired to continue your program. I guess this is my first “youth jump!” You’re a genius, Carolyn! Thanks so much for the great program. My future seem so much more promising now–you know how depressing it can be to look in the mirror and see that aging, saggy look.
Well, no more!
Update from Karen:
I just wanted to let you know that I’m still doing your program on a daily basis. It has been almost a year and I’m seeing some incredible results. My jowls (my biggest problem area) have begun to lift and they are about 50% of what they were before. This is really amazing and I’m so thrilled to see it happening! My eyes have also lifted completely. The lids are very tight and they look very open. This is all so exciting and amazing! I’m going to continue the daily workouts until I see a total lift of the jaw line area and then I’m planning to go on the 3-day a week maintenance program. Thank you again for such a marvelous “face lift!” I hope that you’re well and that you’ll be sending out another holiday newsletter. If you do, please include me on your mailing list. Take care and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season. I’ll email again with some more future progress reports.
Your biggest fan in HI,
Update from Karen:
I just wanted to report that I’m still doing your facial exercises faithfully on an every-other-day schedule and seeing great results. It’s been about 2 1/2 years since I started your program and my jowls are tightening up so much that they are about 75% GONE!!! I can hardly believe my eyes since the sagging jowl and cheek areas were my worst problems. My cheeks are also lifted and the enlarged cheek muscles have also given me “cheekbones” for the first time in my life. The tired look that I had at 50 is gone and I’m nearly 53 now.
Btw, I also have objective proof that the eyelid exercises have lifted my eyelids. I wear bifocal contact lens and before starting your exercise program, I always had a hard time inserting them due to slightly sagging eyelids. I had to use the finger of the opposite hand to hold the lid up and in place before insertion. Now I don’t have to use the opposite finger–I can just look straight into a mirror and insert it directly into the eye because my lids are now so lifted. That was how I used to insert them when I was 30!!!
Thank you, Carolyn, for the wonderful hand exercises! They look great and I can’t wait to get started on them. My hands definitely need help.
I started using the program about three months before I turned fifty. Right now I am fifty plus a couple of weeks. And guess what? Your program is really working. My boyfriend Angelo didn’t “notice” for several months, even when I asked him. Lately he’s remarked about how amazing I look for turning fifty and he typically doesn’t give lots of compliments. Four months ago, when I told people I was going to turn fifty, they looked at me like, “Yeah, that’s about right”. Now, when I tell them that I am fifty, they get real surprised and shocked and do the “No way!” thing you were talking about. I’ve been into working out for quite a while, and always wondered why I could keep my body pretty limber and fit, but it seemed like there was nothing to do for my face. This makes more sense. Now my face fits my body, again.
Update from Sheela:
Just to let you know it’s been two weeks since you gave me the reminder of what I should be doing for my face, and how you told me to do the two jowl exercises daily. I’ve been religiously attending to your directions. Today, one of my walking girlfriends said, “Hey, your face exercises are working!” And I can begin to feel, and see, it too. Cool, stuff, sister! Thanks!!!
Carolyn’s Facial Fitness regimen exercises all the superficial muscles of the face and many of the deep ones. The sequence is clear, straightforward and produces an enjoyable refreshing effect. In fact, since I’ve been doing the exercise program, one of my students asked me if I was getting younger. Carolyn is a skilled presenter who will guide you through her program comprehensively and with a lot of fun.
Salvatore Zambito, The BioMechanic, Director of Physiology, Founder of the Yoga Sûtra’s Institute, author of The Unadorned Thread of Yoga – The Yoga-Sûtra of Patañjali; The Yoga Sutras Sanskrit-English Dictionary; Patanjali In Eternity and more.
It has been 4 1/2 weeks since I began Carolyn’s Facial Fitness program. I have been told by a few people that they can see results already. Besides being excited for the results, the exercises feel really good. They really help to release tension held in the face which gives a better sense of well being.
Thank you Carolyn!
Not only has my face tightened-up and my wrinkles started disappearing, I had a great side affect happen. I’d been plagued with dry, burning eyes for the last three years. After I started this program, my dry eyes went away completely. I do the exercises five times a week.
Georgia A., California
When my wife told me that she wanted to start doing facial exercises, I wasn’t so sure about it, but after she did them already for only 14 days I could see clearly some results. Her face got tighter and a certain new freshness came in. Soon I saw her little wrinkles around her mouth disappearing. From that point on my doubts about the effectiveness of facial exercises disappeared too. I noticed that every three months she made a kind of jump after which it seemed to be obvious that she looked younger again. It was otherwise a slow gradual process. Suddenly, younger men got interested in my wife. This truly amazed me. The pinnacle experience was a man – I guessed him about 27 – in a hardware store in Germany. I couldn’t believe it when he treated me as if I was my wife’s father. I still think he was somehow diluted, but I frequently saw men in their mid and end thirties flirting with her. She was already in her mid-fifties! After the incident in Germany I got somehow concerned that I might be looking too old for my wife, therefore I decided to do facial exercises for myself. As I did the exercises, I noticed that my hanging eyelids moved slowly but steadily up. My nose got less lumpy and more defined. The upper line of my two forehead lines disappeared completely and the lower one got much less. My skin got a certain fresh glow and I had the impression that my lips got a little fuller and more colorful. A permanent full beard covers the rest of my face. The best proof I have that I must have looked younger was when younger women started to flirt with me. Since I am personally not so interested in looking younger, I did the facial exercise program for only 9 months. Even after 3 years of stopping, I can still see some benefits. My two forehead lines are still much less and my eyelids are still hanging less. Besides the fact that my wife clearly doesn’t look her age, I got the most impressed with what happened to her forehead. She was in an explosive accident when her forehead was burned and permanently damaged many years ago. She developed an unusually large number of deep forehead lines. Now most of these lines have disappeared and the rest are almost gone. Compared to how bad it was, you can say they are gone. It’s a pity not more men and women know about the effectiveness of Carolyn’s program.
When I was starting to become fifty years old, I was also starting to get a double chin. I wasn’t even fat, it was just starting to come in. Doing Carolyn’s Facial Fitness program got rid of this double chin and really smoothed out my wrinkled-prone neck. A lot of people are telling me I look really good.
This program is the best. I tried two others before. One didn’t do much and the other was so long, I started to resent the time it took. Carolyn’s program is easy to learn and use and the CDs make it even easier. I can easily do the exercises because the CD is always there, counting and telling me what to do next. I only have to devote 15 minutes a day, which I can always do and most of all her program works. I have friends that all want to do this now cause I’m looking so young.
When I first came to Carolyn, I had deep wrinkles and creases especially on my lips. I had that little cross you see just above the lip and under the nose. I’d had that cross since I was quite young. As I aged, the wrinkles on my lips were going deeper and deeper and my neck was very wrinkly! I had always wondered what I could do with my face so I wouldn’t age so quickly. The creams I tried just weren’t working. I felt I could never afford a really good face-lift and had noticed that my friends who had one had to keep having them! So, when I heard about Carolyn’s Facial Fitness, I wanted to try it. I took the course. I was very faithful! I did the exercises every day. I was very total with the program.
At first, the wrinkles opened up and flattened out and I saw the deep creases were diminishing. As time went on, they started to disappear altogether. As I did the exercises, the very deep cross on my upper lip – the horizontal line – had almost completely disappeared in a very short time. The bumps and lumpiness in my chin rounded out. My nose was getting back that “smooth” look it used to have. Even though I have some light lines, still, I feel very good. I call her program, “Yoga for the face”. Since I’ve been doing these exercises, it’s given me the courage to age gracefully and elegantly. My whole face has “lifted-up” so I really look younger than I am! I feel like I’m doing everything I can do, in a natural way and it feels very, very good. I’ve been doing the exercises for three years, now. I’m 57 years old.
Dear Carolyn: I can’t believe how well this works … I’ve only been doing this for 3 weeks, but have been getting lots of positive feedback from folks about looking like I’m in my early 30s vs. 50 … I notice that my face is much firmer even in the morning before bathing which was not the case a month ago. I’m psyched up and starting to do some of the exercises outside the basic 28. Thanks!!!! Eric