Facening refers to a type of face training, a practice that uses specific exercises to relax and train the facial muscles for cosmetic improvement. Some advocates promote this therapy as a natural alternative to plastic surgery or Botox® injections.
Facial exercises may be part of the physical therapy for patients with facial paralysis, Bell's palsy, scleroderma, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Researchers are also investigating whether facial exercises may help ease obstructive sleep apnea.
However, there is a lack of medical evidence that facening changes a person's physical appearance. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some may find it relaxing and rejuvenating. Most available literature about facening is written in Japanese.
Facening took on particular notoriety when Nintendo%u2122 launched a video called "Face Training" in Japan. This video features exercises created by Japanese beauty expert Fumiko Inudo. The video received mixed reviews.
There are other facial exercises promoted on the Internet that do not use the term "facening," but also promote a regimen of toning the muscles in the face as a possible way to improve appearance.
There are many other ways to help prevent skin damage. For instance, health experts recommend that people minimize their exposure to ultraviolet light, especially during mid-day hours when the sun's rays are the strongest. Wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen, brimmed hats, and protective clothing also minimizes exposure.
Other methods that have been used to attain a more youthful appearance include Botox® injections, laser resurfacing and tightening, microdermabrasian, intense pulsed light (IPL), plastic surgery, plasma tissue generation, chemical peels, cosmetic tattooing, anti-aging creams and other skin care products, make-up, teeth whitening, hair coloring, and healthy lifestyle choices (such as staying active, eating a healthy diet, and drinking plenty of water).
You should read product labels, and discuss all therapies with a qualified healthcare provider. Natural Standard information does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.Facening refers to a type of face training, a practice that uses specific exercises to relax and train the facial muscles for cosmetic improvement. Some advocates promote this therapy as a natural alternative to plastic surgery or Botox®... More