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Face Gym NYC

Facials are like workouts for your skin and Face Gym takes it to a whole new level. You can expect to have your face stretched, stimulated, and discover facial muscles you never knew you had. And let me tell you, it is AMAZING. Some facials are meant to be nothing more than a relaxing deep clean, but if you want the results of your facial to last beyond your appointment slot, it's best to go to someone who knows how to make that hour count.

The "Cryo Oxygen" workout at Face Gym starts like most others, with a gentle foamy cleanse, only there is no separate treatment room, but instead, you are propped up in a barber chair.

Next, your "face trainer" will take the stretching ball and firmly press it down and away on the forehead and naso-labial area to loosen up your muscles. It's an odd sensation, for sure, but surprisingly relaxing. Then, you're ready for an invigorating deep massage; it might be a little jarring at first, but just like a firm massage that focuses on your back or shoulders, a facial massage feels magical if you let yourself relax.

My favorite was when she worked on the jaw muscle behind my molars, which is somewhere that most people hold at least some tension. Tip! Try this on yourself too! Just place your thumbs under your jawbone for support, tilt your hands back from the wrists and use your fingertips to work out some of that stress. Feels good, right?!

While it was certainly one of the prettiest tools that my face trainer used, I can't say that the little roller (pictured above) did much to lift or tone my face. The device that did seem to make a big difference was the PureLife muscle stimulating device. It should be noted that I don't think that this device is a technically a microcurrent device but the initial result is similar to something that you might experience with a Nuface Pro. After applying a conducting gel, the current-conducting disco balls on the device are able to glide around your face and stimulate the muscles beneath. It's pretty wild to feel your muscles contract as the current activates them and even crazier when you see how your entire face looks lifted after the treatment.

Since those muscles are attached to the facial skin, your brows are higher, your cheekbones are more defined, any marionette lines are visibly plumped. Want to know more about micro current? Let me know in the comments below!

The facial, I mean... workout, then finished with a blast from the Cool Lifting gun. After it was loaded with a cartridge, the cool lifting device is ready to deliver the cool lifting hyaluronate serum by combining it with a CO2 gas dispense. It feels like thousands of tiny, only slightly unpleasant ice crystals pelting your skin. The result is a super firm, hydrated face.

Since there's no extractions or exfoliation during a Face Gym workout, it's an ideal treatment to receive before an event or any other time you want to look your dewiest. Check it out and let me know what you think of the other workouts!

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