The Results of Anti-Aging Facial Exercise: Before & After Pictures

I’ve been a fan of Anti-Aging Facial Exercises as long as I’ve been blogging – in fact, it was one of the topics I first posted about – back in 2009! Rather than using fillers to plump up your face, Facial Exercise helps build muscle to keep skin looking youthful and taut (read more about it here).

I was chatting with Elaine and she mentioned that her friend Marnie of Pelle Beauty uses Facial Exercises and has the MOST beautiful skin. I immediately asked for an introduction so that I could learn Marnie’s beauty secrets – and share them with my readers too!

Here’s why you’ll want to read the rest of this post – check out what 5 years of facial exercise has done for Marnie – she does NOT look 44!

Before and After 5 years of facial exercise

What facial exercise technique do you follow (I’ve heard of Carole Maggio/Facercise and of Flex Effect, I personally follow Ageless If You Dare)?

I use the Carole Maggio version of Facercise. It’s the only one I’ve used. I got her book on Amazon and then later on her DVD.

At what age did you start facial exercise? What results have you noticed?

I believe I started Facercise back when I was 39. I just recently turned 44 so that would be about 5 years. Time flies. When I started doing the facial exercises I was happy with how my skin looked so I was aiming for “maintenance”, but as time went on, I noticed how toned my face looks, and that I have fuller lips due to the lip exercise. These exercises are great because it allows you to age very nicely. When the muscles under your face are toned, the skin doesn’t sag.

How often do you use Facial exercise – how long does it take daily/weekly?

The instructions say to use the exercise twice a day, but after a year of doing that I changed it to once a day. I do them at night right after I remove my makeup. I’ll put on my facial oil, massage it in very well and then do the exercises. These exercises are also great as they act as a face massage.

What are your other anti-aging tips/favorite products.

That is easy…Pelle Beauty :)))) I use all of my skincare products. They work well with this program. I couldn’t live without the facial oil blends. They are so important for healthy skin. I also highly recommend an overall healthy diet. Your diet does greatly impact your skin too.
With beauty and skin health its a complete package. A healthy lifestyle greatly enhances your skin.

Thank you Marnie for sharing your beauty secrets! I’m going to purchase the Facercise book immediately – the lip exercise sounds amazing. This has motivated to be more regular with my Facial Exercise program – it DEFINITELY
pays off!

What is your anti-aging regimen?

Disclaimer: Am not being compensated by Facercise or Pelle Beauty for this post – I just love sharing beauty tips that actually work! 

P.S. I’ve found this article, which demonstrates some of Facercise’s most popular exercises, including the lip plumper! 

EDIT: For more anti-aging tips – check out my post on Facial Massage using Facial Rollers.


  1. Julie Martinson
    May 26, 2014 / 3:40 am

    I met Marnie at the last Pelle Beauty event and damn I hope I look as good as she does when I'm her age. I started using the Pelle Beauty oil and have seen a huge difference in my skin already. I think I'll have to add on this Facercise stuff too now 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 26, 2014 / 3:45 am

      So glad to hear the oils are working for you! Marnie is so sweet to share her beauty secrets – I love it when people are open about what works for them 😉

  2. Megan Joy
    May 26, 2014 / 3:44 am

    I need to start Facercising, her results are totally amazing (although she looked beautiful before too!) Great post!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 26, 2014 / 3:48 am

      Glad you liked the post Megan – I was so excited to write this as Marnie's experience is proof that facial exercise actually works 🙂

  3. Alexandra Stella
    May 26, 2014 / 4:54 am

    Wow, this is very intriguing. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Am off to check it out.Alex – Funky Jungle – Blue Bag, Yes or No?

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 27, 2014 / 1:42 am

      Thanks Alexandra – it IS very intriguing – and so effective too!

  4. Elaine Atkins
    May 26, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    She honestly looks even better in real life! I know, I've been intrigued ever since she told me – I'll probably pic up that book soon!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 27, 2014 / 1:42 am

      We can make funny faces together 😉

  5. Marnie Cipriani
    May 26, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    Thanks for the lovely post! I love doing these exercises as they work. I would like to point out that Facercise has 2 books. The older version is great and you will get results, but when I purchased the newer version, I really noticed results with the lip plumping exercise, and super fast. I also have the DVD and it's easy to follow too. Highly recommend. Thanks for all the wonderful comments. Greatly appreciated 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 27, 2014 / 1:49 am

      Thanks for clarifying about the books in case anyone got confused and bought the older one! I linked to the latest one (Ultimate Facercise: The Complete and Balanced Muscle-Toning Program for RenewedVitality and a MoreYouthful Appearance) in my post. I'm thinking I might get the DVD instead of the book 🙂

  6. Deanne Castro
    May 26, 2014 / 7:50 pm

    OOH! love this! I really need to try this!Thanks for sharing lady!xoDeanne

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 27, 2014 / 1:52 am

      Glad you liked it Deanne! I'm always a huge fan of anti-aging tips that REALLY work 😉

  7. Monica Da Rosa
    May 27, 2014 / 4:03 am

    I hope i can go to the event! Maybe I'll bring the baby:) Off to check out these face exercises.

  8. Lilly Style
    May 27, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Ella! I read about Facial Exercises years ago and they were making some funny faces haha. I wondered how in the world can that help, but it looks like it works. I guess I'll have to try this 🙂

  9. Mary Braeunig
    October 27, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    Thanks for posting about the benefits of facial exercises (massage and acupressure)! I've been using a program of facial toning exercise that's been a tremendous help in keeping my skin looking younger and I'm no "Spring Chicken"! Not only have I seen some pretty amazing improvements in my face and neck…it's relaxing, great for reducing stress and there are tons of other health benefits, too. Considering how well it works, I'm surprised more people don't suggest it but I highly recommend investigating in more detail for anyone who's looking for a great anti-aging "hack" that really works…and feels great! This is the program I've been using: you can find more info here:

  10. Unknown
    January 19, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Hi! Anybody can recommend face exercises through video or app? Spent a lot of time browsing in internet and the ones I like more are through DVD… can not believe still using dvd's!

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