Face Gym: A Personal Trainer For The Face
Say goodbye to the relaxing spa facial and step up to the HIIT style full-face workout. It’s time to extend your fitness routine to sets, reps and packs for your visage with a warm up, cardio, strength session and cool down to sculpt those muscles.
words emily bradbury
Fifty of the body’s six hundred muscles are found in our faces, yet we don’t give them the same workout as the rest of our bodies. Following the high interval training concept, founder Inge Theron says: “When you go to the gym, a unique set of interval-training exercises can make your muscles lengthen and your body change. I am applying that same logic to the face, creating a micro-contouring, muscle-stimulating cardio, strength and interval-training routine.”
Following some unpleasant experiences with injectables, Theron is taking skincare back to basics and avoiding risky invasive techniques, instead strengthening the face from within. The former ‘Spa Junkie’ writer and entrepreneur’s empire now includes a stand alone studio as well as an outpost in Selfridges London, plus an online shop of tools to complete your new workout regime at home.
The Facegym Pro is one of the main tools in the Facegym arsenal: our secret weapon for glowing, gorgeous skin. Don’t be intimidated by this futuristic little friend; buzz your way to fully worked out features, stimulating your muscle fibres with electrical pulses. The included organic aloe vera gel hydrates skin and helps your Facegym Pro glide comfortably. Work through those speed settings from low to high to see increasingly tight, supple skin in just ten minutes.
Fifty of the body’s six hundred muscles are found in our faces, yet we don’t give them the same workout as the rest of our bodies.
Facegym Gold Derma Roller
This chic little tool is the perfectly portable answer to practising your anti-ageing regime on the go. Pop this shiny gold treasure in your handbag and just a few minutes use everyday is enough to boost collagen production, leaving you with increasingly firm, supple skin.
Find your nearest Facegym Studio at Selfridges Oxford Street or on the King’s Road, with more spaces opening in 2018.
Photography Alastair Strong
Beauty Polly Mercer
Facialist Claire Sullivan
Models Monet Huie and Giedra