Final5MinuteFacialWorkoutCoverReviewed by Meghan Hyden

When my sister and I were younger, we always played around with beauty items my mom had in her bathroom. We didn’t need ‘em, but it was fun to play with them and try them out. As we got older, we were lucky enough to not have the problems that our friends complained about – blame it on good genes and the experimenting we did when we were younger. We learned in our early 20s that the preemptive strike was the way to go, so when I saw The 5-Minute Facial Workout on the list of review books that Luxury Reading was offering, I had to pick it up. I mean, what could it hurt, right?

When the book came in the mail, I opened it right away and was highly impressed: beautiful pictures, concise writing, great information explaining the benefits of facial gymnastics, and a small section just for men. This book is a whole gymnastics program, including how often you need to do the exercises, a “gravity test” to decide which exercises that you need to do, and then the exercises themselves.

The exercises are easy and you can feel them working immediately (I felt a big difference after my first workout). With each exercise comes an explanation of what it can do for you, a picture of the muscles that will be worked, a helpful description of how to do each exercise, and a full page color picture of it being done. Doing all the exercises in the book is quick and, the more you do it, the easier they are and the quicker that you flow through the workout. I’ve done it several times a week over the last couple of weeks and I have seen a difference.

When I told my mom about this book, she asked me a very good question: What age is the book written for? She was looking at the cover and the model in all the pictures is beautiful and I believe somewhere in her early 40s, which left her concerned as to whether it would work for her (I’m in my 30s and my mother is a beautiful 21!). The book is written for people 40 and above, but takes into consideration that people under 40 may want to begin, so it points out different areas that a younger person may want to concentrate on.

Would I recommend this book? Well, I handed it to my mom, so I guess you could say my answer is YES!

Rating: ★★★★★ 

You can find Meghan (that’s Meghan spelled the right way) over on her book-ish blog The Gal in the Blue Mask. She’s an avid reader, a book editor, a story teller, a purveyor of delectable fare and pulchritudinous confections, and the best aunt in the world. She loves gardening, hiking, cooking and spending time at the zoo, library and museums. She may not be able to find her wallet, car keys or sunglasses, but she always knows where her Kindle is.

Review copy was provided by Robert Rose. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.