You know that exercise can firm up various parts of your body, but most people are unaware that exercises can also do the same thing for their face.
There are specific exercises that work the muscles in your face and neck to help them appear more youthful.
These exercises should be done most days of the week to get the best results. It takes about two minutes each day to complete all of these facial exercises.
This exercise is ideal for crow’s feet, eye puffiness, drooping eyelids and under eye bags.
Use your middle finger and press it to the inner eyebrow area and place the pointer finger on the outer eyebrow area so that your fingers make a V shape. Look up, make a strong squint and return to your normal line of vision. Repeat this exercise six times for each eye.
This exercise works to reduce sagging skin and alleviate fine lines in your cheek area.
Start by making an O shape with your lips so that your teeth are completely hidden while your mouth is open. Next, smile widely exposing all of your teeth.
Repeat this exercise six times to get the best results.
Once you get used to this exercise, add the following step:
Hold the centre of your chin with your pointer finger, smile wide and move your jaw up and down. This works the jaw to help define it.
Lines on your forehead and around your brows are often some of the first signs of ageing that you experience. This exercise works to alleviate horizontal lines on your forehead.
Take your fingers and place them at the centre of your forehead, with the palms facing the back of your head. Use light pressure and start gently pulling the skin outward to smooth the skin on your forehead.
The purpose is to tighten the skin in this area so that the lines are not as noticeable.
You should repeat this exercise 10 times, with about three-seconds of rest in between.
This exercise works similar to a brow lift because it lifts drooping eyebrows and reverses deep hollows around the eyes.
Take your index finger, place it under your eye and make sure that you are pointing toward your nose. Use your top lip to hide your teeth while making an O shape with your lips.
Look at the ceiling and start to flutter your eyelids while maintaining your gaze at the ceiling. You should maintain the fluttering for about 30 seconds.
Since this exercise requires 30 seconds of work, you just do one set and you can do both eyes at the same time.
Your neck ages just like your face and both feed into each other when it comes to the signs of ageing. This exercise works to reduce sagging skin and lines on your neck.
Stretch your neck and look directly at the ceiling. Use your finger tips to gently pull the skin downward toward your collar bone to smooth it out.
You should repeat this exercise three times and each gentle stretching of your skin should last about five-seconds.
These exercises can be performed by anyone, regardless of your age or the condition of your skin. On average, it takes about two to four months to start getting noticeable results so it is important to be patient and keep doing the exercises.
After about six to nine months, the effects of these exercises are generally far more noticeable and the results can take years off of your appearance.