When you flip through a beauty magazine today, you’re likely to find a good deal of products being advertised as wrinkle treatments. These could be creams, face washes, serums, etc. What you’re not likely to find any mention of are facial exercises. And why would you? Magazines make their money through advertising, not through providing useful, actionable information for their readers.
The fact is, there is no such thing as the best anti-wrinkle cream because none of these creams really work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you don’t need to keep your skin moisturized. What I’m saying is that instead of wasting your time and money in search of the best wrinkle cream, you could be doing something that actually works, such as doing facial exercises that cost you absolutely nothing to do, and which are a truly natural cure for wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, forehead, and more.
We always hear about the virtues of physical exercise, but how often do we even think about the muscles of our face? We only use our facial muscles through a very limited range of motion throughout our day-to-day lives. How often do you raise your eyebrows to their fullest extent, or purse your lips as far as they will go? And yet, these are the muscles responsible for supporting and controlling the part of ourselves that we display to the world the most. Best of all, the effect of a sustained facial exercise program lasts for a long time; much longer than the temporary effects of skin-tightening creams. And the more consistently you do the exercises, the better the results.
Why should we ignore them? Science has shown that when our facial muscles are regularly exercised, they tighten the structure of the face. A well-toned musculature leads to a better appearing in virtually every case, and the muscles of our faces are no exception to this rule. They not only cause us to have few wrinkles, but increase the control we have over our facial expressions, enabling us to express a wider range of emotions. Not only that, but performing facial exercises increases the flow of blood to our face, improving the rate at which our bodies repair skin damage, such as that from the sun.
We need to change the way we think about wrinkle solutions. Anti-wrinkle creams had their day and failed, thus they should be relegated to the trash heap of failed ideas. Facial exercises have had a long and successful run throughout history, being a favorite of royal women like Cleopatra, and only recently falling into obscurity due to marketing campaigns by the big cosmetic companies. It’s far past time that they make a comeback.