Did you know your facial muscles need to be exercised just as much as the rest of your body? Facial exercises work just like regular muscle exercises to tone and lift wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance. Here are a few suggestions to try for a quick face workout:
- Move your nose as much as you can from side to side.
- Open your mouth as wide as possible and stick your tongue out as far as you can and hold for a few seconds.
- Using your three center fingers, press down on your cheeks and smile as hard as you can to raise your cheek muscles against your fingers.
- Raise your eyebrows as high as you can and hold them for five seconds.
- Lift your eyebrows as high as you can, open your eyes as wide as possible and frown at the same time.
- Sit in a comfortable chair and look up at the ceiling. Pucker your lips and stick your tongue out as far as possible to exercise your neck muscles.
- Pucker your lips out as far as possible into the shape of an “O.” Then change your expression into a wide smile. Repeat several times.
While most people just want the quick solution by popping a pill or getting a facelift, it’s actually much more cost effective and looks more natural to do facial exercises consistently.
If you’d like to maintain your youthful appearance and have the discipline to work out your face consistently, this is most certainly something to at least try. To make it simple there are several YouTube videos that describe the process, but the challenge is that there is no full routine available. A full routine will allow you to do the right exercises that work together to fully lift and sculpt your face into your desired shape. Check out Lea London’s Facial Aerobics, for an inexpensive routine which shows the exact motions to lift every part of your face including your jawline, forehead, neck, and mouth all set to upbeat music.
While facial aerobics will bring you a youthful appearance, its also recommended addressing the other essential elements of health including a proper diet which is high in healthy fats and low in carbohydrates. For more on this, I recommend Dr. Mercola’s book Fat For Fuel as shown below.