Muscles on our face can’t run on the treadmill or lift weights, but there is still a great way to tone and strengthen them: Facial Yoga. When you apply pressure with your fingertips and do facial exercises, you help your skin look young, healthy and smooth.
Four exercises to try today:
How to: Widen your eyes as much as you can, hold this pose until your eyes start to water.
How it helps: This exercise helps to decrease the signs of aging by exercising your forehead and muscles around the eyes.
How to: Show your teeth and smile. Gently press your fingertips into the creases that appear between your lips and nose. Carefully press the fingertips down to create a slight resistance.
How it helps: When we are young, we have beautiful, plump, round cheeks. Many people go for injections to fill this area trying to achieve this look. This exercise is a natural way to strengthen the muscles. When you push down with your fingerprints, muscles push back, and it makes them fuller and stronger.
How to: Point your chin at the ceiling and smile while pressing the tip of the tongue to the roof of your mouth.
How it helps: Even those who never forget to put SPF on their face often skip the neck – that is why our neck is one of the first parts to show signs of aging. This exercise prevents your neck and chin from snagging and tightens the jaw because you are working out the platysma muscle and your chewing muscles (and these are the muscles that surround your neck and chest!).
How to: Place your middle fingers at the inner corner of your eyebrows (above your nose). Use your index fingers at the outer corners of your eyebrows to make the letter V. Gently push on the tips of your fingers while looking up.
How it helps: This surgery free eye lift helps to reduce puffiness, sagging eyelids and crow’s feet.
Remember, combining facial yoga with an effective skincare routine can minimize the appearance of wrinkles and restore firmness. Include these easy exercises today to your morning routine, and enjoy of a brighter and more relaxed appearance.
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