We already know there are several products you can slather onto your skin to help slow down the aging process. Hell, there are even foods you can eat to kick it into low gear – my favourite way to battle aging. *wink*
I bet it never crossed your mind to give you face a little workout though!
If the sheer act of physical exertion can help keep your body feeling young, then surely the same can be said about working out your face muscles.
Part of maintaining a youthful appearance involves preserving your skin’s elasticity so I’m going to share some simple exercises on how to tighten facial skin.
Each technique will target specific muscles, so you can truly focus on your trouble areas. For the best results possible, incorporate all of these exercises into your daily routine and enjoy an all-over younger looking appearance.
Do you worry a little too much and now have deep-seated forehead wrinkles? I sure as hell do!
By performing a series of exaggerated face movements, you should be able to loosen up those lines and help reduce the look of them.
Start by raising your eyebrows nice and high. The idea is to create horizontal lines across your brows before bringing them together in a frowned expression. At this time, squeeze your eyes shut for 3-5 seconds then release and relax.
By repeating this technique for 2-3 minutes each day you should start to see those expression lines fading and your forehead restoring itself to its pre-worry state.
For younger looking eyes, there are two different exercises you can employ.
To focus on your upper eye, push up the skin between your two eyes, then push on it to add pressure. Hold this pressure for 10 seconds and repeat 2-3 times.
This exercise should help reduce creasing that occurs near your inner eyebrow – possibly the most unsightly wrinkle to have…at least in my opinion.
The next exercise is for your under eye area. All you have to do is squint your eyes closed and repeat 10 times. By completing 3 sets of this daily you will build the little muscles below your eye and appearance of lines should be diminished.
Oh and don’t rub your eyes, that will only defeat the purpose of what we’re trying to accomplish.
If your cheeks are starting to look a little saggy and worn then this next little trick is for you. Warning: You will look ridiculous so maybe take this one somewhere private!
Take a breath in and fill your cheeks with air like a blowfish. The more air you take in the more you stretch your cheeks. Move the air from one cheek to the other and repeat until you need to stop and take another breath.
This is great for building up your cheeks as well as surrounding facial muscles. And yes, you will look silly but you will also look younger so don’t neglect this step.
Lip injections are for the lazy! You can plump your lips naturally by doing this one simple activity.
Hold your lips out in your biggest pout face ever. With puckered, pouting lips, try and smile as you slowly release air through your lips. Hold this position for 10 seconds.
It’s not as easy as it sounds but practice makes perfect so repeat this 3 times daily for optimal results.
A dead giveaway of age is your neck. Over time gravity starts to pull down on your flesh in what I like to unpleasantly refer to as your “gobble.”
To avoid looking like a turkey, you must first act like one.Stretch your neck out, but be sure to keep your back straight. Use your jaw to help stretch it out further. Hold this position for 10 seconds then release and repeat 3 more times.
Learning how to tighten facial skin through exercise will be your cheapest anti-aging tool yet and can truly help you shave years off your face.
After all, just because we choose to age gracefully doesn’t mean we actually have to look our age!
Do you have any tips on how to tighten facial skin or are you feeling a little skeptical about these techniques? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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