Facial exercises are one of your best bets besides surgery for dealing with an aging skin or face. There is nothing I detest more than having my skin, particularly my face looking dull or showing signs of aging. And since I do not intend spending quite a fortune getting a surgery then it only makes sense to go for an even better option, facial exercises at zero or little cost! Now let’s take you through some of the simple and best anti aging facial exercises.
Causes of Premature Ageing
First, I think we should get a grip on why our faces or skin age prematurely. Intrinsic aging which is the natural aging process occurs once you advance in age and very little could be done to reverse that. Extrinsic aging, on the other hand, refers to premature aging and according to the American Academy of Dermatology, this could occur due to environmental factors and our lifestyle choices.
How Facial Expressions Can Result In An Aging Face
Do you know you have 10 group of muscles around your face and scalp and that they form a connection with your bones and skin? The attachment of these muscles to your skin makes it possible to carry out thousands and millions of facial expressions.
Now repeated facial expression over time has the tendency to cause your face to have lines and wrinkles to as you begin to advance in age. The solution therefore to an aging face is the anti aging facial exercises. Face fitness exercise helps tone your muscle giving you lean and firmer muscles, helping you look younger.
Other causes of Premature Aging
The American Fitness Professionals & Associates identify some other causes of premature aging as including:
- Attitudes such as being happier or sad, optimism or pessimism, perpetual state of anger or having an amiable nature can make a person to age or look younger with time.
- Smoking and drinking excessively can affect one’s overall health. It increases lines and wrinkles around the face and forehead and would take a lot of face exercises for forehead wrinkles to correct.
- Environmental factors such as excessive sun exposure, extreme cold situation tend to damage the skin layers.
- Dietary habits can influence the aging process. Foods rich in minerals and vitamins such as veggies, fruits and more as against foods high in carbs, sugar, processed foods, and fat can help maintain ones youthfulness besides facial exercises.
- Being overweight or underweight can increase the chances of premature aging. When you become too thin without enough fat under the skin or become too fat with excess fat under the skin it could create difficulty for the body to regulate itself adequately.
5 Best facial exercises for anti aging
So, let’s see the 5 best facial exercises for anti aging and face fitness:
Now let’s play the cheeky game or Cheek exercises. Here benefits of the cheek exercises are in the fact that it helps apply pressure on the cheek muscles around the jaw area. It helps to tone the skin muscles. I tried it out and I noticed slight pressure around the jaw with the contrasting of the cheek.
- Feel free to take a comfortable position by sitting or standing up.
- Take a deep breath and then blow out your cheek.
- Keep the air locked in for some 5-10 seconds.
- Push the air from the right cheek to the left cheek intermittently for 5-10 seconds.
- Afterwards, release the air in at least 3-5 phases.
- You can repeat the facial exercise 5-10 times.
Now it’s time for a surprise, surprise! Using the surprised face facial exercise can help reduce the creases around the forehead area to smoothen things out. The beauty of the surprised face exercise is in the fact that it tends to work on all ten muscles of the face. I dare say it is one of the best face exercises to consider also used as an anti aging face yoga.
- You could sit or stand but just be relaxed.
- Now, make a raised eyebrow as if you were surprised by something you saw or that just happened.
- Still, with raise eyebrows, leave your mouth wide open to the limits.
- Now keep the surprised look with eyes and mouth wide open and do this for 5-10 times.
Now here is an opportunity to develop a longer neck using the Giraffe face slimming exercises. It is one of the best facial exercises for that help tone the neck and chin, effective for remedying a sagging skin and the double chin.
- Take a sitting or standing position and then stretch your neck as if to look at something on the ceiling.
- With a tilted head backward, bring your tongue out trying to extend the tongue upwards to its limit.
- As an alternative, pull the skin around the neck downwards using the index fingers.
- Stay in that position for a minimum of 25 seconds and release.
- Repeat the facial exercises up to 5 times.
The frown face exercise offers excellent relief from droopy eyelids, puffy eyes or crow’s feet. The strain on the forehead, chin, and cheek can help one develop lean muscles. Therefore, is very helpful as form chin exercises and as an exercise for face fat.
- Apply pressure on the outer side of your eyebrow using the index fingers.
- Put the mid-fingers on the inner side of the eyebrow. The goal is to form a ‘V’ shape underneath your eyes.
- Try to make a frown by applying a little pressure with the fingers in the ‘V’ shape position.
- Make your lips into a frown also and squint your eyes to increase the frown while you remove your fingers from your face. Maintain that posture of up to 2-5 seconds then relax your face.
- Repeat the whole facial exercises procedure up to 5 times.
- Afterwards, keep your eyes closed for 2-3 minutes to relax them.
Ever tried being a clown for events and others? Well, here is your opportunity to be your own clown by doing the clown face exercise as one of the anti aging facial exercises. Clown face fitness exercise provides a natural facelift that helps correct a sagging skin and eliminates laugh lines when used consistently over time.
- Now with your lips closed to give a very broad smile reaching from ear to ear.
- Wrinkle your nose while you do a poker with your lips but stop smiling at this point.
- With your mouth closed tightly, drop your chin using your fingers.
- Repeat the whole process from the start taking 5 seconds to do each expression.
- Now, keep up the clown face repeatedly for at least 7-10 times.
- Don’t forget to pay yourself for the clown act, you deserve it. Or maybe the final result of the face exercises before and after can serve as enough results or motivation to do exercise for face fat.
Please understand that experiencing significant results for facial exercises both before and after might differ from person to person even with anti aging face yoga. And in case you want to know does face yoga work? The response is a yes as all exercises depends on how often or committed you are to carry it out consistently and your dietary pattern.