When approaching ourmid-30s, subtle signs of aging start showing up on our faces. Fine lines around the eyes and mouth and wrinkles are seen as the first signs of old age. Literally no one is happy about them and would sell their soul to get their skin back in shape. The thing is, it’s not that simple.
Anti-aging creams and lotions are expensive and to be honest, don’t work for most people. Sure, they might make your skin look a tad better, but they’re not a real solution. The truth is that aging can’t be stopped. It’s an inevitable process that’ll come sooner or later. No matter how young we want to look, turning back the biological clock is impossible.
That being said, it’s not like there’s no way to erase wrinkles from our faces. New studies suggest that simple facial exercises can tighten the saggy skin on our faces and improve our look without spending a dime. It’s a much better solution than going under the knife as it’s completely non-invasive.
Our face is the first thing people notice, so it’s totally normal for everyone to want to look at their best. Saggy skin and wrinkles ruin our overall looks which is why everyone’s ready to do anything they can to erase them. The good thing is that so-called “facial yoga” exercises can restore the elasticity of our skin and tighten it. At the same time, they will boost the production of collagen as well, which is crucial for restoring your youthful looks.
There are 10 total muscle groups in our face and scalp. They’re attached to bone and skin, allowing us to make millions of expressions. The more we repeat certain expressions, the more that part of our face becomes prone to wrinkles. Fortunately, facial yoga can erase the signs of aging and bring your facial skin back in shape. They will promote circulation in your face, tighten your skin and facial muscles, bring back your skin’s glow, make it elastic once again, and make it as smooth as ever.
The Best 7 Anti-Aging Facial Exercises
1. Cheeky Face
While standing up, inhale deeply and blow your cheeks us. It’ll probably look silly, but trust us – it works. Hold your breath for as long as possible, then relax for a minute. Repeat the exercise up to 10 times – even more if you can do it.
2. Surprised Face
Making a surprised expression activates thousands of tiny muscles in the face. Since we’re not likely to get surprised very often, exercising with a surprised face can do the job. Just raise your eyebrows and open up your mouth in surprise – you know, just like you’ve seen something shocking or scary. Widen your eyes as much as possible and hold for at least half a minute. Repeat the exercise up to 10 times.
If someone catches you doing it, just act surprised.
3. Giraffe Face
The giraffe face will strengthen your elongated neck muscles and prevent saggy skin and double chin. Tilt your head back as much as you can and stretch the neck muscles. If you want to, you can use your fingers to stretch the skin on your neck downwards. Hold for half a minute, then repeat the exercise 5-10 times more.
4. Frown Face
Frowning is an expression that activates many muscle groups in the face, so it’s perfect as an anti-aging exercise. First, press your index fingers into the outer eyebrows, while pressing your middle finger against the inner corners of the eyebrows. It’s just like making a V shape below your eyes. Now, use a bit of pressure to make a frown face. Use the lips as well and hold for a couple of seconds. Relax a bit with your eyes closed for 10 seconds, then repeat the exercise 8-10 more times.
5. Clown Face
To make the clown face, all you need is to stretch your mouth to a smile as wide as possible. Keep the lips closed and wrinkle your nose if you can. Now, pucker up your lips and quit smiling. Use your fingers to pull your chin up and repeat the smile while keeping your lips puckered up. Hold the expressions for 5-10 seconds and repeat the exercise 10 times.
It could also prove useful if you’re often a guest at kid’s birthday parties.
If you’re wondering why it’s called like that, this exercise gets its name from the muscles it works on. The platysma muscle is located at the front of the neck and is one of the first to suffer from the wear and tear of aging.
To perform the exercise, stand upright and look up, then press your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Your frontal neck muscles should now be activated. Keep the tongue pressed and bring your chin to the neck – this will work the platysma muscle nicely.
7. Face Yoga
This simple exercise will tone your face and neck muscles and boost your blood circulation. To perform it, take a deep breath through your mouth, then hold it in with puffed up cheeks. You know, just like you’re playing the trumpet. Hold for a minute or even longer if you can, then exhale slowly through your nose and repeat.
All seven exercises can be performed every day anywhere you go. They’re the perfect anti-aging solution. They’re cost-effective, simple to perform and can work wonders if you give them enough time. Try them yourself – you have nothing to lose but the wrinkles on your face.