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Toning Your Face: Some Recommended Exercises

Joynul Abedin

1 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Toning Your Face: Some Recommended Exercises

Face is the most precious part of anyone’s body. So everybody tries to take special care for this part. To keep it looking young and healthy, many take advantage of creams, lotions, treatments, non-invasive surgeries and invasive surgeries. Moreover, there is another method that is gaining increasing attention nowadays. That is anti-aging facial exercise. The method involves doing specific exercises that stretch and contract the muscles and skin on your face and neck. Very similar to facial massages you can do these at home and it will give you a smoother, supple, tighter-looking skin.

 

Face yoga

Start by taking a deep breath and then hold the air in your mouth, blowing out your cheeks like you did when you were a child. If you can, hold this breath for one minute or as long as you can hold it for. Then, exhale slowly by breathing out through your nose. Do this exercise five times and repeat daily. This will help to smooth out wrinkles, including laugh lines, as well as to tone the muscles in your cheeks, face and neck.

Platysma toning

The platysma is a muscle at the front of your neck. As with other muscles on your face, this starts to sag with age. By toning it, your jawline will become smoother. This exercise can help tone the skin on your neck too. You can do this exercise by sitting or standing. Start with a straight back, and tilt your head (looking up toward the ceiling). Then simply push your tongue up to the roof of your mouth and keep it there to make the muscles and skin around your throat tighten. You should then nod your head slowly forward until your chin meets your neck.

Cheek exercise

The part of your face that usually sags the most visibly is your cheeks. This exercise will help you combat this sagging as well as reduce the visibility of wrinkles. Hold your head straight, and then smile. Make the smile as big as possible without opening your lips. Then, wrinkle your nose. This makes the cheek muscles contract and move up. Hold this mouth-smiling, nose-wrinkling position for five seconds and then relax your face again. Repeat the exercise 10 times in a row.

Forehead exercise

This exercise will help, although it takes a bit of getting used to. Start by placing your index finger above your eye but below your eyebrow, right at the top of the eye socket. Then raise your eyebrows and at the same time pull down with your index finger to stretch the skin. Do this exercise 10 times in a row.

Brow smoother

This is one of the easiest anti-aging facial exercises on this list. It is designed to smooth out lines on your forehead. You simply place the tips of the fingers on each hand in the middle of your forehead, spreading the fingers evenly between your hairline and eyebrows. Then pull your fingers across the forehead while applying gentle pressure. This stretches the skin and helps to tighten it. Repeat the exercise 10 times in a row, relaxing between each one.

Giraffe

This exercise focuses on the neck and helps to tighten loose skin and reduce lines and wrinkles. This exercise has two parts. For the first one put your fingers at the bottom of your neck, close to or on the collarbone. Then tilt your head back, gently pull the skin down, and then nod your head slowly forward until your chin reaches your chest. Do it three times. In the second part keep your fingers at the bottom of your neck and push your lower lip out as far as you can. This pulls down the two corners of your mouth. Then tilt your head toward the ceiling, stretching the skin and muscles of the front part of your neck.


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