As you grow old your skin starts losing its elasticity and your facial muscles become lax and saggy and the signs of aging begin to show in form of wrinkles and fine lines on your face. Facial exercises should form a part of your daily exercise routine.
Benefits Of Facial Exercises
Facial exercises stimulate blood circulation and tone your facial muscles; it preventscrow’s feet around the eyes, aging lines on the forehead and frown lines between the brows. Facial exercises add grace to your neck and prevent double chin to make your face look more charming and attractive.
How To Perform Facial Exercises
Facial exercises that are given below are meant to target individual areas of your face to give your face a complete workout. These facial exercises will help you to maintain a wrinkle free skin and retain your youthfulness.
To prevent fine lines from forming on your forehead massage your forehead with the help of your index and middle finger. Start from one side of the forehead and move your finger tips in circular motion while maintaining a firm pressure on the forehead.
Cover the upper part of your forehead and repeat the process by starting from the other side.To prevent and reduce frown lines between the brows massage the centre of your eyebrows with your middle finger and ring finger tips using upwards strokes. Do massage in one direction only.
For high cheek bones which is every woman’s dream do this exercise twice every day. Close your mouth and blow air in the mouth as if trying to blow a balloon. Hold for 10 seconds, relax and repeat this move 10 times.
Pucker your lips as if you are going to blow a candle and suck your cheeks inside. Your cheeks should touch each other inside your mouth. Hold the pose for 10 seconds, relax and repeat 10 times.
Your eyes are the most attractive feature on your face. They help you to see the world and you do want to maintain healthy and shining eyes! To prevent dark circles and eye bags under your eyes do these exercises twice every day.
Blink your eyes one by one 50 times each to prevent crow’s feet.
Rotate both the eyes clockwise and anticlockwise 5 times on each side. After completing the rounds close the eyes and press them lightly with the palm of your hands for 10 seconds to relax the muscles.
To maintain a bony jaw line and a slim chin do neck rotations.Stand straight with your feet kept 12 inches apart. Place your arms behind your back. Close your eyes and move your neck clockwise and anti clockwise three times in each direction. If you are suffering from cervical pain then do not do full rotation.
To prevent ageing lines from forming on the neck sit on a straight backed chair. Bend your neck backwards as far as you can. Keep your mouth closed. Count till 5 and slowly bend your neck forward and bring your chin close to the chest. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat to complete three rounds.
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