Facial Exercise: A way to maintain the beauty of your face

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facial-excersises reduces signs of agingJuly 23 IBA India: Daily, the skin and muscles of our face are subjected to severe tests like hot or cold weather, pollution, our own facial gestures, over use of cosmetics and of course the sagging of face due to aging. Like the rest of our body, face also need to be maintained. Small facial exercises helps you to maintain a younger and glamorous face.

Our facial muscles are about fifty of which only a few is benefited regularly by our facial gestures in everyday life. The Facial exercises helps you to increase the volume and tone of the muscle fibers of the face. It also aims to stimulate circulation in skin!. Five to ten minutes of facial exercise will keep a firmer skin and a well defined facial contours.

There are many exercises to do at home in minutes allowing the facial contouring. It is not to slow the aging process or replace cosmetic surgery, but to tone and maintain the skin and muscles. Here you will find a multitude of small facial exercises to practice every day to regain a beautiful face.

Exercise for Eyes:

  • Sit with your eyes closed and relaxed. While keeping your eyes closed, look down and look up as far as possible. Repeat this face exercise for ten to fifteen times.
  • Sit straight with your eyes closed and relaxed. Lift your eyebrows and stretch your eyelids down as far as possible by keeping your eyes closed. Keep in this position for a count of ten, relax and repeat it for ten times.
  • Try raising your lower eyelids without moving your upper ones – repeat 10 times.
  • Sit or stand straight. Without moving your head look to left then slowly turn your sight to the other side as far as possible. Repeat it for ten times.

Exercise for Neck:

  • Sit straight and tilt your head back looking at the ceiling. Keep your lips closed and relaxed. Move your lower lip over your top lip as far as possible and keep for a count of ten. Relax and repeat for ten times.
  • Looking straight ahead place the index finger and thumb on your neck and gently pull the skin down as you lift your head – repeat 10 times.
  • Begin looking straight ahead with your chin level. Turn your head to the right so that it is even with your right shoulder and then push your head backwards. Hold 6-8 seconds. Return head to forward position with chin level. Turn your head to the left, even with your left shoulder. Push your head back and hold 6-8 seconds – repeat 6 times.
  • Put the palms of your hands to your forehead or the temple and create resistance with the head and the neck. You should feel the muscles of the chin and the neck working. Then put your palms to the back of the head and create similar resistance to work out the neck and chin muscles.

Exercise for Forehead:

  • Place your index fingers just above your eyes and pull down your eyes while raising your eyebrows. This facial exercise firms your forehead. Repeat this exercise for ten times.
  • Using a bed or reclining chair as your equipment, lie down so that your body is flat, and your head is hanging upside down off of the edge of the furniture. Raise your eyebrows as high as you can; at the same time, open your eyes to their widest. Hold for five seconds, then relax.
  • Get rid of forehead wrinkles by strengthening the muscles in your upper facial area. Gently grip your brow bone (where your eyebrow is) with your thumb and index finger. While holding on to your brow loosely, raise your eyebrows. Use your fingers to push down your eyebrow and resist the upward pulling of your skin. You should feel the smoothing of the skin on your forehead as you perform this exercise. Do 10 repetitions daily.
  • Make funny faces to reduce the lines on your forehead without fillers or surgery. Lower your eyebrows as far as you can. At the same time, try to wrinkle up your nose and flare your nostrils. This exercise may look strange and might be difficult to achieve in the first few attempts. Five repetitions of this combination of movements may help you smooth your forehead.

Exercise for  chin:

  • Sit straight in a chair and tilt your head back and look at the ceiling. Keep your lips closed and relaxed. Make your lips round, count up to twenty and relax and bring your head back to the normal position.
  • Place your thumb behind the bone just under your chin, press tongue against your lower gums and pretend to touch your tongue to your thumb.
  • Tighten your chin muscle as firm as you can by pushing your lower lip up and out as though pouting. Tighten as hard as you can so chin turns white and dimpled.
  • Project your lower lip out as far as possible, place your fingers on your collarbone and point your chin as high as possible and then pull the corners of your mouth down.
  • keeping your mouth closed and your teeth together press the tip of your tongue against the bottom of your lower teeth, gradually increasing the pressure to the count of 10, hold for 6, and slowly release – at the same time, use 2 fingers at the hollow of your neck as resistance – gently pressing in.

Exercise for Lips:

  • Suck on your finger as hard as possible and slowly remove it. Repeat this facial exercise for ten times. This face exercise firms your lips.
  • To get rid of smokers wrinkles! (STOP SMOKING) and hide your teeth with your lips and then make a small ‘O’ shape, keeping the lips as tense as possible smile as wide as possible.
  • Fill your cheeks with air and do your best to keep the air in your mouth. Doing this strengthens the ability of the lips to keep a tight seal. As you get better at this, begin to inflate one cheek at a time and pass the air around from one cheek to the other.  Try to do your best to keep doing this for 10 to 20 seconds of 10 to 20 repetitions. As you improve, increase the amount of time you spend doing each repetition.
  • Smile! Just keep the smile on your face for 10 seconds or more. This forces the corners of your mouth to move back, making your lips stronger in the process. As they do, try to make an even bigger smile each time. And don’t forget, increase the number or repetitions and the duration of each repetition.

Exercise for Cheeks:

  • Take your three center fingers and place them on the cheeks and push them down. At the same time, raise your cheeks by smiling as hard as you can. Keep your head back when you are performing this workout.
  • Pinch your cheeks by taking flesh in your hands and squeeze. It improves blood circulation.
  • Lie on your back (do this last thing at night as you go to bed) – press your chin to your chest and hold the position for a couple of seconds then release and then repeat after tilting the head back. Do about 25 reps.
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