We all spend innumerable hours hunting for ways to get a sexy look, killer waistline, arms and legs worthy of making models jealous. Well, in hopes of shedding a few kilos from our waist and a few years from our age, rarely do we understand that it is our face that builds the first impression. So, what is the advantage of having that perfect figure if your face has lines and sagging skin? But, fret not. Take a look at these facial exercises designed to subtract a few years from your face and keep people in the dilemma of your real age.
#1. For your jawline
The platysma is the muscle that joins your jawline to your shoulders. Loosening of this muscle leads to the double chin and drooping skin on the neck. Here is an exercise to tone the neck, chin and jaw area.
Do This Exercise: Stand or sit upright, and bend your head back as if to look at the ceiling. Hold your head still. Now stretch your tongue to the roof of the mouth. You will undergo a slight pain in your neck because of the contraction of muscles. Now let go, and bring your jaw down to your neck region. Repeat exercise in sets of five, holding your tongue for about 25-30 seconds.
#2. Double chin reduction
A problem mainly faced by those who are on the bulkier side can become a severe threat later on as they begin to loosen up. Try this workout daily to mould up your chin and neck.
Do This Exercise: Keeping your posture upright and your neck erect and press your lower lip over your upper lip. Now, smile and lift the edges of your lips. After this, using your palms, rub the underlying tissue as quickly for a few times. As soon as you start feeling the hint of strain on your lower neck region, stop.
#3. Facial yoga
This method of yoga helps to tone the tissues of your neck and face. It improves blood flow and relieves stress in facial tissues. The key to face yoga is keeping your breath in and then expelling air out in a way which disciplines your facial tissues.
Do This Exercise: Stand upright and take a deep breath through your mouth. Puff your cheeks out, while retaining the breath in. Hold as long as you can. After this, breathe out through your nose. Repeat the step 8-10 times.
#4. Forehead Repairing
Here is an exercise meant to reduce lines on your forehead. This training will help you to find your route towards a more fluid and ageless forehead.
Do This Exercise: This is one of the easiest exercises that you can perform anytime and wherever you want without getting any questioning looks. All you have to do is make a startled expression. Yes, act surprised to smoothen out the lines from your forehead. Without wrinkling your forehead, widen your eyes as much as possible. Repeat this at least 8-10 times and do it twice a day to see a flatter forehead.
#5. Flex your brows
Eyebrows lose density and lack durability with age. Sagging eyebrows would make your face look pale and dull. Escape the fate of old eyebrows with this exercise.
Do This Exercise: Use the tip of your thumbs to hold your eyebrows from right below your brows. Now, put some pressure on your brows and lift them up and outwards with your eyes broad open. Hold this for at least 5-7 seconds. After this, use the muscles above your brow to push down against your fingers. This will work well on the flexibility of your brows.
#6. Work those cheeks
This particular workout helps to firm your cheeks. This training also serves to reduce pouches on your face and laugh lines near your mouth.
Do This Exercise: Separate your cheek muscles to the edge of your mouth using your fingers. Now, suck your cheeks in and lift your jaw. This will bring out the lines on either side of your face. After this, use both your middle fingers, placing them upon the wrinkles to smoothen the skin. Repeat the movement for 15-20 times.
#7. Chew a gum
Chewing gums helps to fight symptoms of ageing. When done in moderation, chewing gums tend to provide a constant and steady flow of blood in facial muscles. This helps to keep the facial muscles toned and makes the surrounding skin much firmer. It also helps in the smoothening out skin.
Apart from these, add 8-10 glasses of water to your daily diet. Water helps to keep the skin flexibility intact. It is one the most affordable and easily accessible magical potion to take care of your many skin and health problems. So, use these workouts to flaunt an ageless and flawless face!