What’s good for the body is good for the face, right? Just as exercising helps keep your body fit and strong, there are benefits of facial exercises too.
You may have noticed by looking at old pictures of yourself that your jawline used to be tighter, your cheekbones higher, and your eyes perkier. Awww, the good old days.
Well, there are a few ways you can recapture your youthful look: Take a handheld mirror and hold it up parallel to the ceiling. Now, tilt your head back and look up into the mirror. Do you see it? Your youthful look is back.
Unfortunately, this method of turning back the clock isn’t lasting, unless you’re willing to walk around looking at the sky all day. Not sure how long you’ll last with all the walls, stairs, traffic and all. Could become a pretty painful way to reclaim your youth.
Another option is plastic surgery which lasts longer, but it’s evasive and takes time to recover. And we won’t even talk about the expense.
What if there was something in between looking up all day and under-going the knife? What if there was a way to tighten and tone your facial skin so it looks lifted and more youthful?
Well, there is another way. And it’s called facial exercises.
Benefits of facial exercises
Facial exercises can help delay the aging process by keeping our face younger-looking and firmer. Here’s how it works:
Each day, our skin metabolizes and new skin cells are produced. As we get older, this process slows down similar to other parts of the body. If we want to increase the metabolism of our skin, we need to maintain good circulation. This is where exercise comes in.
When we exercise, it not only improves the circulation of blood throughout our body, it also increases our oxygen flow. Moving our body regularly improves our mood, gives us more energy, tones our muscles, and helps our body to be more flexible, strong and lean.
Without regular exercise, our body grows weaker, more flabby and our health diminishes.
And it’s no different with your face.
Exercising our face also promotes better circulation and oxygen flow. This also helps the nutrients our face needs to reach the top layer of our skin.
And this means more radiant, softer more youthful skin.
Other benefits of facial exercises include:
- More defined jawline
- Better complexion from the improved circulation
- Smoother skin
- Higher, more pronounced cheekbones
- Less visible crow’s feet
- Reduced puffiness under the eyes
- Lips that are plumper and more defined
- More open, less droopy eyelids
- Less visible frown lines
- Reduced number of lines on forehead
- Less puffiness on the face
And there are many more benefits you can gain as a result of regularly exercising your face.
Facial exercises your face needs
One very popular exercise for the face is called face yoga. This practice blends yoga-like body postures and facial exercises that improve your appearance. Face yoga focuses on facial expressions and movements that create firmer, more sculpted facial features.
With regular practice, you’ll notice stress lines beginning to smooth out and more youthful, radiant skin shining through.
And the best part is that facial exercises, when consistently done, offer lasting results. In fact, with some exercises, you can see instant results.
It doesn’t take much time to reshape your face for a more radiant, youthful appearance. In fact, here’s a 5-minute facelift you can do right now.