Unfortunately as time passes, our skin starts to sag making us look more mature than before. Unlike the rest of muscles in the body, a lot of these facial muscles are rarely used. While there are various gym equipment that can make you lose belly fat, thigh fat, arm fat but what about face fat? Performing face thinning and toning exercises frequently will keep your face looking fit in the long term.
Here are five easy facial exercises that make your face look slimmer and toned.
#1 | Puff the cheeks
The exercise increases the blood circulation in your face muscles, especially around your cheeks. Improved blood circulation can strengthen upper cheek muscles and improve your facial appearance.
How to do
To perform the exercise, inflate your mouth with air and hold for 10 seconds. Now turn the air towards your right cheek and hold it for the next 10 seconds. Do the same with the left cheek. Repeat 10 times.
#2 | Raise your eyebrows
Raising your forehead regularly keeps your brows up and helps remove forehead wrinkles that are caused by the action of the frontalis muscles on the forehead. The exercise is also good for sagging eyebrows.
How to do
Place your index and middle finger in between your brows. Rest the fingers and palms on your face. Keeping your eyes open, lift your eyebrows up and down with the help of your fingers. Perform 3 sets of 30 seconds each.
#3 | Smooth your forehead
Moving your forehead regularly keeps your brows up and helps prevent wrinkles that are caused by the straining of your eyes when squinting. This exercise will help you to find your way towards a smoother and ageless forehead.
Frown as hard as you can by bringing your eyebrows over your eyes and closer together, Then slowly release it by doing the opposite, which is to lift your eyebrows as high as possible and open your eyes widely.
#4 | Chin Squeeze
Waking up to a double chin are commonly faced by those who are on the heavier side. Try this exercise daily to shape up your chin and neck.
Keeping your posture upright and your neck erect and press your lower lip over your upper lip. Now, smile and lift the corners of your lips. After this, using your palms, rub the underlying muscle as vigorously for a few times. As soon as you start feeling the hint of strain on your lower neck region, stop.
#5 | Achieving V-line
Tightening the platysma muscle eradicates double chin and sagging skin on the neck. Here is an exercise to tone the neck, chin and jaw area.
Using 2 of your fingers, push up the skin from the jawline up to your cheeks and afterwards massage gently downwards from your ears to your neck. Lastly, use both your hands and palms up, massage your face gently in an upward motion so as to lift the skin up.
Besides the mentioned above benefits, regular facial muscles exercises improve the blood flow. This in turn supplies your skin cells with nutrients leading to a stimulation of skin cell regeneration and prevention of wrinkles. If you want to see results quickly you should aim to perform your facial exercises 3-5 times a week from around 20 minutes each time.