The face is the first thing that people see when you come into contact with them. Our face and skin are our biggest assets that produce our first impression. As we age, signs of deterioration show on our face and skin. Wrinkles, dryness, fine lines, sagging skin, and age spots are all signs that you are getting older. Unfortunately other people can see them, and will understand why they have appeared. Although, wanting to look and feel younger than our age is a vain, and superficial, it is one that women and men have pondered for over thousands of years. No one wants to be judged by their aging skin Admit it, no one likes or wants to get old. However, if it were possible to age without the signs and symptoms, it wouldn’t be half as bad.
Beauty is a billion dollar market that people spend countless dollars on every year. For years women have used cosmetics, plastic surgery, peels, facial machines and skin care products to hide, reduce or remove the signs of aging. Unfortunately this is only a temporary fix, for once you remove that makeup, or enough time goes by, those fine lines, droopy skin and wrinkles will sneak right back up on you. So what if there was a way that you could eliminate these skin signs permanently without costing tons of money? It sounds too good to be true, not quite.
If you asked a doctor, nutritionist, personal trainer, or health care professional the best way to keep your body healthy, they would tell you a proper diet and exercise can give the body everything it needs to stay healthy. Well, your face is part of your body and much like the muscles, tendons, ligaments and skin in the rest of your body, your face needs the proper nutrition and exercise to maintain its supple, firm, beautiful, young skin. If you already eat healthy and maintain a proper exercise routine then you are almost already there. You probably never even thought about exercising your face because it seems so silly and ridiculous. However, in actuality if we kept our facial muscles as well exercised as the rest of the muscles in the body then we wouldn’t have drooping or sagging skin, wrinkles or fine lines or discoloration. Facial exercises protect and strengthen the muscles and maintain elasticity of the skin. Facial exercises work by applying resistance on the facial muscles to flex and tone the tendons, ligaments and muscles. This keeps the skin from loosening, which causes wrinkles and sagging.
Facial exercises should be part of your daily exercise routine. By simply doing facial exercises for 15-20 minutes a day you can tone and strengthen your facial muscles. As we age gravity takes effect on our skin, our skin becomes more elastic and begins to sag and loosens around the face. The early signs of aging creep up causing wrinkles, fine lines and drooping skin. Tight facial muscles will actually reduce signs of aging that have already appeared on the skin, but if started early enough will prevent the signs of aging from even occurring. Facial exercises will keep the skin soft and supple giving it a youthful appearance. It will increase circulation in the skin, which allows for more oxygen and nutrients to the skin. More nutrients in the body create healthier, smoother, tighter skin. Facial exercises firm, lift, tighten, plump and reduce discoloration on the face.
Facial exercises can be done anywhere because there is no equipment needed. Exercises can be accomplished in a sitting or standing position. It is free to learn facial exercises and can be easily accomplished and repeated. Facial exercises can be done anytime throughout the day, after you wake up or even before you go to bed. There are exercises for each part of the face eyes, forehead, mouth and chin, in the front of the neck, jowls and scalp. Some areas of the face respond quicker than others, however results are not immediate. Continuation of daily facial exercises is needed to see a full effect of results on the face. For beginners, facial exercises should be done 1 time a day for a month, and then exercises can be dropped to 3 times a week to maintain results. Facial exercises are an alternative to traditional anti agingtreatments and remedies. It requires dedication and persistence to do the exercises daily. Additional effects of facial exercising include losing face fat, reducing cheek fat, decreasing a double chin, and minimizing bags and circles under the eyes. Facial exercises should be done in conjunction with a healthy diet and positive lifestyle.
Sarah Labdar, “Facial Exercises Reduce the Signs of Aging”, Everyday Health