Medical experts have revealed that facial exercises can really help in fighting the signs of aging and keep the wrinkles at bay. As one ages, the skin tends to wrinkle and sag around the cheeks, chin, forehead and eyes. Lifestyle habits like alcohol, smoking and consumption of caffeine add to the process of aging. To perk up the face, one should be doing some of these top 10 facial exercises on a daily basis.
Smoothing the forehead
One finger should be placed gently over each eyelid. Then close your eyes and hold eyelids in position while lifting the eyebrows. The position needs to be maintained for around 10 seconds and then releases gently. Repeating this process 3-5 times can help to firm the forehead muscles. This is also believed to release tension.
Lifting the eyebrows
This can be a great addition to the facial exercises. Place your middle finger beneath your eyebrows and then push it half an inch. Release it after staying in this position for about 10 seconds. It will be of great help if the process gets repeated twice.
Lifting the lower eyelid
This is a common place which shows the age. You should be extra-cautious in not pressing hard the tender tissues in this region. Gently place their fingertips at the top of your cheek bones. Staying in this position, you should tilt your head back with the eyes open. Then you should close your eyes without moving the fingers and count till 10. This process needs to be repeated twice to show results.
Reducing droopy eyes
Place your fingertips on your temples and gently pull toward the face’s outside. The skin needs to be held in place as you tightly squeeze the eyes shut. After counting till 10, release it slowly. This needs to be repeated 3-5 times.
Lifting the cheeks
Place the base of your hands on top of the cheekbones and then widen your mouth to give the biggest smile possible, until the cheek muscles push the hands up. Holding it in this position, you should count slowly till 10. You can repeat the process twice for better results.
Firming the eye area
With the eyes closed, you should lift your eyebrows as much as possible. Relax fter staying in this position for 10 seconds. You can repeat the process three times for better results.
Lifting the neck
Sit upright in your chair keeping the back straight. Then, you should slowly tilt your back until you face the ceiling. Mouth should be relaxed and closed. Then, slowly you should jut the chin and move the lower lip up so that it covers the upper lip. Relax, after holding this for 10 seconds. A repetition of this facial exercise 10 times can reap great benefits.
Lifting the chin
You should sit in a chair with your head tilted back. Then you should slowly try to form an “O” with your lips and stay in this position for 15 seconds. For better results you need to repeat the process at least thrice.
Overall face tightening
Sitting upright in a chair, you should be saying the vowels with an exaggerated movement in your lips.
Tightening the jaw and cheek
With your mouth closed, you should separate the teeth and suck in your cheeks. After counting three, you should smile widely with your mouth closed.
The ones mentioned above are among the popular facial exercises which are known to be effective. Although they might sound to be funny, they have the potential to work very well.