Facial exercises


There are 10 groups of muscles that make up the face and scalp, appearing on the forehead, in the cheeks, around the eyes, within the chin, around the lips, and finally in the neck.

Sagging face
If the muscles are not exercised and toned, the face will sag and portray an older look. By toning the muscles in it, you can give your face smoother skin, a natural lift, a younger look, and an overall brighter appearance.

Example exercises
Facing a mirror, exercise your face for 5 - 10 minutes every day.

To prevent anyone from finding you making silly faces at yourself in the mirror, you may want to lock your door!

1. Forehead
Firm up your brow, place your index fingers on your forehead just above your eyelids and pull them down while trying to raise your eyebrows. Repeat 10 times.

2. Eyes
Without moving your upper eye lids, attempt to raise your lower ones. This great defense against crows feet is easier said than done. Repeat 10 times.

3. Cheeks
Push your lips out as far as possible to form an exaggerated "O" with your mouth, then smile is brightly as you can. After holding this for 1 second form the "O" shape again and hold that for 1 second. Repeat 10 times.

4. Lips
Suck on the tip of your index finger, up to the first joint, as hard as you can, slowly pulling it from your mouth. Repeat 10 times.

5. Neck and chin
Using one hand, place the index finger and thumb against the base your neck, looking straight into the mirror. Simultaneously raise your head and gently pull the skin down. Repeat 10 times.

These exercises can work wonders over time, though you could really do yourself a great big favour by cutting down on the cigarettes!



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