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Some people prefer the safe and painless way to looking younger, so they give face exercises a try.
We all want to stay younger, longer.
However, flabby muscles and wrinkles on our face make us look old.
Face lifts seems like a normal thing to do these days(or is it?). But if the thought of surgery makes you anxious, you might want to look for other alternatives.
Doing the right face exercises can help you tone and firm your face muscles and create a more attractive facial contour.
Many people start doing face exercises after they encountered the lose of muscle tone. This is when they begin to notice the onset of flabby cheeks, droopy eyelids, saggy skin, or other problem areas on the face.
But better yet, you can make use of face exercises as a preventative measure. If you start early, you have the added advantage of building strength and tone on healthy muscles and skin.
This will keep you looking youthful and vibrant now and slow down the signs of an aging face in later years.
How are wrinkles formed?
There are many causes of wrinkles. Right now, we are going to look at the specific relationship between muscle tone and wrinkles.
The skin lies on top of the face muscles. Think of your face muscle as a cushion for the skin to rest on. One end of the face muscle originates from the bone and the other end is weaved into other face muscles or attached to the facial skin.
When the face muscles lose their tone, they also lose the firmness. As the muscles weaken, it can no longer offer support. The overlying skin sags, and you see lines and wrinkles.
Doing exercises for the face can tone up the facial muscles, which helps to diminish facial lines, resulting in healthier, smoother looking skin.
With regular face exercises, you firm and strengthen the face muscles. This gives your face a up lift appearance and a more defined facial contour. At the same time, your skin tone improves making you look healthier and younger.
It is easy to learn face exercises when you have clear instructions or diagrams to follow. It can be fun to join a class and do the workout together with others. Watching face exercise videos is another easy way to get started.
Whichever option you choose, the important thing is to do the face exercises that get you the desired results.
Check out this video face exercises program that helps to reduce facial wrinkles and droopy eye lids.
Try it out now!
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In Part 1 of the article, Face Exercises – Tips To Get Optimal Results, we raised the question of why some people get results sooner than others when doing face exercises, while others see little or no results.
In addition, we discussed some tips in helping you to get started with your face exercises.
Here are more tips to help you get results when doing your face exercises.
1. Relax And Focus
Try to relax and empty your mind before starting your face exercise routine. A simple way to prep yourself is deep breathing. Close your eyes. Inhale, then exhale deeply. Repeat several times until you have quiet the mind.
You get better results when you are attentive during the exercise. There is no point in rushing through the routine and feeling stressed. If you are distracted constantly, you would lose track of what you are doing, or forget how many counts of an exercise you have done.
2. Stay Hydrated And Moisturize
Drink a glass of water prior to doing face exercises. Water helps to promote detox. Remember that doing face exercises when your skin is dehydrated can lead to wrinkling.
In addition, you might want to apply a light moisturizer on your neck and face or a lip balm on your lips.
3. Eat The Right Foods
A balanced diet is essential to staying healthy and looking radiant. If you want to get rid of your chubby cheeks or double chin with face exercises, you can achieve better results by also following a healthy diet that help you to reduce fat and water retention.
Eat right so that you get the required nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins, and minerals needed to firm facial muscles and form new collagen for that sexy, well-sculpted face.
4. Persevere, Exercise Regularly
Many people give up too quickly. For face exercise, you need to give it time to work. Some people see improvements within weeks while others may need a couple of months. In the beginning, you might need to do the exercise daily. Once you achieved your desired result, you have the option to exercise less frequently, though consistently to maintain the result.
5. Choose A Routine You Love
Nothing works better than doing something that you enjoy. This applies to face exercises too. There are many different approaches to doing face exercises, so choose a style that you like best. You are more likely to stay motivated and stick with it until you get results.
I know that for some of you, doing face exercises can be a mammoth task. You need loads of self discipline and motivation to keep it going. Well, my take is, if you really want something bad enough, you might as well give it your best shot when you try it.
Happy face exercising.
Why do people have such different results when they try face exercises? Some notice improvements in a matter of weeks, others might take a couple of months, and still … there are people who get little or no results.
There are many face exercises programs available in the market today. Each program is customized differently.
There is the very basic exercise to tone and firm the face muscles to the more specialized exercises that help you to attain a more attractive well defined facial contour.
Here are tips to help you get the most out of your face exercise program.
1. Match Face Exercises To Your Needs
Start by knowing your own needs. Do you simply want to firm and tone your face? Or are you looking for exercises that come with skin care routine and anti aging? Or perhaps you are keen to lose the face fat together with your chubby cheeks and double chin.
Know what you need, then do the right type of face exercises to get results.
2. Do The Face Exercises Correctly
To get results, you want to follow authentic instructions and do the exercises correctly. Because face exercises can be simple, there is a tendency to DIY without following proper instructions.
You do not want to spend your time on exercises that don’t give you results. Do you? So, follow the proper instructions and do the exercises correctly.
3. Get To Know Your Face Muscles
Your face is made up of different face muscle groups. It is helpful to know which face muscle you are targeting in each exercise you do. Knowing where the specific muscles are located makes it easier for you to focus on working them.
And if you understand the relations between face muscle, facial expression and facial lines, you become more aware of your own undesirable habits, eg. frowning which leads to frown lines between the brows in the long run.
4. Exercise In Front Of The Mirror
For beginners, do your exercises in front of the mirror where you can see your own reflection. This prevents you from scrunching up your face in the wrong place. Observe the movements of your face muscles as you do the exercises. You can easily spot a mistake and self correct.
5. Start With Clean Face And Hands
There are some face exercises that require you to place your fingers on your face. I prefer to wash my face and hands prior to doing such face exercises. This prevents dirt or germs on my hands going onto my face, eyes or mouth.
So, there you have it. Five simple tips to help you get started with your face exercises. Look out for more useful tips in Part 2 of the article, Face Exercises – Tips To Get Optimal Results.
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I remembered vividly Jack LaLanne and his living-room exercises. But I did not know that he was doing face exercises too!
Jack LaLanne is the “The Godfather Of Fitness”, and America’s well loved fitness and exercise expert since the 1950s.
In the era of black and white TV, he has “The Jack LaLanne Show”. It turned into the longest health and exercise TV show in history, lasting a total of 34 years(1951-1985).
There is a series of Jack LaLanne face exercises on Youtube. I have too many favorites(they are quite amusing with the quirky sound effects). Anyway, I picked these 2 videos for you. They explain the benefits of face exercises and a testimony by Jack himself.
Jack talks about face exercises and the face muscles using Henry Gray’s Anatomy Chart.
Jack replies to the question “Did you have face lift?”
I think Jack LaLanne looks amazingly youthful at his age. This fitness pioneer breaks all the gender barriers. He is the first fitness expert to inspire women to lift weights during a time when women wear pretty frocks. This makes me wonder, is he the first male trainer that shows people how to do face exercises.
Drop me a line if you know the answer.
Some people believe in face exercises, and some think it’s silly and ineffective.
Which group do you belong to?
Do you say “Yay!” to face exercises?
Or do you shake your head and say “No way”.
I was intrigued by the controversial opinions about face exercise, so I went online to look for some clues.
The sense I got from it all is, there seems to be more kudos than critics on this issue. There are active discussions about face exercise on beauty and fitness boards, where people share facial workout tips and compare results.
Veterans of face exercise shared their personal success stories and encouraged the newcomers to test it out. Of course, there are also posts by people who have tried some form of facial workout, but failed to get the desired results and were disappointed.
Nonetheless, the general atmosphere is a supportive community of people who are passionate about face exercises, who enjoyed doing and talking about it.
It’s kind of hard to brush off the many positive experiences from regular people who tried face exercises and found that it works.
But despite the many “It-Works” testimonials, there are professionals in the medical and beauty industry who claim that face exercises do not work. This made face exercise enthusiasts questioned whether the claim was made based solely on knowledge and theories, rather than facts and findings.
So I guess one way to prove whether these statements against face exercises is true or not, is to test the exercises out yourself.
And before you start, why not look up personal testimonials and find out which type of face exercises people are already doing. Read about their experiences, and learn how they get optimal results with the exercises. This handy information will give you a good start and help you set realistic expectations of what face exercises can achieve.
Another misconception is that face exercises will give you wrinkles. Your facial skin may look crinkle while you are performing certain face exercises, but this doesn’t mean it will create wrinkles.
If you follow the correct instruction, a face exercise should not over stretch your face muscles nor the skin. However, if you have any skin problem(eg. sun-damaged or dry skin), it is advisable to seek the advice of your dermatologist prior to any face exercise.
The purpose of face exercises is to work specific muscles in the face and neck in order to tone and lift target areas as such the cheeks, chin, jaws, lips and brows. These exercises help you to regain muscle tone and reduce sagging facial skin.
I am happy for you if you have seen improvements to your facial appearance with face exercises. On the other hand, if you have tried but see little or no results, then perhaps you might want to consider a few things here.
- Are you doing the right face exercise for your needs?
- Are you doing the exercise correctly?
- Do you exercise as frequently as required?
- Some face exercise programs come with a special diet plan for optimal results. Are you following the meal planner?
- Did you give it reasonable time for results to show? It can take a few weeks to a couple of months before you see noticeable improvements.
I would leave it to you to decide whether face exercises really work or not. For those of you who had seen improvements to your facial contour and skin tone, I know you are now grinning from ear to ear.
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