Everyone knows that regular exercise helps change the shape of your body – and regular facial exercise is no different. If you’ve noticed a drop to your features, maybe a double chin or eyes that aren’t as symmetrical as they used to be, then there’s a quick fix for you in the form of facial exercises. And this face skin lifting treatment is so simple you can perform it anywhere from the couch to the car and even the shower. Picture this… You wake up in the morning and step into the bathroom to brush your teeth. Are you happy with the face looking back at you in the mirror? You see your reflection every day, so it can be confronting to feel like the reflection you see is starting to look like a stranger. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone.
In fact, 86% of American women feel dissatisfied with their bodies or facial features. And when your features seem less defined or structured than they once were, it’s natural to wonder if Botox or fillers is the answer (don’t worry, you’re not alone if that’s been a thought in your mind). But there’s no need to invest thousands of dollars in Botox or cosmetic surgeries – because women around the world are turning to Face Yoga. From celebrities to dermatologists and even royals, everyone is jumping aboard this exciting wellness trend – and now you can enjoy the same face-lifting benefits too. Looking for a face lifting treatment that actually works? Read on to find out more.
Is Skin Lifting and Tightening Possible with Regular Exercise?
Yes. But it’s not the exercise you’re probably thinking of. You won’t need to fish the treadmill out of the closet or start contacting your local gyms to compare membership prices. The exercises that deliver shockingly amazing results for your appearance are all easy to do at home, in the car, and even on the couch after a long day being your awesome self. By practicing regular facial exercises you’re able to isolate and activate individual muscles that have contributed to sagging features and dropping skin. This repetitive movement helps tone muscle and connective tissue which has two positive effects on your appearance.
- Your outer layer of skin tightens as underlying muscles become increasingly firm
- Your natural production of collagen increases, helping improve elasticity
If you’re curious about how the muscles of your face and neck work then click here for our simple breakdown. But if you’d rather skip the biology lesson and skip straight to the best facial exercises for face lifting and firming, read on for 5 exciting exercises from our vault.
Face Skin Lifting Exercise #1 – The ‘Smile Smoother’
Wrinkles around your cheeks and mouth can make you appear older than you are – but they’re frustratingly difficult to get rid of! Most women turn to expensive creams and moisturizers, but these aren’t dealing with the underlying cause of wrinkled skin, which is a loss of elasticity and shifting facial features due to aging. While there’s no turning back the clock and heading back to your 20s and 30s, you can enjoy the skin of your younger years with the following Face Yoga pose.
- Start by forming an ‘O’ shape with your mouth
- Next, pull your lips into a wide smile while keeping your teeth hidden
- Don’t panic if this is difficult to hold as that resistance means the movement is working
Repeat this facial exercise between 5 or 10 times (making sure you’re comfortable with each exercise). This face skin lifting exercise is so effective because it helps firm the muscles of your cheeks and over time, this firmness helps pull the outer skin layer taut. The result? Goodbye to unsightly wrinkles around your mouth and hello to a lifted face and plumper cheeks.
Face Skin Lifting Exercise #2 – The ‘Forehead Relaxer’
Let’s be honest, 2020 (and now 2021) have been trying times for everyone. If you’ve been noticing more stress in your life, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, that stress is often stored in your body where it contributes to inflammation and ill-health – and that includes wrinkles and fine lines. The ‘forehead relaxer’ is an effective Face Yoga exercise for skin lifting because it smooths those stress and worry lines naturally (like Botox, only without the painful injection). Here’s how you perform this simple facial exercise.
- Place your hands on your forehead with your fingers pointing inwards and touching
- Spread your fingers so they reach your eyebrows up to your hairline
- Slowly move your fingers outwards, gently dragging your skin sideways until you reach the side of your head
Repeat this 5 to 10 times (or more if you like, as it’s an effective and relaxing sensation of massage). While this movement may seem passive, you’re stimulating lymphatic drainage as a non-surgical facelift. Through massaging your skin you’re helping stimulate your own lymphatic system to accelerate the absorption and transportation of lymphatic fluids (toxins, bacteria, viruses, and proteins) while bringing nutrients to your skin. The result? Less bad stuff and more good stuff for a gorgeous facelift effect and reduction in wrinkles.
Face Skin Lifting Exercise #3 – The ‘Flirty Eyes’
The best treatment for face lifting is one that doesn’t hurt and doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg – which makes this facial exercise ideal for busy women whether you’re running a household or business. The ‘flirty eyes’ is also fun because, well…it’s got a fun, flirty name. Here’s how this Face Yoga pose works.
- Find a comfortable place to sit or stand
- Keep your head and jawbone still while looking as far as you can (comfortably) to the right
- Hold this position for a couple of seconds, before repeating the movement but look to the left
- Finish by looking up, and then down, while keeping your head still (so only the muscles around your eyes are in use)
Imagine you’re in line at Starbucks and throwing flirty glances to the barista if you need a little mental image to help you with your sideways glances. This facial movement helps address lines around your eyes, with crow’s feet and eye wrinkles often giving you the appearance of dropping features. As you activate the muscles that support your eyebrows you’ll be able to restore symmetry to your eyes and enjoy a firmer, lifted appearance. Looking for more ways to enjoy lifted facial features? Try these 3 crazy effective face lifting exercises you have to see to believe.
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We get it, every article on Google promises to change the way you look and feel but they all offer generic facial exercises and tips. The best skin lifting treatment is customized to meet your needs. What works for some women may not work for you, and a “one size fits all” approach can be close to what you need – but still frustratingly miss the mark. So if the above Face Yoga exercises feel like they’re useful, but you’d prefer exercises tailored to your specific facial structure, skin type, and beauty goals, then complete the quick, interactive quiz below and receive a custom Face Yoga program delivered to your very own inbox. The most important step on any wellness journey is the first, and we’re here to make that first step easy.