The average adult spends one hour behind the wheel of their car every day.
Whether you’re dropping the kids off at school, running errands, or commuting to work, that’s 60 minutes of your day that’s taken up and unavailable for you to use…or is it?
It’s not possible to work out your arms or legs in the car, but if you’re looking for a slimmer, more toned face, then you can practice facial exercises in the car to leave you looking and feeling younger.
Best of all, you don’t need any accessories or fancy gym clothes. As long as you’ve got your eyes on the road, you can use the following Face Yoga exercises to tighten facial muscles and come home glowing.
PLEASE NOTE: Face Yoga exercises should only be practiced when it is safe to do so. The recommendations below require focus and concentration. Please exercise suitable caution when behind the wheel.
Catching every red light on the way to work? Make use of your idle time with the ‘Giraffe Neck’ face sculpting pose.
The ‘Giraffe Neck’ pose helps to tighten the loose skin around your neck and chin, which often becomes more noticeable as you get older. By tightening this loose skin you can eliminate the appearance of a double chin, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Ready to improve the overall toned look of your face? Here’s how you practice the ‘Giraffe Neck’ in the car:
✦ Step One: Wait for a traffic light or other road sign and look up towards the ceiling of your car. You should feel the skin of your neck stretching as your head tilts back.
✦ Step Two: Push your tongue against the roof of your mouth and hold it there.
✦ Step Three: Keep your tongue stretched against the roof of your mouth for 25 seconds.
It’s OK if the light goes green and you need to head off on your way, practicing this simple exercise for face slimming at each red light or stop sign will have your skin tighter and more toned – without ever having to leave your car!
Whether your kids have you smiling or frowning in frustration (we have a feeling it’s a mix of both) you can exacerbate the production of laugh lines and stress lines around your mouth and cheeks.
As collagen – which makes up 80% of your skin’s structure – is needed for tight skin, facial exercises that boost collagen are key, and that’s what the ‘Cheek Sculptor’ does. Here’s how you start sculpting those cheeks behind the wheel of your car:
✦ Step One: Keep your head straight so you’re looking over the steering wheel and out the windshield. Smile as wide as you possibly can WITHOUT opening your mouth.
✦ Step Two: Wrinkle up your nose like a chipmunk until you feel your cheek muscles tightening and contracting.
✦ Step Three: Hold this facial pose for 5 seconds before relaxing your face.
Try to repeat this exercise 10 times on your way to your destination. The great part about this on-the-go facial muscle exercise is that you don’t even need to stop or slow your vehicle to perform it.
If you’ve got an open road in front of you (and it’s safe to do so), then work on these types of face exercises for sagging cheeks.
Have you ever noticed how sharp and defined the jaw of actors and models are?
You can enjoy the same eye-catching benefits using the ‘Jaw Firmer’ facial exercise. As you age, the skin in your neck area will naturally sag – this is because your skin loses elasticity. However, you can help restore that elasticity and tighten your neckline with this simple face-pulling exercise. Here’s what you need to do:
✦ Step One: Keep your mouth open and fold your lower lip inwards so it covers your bottom row of teeth. Hold this pose tightly.
✦ Step Two: Push your lower jaw outwards and upwards to stretch your lip.
✦ Step Three: Tilt your head towards the roof of your car and open and close your mouth 10 times. You should feel the skin of your neck and jawline stretching tight to meet this pose.
Aim to repeat this facial exercise up to 3 times on your journey.
Facial exercises for the jawline like the ‘Jaw Firmer’ can help you get the same definition in your face that celebrities pay plastic surgeons to create – only you’ll skip the expensive cost and painful injections.
It’s easy to do exercises to strengthen facial muscles on the go
Running a busy household takes up plenty of time.
When your family relies on you for everything from cooking to cleaning and making sure they have everything they need to tackle the day, it’s easy for your own priorities to slip down the pecking order.
But as you get older it’s natural for your skin to lose elasticity and form wrinkles and fine lines to creep in. Thankfully, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on expensive beauty treatments and you don’t need to set aside any extra time to work towards younger, more supple, and smooth skin.
Use our time-saving facial exercises next time you jump behind the wheel and you’ll soon start coming home looking like a brand new woman – just make sure your family recognizes you when you start to shave years off your appearance!