Simple Ways of Exercising Facial Muscles:

Facial Exercises to Tone and Slim the Face

Exercising facial muscles helps to prevent wrinkles and improves on your overall appearance. In fact, doing facial exercises or facial yoga is a natural way to make your face look younger by simply firming muscles and reducing wrinkles. Likewise, there are approximately 50 muscles in the face and exercising them helps to reduce on eye strain while releasing neck and facial tension. Additionally, exercising facial muscles is very important because they play a role in our daily expressions. Facial muscles also help us control our emotions and regulate our moods. In fact, when we smile or frown, we activate certain muscle groups in our face. So, in-order to improve on your appearance, try-out the listed facial exercises below.

 

STEP-1: How to Exercise Your Forehead and Eyes:

> Pull on your forehead using the index finger: While using just your fingers, apply pressure to your forehead so that shifting the eyebrows can strengthen that part of your face. This can help smooth out lines on your forehead. To do this, place your index fingers above each of your eyes and then pull down on the eyes while trying to raise your eyebrows. Repeat for 10-times to firm your forehead.

> Gently push the forehead using your hands: This easy exercise uses the palms to create resistance while flexing your eyebrows. In fact, this workout will help to create smooth lines on your forehead. To do this exercise, begin by placing each of your palms on the sides of your forehead with the bottom of each palm resting on your eyebrows. In fact, your palms should be holding the skin firmly in place. After, raise the eyebrow muscles like you are surprised and then lower them like you are angry. Raise and lower the eyebrows for 10-times, then raise and hold for 30 seconds. After, lower and hold for 30 seconds and then repeat the up and down moves for 10 more times.

> Try doing brow lifts: While using your fingers and eyebrows, gently exercise the muscles in your forehead. However, apply a little bit of pressure so as to create enough resistance for a good exercise. To do this exercise, use 2 fingers in a peace sign and then place them over each eyebrow. Gently push the skin down with your fingers and then push your brows up and down. Repeat the up and down motion on easy eyebrow for 10-times.

> Carefully stretch the eyelids: Use your fingers to stretch the eyelids so as to remove wrinkles and achieve stronger eyelids. To do this exercise, sit down and close your eyes. With your lids relaxed, use the index fingers to lift up your eyebrows. As you lift them, keep your eyes closed in-order to stretch your eyelids as far as possible. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then relax and repeat for 10-times.

> Consider doing an eye squeeze: Squeeze the eyes shut with a little stretching resistance from your mouth. In fact, this pose uses so many different muscles and it will help to stretch out your entire face. To do this face-workout, pull the lips downward so that your facial muscles tighten and then pull the lips to one side. After, squeeze one eye shut for one second and then repeat for 10 times while holding your lips to the side and then do the same on the other eye. Perform 3-sets of 10-reps per eye while taking a short rest and then do another 3-sets of 10-reps.

> Try stretching the face while holding your eyes: This workout will help to build muscles around your eyelids in-order to give you more awake-looking eyes. However, use the fingers to apply some resistance to the basic action of opening and closing your eyes. To do this exercise, start by making a C around your eyes by simply using your thumbs and index finger. Make sure the index finger is over your eyebrow and the thumb against your cheek. After, shut the eyes and then slowly squeeze your eyelids close together. Relax the tension without opening the eyes. Repeat the squeezing and relaxing of your eyelids for 25-times.

 

STEP-2: How to Exercise Your Mouth:

> Try smiling: One of the best ways to firm up your smile is to practice doing it. So, you will need to slowly move your mouth into the position of a full smile while holding different positions. In fact, this will give you better control of your face and smiling capabilities. To do this pose, begin by stretching the corner of your mouth laterally with lips still together. After, turn the mouth upward to expose your upper teeth and then smile as widely as you can while displaying your teeth. Once you have reached that point, slowly relax the mouth while bringing the smile back to the starting point. Stop at different stages on this expansion of your smile and then hold that position for 10 seconds.

> Apply pressure to the smile: This pose involves using different stages of your smile to work the muscles in your face. In fact, your fingers will provide extra resistance to further work the muscles around your mouth. To do this pose, make a full smile and then use your fingers to hold it in place by putting pressure on each corner. After, close your lips halfway and then fully while using your fingers to resist the movement. Hold each position for 10-seconds.

> Perform a face lift exercise: This exercise works the muscles around your upper lip to help prevent any sagging and keep a strong lip contour. In fact, doing it properly will help you have a stronger smile that shows more of your upper teeth. To do this pose, open your mouth slightly and flare your nostrils. After, wrinkle up your nose as far as possible and then slowly draw your upper lip as high as you can, then hold for 10-seconds. Leave the mouth slightly open and then place one finger under the eye on the cheekbone. Curl the upper lip slowly upward while keeping finger pressure on your face. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then slowly return to the original position.

> Try doing a lip exercise: This is a simple exercise that will help to increase blood flow to your lips. To do this exercise, begin by opening your mouth slightly while making sure that your upper and lower lips are relaxed. After, bring the lower lip forward until it makes contact with your upper lip. Bring your upper and lower lips inward to the mouth. Exert some pressure and then relax.

> Perform a mandibular strengthening exercise: This exercise works your mandibles and lower jaw which are an important part of smiling, talking, and chewing. In fact, this workout will even help to prevent a double chin and prevent aging grooves on the lower part of your face. To do this exercise, start by keeping your teeth and lips slightly closed and then separate your teeth as much as you can without opening your lips. After, bring your mandible forward slowly while stretching your lower lip upward for about 5-seconds. Slowly return your jaw, lips and then teeth back to their original position.

> Consider doing the OO-EE mouth poses: Moving the mouth to some basic sounds can help you target the lips and muscles between your upper lip and nose. To do this pose, begin by opening your mouth and then purse your lips together so that your teeth are separated and not showing. After, say “OO” while using an exaggerated movement to purse your lips together. Change sounds to “EE” while using an exaggerated motion to stretch your lips into the proper shape. In fact, you may even add “AH” for a slightly different workout. Do about 10-reps between “OO” and “EE” and then repeat for 3 sets.

> Gently suck on your finger: Use natural pressure from the sucking motion to firm up your lips. So, place your finger in your mouth and then suck on it as hard as possible. After, slowly remove it from your mouth and repeat for about 10-times.

> Press on the cheeks while smiling: This will help to strengthen your cheek muscles. To this pose, press down on your cheeks with your 3 middle fingers and then smile as hard as you can in-order to push the fingers back. However, make sure you keep your head back when doing this exercise.

> Pull the cheeks up: This workout will help to smoothen laugh-lines and fine-lines around your under-eye. So, start by placing your palms firmly against the cheeks and then pull the corners of your lips up towards your temples until you expose the upper teeth and gums. Hold this position for 30-seconds, release and then repeat for 3-times.

> Try squeezing your lips: This exercise will help to condition your lip muscles. So, start by placing the palms on your face with the outer edge on your laugh-lines and the bottom-edges on the top of the jawline. Use the entire palm to put pressure on your face. After, use your lip muscles to push the lips together and hold for 20 seconds and then push your palms up towards your nose. Hold for 10-seconds and then repeat the exercise for 3-times.

Simple Ways Of Exercising Facial Muscles

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