Anti-aging exercises are the best thing you can turn to, when you’ve noticed that wrinkles start appearing. You don’t need anti-wrinkle creams and expensive facial scrubs to keep your smile young and fresh. All you need to do is activate the right muscle groups to appear more youthful.
1. Face massage
A face massage will improve blood supply and tone the muscles. Stroke the forehead from the lower to the upper part with the tips of your fingers. Start from the scalp, moving the fingers in circular motions, then move over to the cheeks and continue on the temples. It’s best to do a massage 2 to 3 times a week.
2. Contrast massage
A contrast massage does wonders when it comes to getting rid of the double chin. Wet a tower in cold, salted water and fold it in half. Take it by the ends and pat the chin with it. Repeat the patting 10 times and do it again with a towel wet with lukewarm water.
Pronouncing some letters of the alphabet, like X and O, several times a day, will tone your face muscles and make your skin tighter.
4. Temple rising
If the temple muscles weaken, the whole upper face starts to sag. Do this exercise in front of a mirror. Start by placing the right hand on the left temple area. Your fingers should embrace the outer edge of the eyebrow and the outer corner of the eye. Press and pull up the skin lightly. Don’t lean your head forward.
While in this position, slowly tilt your head to the right, stretching the neck. Your shoulders need to be relaxed. Keep this position and pull your tongue in the direction of the head. Breath in through the nose and as you exhale say “ha”. Repeat on the opposite side as well.
5. Face gymnastics
Close your eyes for 10 seconds, put the hands on the forehead and press lightly. While pressing, try moving your eyeballs clockwise. This way, you’ll get rid of the wrinkles around the nose and the eyes.
Puff your cheeks and hold the air in the mouth. Roll the air from one cheek to the other for 10 seconds to get rid of the wrinkles around the mouth.
6. Funny faces
Open your mouth wide and try to reach the chin with the tip of the tongue. With this exercise you need to tense the muscle as much as you can.
7. Clown face
With this exercise you tone the muscles you use when smiling, and slow down the development of wrinkles. All you have to do is smile crazily , as wide as you can, with your mouth shut. Then, play with the eyebrows for 10 seconds and wrinkle the nose. Stop smiling and lower the chin. After taking a 5 second break to the exercise all over again.
8. Other face yoga
Face yoga is way more effective than all the face creams and masks combined. Thus, try practicing it as much as you can to get rid of the saggy cheeks, under-eye bags, and wrinkles.