Monday, June 18, 2012

Facial Exercises: Compiling DIY Facial Workouts That Will Make You Look Younger

How to look younger using facial exercises is becoming almost as popular as cosmetic surgery. But what problem areas on the face and neck really benefit from face exercises, and how?

It never ceases to amaze me when people ask me for a face exercise technique that will cure bags under the eyes, or solve their turkey neck problem, lift hog jowls, or get rid of eye wrinkles. Yes, there are facelift exercises for specific areas of the face, but one needs to look at the big picture to treat the specific symptoms of aging using yoga facial exercises.

Why is this important? Certain facial and neck areas regarding sagging skin is incumbent on the toning of other areas on the face. So, by giving one facial area a good workout can result in the success of another area.

Here are some of the areas that facial exercise programs target and can really help smooth out shallow and deep wrinkles, lift sagging face and neck skin, and give back face colour to the individual: 

1.       The forehead:  Facelift exercises can target the furrows on the forehead caused by years of frowning and stress. Lifting the brow can help eye wrinkle problems.

2.       Under the eye wrinkles, crow’s feet and eye bags: Facial exercises can lessen the thickness and fullness of eye bags and remove dark eye rings, and eradicate small lines around the eyes.

3.       Sagging cheeks and face skin: Cheek exercises will lift the face skin and improve the overall face structure and toning of the cheeks, smoothen out laugh lines, and eradicate a double chin, giving the jaw line a more chiselled appearance.

4.       The mouth area: Face exercises are available to help with smile and laugh lines, the fine wrinkles that appear above the mouth, especially concerning women. This helps the chin or double chin and lifts the neck skin towards the jaw, thereby eradicating. or lessening turkey neck syndrome.

5.       Chiselling the jaw line area: Most facial toning systems also target this area to help with refining the jaw line and help with the double chin phenomenon. Massage this area, and it also benefits the neck area.

6.       The neck area to eradicate the curse of the turkey neck: Older men and women from their 40’s can easily be afflicted with extra hanging skin on and around the neck area, which can be embarrassing and unsightly. By exercising the underlying tissue on either sides of the windpipe can really expand the muscles in the neck area and pull the loose skin taut.

In a nutshell, what I’m pointing out to you is that areas spread out on the upper parts of the face will also benefit lower parts of the face, which will include the problem area that needs attention e.g. A double chin problem should be resolved by applying a combination of a double chin exercise, a cheek exercise, and a jaw line exercise for boosted results. The combination is exponentially more powerful than just applying a double chin exercise to eradicate a double chin problem.

The lower your problem area is on your neck or face, the more you should concentrate on the upper face areas in conjunction with the problem area. Facial exercises are more about the big picture to eliminate a specific problem.

This is because facial exercises need to be performed on acupressure points (the same points acupuncturists use) because the body works on energy and blood flow points. Massaging the exact points with one’s fingertips boosts the blood and oxygen flow to the cells, muscles, and tissue underneath the skin, and of course the skin itself.

By following a good DIY facial toning program, one will not only solve, or at worst diminish the problem, but the individual will also end up looking up to 10 to 15 years younger and feeling a lot more confident to “face” their friends and family. 

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