It’s time to turn back the clock with anti-aging exercises – for the face

Getting old is a part of life. But for some of us, this process happens way too soon. Experts say that people start to “look old” when they reach their late 30s, but for some, changes in their skin happen as early as their late 20s.

Fortunately, someone invented anti-aging exercises.

Anti-aging exercises deliver the same kind of beauty treatment that you can get from visiting an expensive skincare clinic – without costing you a fortune.

So, take some time out of your busy schedule and pamper yourself with these anti-aging exercises.

How do anti-aging facial exercises work?

The face, like other parts of your body, is made up of muscles – 43 of them, to be exact – that are attached to your bones. But unlike other muscles in the body, facial muscles are also attached to other muscles or directly to your skin. This connection is what gives people countless expressions: Just the slightest contraction of your facial muscles is enough to make you smile or frown, or allow you to wink.

But because of repeated use, gravity, and the aging process, the skin over time starts to form wrinkles and sag. Anti-aging exercises prevent these undesirable events by tightening your skin and evening out wrinkles. And just like what working out does for the rest of your body, anti-aging exercises transform your facial muscles so they become toned and tight.

10 Anti-aging exercises you should be doing

The V

It’s great for: Eye bags, puffy eyes, crow’s feet

How to do it:

  1. Press your index and middle fingers to the corners of your eyebrows. Your hands should form a V in front of your face.
  2. While you’re pressing, look up to the ceiling and raise your lower eyelids upward. You should feel it squinting. Hold this position for at least five seconds.
  3. Repeat six more times for maximum effect.

The V Facial Exercises for Younger Looking Skin

The brow smoother

It’s great for: Forehead lines, stretching the skin

How to do it:

  1. Place your fingertips in the middle of your forehead. They should line up evenly between your hairline and your eyebrows.
  2. Apply gentle pressure then pull your fingers across your forehead.
  3. Repeat 10 more times.

  

The flirty eyes

It’s great for: Droopy eyebrows, eye hollows

How to do it:

  1. Place your index fingers under each eye. They should be pointing toward the bridge of your nose.
  2. Cover your teeth with your lips and move them away from each other.
  3. Look at the ceiling and flutter your upper eyelids for 30 seconds.

The smile smoother

It’s great for: Saggy cheeks, visible wrinkles

How to do it:

  1. Smile wide, but keep your lips closed.
  2. Wrinkle your nose (or try to).
  3. Stop smiling and pucker your lips.
  4. Using your fingers, pull your chin down while keeping your mouth closed.
  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4, but this time, try to hold each expression for at least five seconds.
  6. Repeat 10 more times.

The giraffe

It’s great for: Toning the chin and neck, correcting sagging skin and double chin

How to do it:

  1. Place your fingertips at the bottom of the neck and lightly stroke the skin downward, while looking straight ahead.
  2. Tilt your head back fully, then bring it down to the chest. Repeat twice.
  3. Jut your lower lip outward to pull the corners of the mouth downward. Place your fingertips on your collarbone and point your chin upward.
  4. Hold that position while taking four deep breaths.

The “surprised” look

It’s great for: Preventing wrinkles in the brow and the forehead

How to do it:

  1. This one’s easy – act surprised!
  2. Make sure that your eyes are wide open and your forehead muscles aren’t contracted.
  3. Repeat at least eight times a day.

Surprise Look Facial exercise

The jaw scooper

It’s great for: Strengthening the muscles under the chin and toning droopy jowls

How to do it:

  1. Open your mouth and say “ahh.”
  2. Cover your teeth using your lips. Maintain this position.
  3. Use your jaw to “scoop” while closing your mouth. It should look like you’re biting an apple using just your jaw.
  4. As you scoop, tilt your head backward.
  5. While your head is tilted, open and close your jaw 10 times.
  6. On the last repetition, close your mouth but still hold this position for 20 seconds. You should feel the sides of your face and the muscles in your neck extend.
  7. Do this twice a day.

The temple stretch

It’s great for: Keeping muscles in the upper face firm

How to do it:

  1. Place your right hand on your left temple by reaching across the top of your head. This should result in your fingers embracing the outer corner of your eye, as well as your eyebrows.
  2. Pull the skin up and tilt your head slowly to the right. This should gently stretch your neck. Your shoulders should be relaxed, and your head should not lean forward.
  3. While in this position, stick your tongue out and point it downward.
  4. Breathe deeply in this position for at least four times while sticking your tongue out.
  5. Return to your initial position and relax.
  6. Repeat on the opposite side of the head.

The puffy cheek

It’s great for: Strengthening the cheeks

How to do it:

  1. Take a deep breath through your mouth.
  2. Hold your breath by puffing up your cheeks like a bullfrog. (It’s not the best example, but you get it.)
  3. Exhale slowly to release.
  4. Repeat eight to 10 times.

The Buddha face

It’s great for: Relaxing your face after a long day of scowling

How to do it:

  1. Close your eyes and visualize the point between your eyebrows.
  2. Smile slightly.

There you have it – 10 simple exercises that you can do every day to prevent aging from taking over your face. You can do it pretty much anytime, anywhere, all by yourself, so there’s no need to worry about missing an appointment or not having any equipment. The road to having firm, youthful skin is this easy.

Any exercises that we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below.

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Comments

Jean Johnson - September 13, 2019

These exercises are so great. Thank you for posting. I would like to add another, if I may. Look in a mirror and try to contract the muscles under the eyes. Once your muscles learn this exercise, you no longer need to look in a mirror and can do this anytime.

Patri - September 13, 2019

So super fun…thanks…

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