As we grow older, our skin tends to lose its elasticity and its strengths and powers to stay protected from pollution, stress and damage inclines to reduce. Although this is a natural phenomenon and it simple indicates that you are living a full life but still if you wish you could slow down this process a bit, then yes there is a way. There are some facial exercises that you can perform in order to slow down this process.
Our eyelids get tired and fatigued during the course of the day. The puffiness around the eyelids can be reduced with a simple exercise. This exercise requires your middle finger and your index finger. You need to make the peace sign (V sign) with these fingers and place on both corners of your eyes. Apply decent pressure on the corners and look upwards. Keep moving your lower eyelid and squint and hold for about 15 seconds. Relax your eyes. Repeat this exercise at least 4 times. This will help you reduce the lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
This exercise will help you eliminate a sagging jaw line and give it a nice finishing by strengthening the area under the skin. In this exercise, you have to make an O with your lips without making your teeth visible. In the same position, you have to smile as widely as possible and in the same condition i.e. teeth invisible. Hold this smile while placing you index finger on your chin and then move your jaw up and down by slowly tilting your head backwards. Do this exercise twice a day. Jowls are the area that is prone to wrinkling and doing this exercise more than required can also result in the same.
Cheeks are a very important part of your face and they can change the whole appearance if not in proper shape. In this exercise, all you have to do is smile wider. The mouth has to be extensively opened and your lips have to form an O. You will need to fold your lips over your teeth and hold it tight and then eventually smile. Hold the smile for 20 seconds. Relax and repeat this exercise for 4—6 times. This exercise will help you have firm cheeks, jaw and nose and will de-stress the area quickly by removing the lines around the mouth.
In today’s scenario, we are glued in front of our laptops and computers as the nature of work in all industries leaves us with no other option. This causes weakening eye muscles. This exercise will help the eye muscles to become stronger and more enduring. For this exercise, you have to keep your head still and use only your eyes. You have to look up as high as you can and hold that look for at least 5 seconds and then drop your eyes as low as you can and hold it again for 5 seconds. Repeat this exercise at least 4 times a day.
Forehead muscles are prone to linings and wrinkles caused due to stress and tensions. This exercise is exclusively for smoothening those lines and strengthening your forehead muscles. In this exercise, you have to place both your hand on your forehead facing each otherand spread your fingers a little out. Begin sweeping your finger outwards in such a manner that it physically smoothen those lines and wrinkles. Do this exercise at least 10 times in a day to get maximum benefits.
These exercises are not just super simple but are also effective. Although you need to keep in mind that to opposite decades of facial muscle bustle with such simple exercises is indeed a patient and difficult task. These exercises have given trustworthy results and hence, given they are so simple and nominal, there is no harm in trying them.
Ashwathi is an enthusiastic traveller and dancer with a passion for movies and music. Hailing from an Army background, she considers herself fortunate enough to have experienced the diverse cultures that India boasts of. She is a graduate in Journalism and Mass Communications and has worked in print, radio and television.