There are 10 muscle groups throughout your face and scalp, helping you to make a lot of facial expressions. But the repetitions of these facial expressions may cause lines and wrinkles. Well, my dears, this is aging…it’s natural! But it’s something we don’t like very much that’s why we try all sort of moisturizers to reduce wrinkles and to boost collagen!
Or, you can try some facial exercises to solve this aging problem. We all know that exercising will keep us fit and in a great shape! And so does facial exercising! It’s something you should try to get rid of wrinkles and boost collagen naturally, instead of spending money on moisturizers! Just saying!
1. Cheeky Face
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You can either sit and stand for this one. Breath in and expand your cheeks to hold the air. Go back and forth between each cheek. Maintain holding your breath more possible time while doing this. Repeat this at least eight times and up to ten times.
2. Surprised Face
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Literally, I mean! Widen your eyes, exposing the white of the eyes as much as possible. Keep doing that until your eyes cannot hold it anymore or start watering. This exercise is super effective in exercising the forehead and eye muscles. It tones your temples and eliminates the effects of squinting for hours at the computer screen or scowling.
3. Giraffe Face
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This facial exercise is intended to tone and lift the neck area, helping to reduce sagging skin there and give you a more streamlined swan-like neck.
Look straight ahead and place your finger tips on the top of your neck and lightly stroke the skin down as you tilt your head back (not too far that it feels strained or uncomfortable).
Bring your head back down and repeat two more times. Then jut your lower lip out as far as possible, place your fingers on your collarbone and point your chin upwards, pulling the corners of your mouth down. Hold for four deep breaths.
4. Frown Face
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Press your index fingers against the outer corners of your eyebrows.
Simultaneously, place both your middle fingers against the inner corners.
This makes a ‘V’ below both eyes.
Apply pressure with the fingers and bring your eyebrows down, thereby making a frown.
Take away your fingers and squint your eyes.
Make your lips as if you are frowning.
Hold for 2 seconds, and then relax.
Repeat the movement 8 times.
Finally, relax with your eyes closed.
5. Clown Face
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Smile widely, ear to ear, with your lips closed.
Try wrinkling your nose.
Now, stop smiling and pucker your lips.
Pull your chin down with your fingers while your mouth remains closed.
Repeat the smile and pucker, holding each expression for 5 seconds.
Continue to make clown faces 10 times in a row.
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