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Exercise To Improve Facial Tone

Sagging facial muscles instantly make you look older and there is no excuse because it’s easy to exercise the face and neck every day. Whilst there is no doubt that sagging, drooping skin is unfortunately a natural side- effect of aging, facial exercise really can help hold back these effects for longer.

Common indicators are:

• Drooping eyebrows

• Hooded eyes

• Sagging jawline

• Jowls developing

• Mouth starting to turn down

• Development of a double chin

• Sagging chin

• Eye puffiness

If you want to tighten up these muscles, then create a facial muscle exercise regime and this can prevent the muscles from lengthening and sagging and to also improve any existing damage.

  1. Sit upright with open eyes. Raise your eyebrows whilst gently lowering the top eyelid down. This stretches the eye area. Keep in this position for a count of five and repeat the process five times.

  2. Sit with eyes open. Look up and then down without moving your head. Repeat this for ten times and then again but looking left to right for a further ten counts.

  3. Sit upright and then tilt your head back so that you are looking up to the ceiling. Keep your mouth closed and whilst in that position, begin a 9 chewing movement. You will instantly begin to feel the stretch across your throat and neck. Repeat ten times.

  4. Sit upright and then tilt your head back so that you are looking up at the ceiling. Your lips will be closed but your eyes are open. Once in position, draw your bottom lip up over your top lip and hold for a count of five. Relax and then repeat five times.

  5. Sit upright and focus on bringing your forehead into a frown. Hold the position for a few seconds and then reverse, lifting your eyebrows up as far as you can and opening the eyes into a stare. Hold for a count of five and then repeat the process. There are many different types of facial exercises and they can be great fun to do. In addition, they take very little time to do each day and if you keep repeating morning and night, you will soon start to see and feel the difference.

- Misty Cassady

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