Facial gymnastics: exercises to firm the face

Facial gymnastics: exercises to firm the face

For some years now, the facial gymnastics is enjoying increasing success. For some people, saggy cheeks and Crow’s feet they do not do justice to the beauty of the face at all, while for others it is simply about expression signs that testify to the passage of time. In short, nothing to be ashamed of, but rather something to be proud of.

If you’re in the first group of people, you probably won’t like your face looking aged. Before going to a plastic surgeon, though, why not experiment with some painless, do-it-yourself methods?

Let’s try, for example, to perform some exercises of face gymthe new gymnastics for the face that, in a few months, promises to reduce the signs of aging on the cheeks, eyes and forehead and tone the skin, reducing expression lines and other signs on the face.

What is facial gymnastics?

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On the web you can find it under different names: facegymface yoga, facial gymnastics, face exercises or facial gymnastics.

Simply put, it is a series of exercises e movements which have the purpose of toning some specific parts of the face, mostly cheeks, eyelids, neck, cheekbones and nasolabial area. As you may have noticed, these are the parts of the face most often subject to the force of gravity and the appearance of wrinkles, “sagging” and small imperfections.

The exercises provided in this sort of anti-aging gymnastics, combined with the appropriate ones face massagesthey can help us tone the muscles of the face and improve their appearance in a gradual but noticeable way.

What is facial gymnastics good for?

Before we get down to business and “train your face”, you probably want to know what the list of benefits of facial gymnastics is. The exercises we will perform can help you:

  • Reduce expression lines, making the face younger
  • Give tone and elasticity to the skin
  • Reduce the signs of skin aging
  • Have luminous and firm skin
  • Improve facial microcirculation
  • Have firmer skin and a more relaxed face
  • Reduce facial swelling and bags under the eyes
  • Relax your mind.

What are the facial exercises?

You can find many online facial gymnastics exercises. You will be able to choose the ones that seem most suitable for you, based on the defect you wish to correct. Our advice is to rely on a competent person. This type of exercise, in fact, although it can be considered harmless, still requires some little care.

Among the possible damage of facial gymnastics we should not underestimate, for example, those that may affect those suffering from jaw disorders, such as the dental malocclusion. Some exercises could in fact accentuate or aggravate the problem, especially if performed incorrectly or hastily.

Having said that, let’s find out how to perform a complete facial gymnastics session, to tone and work on areas of the face such as eyes, cheeks, cheekbones and neck.

Exercise for the eye area

The eyes are one of the parts of the face that attracts the most attention, so we do not like it when the eyelids start to “fall” and the gaze appears tired and dull. To all this, there are also the classic fine lines around the eyes, the famous “crow’s feet”, which can make our eyes look less young and fresh. To alleviate these small blemishes, try the following facial exercise:

  • Keep your eyes peeled and your face relaxed. With the index finger of each hand, stretch the eyelids slightly outwards, then return to the starting position. Repeat the movement 15/20 times.

Facial exercise for droopy eyelids

For those in search of non-surgical remedies for the drooping eyelidsan excellent solution could consist of one of the most classic Japanese facial gymnastics exercises.

  • Still keeping your face relaxed, frown for 5 seconds, then raise your eyebrows for about 15 seconds trying to raise them as much as possible. After that, she returns to the starting position. After a few seconds of pause, repeat the movement 10 times.

Exercises for the cheekbones

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Do you ever get the impression that your cheekbones have “emptied” and have “fallen” to the bottom of your face? Do not worry, it is a very common phenomenon, mostly linked to the passage of time. Even in this case, however, the face gym can help us.

This time we will perform an exercise called “the Mummy“. He is really easy, as well as very nice.

The Mummy

Keeping your face relaxed and cheekbones low, shoulders straight and relaxed, open your mouth wide as if you were to pronounce a “big O” in amazement. She pushes her chin down and covers her teeth. Hold the position for about 20 seconds, then return to the starting position and repeat the exercise 2 or 3 times, with an interval of a few seconds between each session.

The sad mummy

Once you are comfortable with this exercise, you can take it one step further. From this position, always keeping the back straight and eliminating all tension, rest the elbows on the table and the palms of the hands on the cheeks forming a sort of V.

Then, place your cheekbones on your hands in the position of a “desperate mummy”. This simple movement will allow you to perform a sort of massage on the cheekbones.

The smile

And after the sad mummy, let’s move on to a cheekbone exercise a little more cheerful. Get ready to smile! To raise the cheekbones, all you need to do is make a nice horizontal smile showing your teeth. Hold the position for 15/20 seconds, then return to the starting position. Do the movement 3 to 5 times.

Facial exercises for nasolabial wrinkles

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Even the nasolabial wrinkles, also known as the “smile wrinkles”, Can be attenuated with the facegym. So let’s see a simple exercise to do at any time of the day.

  • Always keeping a comfortable and upright position, contract your lips as if you were pronouncing the letter “U”. Then, fold your lips inward and hold the position for a few seconds. Relax your face and repeat the movement 25 times.

How to tone the lips?

With age, the lips thin and appear less full and less plump. How to run for cover? By performing this facial exercise.

  • Take on the classic kiss expression and hold it for 5 seconds. Then relax your mouth and repeat the movement 10 times.

Facial gymnastics for the cheeks

How to raise the drooping cheeks? Also in this case, gymnastics for the face can help us. This time we will point out two exercises to add to your facegym routine.

Balloon cheeks

The first exercise is very easy. By maintaining a straight shoulder position and a relaxed face, puffs up your cheeks like a balloon, then deflate by pressing with your fingers. Repeat the movement 20 times for 3 sessions.

Pronounce the vowels

The second exercise will take you back in time to elementary school. This time, in fact, you will have to pronounce the vowels, more exactly the O (pronounce it as if you were incredibly surprised), then gradually transforming it into a large A.

Repeat the movement 20 times for 3 sets, then relax your face and return to the starting position.

Exercises to tone the neck

Hands and neck are said to be the parts of the body that, more than any other, reveal a woman’s age. If you want to smooth out the wrinkles in this area, you can do a simple exercise every day.

  • Keeping your shoulders straight and relaxed, bring your head back, then return to the center position and bring your head down, bringing your chin closer to your chest. After that, he turns his head slightly first to one side, back to the center, and rotates it to the other. He returns to the starting position and repeat the movement 15 times for 3 sets.

When is it best to do facial gymnastics?

The beauty of gymnastics for the face is that you can perform the exercises wherever and whenever you want. You could “train your face” while reading a book, while watching TV or working on the computer, or in front of the mirror, in the morning or in the evening.

There is no better time than another. What matters is that you perform the movements correctly, without haste and without straining the muscles.

To observe the former results after facial gymnasticsIt will also be important to perform the exercises consistently, every day, at least for a few months.

Massages to firm the face

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What to do for firming the face, in addition to facial gymnastics? Often the exercises are accompanied by particular movements and massages, capable of firming and toning the skin and facial muscles.

To perform face massages, use a base oil (such as almond oil) and using your fingertips make circular and delicate movements, starting from the chin and moving towards the cheeks, the eyes, towards the area of ​​the temples up to the outside. of the face.

Take some time for yourself

If you want to get faster results, you can undoubtedly find many on the market facial gymnastics equipment and to massage the face.

However, think about it for a second: performing these exercises every day can be a new way to take care of yourself and give yourself a moment of relaxation, without spending a single euro.

While doing these exercises, you may also be doing some breathing techniques or give yourself a few minutes of meditation, to improve your inner balance and, at the same time, pamper your face. Don’t deserve this little daily gift?

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