Unfortunately, as we grow older, we also begin to notice differences in both our face’s skin complexion and firmness. Over time, it is only natural for our skin to begin to lose it’s elasticity, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging. Additionally, our face’s complexion is affected by chemicals and products it is exposed to and hormonal changes as we age, causing dark spots, redness, and an uneven complexion. But there is something new that is changing the way we think about our regular skincare routines, and it is all natural – facial exercises. Here is what you need to know about facial exercises:
What are facial exercises?
While most of our bodies muscles are used and thus exercised on a daily basis, our faces are made up of more than 50 different muscles and most of them are not used on a regular basis. Facial exercises are exercises that are designed specifically to target the muscles in our faces to thin, tone, and tighten your facial skin. As with any form of exercise, facial exercises encourage healthy blood circulation throughout your face and provides a natural supply of oxygen to the skin, which results in production of new skin cells that prevent wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, and uneven complexion.
What benefits are there to doing facial exercises?
There are many benefits you can achieve by simply incorporating facial exercises into your regular skincare routine. A few of the most commonly recognized benefits of facial exercises include:
- Strengthening of the muscles in your face, especially those that are not used regularly
- Firming and tightening of loose or sagging facial skin
- Improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves blood circulation throughout your face
- Releases tension stored in the face and neck from stress
Ultimately, incorporating facial exercises into your regular skincare routine will strengthen your face’s muscles and improve your overall appearance by slowing the appearance of aging across your face’s skin tone and complexion.
How often should you be doing facial exercises?
The answer to how often you should be doing facial exercises is dependent upon the type of results you are looking to achieve, what fits into your lifestyle, and how quickly you want to begin seeing results. The more you are able to do your facial exercises, the better your results will be and the sooner you will begin to see the improvements. If you are looking to truly maximize the benefits of facial exercises, we recommend performing them between 3 and 5 times each week for approximately 20-minute sessions. Although any amount of facial exercises you are able to incorporate into your skincare routine will provide you with benefits you didn’t have before.