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How To Tone Your Face With Facial Exercises

Quick and easy facial fitness for a fresh look

If it's good enough for Meghan Markle then it's good enough for us. Enter the face gym with these facial exercises designed to create firmer more radiant looking skin.

How do facial exercises work?

Unfortunately as we start to mature our skin starts to sag, find out why facial exercises could result in firmer, more youthful looking skin.

What's the purpose of facial exercises?

Your face contains over 50 different muscles and unlike most of the rest of the body, a lot of these facial muscles are rarely used. By carrying out regular facial exercises, you promote the circulation of blood to the different areas of the face, thus replenishing the oxygen supply in the muscles and the skin. This will result in a bright complexion and beautiful healthy glow.

Performing face thinning and toning exercises frequently will keep your face looking fit in the long term. Furthermore, regular facial muscles exercises improve the blood flow and, thus, supply your skin cells with nutrients leading to a stimulation of skin cell regeneration and prevention of wrinkles.

How often should you perform facial exercises?

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If you want to see results quickly you should aim to perform your facial exercises 3-5 times a week from around 20 minutes each time. 

5 benefits of facial exercises

  • Strengthens the muscles in your face.
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Increases blood circulation.
  • Releases any tension in the face and neck.
  • Firms and tightens the facial skin.

Different facial exercises to enhance your complexion

Whether you're on the go or relaxing at home, you can do these facial exercises anywhere!

What is facial yoga?

Unlike some facial exercises, facial yoga is focused on relaxing and toning the face. In the same way that real yoga works areas of muscle tension, facial yoga is intended to counteract the effects of strained facial expressions to leave both the muscles and skin relaxed and rejuvenated.

An example of a facial yoga exercise is simply rubbing your hands together to warm them up before placing your palms over your closed eyes and leaving them there for at least a couple of minutes while you breathe deeply. This will relieve any tension from the eye area.

Tips for doing facial exercises the right way

  • Performing facial exercises lying down is the most effective.
  • Ensure your hands are clean before touching your face.
  • Try to do your facial fitness routine at the same time every day so you don’t forget.
  • Never pull or tug on the skin aggressively – this may accentuate wrinkles.
  • Combine facial exercises with cardiovascular exercise to give your complexion the best possible boost.

Face yoga is good for you

Yoga is good for your body and soul - did you know it is also good for your face?

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