5 Face Exercises You Can Do at Home to Slow Signs of Aging

Face exercises can help you stay wrinkle free (Image via Pexels @Andrea Piacquadio)
Face exercises can help you stay wrinkle free (Image via Pexels @Andrea Piacquadio)

Face exercises are really necessary if you wish to slow down the signs of aging. Most wrinkles, or folds in the skin, show up on the face between the late 20s and mid-30s.

The skin makes less collagen and elastin as you get older. These are important proteins that keep the skin looking and feeling plump, tight, elastic, and young. Less protein makes the skin thinner and more likely to get hurt. That, along with many other things, makes fine lines and wrinkles stand out more.

Although face exercises for wrinkles can help make them look less noticeable, it's important not to do too many of them, as repeated muscle movement is one of the main causes of wrinkles or premature aging.


What Apart from Face Exercises Can Slow Aging Signs?

Face exercises and other things that slow the signs of aging. (Image via Pexels/ Polina Kovaleva)
Face exercises and other things that slow the signs of aging. (Image via Pexels/ Polina Kovaleva)

To provide the skin with additional care, you may want to try facial massages, wrinkle-fighting and sculping face yoga exercises, or even straightforward face workouts.

Many of the more than 50 different muscles in the face are rarely used, in contrast to the muscles that are found in the rest of the body. Doing face exercises or face yoga regularly can train these muscles, enhance blood circulation, supply the cells with oxygen and nutrition, and encourage skin cell regeneration. All of that contributes to an appearance that's more youthful and naturally radiant.


Face Exercises to Slow Signs of Aging

Face exercises for women. (Image via Pexels/ Yan Krukau)
Face exercises for women. (Image via Pexels/ Yan Krukau)

Continue reading to learn how these face exercises for women can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Make sure to take notice of the five simple exercises outlined below:

1) Face Exercises for Wrinkles Around the Eyes

As the skin around the eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of the face, wrinkles and fine lines tend to show up there first. Face exercises can help you properly treat undereye wrinkles.

To do the exercise:

  • Put your thumbs on the outside corners of your eyes and fingers on the top of your head. That will work out the muscles around your eyes and make wrinkles less noticeable.
  • Close your eyes and squeeze tight. At the same time, use your thumbs to pull the outer corners of your eyes slightly outward and up.
  • Hold this position for 5-10 seconds, and let go. Do 10-25 repetitions.

2) Face Exercises for Wrinkles Around the Mouth

The wrinkles around the outside corners of the mouth are called laugh lines, as they're most noticeable when you smile or laugh. Do face exercises for your face if you have wrinkles around your mouth.

To do the exercise:

  • Keeping your lips partially apart, use your fingers to pull the corners of your mouth back toward your face.
  • Pull as far as you can while making sure the lips stay even. Hold the position for ten seconds; let go, and do 10-25 repetitions.

This exercise can also be done without your hands. Close your mouth, and give the biggest smile you can. Hold the position for ten seconds; let go, and do 10-25 repetitions.


3) Face Exercises for Wrinkles on the Forehead

Studies show that deep forehead wrinkles can be caused by things like a bad diet and a lot of stress. Do exercises to get rid of forehead wrinkles as part of your new daily routine. They will help you build up the muscles in your forehead.

To do the exercise:

  • Put your little fingers right above your eyebrows, and spread the rest of your fingers out so they lightly cover the forehead and the front of your head.
  • Make your eyebrows go up and down as if you're surprised, but make sure your forehead doesn't get wrinkled.
  • Repeat ten times.

4) Face Exercises for Lines on the Chin and Neck

This exercise can be good to get rid of lines and loose skin on the chin and neck.

To do the exercise:

  • Place the tips of your fingers at the base of the neck, and lightly stroke the skin down while tilting your head back.
  • Bring the head back to the chest, and do that two more times.
  • Pull the corners of your mouth down by sticking your lower lip out as far as you can.
  • Put your fingers on the collarbone, and tilt your chin up.
  • Take four deep breaths as you hold.

5) Face Exercises for the Brow Lines

This exercise will help you prevent deep eye hollows and drooping eyebrows.

To do the exercise:

  • Put your index finger under each eye, and point it in the direction of your nose.
  • Hide your teeth, and make the letter 'O' with your mouth.
  • Flutter your upper eyelids for 30 seconds while you look up at the ceiling.

Radiant and wrinkle-free skin usually require an entire care regimen in which a healthy diet plays a huge role. A good diet rich with the benefits of antioxidants is essential for good skin. You also need to massage your face, exercise your facial muscles regularly and drink lots of water to achieve that. A good skincare regimen also helps.

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Edited by Bhargav