Widen your eyes, and try to expose as much of their white as you can. Hold it, until you feel they start to water. Then, release.
Congratulations! You just pulled one of the many facial exercises that, according to a recent study, can help you reduce signs of aging. Easy, wasn’t it? Easy is exactly what facial yoga can be; this amazing little set of 32 face tightening exercises which help you “erase lines and wrinkles”, and “restore a radiant, youthful look”. In the future, these kind of routines could become a low cost and all-natural alternative to cosmetic surgery!
But how exactly does “Face Yoga” work?
Facial Exercises Tone Your Muscles
Just like any other part of your body, your skin changes as it ages. It can lose elasticity and tone, becoming saggy and loose. The hollowness is mostly given by the fat that underlies your face; as time goes by, it slowly becomes thinner and thinner. The idea behind face yoga is to replace what was once fat with well toned muscle. Participants to the study were instructed how to perform a rapid routine every day in order to increase muscle tone in specific areas of their face.
Three Years Younger
The participants to the study were found to look three years younger. After 20 weeks of constant exercises, the researchers asked dermatologists to assess their facial features and evaluate the changes in signs of aging. The fullness of the cheeks had noticeably improved across just three months! The estimate guessed age of the women participating was also found to have been decreased by 3 years on average.
Reverse Aging Skin
The study, while wielding interesting results, was too short lived to generalize the findings. However, if you’re motivated enough, why don’t you try the exercise program yourself, inserting a short face tightening routine within your day? Try doing it in the privacy of your home, and see if after a couple of months you can notice a small difference!
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