The muscles in the face and neck are as susceptible to sagging as they are in other parts of the body. Exercising the face and neck muscles gives a more youthful appearance. The additional oyygen produced by the contracted muscles helps to flush out toxins that are responsible for under eye dark circles. Toned muscles lift the face, create a firmer jaw line and fill out hollowed cheeks. The appearance of the neck will be vastly improved by toning and that crepey look we can get with age will diminish.
Forehead Toning Exercises
In a sitting position bring your forehead down over your eyes whilst at the same time wrinkling your nose with flared nostrils. Hold for 5 seconds then relax. Repeat 10 times.
Bring your eyebrows over your eyes at the same time drawing the eyebrows close together in an exaggerated frown. Hold for 5 seconds then raise your eyebrows as high as possible, opening your eyes wide and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 5 times.
Eye Toning Exercise
In a sitting position and with eyes closed, place two fingertips on each temple and gently open and close the eyes rapidly. Continue for 10 seconds then relax. Repeat 5 times
In a sitting position and with eyes closed raise the eyebrows up as far at the same time stretch the closed lids downwards as much as possible. Hold for 5 seconds and relax. Repeat this 10 times.
In a sitting position and looking ahead with eyes open, look up and then down keeping your head still. Repeat 10 times
In a sitting position with eyes open, raise eyebrows whilst at the same time close your upper lids over the eyes. Hold for 5 seconds then open the eyes wide and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 5 times.
Cheek Toning Exercises
With lips closed make a relaxed smile. Maintain this position but at the same time breathe in and suck in the cheeks as far as possible towards the teeth. Hold for 5 seconds and relax. Repeat 10 times.
Rest fingertips just below the cheekbones then with lips closed, pucker and pout using the cheek muscles. Your fingertips will tell you if it is the cheek muscles that are being exercised. Hold for 5 seconds then relax. Repeat 10 times
Exercise To Get Rid Of A Double Chin
Place thumb pads one in front of the other at the junction of the chin and the jawline. Allow the hands to rest against the jawline with fingers in line with the ears. Press the Tongue against the roof of the mouth and at the same time run the thumb pads backwards towards the neck and relax tongue. Repeat by pressing tongue against the roof of the mouth this time running thumb pads forward to the jawline. Aim to get a rhythm going. Repeat 20-30 times (backward and forward equal one repetition).
Neck Toning Exercises
Make a wide V between the thumb and the index finger and place on the jaw line.Tilt the head backwards so you are looking at the ceiling and feel the neck stretch.Maintaining this position run the thumb and index finger down the neck to rest on the collar bone and hold for 5 seconds, then relax.Repeat 5 times.
In a sitting position tilt your head back to look at the ceiling. Whilst keeping your lips together simulate a chewing movement. Continue for 10 seconds then relax. Repeat 10 times.
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