A sagging face can make you appear depressed and old to the outside world, even if you don’t feel that way inside. If you look at yourself in the mirror and see your see that your jawline isn’t as taut as it was before, it can be a self-confidence killer. That sad fact came about because our society generally doesn’t honor age, but fears it. That’s why your first line of defense against the signs of aging is to not buy into what people think, and not pay attention to the focus on youth you see in the world around you. That will make your life much easier and remove some of the stigma of aging. After all, there’s much more to you than what people can see on the outside. But having said that, most of us still want to look our best, and having youthful-looking, healthy skin is part of that.
To address sagging skin, many people turn to the great abundance of available cosmetic or medical anti-aging treatments, such as anti-aging lotions and creams, cosmetic surgery, Botox injections and laser treatments. Unfortunately, many of these “solutions” waste both time and money. Some of them may even make your skin look even worse than it already was, causing it to lose further firmness, elasticity and tone.
The good news is that just as exercise affects the overall body, natural skin tightening exercises done for the face can improve muscle tone and produce a sleeker look. There are an abundance of special exercises designed for the face that tone the muscles underneath while firming and tightening the facial skin. Implementing these specially designed facial exercises can do you wonders. They’ll stimulate an instant increase in the blood flow along your facial area, significantly cutting down the stress on your forehead, eyes, cheeks and chin. They also create an improvement in blood circulation that produces proper blood oxygenation. This plumps up your facial muscles, giving you a tighter and firmer face.
Here are some samples of the many natural skin tightening exercises that can give you a face lift without surgery:
- Place your index fingers on the outer edges of your eyes. Close your eyes and then gently pull the skin by pushing your fingers outwards towards your hairline. Next, open up your eyes as wide as you can, hold them in that position for a few seconds and then relax.
- Place two fingers on the outer edges of your lips. Slowly slide your fingers outwards on opposing directions, slide only for about an inch. Hold that position for a few seconds and then release and relax.
- Smile widely without exposing your teeth. Make your smile as wide as possible to stretch the muscles of your cheeks. Hold that position and then relax.
- Tilt your head back gently. Feel the neck muscles stretch, hold for a few seconds and then relax.
Repeat these as many times in each session as feel comfortable to you, starting slowly at first and then building up the repetitions over time. If you stick with it, you’ll eventually see a firmer face looking back at you when you look in the mirror.
Photo by Stefan Hermans; frame designed by Carla Chadwick
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