Our face has the most developed facial muscles in the entire animal kingdom . It is logical if we take into account the enormous range of feelings that we need to express , whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Fear , anger , joy , sadness , satisfaction ... would not be visible on our face if it were not for those more than 30 muscles , the majority of which are in the mouth area .
Facial gymnastics may seem very modern to you, but nothing could be further from the truth.
It seems that its origin is in China , around the year 2500 BC , so it is as ancient as yoga .
It is very possible that you have heard of her lately. In recent years it has been gaining followers and popularity due to its multiple benefits :
Improves collagen production
- Stimulates blood circulation and oxygenates tissues
- Improves skin tone
- Improves facial definition , including cheekbones
- Prevents and fights against tissue sagging
- Improves tired appearance
- Improves the appearance of bags and dark circles
- Fights lip wrinkles
- Tones double chin and chin
- Reduces sagging
Of course, it is of no use if you are not constant and do not practice it regularly . You just have to dedicate a few minutes a day , between five and ten are enough, to benefit from all its benefits.
There are many facial gymnastics exercises, we have selected the five that we detail below. Associate them with your cosmetic routine every day and eat as balanced a diet as possible. With this formula , your skin will defy the tyranny of the passage of time for much longer.
Prepared, ready? Already!
Double chin and chin
We are going to work on these two areas that concern you so much. To do this, keep your head straight and your shoulders down . Once you have gotten comfortable in that position, stick your tongue out as far as you can with your mouth wide open , trying to get your lower jaw to touch your neck . Repeat it ten times . If it makes you laugh , all the better, the more complete the exercise will be!
You can also press your tongue against the roof of your mouth as hard as you can . Repeat it ten times .
Fight the barcode
To work this critical area, we are going to insert our index fingers , each one on one side of the mouth . Stretch the corners outward at the same time as you bring your lips together .
This exercise is very useful to improve the muscles and elasticity of such vulnerable areas as the upper lip .
Who doesn't want to have sexier lips ? I'm sure this exercise will stimulate you a lot... Bring your lips together and stretch them as if you were trying to give an imaginary kiss . Make it as exaggerated as you can and keep them that way, with maximum tension. Repeat it ten times .
Tones the upper eyelids
Stand in front of the mirror and, without moving your head, open your eyes as wide as you can , as if you were trying to touch the eyelid with your eyelashes . Keep them like this as long as you can. Repeat it a few more times .
Improves oxygenation and nutrition of the skin
Place your hand , with a tightly closed fist , in front of your lips . Try to blow as if you want to pass through the gap left through it .
With this exercise, you will improve the muscle tone of the lower region of your face, since by activating circulation , it improves oxygenation and nutrition of the tissues .
Be consistent and dedicate between 5 and 10 minutes a day. Choose your best time, morning or evening.