July 12, 2006

Facial exercises for a youthful look-2

This post is a continuation of Facial exercises for a youthful look-1

3. The vowel stretch: Good for muscles around the mouth, jaw, chin and cheeks.
Make the vowel sound – A, E, I, O, U slowly and exaggeratedly, opening your mouth as wide as possible while you do it. Repeat 5 times.

4. The finger lift: Good for muscles around your mouth, lower cheeks, nose and chin.Stretch your mouth sideways, and place a little finger inside each corner. Pull upwards and outwards. Repeat and relax. Now repeat twice, but try to pull your mouth shut as the fingers are trying to push it upward and outward (this feels odd at first but gets easier with practice)

5. The suction lift: Good for muscles that give you shapely cheekbones.
Keeping the first two fingers straight and bending the other two under, place your right fingers lightly on top of your left. Put your fingertips in your mouth (wash your hands before doing this one!) and suck inwards, holding for a count of three. Repeat 12 times.

6. The cat blink: Good for the muscles above and below your eyes and between your eyebrows.
Squeeze your eyes tightly shut, but instead of furrowing your eyebrows, try to squeeze them by using the muscles under your eyes. Now open them wide. Repeat 10 times.

7. The Thinker: Good for forehead, cheeks and chin.Place your two forefingers firmly along your eyebrows. Hold the skin still by pressing gently, but at the same time try and push them up and out with your brow and cheek muscles. Hold for a few seconds and repeat 3 times.

8. The ‘shir’ temple: Good for lines from nose to mouth.Place the tips of your index fingers on the line from your nose to your mouth. Push in with your fingertips, resisting the force with the muscles in your face. Hold for a count of five. Repeat 4 times.

9. The invisible flex: Good for all the facial muscles.Concentrate on trying to ‘push out’ your entire face, but keep your head and jaw quite still. Hold for a count of three. Repeat three times, now try and wiggle your ears 3 times.


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  1. Sachin10:40 AM

    Facial exercises should be done once a day, and this regimen can be continued for your entire life, or you could scale down to three times a week, after completing a month of daily exercises. Some people report that minor spots or blemishes appear after starting facial exercises, and yes, it is normal. The skin is once again stimulated to produce its natural oils and lubricants and these minor spots may appear when starting facial exercises, until the skin is functioning efficiently and correctly again. Skin cells get lazy and stagnate, but with proper exercises these cells are once again activated to work with renewed vigor.

  2. Gourish10:43 AM

    These lines, wrinkles, folds and bags are not really wrinkles and lines as such, but are the supportive muscles in your face going soft - losing firmness, and not supporting the skin any more. Facial exercises can help with this - creating that face lift look with a non-surgical procedure.

  3. Beauty Expert9:11 AM

    Tighten up the muscle of the face by pressing the acupressure points.
    Place the right and left thumbs on the Shanglianquan (For women, place the right thumb under the left thumb.) and place the forefinger on the Xiaguan. And then, raise your jaw and massage those points upward for ten or more times with the fingertips. Additionally, when stimulating those points, utter vigorously "A, I, U, E, and O".
    It also trains the mimic muscles. Please try this method.

  4. Anonymous9:01 AM

    Pull exaggerated O and E shapes with your mouth for 30 seconds. Purse lips to right, centre and left of your face. Hold each movementt for 5 second. Repeat three times. Stick out your tongue as far as you can, keeping you eyes wide. You will feel all the muscles working. Repeat 10 times.


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