Face exercises

Thanks to Instagram artist @artbetweenthealps
Thanks to Instagram artist @artbetweenthealps

Have you ever noticed that fitness and sport workouts terminate at the neck as if the face were not part of the body? Well, face contains over fifty different muscles, someone says 57, that are rarely used and never exercised.  The muscles of the face are no different from the muscles of the rest of the body. If we don’t exercise the muscles below the neck, they become weak and flabby, and the same thing happens to face with aging.

By carrying out regular facial exercises and massages, circulation of blood can be promoted to the different areas of the face, thus replenishing the oxygen supply in the muscles and the skin. This will result in a bright complexion and beautiful healthy glow, the face will looking fit in the long term, without the need of surgical intervention. The skin cells will be supplied with nutrients leading to a stimulation of skin cell regeneration and prevention of wrinkles.

On the web there are several facialists and face yoga trainers disclosing some exercises to be performed daily for around ten minutes.Therefore a valid daily full body routine would include facial exercises. Facialist almost have in common to massage from internal to external, from down to up, or in circle, to stretch, to work around with eyes and tongue, to make extreme expressions with the face such as fish one.

For massage I found a very good video from Abigail James, English facialist. A very nice video showing how to massage our face at home. She’s over forty and can be testimonial of the results that a face can have with the right treatments.

For five to ten minutes essential exercises and yoga method,  Danielle Collins, Fumiko Takatsu, and Patricia Becker.all shows some expressions, digit pressures and stretching that make the face muscles move and revitalize. They all have good skin, in particular Patricia Becker, who is around seventy years old. A good sequence of 12 yoga exercises is described by Aniruhd Gupta.

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