To maintain firmer skin, facial exercises are at the top of the list of things you can do.
The reason facial exercise works is because it strengthens the muscles in the face and stimulates blood circulation. This article states that they may also stimulate collagen production.
Facial exercise is not only simple to perform, but you can do it while doing other things, such as taking a bath or watching television.
Build yourself a routine by picking out the best time of day to fit in a few minutes for yourself. You can even set an alarm or reminder on your phone to alert you when it is time to start.
They key to maintain firmer skin is to stick to your regimen and don’t slack off on doing your exercises. Before you know it, they will automatically be a part of your day and you will no longer have to be reminded to do them.
Let’s take a look at which facial exercises will help you maintain firmer skin:
For this exercise, you will puff out your cheeks with air and gradually move the air from one cheek to the other. Be sure the skin is taut and you can feel the muscles in your cheeks stretching. Continue as long as you feel comfortable and repeat three times per day.
This exercise will help keep your face firm up and will improve sagging that has already occurred.
Dr. Ava Shamban states that when we are feeling stress, we furrow our brows and clench our teeth, This can make our face age more rapidly.
A great way to release the tension in the face is to close your eyes, just relax and let the jaw fall loose. Take deep breaths and imagine a light between your eyes that slowly soothes and relaxes every muscle in your face. Sit this way for one minute and increase to three minutes for maximum results.
If you are experiencing loose skin around your eyes, this exercise will help it bounce back and help smooth forehead lines as well.
Gently hold down the eyelid with your finger, then raise your eyebrows up as far as they will go. Hold the position for ten seconds. Repeat this exercise three to five times a day.
A great exercise to smooth those forehead lines is to look straight in front of you. Using your index fingers, pull the skin of your forehead back as far as it will go. Hold this position for ten seconds and repeat one more time.
In addition to performing the above exercises on a regular basis, there are other things you can incorporate into your lifestyle that will also help maintain firmer skin.
One of the more important things to remember is to use a sunscreen when you go outdoors and avoid overexposure to the sun in general. The sun’s UV rays will destroy the collagen and elastin in the skin, causing it to lose its firmness.
A large brim hat will help keep the sun off your face and can look very stylish as well. Keep your eyes covered with sunglasses to avoid causing crows feet and other wrinkling around the eyes.
Another very important factor, is to stay hydrated. When our bodies don’t take in enough water, it is visible in the skin and it tends to look dry, have a crepe texture and will appear looser. We can help plump our skin by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Try to drink at least two liters a day for maximum benefit.
Our bodies not only need to be hydrated on the inside, but our skin needs hydrating as well. Use a quality eye serum and facial moisturizers dedicated to your skin type, to improve texture and firmness.
For further reading, check out: 3 Reasons You May Look Unhappy When You Look In The Mirror and How To Apply Eye Makeup For A More Youthful Appearance.