Facial exercises have been gaining popularity over the past few years. These daily habits are proving to be super beneficial, and when paired with your skincare routine, improve the way your products work on your skin.
The exercises can target specific problem areas like under your eyes and the corner of your mouth while relaxing your facial muscles at the same time. Here are some of the daily facial exercises you can do to transform your skin…
- 01. The mini ‘V’ for a smooth eye area
- 02. Lymphatic drainage in the face
- 03. Jaw pull for laugh lines
- 04. Facial gymnastics for a wrinkle-free forehead
- 05. Lip closure for a flushed complexion
01. The mini ‘V’ for a smooth eye area
Place your index finger on the outer corner and your middle finger in the inner indentation of your eye. Looking upwards, with just your eyes, try to squint your lower lash line without pulling on your eye too much. Hold for 3-4 seconds and release. Do this for a minute or so every day to smoothen your under-eye area. This motion promotes blood flow to the area and prevents dull-looking skin under the eyes as well.
02. Lymphatic drainage in the face
This is more of a massage than an actual exercise for skin that looks puffy, bloated and tired. Cover your skin with a moisturising cream or serum, make your palms into a fist and use your thumbs to massage under your cheekbones and jawline. Go from the inside out to boost lymphatic drainage and give your face a lifting effect as well.
03. Jaw pull for laugh lines
If you love to LOL daily, chances are, you might start to notice fine laugh lines around the corner of your mouth sooner than expected. But instead of holding your smile in, practice this facial exercise every day — make an ‘O’ with your mouth and suck your cheeks in. With your fingers, gently pull down your jaw for 5 seconds and release. Do this 5-10 times every day and see those lines disappear.
04. Facial gymnastics for a wrinkle-free forehead
Your forehead goes through a lot during the day — it is the main point that takes on all of your stresses from the day. This is why fine lines and creases tend to show up there sooner. Place your hands on your face, as seen in the picture above and raise your eyebrows five times in sets of 5 daily. The motion relieves stress from this part of the face and keeps it wrinkle-free!
05. Lip closure for a flushed complexion
Lip closure exercises offer many benefits; from plumper pouts to slimmer cheeks, they can do so much for your face. This particular exercise can even give our skin that sun-kissed flush. All you need to do is turn your lips in and pull on them ever so gently. Place your index fingers on your cheeks and massage them gently. This tones the centre of your face and fills it with fresh blood to look instantly flushed.