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Facial gymnastics: exercises to avoid sagging face


The fight against aging of the face is one of the main concerns for women and, increasingly, for men.

The passage of time, accumulated tensions and lack of sleep are reflected in the face in the form of wrinkles and lack of skin tone.

The current pace of life does not benefit good skin care at all . Spending too many hours in front of a screen exhausts the face and creates tension in different areas of the face.

Life in cities is highly aggressive for the dermis, since it causes particles from pollution to adhere and, these, clog the pores, preventing good cellular oxygenation.

To combat the ravages of time, the market offers users an innumerable variety of creams and treatments that promise to act on different areas of the face. Leaving aside those creams that promise miracles, a quality product well applied (on a previously cleaned and prepared skin) helps to improve the appearance of the face.

There are also more radical options to try to eliminate the traces of age on the skin, such as aesthetic medicine treatments. Thanks to the increasingly advanced techniques of this health branch, remarkable results that are impossible to achieve with other methods can be achieved. However, these practices can be invasive, are liable to produce some side effects and are generally very expensive.

Showing off youthful and rested features has a natural and economic ally, within reach of all budgets and conditions: we are talking about facial gymnastics , also known as facial fitness or facial yoga.

What is and what does facial gymnastics consist of?

In the face we have more than fifty muscles that, despite intervening in our daily expressions and using them frequently, are hardly exercised correctly.

As with the rest of the body’s muscles, which if not trained lose tone and can suffer from flaccidity , exactly the same thing happens in the face. A face that does not exercise gradually weakens until it sags due to gravity.

To tone the facial muscles, a series of movements have been devised which, by repeating them constantly and consciously, manage to strengthen the area, relieve tension and prevent premature aging.

Facial fitness exercises should preferably be performed at night and in front of a mirror. In this way, it is possible to eliminate the tensions accumulated during the day and increase the positive effect of skin care creams .

Benefits of facial gymnastics

This beauty ritual helps to strengthen the muscles of the face and neck. It is very effective as a prevention method for the well-known crow’s feet, as well as to prevent sagging of the lower and upper eyelids.

Facial yoga gives the face more expressiveness and gives the lips turgidity, preventing wrinkles that form around them.

Being a completely natural treatment, it has no contraindications or side effects.

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Tips before facing a facial gymnastics routine

There are different types of exercises depending on the area you want to firm or relax, be it the cheeks, neck, dark circles, the area around the lips, etc. Still, there are some general recommendations applicable to any type of facial gymnastics.

  • Exercises should be done slowly and with awareness of each movement. To do this, it is convenient to stand in front of a mirror and observe the oscillations of the face.
  • The best time to practice facial yoga is at night, before going to bed. In addition to reducing the effects of daily stress, it is possible to enhance the effects of night creams and promote skin rest.
  • It is recommended to follow this routine from the age of thirty, although it can be adopted by people of all ages.
  • It should be done at least twice a week, although as a general advice it is recommended to spend a few minutes every night.

Here are three simple examples of facial yoga to address common beauty concerns .

Exercise 1: to reduce and prevent bags and dark circles

It is about closing the eyes using only the lower eyelid, leaving the upper one fixed and without involving other parts of the face such as the frown. It must be repeated fifteen times and hold the position of the last repetition for at least ten seconds; then the eye relaxes.

Performing this routine frequently works very well.

Exercise 2: to combat double chin, also known as double chin

For this example, you need to lift your chin and place your hand just below the jaw. In this position, you stretch forward and upward and try to open your mouth gently until it reaches its maximum opening. This position should be held for at least ten seconds and then relax.

Exercise 3: to smooth forehead wrinkles and prevent new furrows from appearing

To do this, the fingertips should be placed on the arch of the eyebrows and slowly moved up and down. It is convenient to perform between fifteen and fifty repetitions on each eyebrow and relax.

Without removing your fingers from this position, you can make circular movements similar to the previous ones. This last exercise is also useful for lowering crow’s feet.

Facial yoga is one of the best allies to maintain youthful, radiant and rested skin. It does not require any financial outlay, it does not need specific equipment and it has no side effects, so it can be done by people of all ages and conditions.

In addition to the visible benefits in the appearance of the dermis, facial gymnastics provides great well-being by reducing the tensions that accumulate in this area. This practice favors night rest and cellular oxygenation, so the skin appears healthier and expressions look more natural.


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Hello Readers, I am Nikki Bella a Psychology student. I have always been concerned about human behavior and the mental processes that lead us to act and think the way we do. My collaboration as an editor in the psychology area of ​​Well Being Pole has allowed me to investigate further and expand my knowledge in the field of mental health; I have also acquired great knowledge about physical health and well-being, two fundamental bases that are directly related and are part of all mental health.

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