A person’s face is is the most remarkable body part that others notice at first glance. Just like the body, the face also requires some regular pampering. And in this case topical treatments only go as far as maintaining your skin. Facial exercises are what you need if you want to get rid of that double chin or those sagging cheeks. Exercising your face regularly helps you tone your face and increases the blood flow to the facial tissue, thus enhancing your features. Here are 5 exercises that you must try to keep your face looking gorgeous:

Chin Lifts

The chin lift is the most easiest and effective way to get rid of the double chin. It helps in stretching not only the facial muscles but also the neck and jaw muscles. Start by tilting your head towards the ceiling and keeping your eyes fixed towards it. Now purse your lips tight and hold it till a count of 5 seconds and relax. Repeat this exercise 10 to 20 times at a stretch.

Platysma Tone

The Platysma is a muscle arising from the chin and stretching all the way to the shoulder. This platysma toning exercise works on your chin and cheek muscles to give you  defined jaw line. This exercise also helps in firming the neckline and prevents the sagging of skin. Start by pursing your lips and moving your jaw up and down. Remember that the muscle of the jaw should be involved and you should feel the tension in your tendons. Move your jaw up and down 20 times at a stretch and relax. Repeat this exercise 20 times.

Rolling the Neck

This exercise not only helps in getting rid of your double chin but is also an effective exercise for promoting sleep and reducing stress. It helps in tightening the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Start by keeping the head facing forward and then slowly moving it towards the right in a circular motion till you come a full circle on your left. Remember to keep the spine straight and shoulders down at all times. repeat it both clockwise and anti clockwise for a good 3-4 minutes.

Facial stretching is known to tone the facial muscles and also helps to alleviate stress

Fish Face

The fish face is doing rounds on the selfie network for a good reason. This exercise is ideal for reducing the chubbiness or flabbiness in the cheeks. Simply suck in your cheeks and lips and form a pucker face. Hold this pose for 5 seconds till you feel a stretch in your cheek and jaw muscles. Repeat this 15 to 20 times at a stretch for best results.

Cheek Lifts

A smile is one of the best way to lift sagging cheeks. Unless you have your sparklies working overtime, here’s an exercise to help with droopy cheeks. Start by sitting with your spine erect. Now smile as wide as you can and try to direct the cheek muscles towards your eyes. This exercise can be performed by closing eyes for a better lift. Hold the posture for 15 seconds and relax your face. repeat 15 times for best results.

Follow these exercises and you will notice a visible difference the structure of your facial muscles. Here are a few other quick tips to keep you looking youthful:

  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Consume a diet low in fat and sugar but high in fruits and vegetables
  • Cut down on the alcohol and cigarette consumption
  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep.
  • Perform at least 30 minutes of physical activity on a daily basis.

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