How to Exercise the Muscles of the Face

Following an exercise program is the best way to tone your muscles, slim your waist, and keep your skin from becoming loose. Doing exercises with your face, or doing facial yoga, is a natural way to give your face a younger look by toning muscles and reducing wrinkles. These are also very useful exercises for those who have problems with the muscles of the face, to make them stronger and have a more toned and confident appearance. There are about 50 muscles in our face: training them offers the added benefit of relieving eye fatigue and reducing tension in the neck and face. By working your facial muscles you will get a more attractive face to show to the whole world.

How to Exercise the Muscles of the Face

Train the Forehead and Eyes

Pull your forehead with the index fingers. Using only your fingers, you can put pressure on your forehead so that, by raising your eyebrows, you can strengthen that part of the face. This exercise helps reduce forehead wrinkles. 

  • Place your index fingers just above the eyes.
  • Push your eyes down as you try to raise your eyebrows.
  • Repeat 10 times to tone your forehead.

Push your forehead with your hands

In this simple exercise, you use your palms to generate resistance as you raise your eyebrows. Again, you will reduce forehead wrinkles.  

  • Keep your palms on the sides of your forehead, resting them on your eyebrows. Firmly iron the skin.
  • Raise your eyebrows, as if you are surprised, then lower them, as if you are angry.
  • Raise and lower your brows 10 times, then raise and hold them in place for 30 seconds. Lower them and hold them in place for 30 seconds, before repeating the up and down motion 10 more times.

Do eyebrow lifts

Using your fingers and eyebrows, you can exercise the muscles of the forehead. It takes very little pressure to create enough resistance to make a good workout.

  • Form a V with two fingers and hold the tips above both eyebrows.
  • Gently push down with your fingers, then raise and lower your eyebrows.
  • Repeat the movement 10 times.
  • Complete 3 sets of 10 reps, rest for a moment, then resume with 3 more sets of 10.

Stretch your eyelids

It is quite easy to train the eyelids because they need little resistance to work. You can use your fingers to stretch them to make them stronger and remove wrinkles.  

  • Sit down and close your eyes.
  • Relax your eyelids, and then use your index fingers to raise your eyebrows. During the movement keep your eyes closed, so as to stretch the eyelids as much as possible.
  • Hold for 10 seconds, then relax and repeat 10 times.

Squint your eyes. Work your eyelids again by squinting and resisting with your mouth. This exercise sets a lot of muscles in motion, so you can do it to stretch your entire face, not just your eyes. 

  • Pull your lips down to contract your facial muscles, then push them to one side.
  • Squeeze one eye for a second, then repeat 10 times, keeping your lips to one side. Do the same with the other eye.
  • Complete 3 sets of 10 reps, rest for a moment, then resume with 3 more sets of 10.

Stretch your face while keeping your eyes still

This exercise allows you to strengthen the muscles around the eyes to make them look more awake. Use your fingers to force the muscles that open and close your eyes to make slightly more effort than normal. 

  • Make a C with your thumb and forefinger around your eyes. Make sure your index finger is above your eyebrow and your thumb is against your cheek.
  • Close your eyes and slowly squeeze your eyelids. Relax the tension in the muscles without opening your eyes.
  • Repeat the contraction and relaxation movement of the eyelids 25 times.

Train the Mouth

Exercise while smiling. One of the easiest ways to have a younger-looking smile is to smile often. In this exercise, you have to slowly open your mouth into a full smile, maintaining different positions. The results will be better control of your face and smile.

  • Slowly start smiling by stretching the corners of your mouth to the side, without separating your lips.
  • Then, lift your upper lip to show your teeth.
  • Smile as openly as possible, showing your teeth.
  • Once you have reached the point of maximum opening, slowly relax your mouth, returning to the starting position.
  • Stop at different moments in the mouth opening movement, holding each position for 10 seconds.

Put pressure on your smile

Like the previous exercise, this one also involves smiling with different mouth openings to train the muscles of the face. In this case, you will use your fingers to generate more resistance and make the muscles around the mouth work harder. 

  • Smile your whole mouth and use your fingers to hold the skin in place, putting pressure on the corners of the mouth.
  • Close your lips halfway, then completely, using your fingers to generate resistance to movement.
  • Hold the position for 10 seconds.

Do facelifts

This exercise works the muscles around the upper lip, to prevent the skin from becoming loose and to maintain a firm and firm lip contour. If you do it correctly, you will get a stronger smile, which shows off your upper dental arch.

  • Open your mouth slightly and dilate your nostrils. Curl your nose as much as possible, then raise your upper lip to the maximum, holding the position for 10 seconds.
  • Leave your mouth slightly open and keep a finger under your eye on the cheekbone. Slowly curl your upper lip up, without releasing the pressure from your finger. Hold this position for 10 seconds, then slowly return to the starting position.

Do a lip exercise

This simple workout promotes circulation in the lips. Thanks to it, the fleshier parts will have a healthier, more lively and natural colour. 

  • Open your mouth slightly, making sure your lips are relaxed.
  • Bring your lower lip forward until it touches your upper lip.
  • Bring your lips to the inside of your mouth. Squeeze them with your jaw, then release the pressure.

Do a jaw strengthening exercise

This workout works your jaw muscles, which you use to smile, talk, chew and perform all other actions with your mouth. It will also help you prevent the appearance of a double chin and delay the ageing of the lower face. 

  • Keep your mouth slightly closed, especially your teeth and lips.
  • Separate your teeth as much as possible without opening your lips.
  • Slowly bring your jaw forward. Get as far forward as you can, stretching your lower lip up, then hold the position for five seconds.
  • Slowly bring your jaw, lips, and finally your teeth back to their starting position.


Train your mouth with vocalizations

Moving your mouth to make simple sounds is a great way to work the lips and muscles between the nose and upper lip. This is a simple exercise that only requires you to exaggerate some facial movements while making sounds.  

  • Open your mouth, then press your lips together to hide the teeth that will remain separate.
  • Say “Uuu”, pursing his lips more than necessary.
  • Change the sound to “Iii”, again using an exaggerated motion to spread the lips to the required position. You can say “Aaa” to vary the exercise slightly.
  • Complete 3 sets, repeating “Uuu” and “Iii” 10 times.

Suck your finger

Use the natural suction pressure to tone your lips. If you remove your finger from your mouth at the same time, you will generate even more resistance.  

  • Put your finger in your mouth and suck with all your might.
  • As you suck, slowly remove your finger from your mouth.
  • Repeat 10 times.


Press on your cheeks as you smile

This will strengthen the cheek muscles. Make sure you keep your head back when doing the exercise.  

  • Push against your cheeks with your middle three fingers.
  • As you push, smile as openly as possible to counteract finger action.

Pull your cheeks up

This exercise helps reduce expression lines due to laughter and fine lines under the eyes. In this case, you will use your hands to stretch the muscles and skin of the face.  

  • Push your palms hard against your cheeks.
  • Pull the corners of the lips towards the temples until the upper teeth and gums show.
  • Hold for 30 seconds, then relax your muscles, before repeating 3 times.

Puck your lips

This exercise helps you tone your lip muscles. Again, you will use your hands to move the skin around the mouth and nose.  

  • Place your palms on your face, between the jaw and the expression lines next to your mouth. Use your whole hand to put pressure on your face.
  • Use your lip muscles (not your hands) to close your mouth, then hold the position for 20 seconds. Then, push your palms towards your nose and hold the position for 10 seconds.
  • Repeat the exercise 3 times.

 

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