How To Tighten Face Skin With Exercise

Revolutionise your skincare regime with Skin NV's guide on facial exercise, and uncover expert tips for tightening face skin naturally.
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You’ve probably heard that yoga comes with a plethora of benefits: boosting strength, enhancing flexibility, and bringing a sense of calm to your mind and nerves. But have you ever heard about face yoga?

No? Then you’ve come to the right place because we often overlook the fact that, just like our body, our face has muscles that could actually thrive on regular exercise too!

So join us and let’s unlock the uncredible secrets of tightening facial skin through regular facial exercise and face yoga together. Let’s go.

Facial Exercise: Understanding The Basics

Facial exercise, also known as face yoga, involve performing various facial movements to help tone the muscles beneath your skin. Regular practice can result in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

“Facial exercise, when done regularly, can significantly enhance skin elasticity and muscle tone. This not only aids in maintaining a youthful appearance but also promotes overall skin health.”

– Dr Natasha Verma, founder of Skin NV

The Benefits

Besides potentially tightening the skin, facial exercises can also boost blood circulation, resulting in a brighter complexion. They can help reduce signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines and give your face a more defined look. On top of those fantastic benefits, exercises may enhance skin elasticity and promote better lymphatic drainage, which helps in reducing puffiness and toxins in the facial area. 

Regular facial workouts may also lead to a more even skin tone and texture, as they stimulate the muscles and skin, contributing to a healthier, more vibrant appearance. The combined effects of muscle toning, increased blood flow, and relaxation can make facial exercises a powerful tool in your skincare regimen.

Get Started With These Exercises

Here are some simple exercises you can do at home:

  1. Cheek Lifts: Smile as wide as you can, then use your fingers to push your cheeks upwards. Hold this position for 20 seconds to work the muscles in your cheeks.
  2. Eye Firming: Close your eyes gently and look up and down without opening them. Repeat this 10 times to help firm the skin around your eyes.
  3. Forehead Smoother: Place both hands on your forehead facing inward and spread your fingers out between your eyebrows and hairline. Gently sweep your fingers outwards to tighten the skin.
  4. Neck Stretch: Tilt your head back and pucker your lips, as if you were trying to kiss the ceiling. This can help tighten the skin on your neck and jawline.
  5. Jawline Sculptor: Sit upright and tilt your head back to look at the ceiling. Push your lower jaw forward until you feel a stretch under the chin and along the jawline. Hold this position for 10 seconds before relaxing. Repeat this 5 times.
  6. Brow Relaxer: Place your fingertips on your eyebrows. Gently push your skin down while trying to raise your eyebrows. This creates resistance and works the muscles in the forehead. Hold for 10 seconds, then relax. Repeat 10 times.

Remember, consistency is key. Aim to perform these exercises daily for the best results. Alternatively, you can book an appointment to discuss other (and potentially faster) options to help tighten your skin.

Let’s continue.

Incorporate Facial Exercise Into Your Skincare Routine

You can easily incorporate facial exercises into your skincare routine. For instance, try doing them while waiting for your serum or moisturiser to absorb. This way, it becomes a part of your daily regimen.

“It’s fascinating to see how simple, daily facial exercises can contribute to skin rejuvenation. They are a great addition to any skincare routine, offering a natural way to combat signs of ageing.”

– Dr Natasha Verma

Scientific Studies

The data from scientific studies generally suggest that incorporating moderate exercise into your daily routine is more beneficial than engaging in sporadic intense workouts. This insight is further bolstered by specific findings on facial exercises. For instance, a study in JAMA Dermatology observed that a 20-week regime of facial exercise led to improved cheek fullness and a noticeable decrease in estimated age​​. 

Additionally, a 12-week trial highlighted that a 30-minute daily facial workout significantly improved facial expressions and appearance, especially in the elderly​​. Another comprehensive review of multiple scientific databases confirmed the positive impact of facial exercises in rejuvenating the face and reviving a youthful appearance​​.

However, it’s worth noting that there’s limited evidence on this subject, and additional research is certainly needed to understand how other factors like sun protection, hormones, gender, and types of physical activities could affect skin ageing during exercise. As we here at Skin NV aim to promote overall wellness, physical fitness, and healthy skin for my patients, we always integrate the latest findings into the comprehensive care plans we provide.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there any negative effects of facial exercises?

Generally, they are safe, but overdoing it or incorrect technique may strain muscles.

2. How often should I perform these exercises?

Daily practice is recommended, but even a few times a week can be beneficial.

3. Can facial exercises help with reducing stress?

Yes, certain facial exercises can help reduce stress. They often involve relaxation and deep breathing techniques, which can have a calming effect.

4. Can men benefit from facial exercises as much as women?

Absolutely! Facial exercises are gender-neutral and can benefit anyone looking to improve skin tone and muscle strength in their face.

5. Do facial exercises help with improving facial symmetry?

They can potentially help. By strengthening the muscles evenly on both sides of the face, exercises may promote better symmetry.

Facial Exercise: A Word Of Caution

While facial exercises can indeed be beneficial, they’re not a miracle cure for sagging skin or severe wrinkles. Ageing is a natural process, and it’s essential to embrace it. However, these exercises, coupled with a healthy lifestyle and good skincare routine, can certainly help maintain a youthful glow.

So there you have it, beauty buffs! Facial exercise might just be the missing piece in your skincare puzzle. We here at Skin NV hope you give them a try and see how they work for you. Remember, every little bit helps when it comes to maintaining healthy, glowing skin. Until next time, stay beautiful.

If you are looking for a miracle cure for sagging skin or severe wrinkles, feel free to book an appointment, and we can discuss the best aesthetic treatment for you and your skin!

Picture of Author: Dr Natasha Verma

Author: Dr Natasha Verma

Dr Natasha Verma is an established aesthetic doctor with a specialist interest in Asian skin. She has an interest in aesthetic medicine combined with a passion for scientific research, artistry and lifestyle medicine.

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