Want to look years younger? These science-approved facial exercises can make you look years younger. In fact, science confirmed what aestheticians and dermatologists have known all along - doing these facial exercises regularly can make you look three years younger.
The science behind the moves
According to a new study conducted by Northwestern University, 30 minutes a day of facial exercises, or performing them a couple of times a week, results in a younger appearance with fuller and firmer upper and lower cheeks - great news for those who'd rather opt for natural beauty regimes over pricey beauty products.
According to the study, women who participated looked an average of three years younger after just 20 weeks of exercise. So, if you're eager to give face exercises a try at home, they're pretty simple. Below, we explain what you need to do:
Exercise 1: Eye-firming cheek plumper
As illustrated in the image, place both of your hands horizontally just below your lower lash line and on top of your cheekbones. Press your hands on the surface of the skin, holding the muscles in place. Then squeeze the cheeks up toward your eyes, while squinting your eyes, making a squishy sour face. Hold for five counts then repeat three to five times.
Exercise 2: All-over face tone
Put your hands in a flat fist, squeezing every muscle in your face, squinting your eyes, puckering your lips and tucking your chin to your chest. Keep your arms and elbows tucked, holding this for five counts. Alternate with the opposite exercise of expansion instead of contraction. Then, release your platform, lift your eyes up, arch your eyebrows up, open your mouth wide and slightly lift off your chin. Holding for five counts. Repeat both of these movements three to five times each.
Exercise 3: Jawline defined
Place your hands together in a flat fist. Then put your tongue on the roof of your mouth with your lips closed, while tucking your chin to your chest. Repeat this exercise for five counts, holding on the fifth count for five additional counts. Then alternate this exercise with an open mouth, dropping your chin and jaw slightly. repeat for five counts, holding for a further five counts. Repeat this exercise for three sets, alternating each moment.