We all hear a lot about how important it is to get enough exercise, right? But I hadn’t heard much about the idea of exercising your face, which is also referred to as Facial Gymnastics. Now I know much more, thanks to the review copy I received of The 5-Minute Facial Workout by Catherine Pez. The book explains that there are more than 50 muscles that make up the structure of your face and you can tone these muscles just as you tone other muscles in your body. Facial exercises can benefit both women and men, and this book says you can see improvements just by doing them 5 minutes a day. Another nice thing is that no special equipment is needed and you can do these exercises anywhere and anytime (although you probably won’t want to do them in public!) 😀
Here’s some interesting info about Facial Gymnastics:
- Working the muscles in your lower face helps lift your features, refine your skin, sculpt your cheeks, plump up your lips, and firm the skin around your neck.
- Exercising muscles in the middle of your face improves facial structure, pulls up the cheekbones, rounds out the cheeks, and prevents the formation of crow’s feet and nasolabial folds (also called “laugh lines”).
- Working on the upper face helps to relax your eyelids, prevent frown lines, and support the skin of your forehead and temples, which is essential to maintaining muscle tone in all of your features.
There are 30 facial exercises in The 5-Minute Facial Workout, each with clear instructions and color photographs demonstrating the movement, so it’s very easy to follow. I received permission from the publisher to share two exercises from the book, one for lips and one for the forehead, so here they are!
Images courtesy of The 5-Minute Facial Workout: 30 Exercises for a Naturally Beautiful Face by Catherine Pez, 2014 © www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission.
It certainly makes sense that if you tone your facial muscles it will help improve those wrinkles! Have you ever tried doing facial exercises? Is it something you may start doing?