Aging is an inevitable process and so is getting wrinkles. But a comprehensive skincare regimen can help keep wrinkles at bay for a few more years, allowing you to enjoy a smooth, wrinkle-free skin even in your 50s. A skincare regimen does not mean cleansing and exfoliating your skin regularly and being prompt about wearing sunscreen lotion. It may also include a few muscle relaxing exercises, since facial wrinkles and creases are primarily caused by certain repeated muscle movements, such as laughing, frowning and squinting.
You must have heard of different cosmetic procedures to eliminate Fine Lines and Wrinkles around the face and rejuvenate facial skin. But why to spend hundreds of dollars on those expensive procedures when you can stave wrinkles off in the first place with a few really simple exercises.
Exercise for laugh lines
Step 1: Crumple your lips like you pucker them when blowing a kiss, meanwhile keeping rest of your face expressionless. Hold this position for five to seven seconds and release. Repeat this three times.
Step 2: Now put your index and middle finger on your lips and repeat the above step, this time applying resisting with the fingers that you have pressed against the lips. Repeat three to four times.
Step 3: Now remove your fingers and smile broadly with your lips closed and rest of the face neutral. Hold the smile for five seconds and then relax. Repeat three to four times.
Exercise for wrinkles around the eyes and forehead
Step 1: Open your eyes wide like you are surprised. This should cause your forehead to lift upward, towards the hairline. Hold this position for 5 seconds and then relax. Repeat 3 to 4 times.
Step 2: Close your eyes and move them behind the eyelids as if you are trying to look at your nose. While keeping your eyes close, squint the eyelids and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 3 to 4 times.
Step 3: Blink your eyes three to four times and then close them again, relaxing your face for a moment. Take a deep breath, hold it for a few seconds and then release to relax after the exercises.
Exercise for cheeks
Step 1: Clamp your teeth and open your lips widely. Insert your index fingers into the corners of the lips and gently pull your cheeks back.
Step 2: Now pull the corners of the mouth in the upward direction, while resisting this movement with your facial muscles. Hold this position for 5 seconds before releasing. Repeat it at least three times.
Step 3: Now take the fingers out, close the lips and puff out the cheeks to maximum. Hold it for five seconds and relax. Repeat 3 to 4 times.
Try these exercises and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay for a few more years.