Facial exercises are nothing new, but it is only very recently that they have started to take the general public’s interest and have been forced into the spotlight by influencers and social media such as TikTok and Instagram.
You might have come across people pulling some extremely bizarre faces in the pursuit of a more toned and youthful appearance and wonder if it is a trap or if this is something you could be doing to tone and sculpt your face.
Well, this piece will give you the lowdown on face exercises, so you can try it and see if it is for you!
Why Exercise Your Face?
As with any muscle on your body, face muscles need to be built up and maintained to help keep them in working order.
However, while we go to the gym to focus on our biceps or our glutes, it is far easier to forget about the other muscles in our bodies which also have a significant impact on our health and how we look.
It is said that there are around 42 muscles in the face that all contribute to helping you express yourself, talk, eat, and move.
Exercising these muscles can help someone keep a youthful appearance, increase blood circulation, strengthen them for essential functions, and can help release the tension we carry in these muscles every day.
Try Face Yoga
Face yoga might sound strange, but there are now many programs on the market that claim to offer outstanding results without any extra procedures, serums, or surgery.
As with everything that someone is starting out for the first time, it is important that you take things slow and look for a beginner’s program to ease yourself into it, and be sure to stick to it to yield results.
If you feel any pain or are concerned at any point, be sure to stop and consult a doctor.
There Are Devices Available
If you want a helping hand to get you on your way to a more toned and refreshed face, then there are now some skincare devices available that can speed up your results.
Devices that offer treatments, such as a NuFACE microcurrent facial, use microcurrents to stimulate the muscles in your face.
It can also encourage increased blood flow and boosted circulation, improve collagen production, which, all together combined, can completely rejuvenate the appearance of the face.
Are There Downsides to Facial Exercises?
As with everything, there is usually something that you need to be aware of before starting.
While there are much fewer risks when it comes to facial exercises over other types of actions or treatments used to helps someone appear more youthful, if done incorrectly, you can be at risk of injuring yourself.
Not only that but stretching and pulling your face is notoriously known for causing wrinkles and fine lines, so if you are not careful, you could end up with more lines on your face than when you set out with!