Doing different kinds of stretching everyday can help you in more ways than one. Aside from making your body feel amazing, it can also do wonders for your facial skin and complexion. So if you’re looking for a way to bring out your inner radiance, then better try a couple of stretching techniques. You can try the moves listed below for starters.
(Note: All the exercises listed below can be done in front of a mirror. If you want to monitor your progress closely, then better do it in your vanity area.)
This facial stretching exercise helps warm up the muscles on your cheeks, as well as improve blood and oxygen flow to your face. Done correctly, it will improve your skin’s glow and reduce some of the tension you might be experiencing.
Warm a generous amount of facial oil in your hands, before spreading it to the flat part of your knuckles.
Using your knuckles, gently apply the oil to your face. Start by making circular massaging movements at the base of your neck.
Work your way up to your cheeks and forehead. Make sure you maintain gentle massaging circles.
Repeat this at least 5 times a day.
Kiss and Smile Stretch
Meanwhile, the Kiss and Smile Stretch will help you work on some of the muscles on your cheeks and chin. Do it as consistently as you can, and you’ll improve the downward drift of your lower face. This will eventually lead to a younger-looking jawline and rosy cheeks.
Pucker up your lips and push them out as much as you’re able. Basically, make a kissing face.
While your lips are still sticking out, try to smile as broadly as you can. Try to do this without showing your teeth.
Repeat this at least 15 times a day.
Like the Knuckle Pulls above, the Finger Whipping stretching exercise will help you improve blood and oxygen circulation on your face. At the same time, it will help lift the muscles on your cheeks and chin.
Use the index and middle fingers of your dominant hand to support your face. Place both fingers under your chin.
Using the index and middle fingers of your other hand, slowly and gently flick your skin. Start at the corner of your mouth, before moving up across your cheeks.
Repeat this at least 10 times per day.
Like it or not, your eyelids will start to droop as you grow older. However, doing eyelid stretches every day will help slow down this process a bit, as well as keep your eyelids firm for your enjoyment.
Raise your head upwards while simultaneously raising your eyebrows.
Gently close your eyelids while still keeping your head up.
Maintain this position for a few seconds, then slowly lower and relax your head.
Repeat this at least 5 times every morning and every evening.
Taking care of your facial skin is extremely important, especially as you advance to your senior years. By incorporating the stretching exercises above in your daily routine, you’ll eventually see them working wonders for your skin.