We all think of fitness for our body but do we ever think of fitness for the face? Muscles in the face can be re-trained to be firmer so instead of the muscles sagging over time , we can help them to remain strong and stop our face ending up around our neck. Instead of thinking that we have to put up with the lines appearing and everything dropping, if we devote 10 mins a day to doing specific facial exercises we can minimise the sagging and keep the muscles tighter. I remember my mother doing them when I was young - she would sit there and massage her face and do this strange movement with her hands under her chin. As a young girl I thought her very odd but now I am beginning to think there was some merit in her madness.
There is a woman I found on the internet called Eva Fraser who has designed a set of facial exercises that she says that you should see a difference within 4-6 mths.... by the way I think she is in her late 70's and she looks pretty amazing if that's all she has done.
Here is an example of one of her exercises below......
1. Look straight ahead into the mirror throughout this exercise.
2. Curve index fingers under eyebrows then raise your eyebrows and hold against the bone.
3. Close lids and stretch upper eyelids downwards in 5 small movements.
4. Hold for a count of 6
5. Release the squeeze slowly in 3 counts.
6. Open lids, Relax, Breathe.
7. Repeat once more.
*Alternatively place 4 fingers of each hand just under the line of eyebrows and proceed as above.
All the exercises are done twice, once a day 5 days a week.
Think I might have to start including it in my fitness regime....... I look forward to less sagging eyelids and a firmer jaw. :-)