A facial massage is the best way to give some much needed 'tender loving care' to your face. This is gaining more and more popularity and there are several facial massage techniques to choose from.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and been greeted with a very pale and sallow reflection? Have you felt that the skin has lost its sheen and luminance? There is a high possibility that sometime or the other you have. This effect can be brought about by age and tension. So what then? How do you correct it? Simple. Go in for a facial massage. A facial massage therapy will help in effective blood circulation, such that the blood starts flowing back to the face. This will help to get the lost color back and a visible change in the appearance can be noticed.
Are you a guy with a double chin or puffed cheeks which make your face look bloated? Here are some 'facial exercises for men' to help you out.
Men's facial exercises are the same as women's facial exercises. There is no difference whatsoever. Here, then, are a few effective facial exercises for men as well as women.
Best Facial Exercises for Men and Women
You may have noticed that although this article is titled 'facial exercises for men', the above heading reads 'best facial exercises for men and women'. Before you think of it as a typing error, or start racking your brains for possible reasons for this inconsistency, allow me to explain. It is not a typing error or a case of inconsistency. In fact, I have intentionally titled the heading the way it is. The reason is, that men's facial exercises are the same as women's facial exercises. There is no difference between them whatsoever. Therefore, on that note, here are a few effective facial exercises for men as well as women.
Facial Exercises for Men and Women #1
Let's start off with something simple - something as simple as chewing gum. Yes, as primitive as this 'exercise' may be, chewing gum on a regular basis works wonders when it comes to exercising your jaw muscles, and to a certain extent, your cheeks. The best part about this exercise is that you can go about doing it at absolutely any time of the day. So regardless of whether you're working in your office or lazing on the couch in front of the television, just pop a piece of gum into your mouth, and chew all that excess face fat away.
Facial Exercises for Men and Women #2
This second exercise is pretty basic as well. Sit with your back upright and look straight ahead. Now drop your jaw and stretch it downwards as much as you can. Stop at the point where you can't take it down anymore. While doing so, you may notice a soft clicking or popping sound originating from the point where your jaw muscles meet (near your ear). Don't worry about that, it's perfectly normal. Hold this position for half a second and then bring your jaw back to its resting position. Repeat this a maximum of 20 times. Once you're done with this position, tilt your head upwards and focus your eyes on the ceiling. You should feel a slight stretch along your neck muscles. Now, while maintaining this head position, repeat the same 'jaw dropping' exercise (pun unintended!) a further 15 times.
Facial Exercises for Men and Women #3
This exercise will not only exercise your facial muscles, but will also inculcate in you a good habit; one which all of us should follow more frequently - the habit of smiling. Sit with your back upright and look straight ahead. Now clench your teeth and smile the widest that you've ever smiled. There you go weirdo! Show off your pearlies! By the way, the best way to go about this exercise, is to face a mirror and do it. Stretch your cheek muscles away from each other and smile away! Do this in 2 sets of 10 repetitions (or 1 set of 20). After you're done with this position, tilt your head upwards (similar to the earlier exercise) and do another set.
Facial Exercises for Men and Women #4
This particular exercise works on your cheeks as well as lips. Sit upright, look straight ahead, close your mouth and clench your teeth. Now fill your mouth with as much air as you can. You should feel your cheeks getting stretched. Now alternate this air from one cheek to the other. Do this 20 times. Relax for a few seconds and repeat it once again (20 times). Another variant of this exercise is as follows: Close your mouth, clench your teeth and fill your mouth with air. Now move this volume of air around in your mouth in the following sequence: left cheek-->upper lip-->right cheek-->lower lip. Repeat this 20 times. Relax for a few seconds and then do another set.
Facial Exercises for Men and Women #5
This last exercise is quite simple as well. Close your mouth, pucker your lips and suck your left cheek in. Hold it in at the innermost point for half a second and then let go. Repeat this 20 times. Once you're done with the left cheek, perform the same for your right cheek (20 times). After you're done with the right cheek, perform this exercise for both cheeks simultaneously (20 times).
These were a few easy-to-do facial exercises for men and women. For those of you who are worried about the few wrinkles that you've developed lately, here are some more facial exercises for wrinkles. Go about doing them regularly, and you will soon have your youthful face back!
By Bhakti Satalkar
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