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Like the rest of your body, your face will benefit from exercising the muscles to keep them elastic and flexible. Pairing some basic facial exercises with a healthy diet and a high-quality skincare regimen will improve the contour of your face. The first signs of aging often appear as forehead wrinkles, jowls and drooping eyelids, and there are facial exercises to target the underlying muscle tone in those areas. A facial exercise routine takes just five minutes each morning and should be practiced just after cleansing and moisturizing your face.
Tone the muscles of the neck by activating the muscle that extends from the jawline down to the front of the shoulders. A chin push works this area: Jut your chin forward while keeping the rest of your face neutral. Hold this outstretched movement for five seconds and repeat 20 times.
Stretch your head back and pucker your lips toward the ceiling; this exercise is called kiss the ceiling. In addition to the stretch along the sides of your lips, you will feel this along the long vertical musculature of your chin to your upper chest. Hold this position for five seconds and repeat 20 times.
Perform the lion pose to exercise the cheekbones and jowl area. Open your mouth in the shape of an "O," lean your head back and open your lower jaw to form an oval. Then stick your tongue out as far as possible. Repeat this action 20 times, holding for five seconds each. You will feel this stretch along either side of your face from the base of the ears to the temples.
Prevent and diminish crow's feet, which result from lost elasticity, by isolating movement in the lower eyelid. Looking into a mirror, place a finger on the outer edges of each eye, creating a slightly upward slant. Now contract and release the lower eyelid, like a reverse wink. Repeat this move 20 times with each eye. Toning this muscle gives a slight lift to the eye area, filling in crow's feet.
Work the musculature of the upper eyelid to the brow bone to counteract droopy eyelids. Keeping this area taut gives a youthful, wide-eyed appearance. A simple exercise to engage this area is to lift and hold your eyebrows as high as possible while keeping your eyes closed. Hold the extended position for five seconds, and repeat the sequence 20 times.
Pucker your lips and press them out as far as possible then open them into a wide smile to perform the exaggerated kiss. This exercise works on the fine lines that form around your mouth with age. You should feel this stretch along either side of your mouth and between your upper lip and nose. Hold the stretch for five seconds and repeat 20 times.
Create a lifted appearance around the nose and cheekbones with the cheek pushup. Wrap your lips around your teeth, stretching the surrounding skin and obscuring your teeth. Place your fingers lightly on either side of the midpoint of your nose, the area that raises slightly when you smile. Now attempt to smile while keeping your lips in place. You will feel your entire cheek area contract and release. Keep your eyes neutral and hold for five seconds. Repeat the actions 20 times.
Reduce the appearance of undereye bags by working the ocular muscle which surrounds the eyes. This muscle can settle with age, giving a puffed appearance. Place two fingers on the ridge of the ocular bone -- you will feel it about half an inch below each eye. Now pull down slightly, just enough to flatten the skin, then try to close your eyes by lifting your lower eyelids. Delicately hold this pose for five seconds and repeat 20 times.
Work both the upper eyelid area and the forehead with the forehead smoother, meant to relax and soften the musculature. With your eyes closed, lift your eyebrows as high as possible, then place three fingertips just above where your eyebrows hit. Gently push your fingers upward to your hairline and a few inches into your scalp. Perform this move slowly and gently 10 times.
Perform a horizontal smoothing motion on your forehead. Begin with eyes closed and eyebrows lifted. With three fingertips from each hand held vertically in the center of the forehead, gently smooth the skin outward toward the temples and into the scalp. Delicately repeat this move 10 times.