FACE EXERCISES

We have only listed these facial exercises as lips and cheeks exercises, but they do in fact exercise much more. After doing these facial exercises you will feel all the muscles you have used. The muscles around your mouth and cheeks are vitally important, as lips and cheeks can line and wrinkle easily if not looked after properly. A lined mouth, surrounded by wrinkles, lines and furrows running from the nose is not a pretty sight, and ages the face terribly. The same goes for slack cheeks with no muscle tone and covered with furrows, lines and wrinkles - truly not a pretty picture.

Lips Lips 1 Sit upright facing forward and purse your lips together. Lift your pursed lips towards your nose and keep there for 5 counts, relax and repeat 5 times.

Lips 2 Pucker your lips slightly and when in this puckered position try with your mouth muscles to bring the corners of your mouth together as close as possible. Keep lips in this position for 5 counts, relax and repeat 5 times.

Lips 3 Sit upright facing forward and keep your lips closed and teeth together. Smile as broadly as possible, without opening your lips, keep there for 5 counts and when relaxing start puckering your lips in a pointed kiss. Keep there for 5 counts and relax - repeat 10 times.

Lips 4 Move your lips into a puckered kiss and while relaxing the kiss keep your lips closed and curl your lips into your mouth across your teeth. Hold this position for a count of 10 and repeat 5 times.

Lips 5 Sit relaxed with your lips hardly open and pucker your lips outwards. While your lips are in the outward position, move your puckered top lip towards your nose. Hold in this position for 10 counts and repeat 5 times.

Cheeks

Our poor cheeks always seem to get a raw deal - they are forever ignored and not much time is spent on them. Hanging skin forming that hang-dog look around your cheeks can be most aging, and so herewith some facial exercises to lift and firm the cheeks as well as to assist with that anti-aging and ageless look. Cheeks 1

Sit upright facing forward with lips closed but relaxed. Pucker and pout your lips using the muscles in your cheeks. (Feel with your fingers that you are using your cheek muscles.) Keep puckered for a count of 10, relax and repeat 10 times.

Cheeks 2 Have a relaxed smile with your lips closed and then suck in your cheeks towards and on to your teeth. Hold this for 10 counts, relax and repeat 10 times.

Cheeks 3 Look in a mirror while doing this exercise. Pout your top lip, turning the corners of your lips upwards and move your cheek muscles towards your eyes. You should at this stage try to get your top lip touching your nose. Keep in this position for 10 counts, relax and repeat 5 times.

Cheeks 4 Look in a mirror while doing this exercise. Smile as widely as possible - while keeping your lips closed and your mouth corners turned up. Try to make your mouth corners touch your ears. Next wrinkle your nose and see your cheek muscles move upwards and feel these muscles work. Keep for 5 counts, relax and repeat 10 times.

Cheeks 5 Keep your teeth and lips closed and blow air under your top lip and keep it there for 10 counts, then move it to your left cheek, hold for 10, to your lower lip, hold for 10 and then to your right cheek while holding it for a count of 10. Repeat 5 times. Neck and Throat facial exercises [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] Women (and men) spend literally thousands of dollars per year on skin care and cosmetics, yet sometimes fail to look after the chin, throat and neck area. My mother used to say that in order to ascertain a person's age, look at their neck and throat. There is nothing nice or pretty about a crepey looking neck or throat with loose skin hanging around, and fold upon fold of tired looking skin. These exercises will help relieve and prevent a double chin, loose skin on the neck and throat area and will also assist in toning these muscles. Some people might think that a double chin is simply excess weight manifesting itself - but surprise, surprise - it also is the manifestation of loose skin and terrible muscle tone. A great amount of people struggle with a double chin, but if they only did these exercises regularly they would see the results of a disappearing double chin in a short period of time.

Exercise 1 A great exercise is to sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling while keeping your lips closed and then start a chewing movement. You will feel the muscles working in your neck and throat area - and will be truly amazed at the results. Repeat 20 times.

Exercise 2 Sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping your lips closed and relaxed. Start puckering your lips together in a kiss and stretch the kiss, as if you were trying to kiss the ceiling. Keep your lips puckered for 10 counts, then relax, bring your head back to its normal position and repeat 5 times.

Exercise 3 Sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping your lips closed and relaxed. Open your lips and stick your tongue out as if you were trying to touch your chin with the tip of your tongue. Keep your tongue out in this position for 10 counts, and then return your tongue and head to its normal position.

Exercise 4 Sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping your lips closed and relaxed. Next move your lower lip over your top lip as far as possible and keep it there for a count of 5. Relax and repeat 5 times.

Exercise 5 Lie on your bed, with your head hanging down over the edge. Slowly bring your head up towards your torso and keep it there for 10 counts. Relax and lower your head towards the floor again - repeat 5 times.

Exercise 6 Sit upright and face forward and while keeping your lips together, separate your teeth by dropping your jaw and then push your jaw forward, keep for a count of 10, bring back to starting position and repeat 5 times.

EYE FACIAL EXERCISES (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) FOREHEAD FACIAL EXERCISES (1) (2) (3) The skin around the eye, is the thinnest and most fragile skin found on the body, and wrinkles in this area cause great aging of the face as such, as the eyes are the central point where most people focus when talking to you. Facial exercises can be of great benefit. Bags under the eyes also do great disservice to your looks and create an un-cared for look, and creates the impression of a person not too worried about appearance. Baggy eyes can be helped with certain facial eye exercises, but effective skin care gels, such as our great eye gel go to great lengths to effectively remove this problem, as baggy eyes can be caused by a multitude of factors, which exercising may not resolve or sort out. Droopy eyelids can however benefit greatly from ageless anti-aging facial exercises.

Eyes Eyes 1

Gently tone the muscles of the eyes by pressing two fingers on each side of your head, at the temples, while opening and closing your eyes rapidly. Repeat 5 times.

Eyes 2 Sit upright with your eyes closed and relaxed. While keeping your eyes closed the whole time, first look down and then look up as far as possible. Repeat the facial exercise 10 times.

Eyes 3 Sit upright with your eyes closed and relaxed. Keep your eyes closed while lifting your eyebrows and stretching your eyelids down as far as possible. Keep in this position for 5 counts, relax and repeat 5 times.

Eyes 4 Sit upright with your eyes relaxed and open. Lift your eyebrows while closing your top eyelids until about halfway closed, then open your eyelids wide until the white of your eye shows over your iris.

Eyes 5 Sit upright looking straight ahead with your eyes open. Look up then down, while keeping your head still. Repeat 10 times. Then look left and right - repeat 10 times.

Forehead The area on the forehead, between the eyebrows, can easily become lined and full of wrinkles and for this facial exercises can be a great help. Forehead 1 Frown as much as possible and try to bring your eyebrows over your eyes while pulling the eyebrows toward one another. Then lift your eyebrows as far as possible while opening your eyes as far as possible. Repeat 5 times.

Forehead 2 Lie on your bed facing the ceiling your head hanging over the edge. Lift your eyebrows as high as possible, with your eyes opening very wide. Relax and repeat 10 times.

Forehead 3 Sit upright facing forward and while bringing your eyebrows down over your eyes, wrinkle your nose as far up as possible while flaring your nostrils. Keep for a count of 10, relax and repeat 5 times.

Neck and Throat facial exercises
There is nothing nice about a crepey looking neck with loose skin hanging around, and fold on fold of tired looking skin. These exercises will help relieve and prevent a double chin, loose skin in the neck and throat area and will also assist in toning these muscles. EXERCISE [1] A great exercise it to sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping your lips closed and then start a chewing movement. You will feel the muscles working in your neck and throat area - and will be truly amazed at the results. Repeat 20 times. EXERCISE [2] Sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping your lips closed and relaxed. Start puckering your lips together in a kiss and stretch the kiss, as if you were trying to kiss the ceiling. Keep your lips puckered for 10 counts, then relax, bring your head back to normal and repeat 5 times. EXERCISE [3] Sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping your lips closed and relaxed. Open your lips and stick your tongue out as if you were trying to touch your chin with the tips of your tongue. Keep your tongue out in this position for 10 counts, and return your tongue and head to its normal position. EXERCISE [4] Sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping your lips closed and relaxed. Next move your lower lip over your top lip as far as possible and keep it there for a count of 5. Relax and repeat 5 times. EXERCISE [5] Lie on your bed, with your head hanging down over the edge. Slowly bring your head up towards your torso and keep it there for 10 counts. Relax and lower your head towards the floor again. Repeat 5 times. EXERCISE [6] Sit upright and face forward and while keeping your lips together, separate your teeth by dropping your jaw and then push your jaw forward, keep for a count of 10, bring back to starting position and repeat 5 times.

LIPS
LIPS (1) Sit upright facing forwards and purse your lips together. Lift your pursed lips

towards your nose and keep it there for 5 counts, relax and repeat 5 times. LIPS (2) Pucker your lips slightly and when in this puckered position try with your mouth muscles to bring the corners of your mouth together as close as possible. Keep lips in this position for 5 counts, relax and repeat 5 times. LIPS (3) Sit upright, facing forwards and keep your lips closed and teeth together. Smile as broadly as possible, without opening your lips, keep it there for 5 counts and when relaxing starts puckering your lips in a pointed kiss. Keep it there for 5 counts and relax - repeat 10 times. LIPS (4) Move your lips into a puckered kiss and while relaxing the kiss keep your lips closed and curl your lips into your mouth across your teeth. Hold this position for a count of 10 and repeat 5 times. LIPS (5) Sit relaxed with your lips hardly opened and pucker your lips outwards. While your lips are in the outward position, move your puckered top lip towards your nose. Hold in this position for 10 counts and repeat 5 times.

CHEEKS
Our poor cheeks always seem to get a raw deal - they are forever ignored and not much time spent on them. Hanging skin forming that hang-dog look around your cheeks can be most aging, so here are some facial exercises to lift and firm the cheeks as well to assist with that anti-aging and ageless look. CHEEK (1) Sit upright facing forward with lips closed but relaxed. Pucker and pout your lips using the muscles in your cheeks. (Feel with your fingers that you are using your cheek muscles.) Keep it puckered for a count of 10, relax and repeat 10 times. CHEEK (2) Have a relaxed smile with your lips closed and then suck in your cheeks toward

and on to your teeth. Hold this for 10 counts, relax and repeat 10 times. CHEEK (3) Look in a mirror while doing this exercise. Pout your top lip, turning the corners of your lips upwards and move your cheek muscles towards your eyes. You should at this stage try to get your top lip touching your nose. Keep in this position for 10 counts, relax and repeat 5 times. CHEEK (4) Look in a mirror while doing this exercise. Smile a wide as possible - while keeping your lips closed and your mouth corners turned up. Try to make your mouth corners touch your ears. Next wrinkle your nose and see your cheek muscle move upwards and feel these muscles work. Keep for 5 counts, relax and repeat 10 times. CHEEK (5) Keep your teeth and lips closed and blow air under your top lip and keep it there for 10 counts, then move it to your left cheek side, hold for 10, to your lower lip, hold for 10 and then to your right cheek side while holding it for a count of 10. Repeat 5 times.

EYES
The skin around the eye is the thinnest and most fragile skin found on the body, and wrinkles in this area causes great aging of the face, as the eyes are the central point of focus when people talk to you. Bags under the eyes also do great disservice to your looks, creating an uncared for look. Baggy eyes can be helped with certain facial eye exercises and effective skincare gels can go to some lengths to effectively remove this problem. Droopy eyelids can benefit greatly from ageless anti-aging facial exercises.

EYES (1) Gently tone the muscles of the eyes by pressing two fingers on each side of your head, at the temples, while opening and closing your eyes rapidly. Repeat 5 times.

EYES (2) Sit upright with your eyes closed and relaxed. While keeping your eyes closed the whole time, first look down and then look up as far as possible. Repeat the facial exercise 10 times.

EYES (3) Sit upright with your eyes closed and relaxed. Keep your eyes closed while lifting your eyebrows and stretching your eyelids down as far as possible. Keep in this position for 5 counts, relax and repeat 5 times.

EYES (4) Sit upright with your eyes relaxed and open. Lift your eyebrows while closing your top eyelids until about halfway closed, then open your eyelid wide open until the white of your eye shows over your iris.

EYES (5) Sit upright looking straight ahead with your eyes open. Look up then down, while keeping your head still. Repeat 10 times. Then look left and right - repeat 10 times.

FOREHEAD FACIAL EXERCISES
The area on the forehead, between the eyebrows, can easily become lined and full of wrinkles and facial exercises can be a great help.

FOREHEAD (1) Frown as much as possible and try to bring your eyebrows over your eyes while pulling the eyebrows toward one another. Then lift your eyebrow as far as possible while opening your eyes as far as possible as well. Repeat 5 times.

FOREHEAD (2) Lie on your bed with your head hanging over the edge. Lift your eyebrows as high as possible, with your eyes opening very wide. Relax and repeat 10 times.

FOREHEAD (3) Sit upright facing forward and while bringing your eyebrows down over your eyes, wrinkle your nose as far up as possible while flaring your nostrils. Keep for a count of 10, relax and repeat 5 times

IfI you want firmer facial skin, and want to look years younger just follow these ten exercises every morning and watch the age on your face fade away.

Face tapping - to get the circulation going
Tap 20 times on each dot with the pads of your middle fingers. From the bridge of your nose work out along your eyebrows, then in round the top of your cheekbone. Tap up from the sides of your mouth to each inner eye. Then out from the chin along the jawline to each ear. Make sharp, light, very quick taps as if you are testing a very hot iron.

Ear massage - to get your face glowing
With index fingers and thumbs, hold the top rim of your ears and pull upwards. Massage, making small circles between fingers and thumb. Move down all round the rim of the ears, pulling ears out gently and massaging. When you reach the lobes, pull them down slightly and massage for about one minute. Repeat this sequence if you have time. Then, with small, quick circular movements, massage all the crevices and spirals of the ear. Use the surface of the nails of your index fingers, or the pads of your middle fingers.

Throat massage - to beautify your neck
Put the fingers of one hand on one side of your throat and the thumb on the other. Make rapid circular motions up and down the throat. Repeat with the other hand.

Gum stimulation - for healthy gums
With finger tips of knuckles, make circles just above the jawline along the gums.

Under-chin slaps - to sharpen your jawline
Slap quickly and lightly under your chin 30 times with the back of one hand.

Hair massage - to stimulate hair growth and soothe headaches
With pads of your fingertips, massage in small circles all along the front of your scalp for atleast 30 seconds. Then take large fistfuls of hair and gently pull upwards. Now clench your hands into fists and lightly pound your scalp about 20 times.

Face Stroking - to soothe, relax and generally uplift face and mind
Start with the flat of your right hand against your chest and stroke up to your jawline, then immediately follow with your left. Continue alternating like this for atleast ten strokes. Next, immediately smooth the palms and fingers of your hands over your face very, very lightly. Start at the jawline, move up and over your cheeks and each side of your nostrils, gently over the eyes and over the forehead to the hairline, then back down the sides of your face to your jaw. Repeat five to ten times in a continuous motion. Now glide your middle fingers towards the bridge of your nose, out along your eyebrow, down your cheekbones and back to the bridge of your nose. Make ten of these light circular movements. Then with your middle fingers on the bridge of your nose, stroke up towards your forehead. Place all fingers (not thumb) on your forehead and smooth outwards towards your temples; hold for a moment, pressing down slightly. Continue lightly down the side of your face, back along up from the bridge of your nose. Do this ten times.

Temple pressures - to lift eye area and whole face.
Leaning back in a chair, place the base of your palm or the pads of your fingertips against your temples and push upwards. At the same time, suck your tongue against the top of your mouth keeping your back teeth together. Hold this for a count of ten, increasing to 20. Slowly release and relax.

Exercise your mouth - to lift lip lines
Sit or stand, looking into the mirror. Open your mouth quite wide, as if about to yawn. Pull in the sides to form an oval. Now curve your lips over teeth. Then slowly to the count of ten, close your lips until they are about 1.5cm (1/2in) apart. You will feel an upward pull. Release very slowly. Finish by closing your eyes for a few moments, breathing deeply and gently and allowing yourself to drift off into a peaceful place.
Level: BEGINNING Area Worked: UNDER CHIN & JAWLINE Type of Excercise: ISOTONIC

Some body parts look better in pairs, but the chin is not one of them. If you master this exercise, you will have no need for a surgical lift to correct your double chin. The key here is that resistance is applied in both directions: while you open your mouth and while you close it. This wakes up those sleepy, little-used muscles under the chin.

Tip: During this exercise, your jaw should be tense at all times, resisting in both directions.
Note: Before doing this exercise, it is essential that you read "Getting Started" and have mastered the "Soft Face" Position. Hand Alignment With your palms facing each other, bend your fingers at a ninety-degree angle, overlapping them to form a "hand table." Now hold your hands under your chin.

Facial Alignment Smile wide, opening your mouth and extending your lower jaw forward. Stretch your tongue toward the top of your mouth. Curl it back so that the bottom of your tongue touches the roof of your mouth.

Resistance Use your hand table to resist the downward movement of your jaw as you open your mouth. Then resist with your jaw as you push upward with your hand table to close your mouth.

Muscular Contraction Open your mouth, forcing your jaw downward against your hand table. Resisting with your jaw, slowly push your hand table up to close your mouth.

Hold each position (open and closed) for five seconds. Release. Repeat the exercise until your muscles feel the burn. Muscle Diagram These are the muscles you should feel when you are doing this excercise. A. Lateral pytergoid B. Medial pytergoid

C. Supra-hyoid region: Digastric Stylo-hyoid Mylo-hyoid Genio-hyoid

In a standing position, tilt your head back with your chin thrust out. Place your hands around the base of your neck in a kind of choke hold position (but don't choke yourself! LOL). Anchor the skin/muscle of the neck with your hands. Then use exaggerated chewing motions, opening and closing your mouth fairly rapidly with your chin thrust out. Do 25 to 50 chews. Then repeat. You will definitely feel the work out in the muscles of your lower jaw and the area around your temple as well as in your neck. Also, if you work out in a gym, shoulder shrugs are great for building the neck!

TONGUE PRESS: Target Area: Directly under chin Purpose: Firms under chin area Exercise: Close mouth. Keep your tongue flat inside your mouth. Put your thumbs together and place thumbs under chin (back toward throat). Push thumbs up and hold. Contract the muscle by pressing the back of you tongue to the roof of your mouth. You should feel the muscle push against your thumbs. Hold for a count of 6. Repeat 10 times. Muscles Used: Mylohyoideus Function: Raises the back of the tongue HEAD LIFT There are two parts to this. This is a great overall neck builder, it'll tighten up the entire neck.... Target Area: Sides of Neck Purpose: Firms and Elongates the Neck Exercise A: Lie face up on a bed. Hang your head over the edge. Slowly raise head in line with your gody and then lower your head back down again.

Start out with 3 sets of 10 and build from there Exercise B: Lie Face down on the bed. Hand your head over the edge. body then lower your head back down again. 3 sets of 10 Muscles Used: Sternocleidomastoideus Funtion: Holds head upright, moves it from side to side, forward and backward Slowly raise head in line with your

I have a GREAT ONE. stick your chin out making an exaggerated grimace, sticking bottem jaw out; hold until you feel neck muscles pulling...do l0 times, or however many is comfortable..helps under chin and neck area. another is make an exaggerated grin until you feel muscles tightening, hold your head back far as you can, then forward far as you can, relax and repeat. always relax the muscles between exercises....is like a 'relaxation response' type thing....I am not sure about the reason for creppiness, but I think the tissue gets lax and takes longer to catch up with the rest of the ingredients in there..but that is a guess.

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