Every day your face is beaten and battered by the elements. It must withstand the harsh sunlight, blistering wind, extreme cold, and, in ever-increasing amounts, pollution. Your face needs to be exercised in order to combat these elements and to decrease the appearance of aging.
Aestheticians are familiar with the value of facial exercises. They know that many people manifest the stresses of their lives on their face, causing the tensing of facial muscles and preventing adequate blood flow. They use these exercises before many of their procedures to increase this blood flow to optimum levels.
Professionals gently massage the face into a healthier state. Generally, therapists push in an upward and outward direction with the tips of their fingers. They might also gently pinch the skin and rub the brow to relieve the facial tension.
Medical professionals also utilize facial exercise in their practices to relieve a variety of symptoms. One common use is to combat the pain and headaches associated with dysfunctions of the temporomandibular joint, the joint which connects the jaw to the rest of the skull.
Lighter complexion can also come about through the use of facial exercises. As your facial muscles are relaxed, the increased blood flow causes old cells to fall away to replaced by newer, healthier cells. This will give you a lighter, gentler complexion.
Wrinkles are a normal part of growing older. If you start facial exercises at a young age, however, wrinkles might not be so inevitable. Even if you already have wrinkles, some of these wrinkles may disappear with the proper use of facial massage.
Facial aging in all its variety of forms, from deep wrinkles to sagging skin can be prevented if you devote enough care to your face. Along with using facial exercises, if you have a healthy diet, protect your face from the sun, hydrate yourself enough, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep you may avoid the otherwise inevitable maleffects of aging.
The neck must also be cared for as a part of caring for your face. It is essential to be more gentle when exercising the neck as too much strain can cause serious issues. All in all, facial exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. It is much more attractive than the alternatives; a dilapidated face, or a faux face created through risk and cost intensive plastic surgery.