While the human face is a matter of beauty, maintaining taut, smooth skin oftentimes becomes a source of anxiety as we age. If you’ve ever hunted for a natural solution to sagging skin, you may be intimate with facial exercises.Fitness celebrity has long supported facial exercises designed to slim the face and reverse the ageing process — from Jack LaLanne in the 1960s to soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in 2014. But is it working properly?Websites, Many books, and product reviews agree on miraculous results, but any evidence that suggests facial exercises are effective for slimming cheeks or reducing wrinkles is largely unimaginable.
There is few clinical research on the effectiveness of facial exercises, and specialists like Dr Jeffrey Spiegel, chief of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, think that these muscle-blasting facial workouts are a total bust. Why don’t they Work?
The muscles in the face make a complex web and can attach to bone, each other, and the skin. Skin is elastic and provides small resistance. As a result, exercising out facial muscles strains on the skin and will stretch it out, not tighten it. “The truth is that almost all of our facial wrinkles come from excess muscle activity,” -specialist Spiegel says. Crow’s feet, Laugh lines, and forehead wrinkles all come from using facial muscles.
As an example, Botox prevents wrinkles by freezing muscles, which ultimately atrophy. Sufferers with partial facial paralysis often have smoother, less-wrinkled skin wherever they’re paralyzed.
The initial nonsurgical way to slim down in your face is too slim down as a whole, with diet and exercise. Everybody is different, and a fuller face may be the result of the bone structure, rather than fat.
If preventing wrinkles is your aim, simple steps like staying hydrated, using sun protection, and moisturizing can go a long way. You can try a facial acupressure massage to relax muscles and relieve stress.
If erasing wrinkles comes back, Spiegel suggests consulting with a facial plastic surgeon. “If this is mattering to you, don’t spend your time reading blogs,” he says. “Go to a skin care professional and let them give you an opinion. Ask about the medicine and find out what works. It doesn’t trouble to talk.”
There’s no foolproof guide to ageing gracefully, but identifying what works and what doesn’t can help make the process less stressful. If one thing’s for confident, it’s that disquieting does give you wrinkles.