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Better Than Botox: Facial Gymnastics To Prevent Wrinkles

Date November 28, 2018

Botox is a great invention that helps eliminate hateful wrinkles in a matter of hours. However, botulinum toxin therapy is not a panacea. The drug dissolves under the skin with time and the procedure requires regular repetition. In addition, after a series of injections, Botox stops providing the expected result, and then a more serious treatment will be needed.

Better Than Botox: Facial Gymnastics To Prevent Wrinkles

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It is much more effective to fight wrinkles with facial or face-building gymnastics.

What happens when we do facial exercises?

Facial muscles are easy to train. Through regular exercises, we force the muscles to work, which causes them to slightly increase in size. It smoothes out small wrinkles and prevents the appearance of new ones.

Wrinkles may appear even on the face of a young girl due to active facial expressions. But regular massage and exercises will do their job of lifting the skin.

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The most problematic areas for many women are the forehead, the area around the eyes, and the chin.

How to prevent wrinkles in problem areas

1. Around the eyes

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To improve skin elasticity and to eliminate swelling around the eyes, the following is recommended:

  1. Close your eyes and put your palms on your forehead so that your little fingers are lying along the eyelashes.
  2. Slowly, move your eyes left and right, up and down.
  3. Do 10-15 repetitions.

2. Forehead and between the eyebrows

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A deep wrinkle between the eyebrows can appear at any age. In young people, it goes away by itself faster; after 35-40, it takes more time. Here's how you can help your face:

  1. Join the index and middle fingers, and place them on the eyebrows.
  2. Apply some moderate pressure and, as if smoothing the wrinkle, pull your fingers up and to the sides.
  3. Count to 10 and relax your fingers. Do a total of 10 repetitions.

3. Double chin

Better Than Botox: Facial Gymnastics To Prevent Wrinkles

An extra fold under the chin makes any face heavier and adds extra years. Let’s get rid of it!

  1. Extend the chin forward, and place the tongue behind upper teeth.
  2. Close your mouth. Join your thumbs, stretch your lower lip and press your fingers to the chin.
  3. You will feel your chin tense up. Count to 10, relax, and do 9 more repetitions.

Toning facial contour, improving color, and eliminating swelling

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Facial massage is perhaps the most versatile type of massage that can be done without restrictions. There are no special instructions. The main thing is to warm up the skin of the face to improve blood circulation.

The benefits of this massage are enormous:

  • the face starts looking fresher;
  • removes swelling;
  • lifts the contour of the face, especially in the upper third;
  • improves hair growth;
  • good for relaxation.

The benefits of these procedures can hardly be overestimated. They are free, available to everyone, and really work if performed regularly. Are you still not in front of the mirror?

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.