There is nothing wrong with wanting to look your best, especially at this time of year, but time has a way of not making it easy. As the years go by, the muscles in your face start to lose their elasticity. It’s this lack of resilience that leads to the formation of wrinkles. The muscles in the throat and neck are usually the first to succumb, and that can lead to a flabby, wrinkly neck. Luckily, there are facial exercises that you can do to delay the onset of this problem, or start to reverse it if it’s already an issue.
Facial exercises are a much better alternative than risky plastic surgery procedures which come with a whole host of potential side effects. Exercises are natural, effective, and free. Just be sure to check with your doctor before starting the exercises, in case there are any underlying health concerns. Also, be sure to not overdo it; these exercises will work, but you don’t want to risk hurting yourself when you do them.
Fold your legs comfortably while sitting on the floor. Keep your spine as straight as you can, maintaining good posture, and then slowly tilt your head back (you should feel a gentle stretching in the jaw muscles). Hold it back as you count to ten. Slowly return your head to the starting position. Do this exercise five times.
Keep the same seated position, relaxing your shoulders as you look straight forward. Turn your head to the left slowly, trying to get your chin as far as your shoulder. Count to five and then slowly return to your starting position. Repeat this process three times each for the right and left sides remembering to breathe.
Maintaining the same seated position, gently tilt your neck toward the right. Hold as you count to five, return to your starting position and then tilt to the left. You will feel a nice stretch in your neck, but don’t overdo it. Do these facial exercises three times per side.
Stay on the floor, but now move to your hands and knees. Gently lower your head toward the floor, making sure to keep your elbows, spine and neck straight. Take in a slow, deep breath. Then lift your head toward the ceiling and curve your back downwards as you slowly exhale. Do this exercise a total of five times.
These facial exercises can be done in just a few minutes, but do not rush through them. You should do them slowly to prevent injury, and the routine itself should be a soothing one. In fact, you can light a few candles and put on some relaxing music as you do them. Try to do these exercises every day, and you should start to see noticeable results within a few short weeks.