What if I told you that plastic surgery is
by far not the only way to get rid of signs of aging on your face? Well, just take it from “Facercise” expert
Carole Maggio. She’s written all kinds of books about facial
exercises that can make the lips look fuller, naturally lift your eyes, and even change
the shape of your nose! Let’s give them a try, shall we? Exercise #1: Upper Eyelid Lift
Put your middle fingers over the bridge of your nose so that they meet between your eyebrows. Place your index fingers on the outer corners
of your eyes. Basically, you should be making two “Vs”
over your eyes. Once your fingers are in place and pressing
lightly on your skin, look up and squint your lower eyelids. It should feel like you’re pulling them toward
your upper lids. If you’re doing everything right, you’ll
be able to feel the muscles of your outer eyes working. Now squeeze and relax your eyelids for 10
times. Once you’re done with that, shut your eyes
tightly and count to 40. This exercise targets and tightens the muscles
around the eyes to give you a naturally lifted eye area. It also helps get rid of saggy drooping lids,
which will “open up” your eyes for a more youthful appearance. Exercise #2: Under-Eye Tightening
The finger position for this exercise is pretty similar to the first one, only this time you’ll
place your middle fingers on the inner corners of your eyes. The index fingers will still be on the outer
corners. Again, using light pressure (you wanna be
delicate around the eye region!), look up and squint a bit until you feel the muscles
of both the outer and inner parts of your eyes contracting. Repeat this “squint-relax-squint” movement
at least 10 times, all the while keeping your upper lids open. At the end of the exercise, squint and look
upward with your lower eyelids still tensed for 40 seconds. This exercise will help remove the puffiness
and dark circles that can show up in the under-eye region with age. Exercise #3: Forehead Lift
Put your index fingers on your forehead so that they’re parallel to your eyebrows. Lightly press on your forehead and lift your
brows like you’re surprised. Keep raising and relaxing your eyebrows for
10 reps. After that, hold your eyebrows in the lifted
position and use your fingers to push down on them a bit. Count to 30, relax your brows, and massage
them using circular motions. This exercise won’t only raise your eyebrows
and open up your eyes, it’ll also fade any wrinkles and fine lines on your forehead. Exercise #4: Cheek Lift
Start by opening your mouth as wide as you can so that it forms an oval. Also, pull your upper lip down over your teeth. Put your index fingers on the apples of your
cheeks and smile with the corners of your lips. After that, push the corners of your lip down. Do 35 quick reps. This sort of exercise works the circular muscles
around your mouth. As for this one in particular, it helps lift
the apples of your cheeks, which tend to sink over time with aging. Exercise #5: All-Natural Nose Job
If your nose is a bit too long for your liking, then give this exercise a try. Lift the tip of the nose with your index finger. Then, start to pull your upper lip down. You should feel the tip of your nose push
against your finger as it tries to move downward. But don’t let it! Hold this position for a couple of seconds,
then release the pressure on your nose, and relax your lip. Doing 35 quick reps will be enough. Just don’t forget to breathe as you’re
doing it! Training the muscles in the nose like this
will cause them to pull the nose up. Visually, your nose will look shorter and
the tip will seem more narrow. Exercise #6: Lip Plumping
First of all, purse your lips but don’t tighten them. Imagine that you’re holding a pencil with
your lips. Next, lightly press the center of your lips
with your index finger. Keep your lips tense until you start feeling
the muscles around them burn a little bit. As soon as you feel this burning sensation,
press and release the middle of your lips repeatedly. Count to 30, and then stop. If you do this exercise regularly and correctly,
your lips will look fuller since you’ve worked the muscles around them. Any wrinkles around your lips will also begin
to disappear, no needles necessary! Exercise #7: Smoothing Smile Lines
Open your mouth and pull your lips in over your teeth to make a small O. Imagine that
you’re drawing two lines from the corners of your mouth to the sides of your nostrils. Now, start to move your index fingers over
these lines, first up, then down. Repeat this movement until you feel a light
burning sensation along your smile lines. After that, start to make pulsating movements
with your index fingers while quickly moving them up and down your smile lines. Count to 30, and you’ll be done with this
exercise. If you do it regularly, your smile lines are
bound to become less noticeable! Exercise #8: Neck Tightening and Posture
It’s best to lie down for this exercise. Grab the front of your neck with your hands,
raise your head up off the floor a bit, and hold this position for a couple of seconds. After that, relax and lie back down. Repeat this movement 30 times. Then stretch your arms along your body, slightly
raise both your shoulders and head off the floor, and tense your buttocks. Turn your head to the right and then to the
left 20 times, relax, and do 10 more reps. This exercise will strengthen your neck muscles
and help improve your neck posture so that it holds your head up straight. It’ll also tighten the skin on the neck
and make it smoother. Exercise #9: Face Slimming
You can also do this exercise while lying down. Open your mouth so that it looks like a sideways
oval. Again, stretch your upper and lower lips over
your teeth. Position your hands on the sides of your jaws
and slowly move them up along your face while looking forward. Keep doing this until you feel a light burning
sensation on both sides of your face. After that, lift your arms overhead and stay
this way for half a minute. The result of this exercise will be toned
and tightened facial muscles, which also means a visually slimmer-looking face! Exercise #10: Get Rid of a Double Chin
Sit down in a chair, keep your back straight, and raise your chin. Smile widely without showing your teeth. Then wrap your hand around the base of your
neck, right above the collarbones, and pull the skin down a bit. Remember that your eyes should look upward. Tilt your head and keep bending your neck
back until you feel the tension in your chin and neck muscles. Then count to 3, and return to the initial
position. Repeat this exercise 35 times. It’ll help strengthen your jawline and slim
down a double chin. That’s it for the exercises themselves,
but there’s one crucial thing you should remember while doing them, and that’s your
posture. Yep, it makes a world of difference whether
you’re slouching in your chair or sitting upright! So, make sure that you sit straight with your
stomach pulled in and the muscles of your buttocks and upper legs tightened. As a result, you’ll be able to concentrate
on certain facial muscles a lot better. And be sure to always wash your hands before
you touch your face. Bacteria on your fingers can clog your pores
and cause an acne breakout! Besides that, when you’re doing the exercises,
you should feel a light burning sensation in your facial muscles – that means they’re
getting the exercise they need. No pain, no gain, right? The trick is that when you do facial exercises,
your fingertips provide the resistance needed for an effective workout, kinda like what
weights do for you at the gym! And finally, remember to relax your muscles
after you finish doing the exercises. To do this, make your lips vibrate by pressing
them together tightly and then blowing. This simple thing will help relieve muscle
tension and get rid of any lingering pain that may have developed during your workout. If you want to achieve a stable, visible result
as soon as possible, you should do the exercises at least twice a day and spend a minimum of
10 minutes on all of them. Carole Maggio explains that soon after you
include these exercises in your everyday routine, you’ll start to look several years younger. As an added bonus, your complexion will also
improve significantly! Have you or anyone you know ever tried doing
facial exercises? Let everybody know down in the comments if
they worked for you! And don’t forget to give this video a “like,”
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