The mere thought of having a line on your face makes you cringe. A line on your forehead, baggy eyes, crow’s feet and frown lines make you feel older than you really are. Some individuals that have had similar experiences opt for invasive and surgical procedures such as cosmetic surgery. Not only is it very costly, it is also painful (anesthesia do not last forever) and things may go wrong during the procedure.
However, people still choose the easy way out and opt for these procedures to look younger. If you do not want cosmetic surgery done to your face because you are smarter than the average bear, you might want to do it the natural way. In this article, you will be given tips on how you can relax your facial muscles naturally and without the risk of harm. Here’s how:
- Massage your face. You should come up with a regular routine such as massaging your face and scalp daily such as after coming home from work or a stressful activity. Massaging your face improves the blood circulation and reduces the risk of frowns and fine lines. You can also massage your scalp as doing it also relaxes facial muscles.
- Do simple facial exercises. Besides massaging your face and scalp, another thing you can do is to do some simple exercises for your face. It’s not as complicated as it may seem. One thing you can do is to face a mirror and stretch your mouth by opening it as wide as you can without overexerting yourself. Do this for a few seconds each and do about 20 repetitions. You can do one set when you start and gradually increase it to three sets per session. Another exercise you can do is to pucker your lips and squeeze in your cheeks the cavity of your mouth. Although cartoonish in appearance, this exercise is quite effective in strengthening facial muscles. Follow the repetitions and sets mentioned for this exercise as well.
- Face creams and oils. Try and purchase naturally-produced creams for your face. There are products out there that are very effective in rejuvenating the skin without having to resort to adding harmful chemicals in their products. You can also purchase and use oils for your face. One effective variety is the Ylang-Ylang oil which smells very good and has a calming effect on the skin. Just remember to avoid the oil touching the surrounding skin in your eyes as they may become irritated in the process.
In addition, another thing that can be done to improve overall wellness and relaxation in your face is yoga. The point in doing this type of exercise is total and complete relaxation, and when in that state every muscle in your body relaxes as well, even your face. Just remember to never overdo anything that is recommended to you. Too much of a good thing can also be bad for you. With that, you now have ideas on how to relax your facial muscles the natural way.