You might have heard “Fatface” as an insult. It’s a phrase that is degrading and outright wrong.
Unfortunately, as we grow older, our metabolism decreases and it becomes even harder to burn fat. While you can easily work out to burn fat in your other parts of the body, your face is kinder left out and also needs some workout too.
Your face contains over 50 different muscles and unlike most of the rest of the body, a lot of these facial muscles are rarely used.
By carrying out regular facial exercises, you promote the circulation of blood to the different areas of the face, thus replenishing the oxygen supply in the muscles and the skin. This will result in a bright complexion and beautiful healthy glow.
The Your face will also become slender and less saggy.
“I recommend facial exercises to be done every day,” says New York dermatologist Doris Day, MD.
“We exercise our face every time we make expressions, and most people overuse certain muscles which ends up weakening the opposing muscles. When you frown often enough to create a crease, you’re overusing those muscles and weakening the muscles that lift and smile, because you’re using those muscles less.
“Another rule is that muscles can only pull in one direction. So for every muscle pulling down, there’s an opposite/paired muscle that pulls up. I try to teach my patients (and I have a section in my book Beyond Beautiful devoted to this) how to do facial exercises to lift and rejuvenate. It helps in-office treatments last longer and in many cases it can even help delay the need for treatment.”