Free Face Exercise Tips to Tighten Around the Eyes

When you are looking to give your skin a more youthful appearance, you can exercise the muscles of the face. In fact, facial exercises can be effective at reducing the appearance of crow's feet, bags under the eyes and sagging skin. They are free and easy to do, and they can help to tighten the muscles around the eyes without resorting to surgery or other cosmetic solutions.

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Crow's Feet

This exercise targets the muscles surrounding the eyes and is effective for reducing crow's feet at the corners. It's difficult for some people, so it may take some practice. Begin by relaxing the muscles of the face. With your eyes open, lift your lower eyelids without moving your top ones. Hold each repetition for a moment before relaxing and beginning the next rep. You may want to practice this exercise while looking into a mirror until you get the movement down.

Facial Yoga

According to Fat Free Kitchen, facial yoga relieves tension, increases blood circulation and tones the muscles of the face using basic yoga moves. The first movement starts by placing your three middle fingers under each eye. Pull down while trying to close your eyes and hold each repetition for a count of 10 before relaxing. Do five repetitions, then move onto the next exercise, which is for relieving tension from the areas around the eyes. Begin by rubbing your hands together to build up heat through friction. Quickly place your palms over your closed eyes and hold for a total of approximately five minutes. Take deep, calming breaths during this time period.

Upper Eyes and Brow

Give yourself a natural upper eye and brow lift using this technique. Place the three middle fingers of each hand directly under each eyebrow, and lift your eyebrows up and slightly outward. Next, lower your eyebrows while providing resistance with your fingertips. Hold for a five count. Remove your hands and take a deep, cleansing breath before returning your fingers to the starting position underneath your eyebrows. Do another repetition, but this time hold it for a 10 count, and close your eyes by the seventh second. Again, take a deep breath to relax your facial muscles, and repeat this exercise two more times for a 10 count. You should see noticeable results in your forehead and upper eyes after just one week of doing this exercise daily, according to Cynthia Rowland Beauty Systems.

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