Exercising your facial muscles can help to strengthen the muscles in the face as well as stimulate blood circulation. Facial exercises performed on a consistent basis can also help give you a more youthful appearance, according to the skincare experts at CynthiaRowland.com. Exercising the facial muscles around the eyes and eyebrow areas is an all-natural way to give your face a lift without resorting to surgery. Additionally, it can help those with facial muscle conditions, such as Bell's Palsy, to regain control of these muscles, according to the BellsPalsy website.
Upper Eye and Brow Lift
This exercise uses resistance to help strengthen the muscles around the eyebrow area. Begin by placing your three middle fingers of each hand directly beneath each eyebrow. Next, use those fingers to push your eyebrows up and outward; hold this position and keep your eyes open. Contract your eyebrows downward while providing resistance with your fingertips; hold each repetition for a five-count before relaxing your eyebrows. After each repetition, relax your face and hands while taking several deep, cleansing breaths to help promote blood circulation to the face. You will begin to see a firmer, more youthful appearance along the eyebrow and upper eye areas within about a week, according to skincare expert Cynthia Rowland.
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A simple eyebrow raise exercise can help to firm the forehead as well as stimulate blood flow to the face. Begin this exercise by opening your eyes widely and making wrinkles in your forehead. Next, transition into a frowning facial expression. Hold each expression for a moment before moving to the next. Do this movement 15 to 20 times per session, and up to three times per day for best results.
The Ohio State University Medical Center recommends this exercise for exercising the muscles around the eyes and brow. Start by first closing your eyes as tightly as possible, and hold this position for one second. Next, lift your eyebrows as high as possible while keeping your eyelids closed. Hold each repetition for a couple of seconds before moving onto the next one. A total of 10 to 15 repetitions per session is ideal. This exercise can be completed up to three times daily.