Categories: Do It Yourself Beauty, Skin Care News
I just LOVE using natural methods to keep my facial skin toned, my muscles lifted underneath, my cheekbones high, and to keep my chin and neck from drooping. Admittedly, these are all due to the inescapable forces of gravity, which is something we all have to contend with the longer we are here on this earth.
However, we can somewhat defy these cruel laws of gravity by doing daily facial exercises which help to tone and lift the underlying muscles and fascia that lay beneath the skin on the face. This helps us not only fight wrinkles, sagging and aging, but it can fight the inevitable muscle erosion that occurs, making things fall down and generally look more slack.
One of the problems that I’m noticing on my own face has really started to bother me. These are the nasolabial folds as they are termed. These folds are those lines that run up from the edges of your mouth to the edges of your nose.
As we age, they tend to get deeper and the crease becomes more noticeable. Everyone notices this as they age, but some notice it a little earlier than others depending on their facial structure. I started to notice it several years ago on myself. They say you’re always your own harshest critic, and boy was I!
I’m 38 years old now, so I started to notice them when I was about 33. It was mostly in pictures that I could really see them, especially if my skin was really dehydrated since this exaggerates any folds or wrinkles present in the skin.
Nasolabial folds can really make you look older. The good news is, there are ways to puff them back out. I’ve just started trying a new yoga-inspired exercise I learned to hopefully get a natural (and totally free) result and will definitely report back to you with my results. However, there are also options that do not involve cutting (but do involve injections) that can address these creases.
Hyaluronic acid or filler injections can fill these folds out quickly. It takes a lot of the solution to fill them out though, so you could be looking at quite a costly bill when all said and done. Without further ado, I’d like to share with you the new exercise I learned to help address these folds naturally.
Even if this only helps a little, it will take only about thirty seconds out of your day. Oh, and you can do it anywhere. You’d just probably want to do it in private since it looks a little silly ?
Start by filling your mouth with air, so that it looks like you have jawbreakers in both sides of your mouth and the sides of your cheeks are both taut with pressure from the air.
First, roll the air all over to the right side of your mouth. Hold for five seconds. Then, roll the air over the left side of your mouth so your left cheek is puffing out a lot with the air pressure. Hold for five seconds.
Now, roll the air up to the top lip, so that the upper lip area is puffed out with the air. Hold for five seconds. Lastly, do that same thing with the area below your mouth and hold for five seconds.
That’s it! Literally less than a minute. Like I said I plan on doing these daily and reporting back with my results in a few weeks.