6 DIY Banana Mask Recipes for Skin and Hair Care

 

6 DIY Banana Mask Recipes for Skin and Hair Care -   If you already past the age of 26 (the estimated age when fine lines start appearing), you can regularly apply these DIY banana mask recipes, at least once a week, to considerably slow down the proliferation of unwelcome wrinkles.
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Are you looking for solutions to turn back the time and restore your skin to its once youthful state by reducing the appearance of wrinkles? You have probably heard about the health benefits of banana but do you know that you can also use banana for skin and hair care when applied externally?

 

In the beauty world, bananas are popularly known as “Nature’s Botox”. Why go under the knife, when you can have natural, painless, cheap and pure bananas to apply on your skin?

 

In fact, there are some potent vitamins and minerals in bananas which make banana face masks an incredible beauty fix, provided by Mother Nature herself!

 

Banana not only is one of those perfect foods, but it’s also an amazing skin care tool. Bananas contain Vitamin A, are rich in potassium, and work as a skin softener and aid in clearing acne when mixed in a face mask. Banana is a very good moisturizer for your skin as it is rich in potassium.

 

Banana also has the highest content of magnesium, iron, iodine, zinc and vitamins A, B, E, and F which is good of the skin and the body.  Banana also contains vitamin C which helps in deep cleansing of the skin. It also helps in preventing inflammatory diseases.

 

The benefit of banana peel is really a home remedy that is often overlooked. Along with the banana itself as being a healthy snack, the peel offers many health advantages because it is filled with vitamins.

 

The banana peel helps in healing wounds, scars and blemishes. The banana peel is great for deep cleansing and contains essential oils to help moisturize and nourish the skin. Banana skin can also be used to exfoliate dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria in the skin.

 

Aside from being a delicious and nutritious fruit, banana is therefore perfect for making homemade recipe for face masks. Following are some facial mask recipes using bananas that will give you skin benefits that may not even be possible with expensive, chemical-laden cosmetic creams.

 

DIY Banana Mask Recipe #1 – For Reducing Spots and Blemishes

 

You will need 1 banana, preferably ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using), 1 tablespoon manuka honey, an orange or a lemon. Mix the banana and honey together. Add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon. Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth.

 

Using this mask a couple times a week really helps clear up your skin. Lemon juice is high in acidity which kills bacteria that helps with acne. Lemons are packed with vitamins that are good for your skin.

 

Honey has lots of enzymes that are like natural antibiotics. Honey is easily absorbed by the skin and has lots of antioxidants. Both honey and lemons can reverse skin damage caused by the sun. This is why the results from this face mask are so amazing. Your skin will automatically feel cleaner and look more radiant.

 

DIY Banana Mask Recipe #2 – For Dry Skin

 

You will need 1 ripe banana, 1 tablespoon Molasses, 4-5 tablespoons of oats* and mineral water. You mash the banana; add the molasses, oats and some water to get a good consistency you are satisfied with.

 

Spread the banana mix on to a damp face and neck, leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

 

*Oats fortifies the mineral content of the mask

 

DIY Banana Mask Recipe #3 – For Skin Rejuvenation

 

You will need 1 cup Yogurt, 2 tablespoon Molasses, 1 Banana, ripe, mashed, 1 Apple, ripe, mashed. Mix the yogurt, molasses, mashed apple and banana together, until you get a consistent mixture. Apply to your face and neck area and leave for at least 30 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

 

DIY Banana Mask Recipe #4 – For Oily Skin

 

You will need 1 Banana, ripe, 1 Strawberry, ripe, and 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice. Mix the ingredients and apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

 

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DIY Banana Mask Recipe #5 – For Reducing Appearance of Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet and Hair Care

You will need ½ ripe banana, 2 tablespoons yogurt and 1 tablespoon manuka honey. Mash the banana with a fork and add in honey and yogurt and apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

 

This paste can also be used for hair care by massaging the mixture to your scalp and leave on for an hour or more under a plastic cap, and then a towel for added heat.   Rinse out and shampoo and condition as you wish. This will help to increase the moisture content of your hair, smooth fizz and soothe itchy scalp.

 

DIY Banana Mask Recipe #6 – For Under-Eye Wrinkles and Insect Bites

 

This mask will make use of the banana peel.  You wet the inner side of banana peel (yellow side out) with some Wheat germ oil and black Cumen oil, and rub it under your eye, clean after 15-20 minutes.

 

This will reduce the wrinkles under your eye. You can use a similar way to rub an insect bite, by wetting the banana peel with yogurt and Aloe Vera juice. This will reduce itching and swelling.

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6 DIY Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipes for a Younger Looking Skin

 

6 DIY Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipes for a Younger Looking Skin -   The cucumber facial mask has many advantages. Cucumber happens to be a powerful antioxidant. It helps free the skin of radicals that cause wrinkles on the surface. When combines with yogurt and honey, it makes a more portent facial mask. Here is how to make your own cucumber anti-wrinkle mask.
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You look in the mirror and are greeted with fine lines and wrinkles. Suddenly you’re beginning to look your age. But you’ve heard a lot ways to get rid of wrinkles naturally. But how? Glad you asked.

 

Let’s start with what we know. We’ve all heard of botox. Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a toxic protein used to paralyze facial muscles thus temporarily reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is injected using a needle and syringe, and has virtually no recovery time.

 

While Botox might be a great option for some people out there, it seems odd to me. Botox does nothing to actually get rid of wrinkles, instead it simply stops your muscles from contracting, which in effect makes your face look, well, frozen. I didn’t want to freeze my face, nor did I want to temporarily hide the wrinkles. I wanted them gone.

 

This is therefore not an effective way to get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, there are plenty of natural options that are gentler and just as effective. One of which is to use cucumber for your natural skin care routine.

 

Ladies like using cucumber as a home remedy because this is a cheap and effective way as a beauty aid and a best tonic for the skin of the face. Cucumber is a rich source of silica. Silica is a mineral which holds the connective tissues in skin and also helps in strengthening them. Silica has numerous benefits for skin and health as well.

 

Cucumber has a pH balance of 5.5, which is the same as healthy skin. Cucumber skin is a rich source of antioxidants which can be harnessed to get rid of wrinkles naturally. It is therefore not surprising that cucumber is popularly used in expensive spa treatments.

 

Cucumber is mild and can be a part of your daily diet and external skin care regimen. The additional benefits are overwhelming and one of which is cucumber can detoxify our body, which removes toxins out of our body. Its regular use prevents pimples, blackheads, wrinkles and dryness of the face.

 

If you want to have lighter skin tone and complexion, you can make use of cucumber face masks. Cucumber is helpful to improve the skin complexion. You can look and feel beautiful while using cucumber face masks recipes at home. They are natural, simple, easy to make and at the same time loaded with several skin benefits. Cucumber face masks recipes can brighten the dull skin texture.

 

When you use cucumber for face mask, do not peel the skin because as mentioned earlier the skin is a rich source of antioxidants. Try these cucumber facial mask recipes in your skin regime and take advantage of numerous benefits it offers.

 

Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipe#1

 

You will need ½ Cup Oats, 2 tablespoons Manuka Honey, 1 sliced cucumber – 5 tablespoons and Milk/Yogurt. Take cucumber slices in a blender and blend them to make a thick paste. Later, add honey and yogurt to it and mix it well. After blending these properly, add oats to it and blend them also.

 

Take a large bowl and pour the mixture into it and freeze it for a few minutes. Cleanse your face thoroughly and then apply this face mask. Gently spread the mixture on the face. Add milk instead of yogurt, if your skin is dry.

 

Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipe #2

 

You will need 1 teaspoon cucumber juice, 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon mint juice, ½ teaspoon of Manuka honey, and 1 teaspoon of yogurt. Beat egg white until stiff and blend it with the just-mentioned ingredients. Apply on face, leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

 

Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipe #3

 

You will need ½ cucumber, 1 tablespoon of white or brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Take cucumber slices in a blender and blend them to make a thick paste.  Later add sugar and olive oil to it and mix them well to form a paste. Gently massage over face and neck. Leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

 

Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipe #4

 

You will need ½ cucumber, 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon of milk powder. Puree the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Apply on the face with cotton wool, and leave on for about 30 minutes. Rinse off with cool water (so the egg white protein does not denature and go hard on your face!)

 

Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipe #5

 

Take cucumber slices in a blender and blend them to make a thick paste. Later, add with an equal amount of rose water. Apply to the face and neck.

 

Cucumber Anti-Wrinkle Mask Recipe #6

 

You will need 2 ripe cucumbers, 1/2 ripe avocado, 3-4 leaves of fresh mint (you can try either peppermint or spearmint), 1/2 oz almond oil, 1/2 teaspoon tincture of Benzoin (it is available at drug/health food stores) and 1 cup of distilled water (ideally boiled and then cooled)

 

Puree and blend the ingredients and make it into a paste. Shelf life 3-4 days, you can refrigerate the paste.

 

Apply the paste on the problem areas. Apply it at morning and then again at night. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Dab your skin dry.

 

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6 Cherry and Peach Mask Recipes for Removing Wrinkles Naturally

 

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Removing wrinkles naturally from the face may prove to be very difficult, especially if the wrinkles are old and deep. Nonetheless, here are some of your options: Getting enough antioxidants. Antioxidants are very important in warding off the effects of free radical damage.

 

If you want to remove old wrinkles, you first need to prevent new ones from forming by making sure you have enough antioxidants to protect your body. Antioxidants are especially necessary with prolonged sun exposure as the harmful UV rays can cause free radical damage.

 

Vitamins C and E are powerful antioxidants, which you can find a lot in fruits like cherry and peach. Supplementing your diet with these (or using facial masks that contain these ingredients) is a very good way of combating wrinkles naturally.

 

Recent studies have revealed that cherries contain ingredients that have healing and preventative capabilities, which qualify them as a super fruit. In fact, cherries can also be considered a great beauty food because they have among the highest levels of antioxidants of all fruits.

 

The melatonin found in cherries help to regulate biorhythms to improve your sleep pattern and delay the natural aging process. Plus, the two flavonoids – isoqueritin and queritrin – are powerful antioxidants that help in delaying the aging process. Good for those suffering from insomnia!

 

Cherry contains contain other important nutrients such as beta carotene (19 times as much as blueberries or strawberries!) vitamin C, potassium and fiber. It also contains Beta carotene, with sour cherries being shown to have more Beta carotene than sweet cherries. Cherry fruit have antioxidants like pectin and anthocyanins that have been linked to the prevention of cancer and heart disease.

 

The most important among these are the anthocyanins that strengthen connective tissues and prevent wrinkles by destroying the harmful enzymes which make the skin old and wrinkled. The anthocyanin also contains disease fighting chemicals that provide protection against skin cancer by fighting and destroying harmful free radicals.

 

The same also applies to peaches. One of the major antioxidants in peaches, chlorogenic acid, helps scavenge free radicals — compounds that your body acquires through exposure to pollutants, food and the environment — to reduce the effects of aging and deter chronic diseases.

 

Peach is a great source of Vitamin C, which helps to remove dark circles and blemishes. It also contains Vitamin E and both Vitamin C and E are are essential in the creation of collagen in your skin. This will help in removing wrinkles naturally.

 

When directly applied to your skin, the peach juice helps to reduce blemishes and wrinkles, unclog pores, and lighten age spots resulting in fresher, more vibrant skin. Therefore, peach is a common ingredient in anti-ageing face masks. It tightens the skin’s pores and does wonders for a tired skin.

Peaches are a good source of proteins and contribute towards tissue repair, so when you have a cut in your skin or a more severe laceration, peaches can help heal your skin quickly.

As peaches are loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, beta carotene, potassium, magnesium, and selenium, they help to protect the skin from hazardous ultraviolet rays. In order to prevent any radical damage to your skin, you can boil the fruit, mash it with a fork and apply it on your face once you return home after venturing outdoors. You can also use the peel of this fruit to cleanse your skin.

 

Peach is one of those fruits that when used on the face in any form, helps make the skin soft and elastic. Peach juice can be used as a lotion, and its meat for face masks. Peach’s acidity aids in closing the dilated pores.

 

Therefore a beauty mask containing cherry and peach will be a very potent mask for removing wrinkles naturally. The following are a few facial mask recipes using both cherry and peach for various purposes and skin types to be applied on your face once or twice a week.

 

Cherry and Peach Mask Recipe #1 – For Fighting Wrinkles

 

Mash together 8 – 9 cherries and 1 peach. Apply onto cleansed face and neck with fingers or mask brush and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove with damp warm muslin or cotton face cloth. Finish with a final splash of cold water and pat the skin dry. Follow with your regular skin toner and jojoba anti-aging solution.

 

Cherry and Peach Mask Recipe #2 – For Skin Whitening and Reducing Wrinkles

 

Mash together 8 – 9 cherries and 1 peach in a blender. Then add in 2 tablespoons of organic honey and mix together. Apply with the fingers or face mask brush to the face and neck. Leave on for 15 minutes before removing with a warm damp muslin or cotton face cloth. Finish with a splash of cold water and pat the skin dry. Follow with your skin tonic or toner, serum and face moisturizer.

 

This mask is wonderful for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, lightening any skin discolorations, nourishing the skin and has a mild exfoliating effect leaving the skin soft, smooth and supple.

 

Cherry and Peach Mask Recipe #3 – For Preventing Blackheads and Whiteheads

 

Mash together 8 – 9 cherries and 1 peach in a blender. Then add in one tablespoon of fine or instant oatmeal to form a thick moist paste. Apply to the face avoiding the eye area and gentle massage the face mask in small circular movements for a few minutes. Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and remove with dampened muslin or cotton face cloth. Finish with a final splash of cold water and or face toner. Apply your normal moisturizer

 

This exfoliating mask will remove all the dead skin cells revealing fresh healthy skin, improve the circulatory system and deep clean the pores preventing blackheads and whiteheads forming. Exfoliating may be done two or three times a week, but if you have sensitive skin, just do it once a week, and always use a moisturizer after.

 

Cherry and Peach Mask Recipe #4 – For Skin Rejuvenation

 

Mash together 8 – 9 cherries and 1 peach in a blender or bowl. Add 2- 3 tablespoons of natural yogurt into the blender or bowl and mix together to form a paste. Apply with the fingers or a face mask brush and leave for 15 – 20 minutes. Remove with a dampened warm muslin or cotton face cloth which has a gentle exfoliating quality.

 

By using warm water it will stimulate the pores enabling deep cleansing.

When completely removed finish with cold water splash and pat dry. This mask will leave the skin soft, smooth, moisturized and brighter in appearance, with a healthy glow.

 

Cherry and Peach Mask Recipe #5 – For Dry Skin

 

Mash together 8 – 9 cherries and 1 peach in a blender or bowl to form a paste and apply to the face and neck area with your fingers or face mask brush. If you wish to add more nourishment (dehydrated skin) add a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil at blending stage. This hydrating mask helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. Follow with your skin toner and moisturizer.

 

Cherry and Peach Mask Recipe #6 – For Acne Prone or Oily Skin

 

Mash together 8 – 9 cherries and 1 peach in a blender or bowl and mix them with honey and lemon juice together and apply to the skin. Leave for 15 minutes before removing with a warm dampened face cloth or muslin cloth.

 

Do a final splash of cold water and pat the skin dry before applying your skin toner and moisturizer. This ingredient combination will be nourishing, antibacterial, pore cleansing and has anti-inflammatory properties.

 

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Besides using the above the mask recipes for removing wrinkles naturally, you can apply sunflower seed oil on the wrinkles daily. Sunflower seed oil, which has many skin nourishing benefits, has been regarded as nature’s gift for wrinkled skin. Massage it gently on your skin morning and evening, and sooner or later you’ll notice not only the wrinkles disappearing but also the dark spots.

 

A facial massage when done consistently and appropriately helps in removing wrinkles naturally as it improves blood flow to areas where wrinkles develop. Sufficient blood flow means that the cells of the skin are getting the right nourishment. Facial massages may also facilitate collagen production.

 

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DIY Facial Tips for Removing Wrinkles Naturally

 

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By the time women reach middle age, most begin to see age spots on their face or hands. While these irregular, dark brown patches are not harmful, they are certainly unwelcome in those wishing to retain a youthful appearance.

 

Despite their name and the timing of their arrival, however, age spots are not caused by aging. Instead, an accumulation of exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays over the years stimulates the skin to produce melanin, causing the darker, spotty areas.

 

Luckily, you still can use commonly found kitchen ingredients for removing wrinkles naturally, instead of using harsh chemicals.

 

Here are 3 wonderful facial mask recipes for removing wrinkles naturally

 

Cranberry facial mask recipe

 

More than just a sweet sauce and a part of festive décor during holidays, the cranberry is a super fruit. Cranberries have a high concentration of antioxidants and phytonutrients, plus anti-yeast and anti-fungal properties.

 

Cranberry juice helps detoxify the skin and is particularly useful for those who are acne-prone or suffer from psoriasis or have oily skin. In addition cranberries help reduce skin inflammation, redness, and itchy, irritated skin.

 

Cranberry oil can be found in anti-aging products because it helps fight against free radicals, the cause of premature aging such as wrinkling of the skin. Because it easily absorbs into the skin it works as a great moisturizer and aids in moisture retention, improving skin elasticity and suppleness. It also smoothes skin texture and brightens the complexion.

 

The acid in the cranberry fruit acts as an exfoliant. Cranberry is rich in vitamins A and C which help with collagen production. Cranberries fight free radicals that can cause wrinkles, and they also help keep your skin moisturized. The enzymes from the cranberries will work double time to exfoliate your skin, leaving your face radiant and free of acne!

 

The anti-bacterial properties found in cranberries also makes them a good ingredient to use in facial cleansers, in pore cleansers and toners for acne-prone skin, and for use in body washes, scrubs and masks

 

To make the cranberry mask for removing wrinkles naturally, you will need 1 teaspoon of manuka honey, 1 teaspoon of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of almond meal and 5-6 crushed fresh cranberries. You mix all of these ingredients to form a paste.

 

Pull your hair away from your face and apply the mixture to the skin, taking care to avoid your eyes. Find a spot where you can relax with the mask on your face for about 15 minutes. Gently wash off the mask with warm water, either in the shower or with a soft cloth.

 

This homemade facial mask will give your skin a dose of wrinkle-fighting, redness-reducing antioxidants.

 

Soy facial mask recipe

 

Soybeans, when used in beauty products, have been known to tone and brighten the skin, reduce fine lines, and minimize redness. Soy is sometimes referred to as a “smart” moisturizer because of its innate ability to moisturize dry areas while decreasing oiliness in other areas.

 

Soy has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory influences on the skin. Isoflavones in soy can stimulate collagen production in the body. This increases the skin’s underlying structure, which helps augment thickness and elasticity.

 

Isoflavones can also inhibit matrix metallo-proteinases, which are enzymes that break down the network that supports the skin infrastructure. A form of soy isoflavone called aglycones shows promise in improving the appearance of aging skin, including the diminishing of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Soy can also soften skin. Soybeans are very versatile to work with; you can use it as a toner, mask and add in to your daily cleanser. A benefit to soy topical treatments is that they do not include any hormonal ingredients.

 

To make the soy mask for removing wrinkles naturally, you will need a handful of soya beans and 1 tablespoon of whole cream milk. Soak the beans overnight and grind them to form a paste. Then you add 1 tablespoon of whole cream milk to the paste. Apply this mixture on your face and rinse off after 15 minutes.

 

Avocado and peanut oil facial mask recipe

 

The avocado is an internationally known, wildly popular fruit that has a multitude of uses as a tasty and nutritious food, food additive and food enhancer.

 

Avocados are not only good for eating; they make great facial masks because they’re full of skin moisturizing vitamins like B and E. Avocado oil is a source of collagen which helps maintain your skin’s strength and elasticity.

 

Avocado oil also hydrates and softens your skin. The avocado also has natural fibers which are very important for your digestive system which also contributes to having radiant skin.

 

Peanut oil is very helpful for especially dry skin types, and it can help the skin retain moisture. Peanut oil used for skin must be 100% pure peanut oil, without any added ingredients or flavorings.

Peanut oil is mainly composed of long-chain, fatty acids, including behenic acid and lignoceric acid. Behenic acid is often a component of moisturizers and conditioners, used for its smoothing properties.  Peanut oil is commonly used for skin care and dry skin.

 

Peanut oil contains valuable amounts of anti-oxidant vitamin E. 100 g fresh oil has 15.69 mg of alpha-tocopherol and 15.91 mg of gamma-tocopherol. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals.

 

To make the avocado and peanut oil facial mask for removing wrinkles naturally, you will need 6 tablespoons of ripe mashed avocado and 1 teaspoon of peanut oil.

 

Mix these together and gently massage the mixture on your face. Let the avocado facial sit on your skin for 20 minutes. Use a damp cloth to wipe the mask off of your face and then follow with a warm water rinse to remove any residue.

 

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Face Lift Exercises to Delay Wrinkles and Tone Facial Muscles

 

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Are you worried about losing your looks? Truth is, the face you see in the mirror every morning, its shape and how old or young it looks, is heavily dependent on the strength and condition of the small muscles lying underneath your facial skin. But why would you want to exercise your facial muscles?

 

Let me explain. As we get older these under-used muscles become thin and slack, and as the skin loses its foundation, the typical signs of ageing begin to appear: Wrinkled forehead, Droopy eyes, Crows feet, Eye bags, Downward pointing mouth, and Flabby neck.

 

Without toned muscles to support the skin, gravity takes over and everything starts going south. Look at people in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond and you will see the face can start to look like it is being sucked down toward the ground.

 

Guess the result? You will see a drawn, tired and haggard look to the face. We all assume this slow degeneration of our looks is just a natural part of ageing. It’s not! It doesn’t have to be this way.

 

However there is no need to resort to expensive, painful and expensive cosmetic surgery to correct this problem. Botox and other artificial methods are quick fixes and can even be harmful to you.

 

And here’s some good news for you. The muscles of the face are just like the muscles of the body. Exercise them on a regular basis and they become stronger and more toned. The skin covering them naturally lifts as the muscles fill out and wrinkles appear reduced. It’s like having a facelift but without the painful and expensive surgery or the ‘constantly surprised’ look.

 

Simple daily face lift exercises that tone the major facial muscle groups can help to firm the contours of the face and prevent or reduce the visible signs of aging that inevitably take their toll as the years pass by. Not only will the shape of your face improve with exercise but so will the quality of your skin.

 

Exercise stimulates blood flow in the muscles and surrounding tissues when you work out at the gym, exercising the face is no different. The skin receives a better supply of regenerating blood and nutrients when exercised and this can impart a healthy glow.

 

Just as with the muscles of the body, if we exercise the muscles of the face, we can stay looking fresher and younger for longer. The idea of exercising the muscles of your face may seem a little strange but it can become as normal and natural a routine as washing and shaving and it only need take just 5 minutes a day.

 

As thousands of women have known for many years, it is the most reliable way to keep or rejuvenate your looks. It’s is no different for men. No matter what your age you can look and feel better with facial exercise.

 

If you are young, performing face lift exercises will maintain that smooth, fresh, healthy look you were born with. If you are more mature, a facial workout will help ‘ turn back the clock’.

 

This set of simple, easy-to-learn face lift exercises can transform your looks:

 

Tone and firm the forehead, reducing worry and frown lines

 

Reduce and prevent crow’s feet and bags around the eyes

 

Eliminate droopy eyelids and regain a youthful, wide eyed look

 

Stop the downward turn of your mouth and thinning of the lips

 

Accentuate your cheekbones to give a more elegant tapered shape to the face

 

Reduce and prevent jowls and slack neck skin (turkey neck)

 

Fill out the sides of the mouth to prevent sunken cheeks

 

There are sixteen major groups of muscles that influence how the face looks and these muscles are just like any other muscles in your body. As we age they lose tone and volume because the normal range of exercise that they perform in day to day life, like eating, smiling and facial expression is not enough to keep them from deteriorating. Muscles cover almost the entire head and therefore have a great effect on the appearance of the face.

 

The following simple, easy-to-learn face lift exercise, if performed regularly, will firm and lift the forehead. You will be exercising your muscles ‘isometrically’. This means you will be tensing the muscles against counter pressure from your hands for a number of seconds and then relaxing.

 

At first it may seem very difficult to perform the exercise or to feel any effect. This is normal. Much like the muscles of your body, any exercise performed for the first time on muscles that has not been worked on for years will be a challenge.

 

Even holding the tension for a few seconds may seem impossible but don’t give up! When you first work out the biceps on your arms it can be difficult but the more you do it, the easier it becomes and the stronger the muscle. It’s no different with the muscles in the face.

 

In the beginning, you will aim to hold the tension for a slow count of 10. Do this every day for a month or two. Then, as the muscles begin to tone and the exercise feels easier, double your count to 20 seconds for another month or two, as you begin to feel the muscle more keenly, count slowly to 30 for each exercise.

 

The important thing is not to rush and expect instant results. Muscle toning takes time, dedication and patience but the rewards (such as admiring glances, disbelief at your age and a younger looking face looking back at you in the mirror) are worth the wait.

 

Make sure your hands are clean and dry so that you can gain resistance on the skin under your hands and fingers. If your hands or face are too greasy you may find it hard to create the resistance needed for your facial muscles to work against.

 

If you wash your face before the session, moisturise with a non-greasy lotion or cream. Don’t let the face become too dry (as when washing with bar soap) as this makes the skin more prone to wrinkles and could defeat the objective of the exercises. You want to be able to hold the skin gently but firmly and work the muscles underneath against that hold.

 

How to Eliminate Worry Lines on the Forehead:

 

The forehead is covered by a thin sheet of muscle called the occipital frontalis. When you raise your eyebrows, this is the muscle you use to do it. It is also connected to the muscles around the eyes.

 

As we age, this muscle loses its tone and elasticity, so encouraging both frown lines and drooping of the skin over the eyes. By exercising this muscle, you help smooth and minimise frown lines, lift the eye brows into an elegant arch and prevent skin dropping into the eyes.

 

  1. Sit or stand in a comfortable position.
  2. Place both palms of the hands over the forehead; so that the fingers rest on the front of your head and your thumbs touch your temples. The lower part of your palms covers your eyebrows.
  3. Press your palms firmly against the forehead bone and gently pull the skin upwards and outwards.
  4. Now slowly move your brows down, trying to close your eyes against the upper pressure of your palms. Try not to frown as this may encourage wrinkles to form between your eyebrows.
  5. Hold the tension for a slow count of up to 30 seconds, then gently drop the skin to its original position, take away your palms and rest.
  6. Do this once a day.
  7. As the forehead muscle increases in tone, you should feel the tension across the front of your forehead when you perform this exercise.

 

Here are a few more face lift exercises that you could practice at home to regain your natural skin texture. Eradicate that wilting skin and make yourself look youthful with straightforward non-surgical cheek and jawline routines employing just your fingertips.

 

Cheek face lift exercises:

 

This is genuinely one of the best face aerobics exercises to minimize sagging jowls. Place your forefingers on both sides of your face just under the apex of the cheek bones. Practice small outward circles with the fingers. Cheek routines pull up and tautens the skin on the cheeks which gives the appearance of defined cheekbones. This is a really good attribute especially for women. Sofia Loren comes to mind!

 

Upper jaw face lift exercises:

 

Take your fingers and put them on the cheeks in the hinge of the jaw. To find this yoga facial exercise point, open and close your mouth and work the fingers into the groove of where the upper and lower jaw begins. When you’ve found the location, render small, upward circles. This will restore the jowls and cheek muscle groups and result in the firming of middle face tissue and skin. This face exercise will also elevate drooping skin round the jaw region where slack face skin and jowls are more prominent. This will ultimately lessen fatty deposits in the cheek and lower jawline.

 

The chin-slap face lift exercises:

 

Stiffen your right hand and situate the back of your hand on the underneath of your jaw. Slap up and down rapidly, but not too hard as to produce pain. Move about the hand, whilst slapping, from the ear of the one side along the jawline to the other. Then repeat this firming regimen. This will remove fatty deposits beneath the skin which will be dissolved into the body, thus disposing of jowl droop. Moreover, this energizes the lower face and feeds the skin with improved blood flow.

 

Face lift exercises around the mouth:

 

Frequently doing face lift exercises here will help tone up and strengthen the muscles around the mouth and help to lift slack sagging skin. This will assist to diminish marionette lines on either sides of the mouth such as smile and laugh lines. Also, fine lines on top of and around the mouth can be eliminated by doing these.

 

Please note that these face lift exercises ought to be done with firm massaging via the fingertips, enough to sense the underlying muscle move, but not so hard as to bring about discomfort. We recommend that women and men do them no less than once daily, 1 minute on each point. Facial massaging with greater frequency in the day and for extended durations is advisable for faster, more pronounced results.

 

One of many dynamics of face lift exercises is that regimens for the upper face can treat baggy face skin on the cheeks and jowls. Even eye exercises and forehead wrinkle workouts can tighten the tissue on the lower half of the face, as the muscle inflates and hauls the skin upward.

This is why a good facial toning program is such a first-rate skin anti-gravity system and is so valuable for women and men to look young, and for daily face care at home. It’s a fingertip DIY non-invasive facelift just waiting to happen!

 

As you have now discovered, there are a number of non-invasive face lift exercises that can tighten baggy skin beneath the chin and the length of the jawline. Sculpture your center and bottom face for improved looks and firmer face skin. You will not lament it, since these tightening workouts transform the face permanently.

 

So that’s it, guys and gals. For those who prefer to use face lift exercises to look younger by conducting their own non-surgical facelift – good choice. You will definitely look younger by using facial exercises in as little as 15 minutes 2 to 3 times a week. Who knows, you might look a decade younger within a month from now!

 

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