Face Exercises to Complement Your Routine
We’re already well into the second quarter of the year, but there’s still room for resolutions to add to your day to day routine. As stricter lockdown measures have been set in the city, we’re thrust into yet another period of uncertainty. This, we know for sure, our health and wellness should be our top priorities!
An active lifestyle, even while holed up at home, does wonders for one’s holistic wellbeing. At this point, you may have already created an at-home workout routine, but have you considered maybe adding an exercise, or two, for your face?
On top of a skincare regimen that works for your unique skin type, why not complement it with a facial exercise? Our face consists of muscles, which are rarely used. A regular facial exercise helps improve blood circulation and aids in delivering oxygen and nutrients to skin, promoting collagen production and stimulating skin cell regeneration to, ultimately, prevent early signs of aging. Whether you’re using a facial roller or a gua sha tool, maybe even your hands, it promotes healthier skin and improves its overall appearance giving you that natural, covetable glow.
There are plenty of benefits of a facial massage, especially when used with the right tools and combined with the right products. Here are some easy face thinning and toning exercises to get you started:
Did you know cheek reps are a thing? Open your mouth to form an “o,” then position the upper lip over the teeth and smile to lift cheek muscles up. Use your fingers by putting them lightly on the top part of the cheeks and release the muscles to lower them and lift back up. Repeat as desired!
A Focus on the Forehead
To help smooth fine lines over time, place your fingers flat against your forehead. Using a sweeping motion, place your fingers up and out towards the hairline and temple. Pause on the temples with a gentle but firm pressure to help release tension.
To boost the process, why not incorporate the The Collective Stainless Steel Gua Sha, or Mount Lai’s Facial Jade Spa while you’re at it? It helps boost the circulation of blood and oxygen for days when you’ve barely had any sleep, which in quarantine, is inevitable. It’s a skin massage and workout in one for instantly supple, healthy-looking skin!
You can also use a roller like the The Collective Face Roller, which helps reduce puffiness on the face. Pro-tip, leave in the refrigerator for a few minutes for a cooling sensation, great for mornings when you need a quick pick-me-up! Try mixing with your favorite lightweight serum or cream for that deep drink of hydration and nourishment.
Upper Eyelid Workout
For a natural brow lift, use your fingertips to gently lift your eyebrows upwards and outwards. Then use your muscles to try and counteract this movement by pushing your brows back down holding for 8-10 seconds. Repeat for 5 times!
Find The Collective’s Gua Sha filter on Instagram to help guide your facial workout!