Stimulating the muscles of the face helps restore toned and glowing skin, and even fades wrinkles.
Dedicate a few minutes a day to the exercises offered by Sylvie Lefranc, a professional in facial yoga, and you will immediately see the difference!
Firm the Oval of the Face and Neck
1 / Stretching
The best gesture: Extend the distance between the head and the shoulders by stretching the neck as far as possible and rolling the shoulders back (try to bring the shoulder blades together).
What’s the point? To embellish the port of the head, and to stimulate the tone of the muscles of the neck.
How long: perform the movement 3 times.
2 / The Tongue Against the Palate
The right gesture: Press your tongue as hard as possible against the upper palate by moving the lower jaw forward.
You should feel a contraction in the muscle under your chin.
What’s the point? It is excellent for combating double chin and helping to define the contours of the face.
How long: Hold the position for 10 seconds, 3 times in a row.
3 / The Fist Against the Chin
The right move: Place your clenched fist under your chin, and try to open your mouth while resisting with a closed fist.
You can lean your elbow on a table if you want.
What’s the point? To effectively stimulate and tone the muscles of the neck and chin.
How long: Hold the position 10 seconds, 3 times with each fist.
Tone the cheeks
1 / Swollen Cheeks
The right gesture: Place the fingertips on the upper lip to immobilize it flat, then inflate the right cheek as far as possible.
Pass the air on the left side, and alternate from one side to the other.
What’s the point? To stimulate and stretch the muscles of the cheeks, and to reduce the nasolabial fold.
How long: 10 seconds, 3 times on each side alternately.
2 / Deep Pinches
The right gesture: Using your thumb, index, and middle fingers, perform a series of deep pinches over the entire surface of the cheeks, from the inside to the outside.
What’s the point? To relax the cheek muscles, to stimulate blood circulation, and to relax the features.
How long: About fifteen pinches on each side.
3 / The Big O
The right gesture: Form a big O with your mouth by pressing your upper lip against your teeth and opening your eyes wide.
What’s the point? To stretch all the muscles of the face and particularly those located around the mouth and nose.
It is excellent for smoothing out the nasolabial fold.
How long: Hold 5-10 seconds, 3 times.
Plump the Mouth
1 / Kisses in the Air
The right gesture: With your head stretched out towards the sky, perform exaggerated sonorous kisses while trying to stretch your mouth flat as if you have a duckbill.
What’s the point? To strengthen the lower and upper lips, and to tone the oval by stretching the neck.
How many times: ten kisses.
2 / The Tray Lips
The right move: Block the lower lip with your hand, then stretch the upper lip forward as if it were a plateau (much like the top of a duckbill).
What’s the point? To redraw the upper lip by muscling it, to smooth or prevent fine lines, and to lift the corners of the lips.
How many times: 3 times, holding 5 to 10 seconds.
1 / Massage the Lion’s Wrinkle
The right gesture: Place your thumbs at the head of the eyebrows, and slide them one after the other outwards following the line of the eyebrow.
Apply enough pressure to act on the muscle.
What’s the point? To relax the muscle between the eyebrows and thus to erase the frown lines which may have formed by the force of contractions.
How many times: About ten times on each side.
2 / Stretching the Temples
The right gesture: With your hands, stretch your temples outward and try to frown while resisting with your hands.
What’s the point? To tone the frontal muscle to smooth lines and wrinkles
How many times: 3 times for a few seconds.
3 / The Owl
The right gesture: Make a capital C with your fingers, placing the thumbs on the cheeks, and the index fingers above the eyebrows.
Aim to raise your eyebrows and open your eyes wide while resisting with your index fingers.
What’s the point? To strengthen the frontal muscle to erase fine lines and wrinkles.
How many times: Hold the contraction 5 to 10 seconds 3 times in a row.
1 / The Contraction of the Temporal Muscles
The right gesture: With your hands on your temples, grit your teeth: you should feel a tension in the temporal muscles.
Press firmly with your fingertips, resisting this contraction.
What’s the point? To redensify the temporal muscles to reduce crow’s feet wrinkles.
How many times: Hold the contraction 5 to 10 seconds, 3 times.
2 / Stretch the Eyelid
The right gesture: With your thumb resting on your forehead, stretch the eyebrow along its ascending line using the bent index finger.
What’s the point? To correct or prevent sagging of the upper eyelid
How many times: 3 to 5 times on each side.
3 / The Fingers on the Eyelids
The right gesture: Place the pulp of the index fingers in the center of the closed eyelids, then try to open the eyes by resisting with the fingers.
Be careful not to raise your eyebrows: in this case, you can work one eye after the other, placing one hand on the forehead to keep it still.
What’s the point? To strengthen the upper eyelid to prevent or correct sagging.
How many times: 3 to 5 times.
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