Hey Gals 35 years plus…. Does your FACE need a workout? – Here’s why it does.

“Look at this wrinkle”

“Look at how lose my skin is”

“ Look at the dark circles under my eyes”

Who can relate to this? Our faces are our “calling cards” and the first we see aging.

Yes… I am guilty of this. It’s like, when I hit 35 the signs of aging were already in motion. Waking up, looking in the mirror saying to myself.

After 35 and 40 years old. Inevitably as we age we lose collagen in your face which leads to wrinkles and reduced skin elasticity.

As much as it is important to exercise in our 40s and 50s..we need to exercise our face…otherwise known as “Face Yoga”

Here’s 3 things  I do as part of my morning routine.

1. Upper-eye exercise

Take the three middle fingers of each hand and place them underneath your eyebrows. Then push your eyebrows straight up. “Look straight ahead and use your forehead muscles to push down against the fingertips that are holding your brows,” Hold for ten seconds, and on the seventh second, close your eyes keeping your eyebrows high and anchored. Relax and then repeat the move two more times, for three total.

2. The Cheekbone Lift – Place your fingers over each cheekbone, gently lift the skin up as far as you can. Open your mouth to form an “O” so you feel resistance in your cheek muscles. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat 10 times.

And my favourite is…

3. Use a “jade” face roller – No different than using a foam roller for your body. Rolling your face helps stimulate lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness and promotes circulation.

Sounds funny but as with anything the key is to be consistent. I exercise my face at least 4-5 times a week and I also find it really increases my alertness in the morning….not to mention over time you are really working on reducing that appearance of  aging lines !