Facial Exercise: A Quick Refresher and Toner


Tension shows in your face when your features look drawn and your expressions frozen and rather set. A good laugh is the best way to relax a tense face, but this exercise routine will help you to liberate and tone the key muscles quickly: try it when you are sitting in the bath , not at the traffic lights.

1. Scrunch up your whole face for a few seconds so that your is wrinkled, your forehead furrowed, and your eyes and mouth are tightly closed.

2. Do the opposite: open your mouth and eyes as wide as you can (as if you are silently screaming) to release your throat muscles.

3. Close your mouth again, purse your lips, and push your mouth up to the left, then to the right.

4. rin-as if from ear to ear - open your eyes wide again.

5. Hold and repeat the grin, but this time, tuck in your chin to tighten your neck muscles.

 

DO'S AND DON'T FOR HEALTHY SKIN

  • Do apply plenty of moisturizer to all exposed areas of skin as regularly as possible, particularly the hands, neck and face. A good moisturizer slows down the rate of dehydration by acting as a barrier to water loss.
     

  • Do use mild soaps with a pH level of 5 or less, particularly for your face. Harsh cleansers strip the skin of sebum, a naturally occurring protective oil, allowing moisture to escape more quickly.
     

  • Do apply moisturizer all over your body after having a bath. The longer the bath and the hotter the temperature, the more dehydrated your skin is likely to be.
     

  • Do wear clothes that are made from natural fibers, such as linen, cotton and silk, that allow your skin to "breathe".
     

  • Do eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, pulses, grains and fibre as the basis for a fine healthy diet , for a fine healthy diet that will improve your skin.
     

  • Do apply a sunscreen of factor 15 or higher sunscreen to exposed parts of your body when you go out in the sun.
     

  • Do drink at least six to eight glasses of water every day to help keep your skin hydrated.
     

  • Don't use foamy additives in your bath which, again, remove sebum from the skin. Use bath oils instead.


- WF Team

Dated 08 August 2011
 

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