Facial exercises and massages are sometimes referred to as “natural face lifts” that will help you look younger. Exercising the muscles of the face for the purpose of eliminating wrinkles is a controversial issue. Because of this, many women seek alternatives to facial exercises.
A woman’s mouth is the most expressive and mobile part of her face. It is controlled by the muscles surrounding the lips and those in the cheeks, chin, and jaw. There are numerous muscles in the face, and they are responsible for the thousands of facial expressions that are possible for a woman to have throughout her life.
A woman’s habitual facial expressions will eventually leave their marks permanently on her face in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. The facial muscles are directly attached to the skin that overlap them. Because of this, facial exercises have the potential to improve skin tone. However, if you opt for facial exercises to reduce the wrinkling of your skin, any improvements seen are only temporary. If you stop the exercises, the wrinkles will reoccur.
Changes in the skin occur from natural aging, the sun’s damaging rays, and other environmental factors. More specifically, changes occur in collagen, an important support protein in the skin. Any damage to collagen will result in wrinkling and sagging of the skin.
Good anti aging skin care can be used as an alternative or in combination with facial exercises. There are excellent anti aging face creams on the market. These creams can help to diminish fine lines, reduce wrinkles, and plump up the skin, giving it a youthful look. The newest and most popular anti-aging products contain potent antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, or E.Antioxidants work by destroying free radicals (reactive oxygen molecules) that break down collagen causing wrinkling and sagging of the skin. These creams do not result in permanent changes to the skin. If you stop using the creams, the fine lines and wrinkles will reappear. The daily application of an effective anti aging skin care product to the face in combination with daily facial exercises, can help to reduce facial wrinkles.
Because of the controversy concerning the long term benefits of facial exercises, many women seek cosmetic surgery of the face for aesthetic reasons. The various cosmetic procedures they may undergo to improve the appearance of their face or to reduce the signs of aging are: eyelid , eyebrow, or facial lifts. These procedures can be performed safely and relatively quickly outside of the hospital, in a plastic surgeon’s office.
As another alternative to facial exercises, women can receive collagen or botox injections to reduce facial wrinkling. Also, the technique of injecting fillers made of gel solutions natural to the skin are also being used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons to help women conceal wrinkles. None of the injections cause permanent changes. The effects of these injections can last from 6 to 12 months.These alternative cosmetic procedures are not without risk. You should discuss the potential benefits and the risks of each procedure with your doctor before you commit yourself to them. In addition, these procedures can be costly. Because insurance plans do not cover cosmetic procedures, you should always discuss these fees with your doctor before having them performed. You should always engage in a good anti aging skin care program along with facial exercises, if you have not already done so.