Muscles of Facial Expression. Forehead. Exercise with FACEXER.
Forehead wrinkles are the result of our face expression. I have had my forehead wrinkles since I was 19 years old. While I am talking, I am moving my muscles of face expression extensively. This is me, my personality and it is very difficult to change this habit.
The reason why Botox works is because it weakens or paralyses muscles and keeps them from contracting and forming wrinkles. Affected by toxins these weak muscles are losing shape even faster . As we age, we lose facial volume due to loss of deep structural fat, muscle tissue and bone tissue, and that is why our wrinkles look deeper.
There is a well-known natural solution for maintaining muscle tone and volume, consisting of resistance training and progressive overload training muscles of the head, face and neck.
FacExer is your personal exerciser which is shaping and fitting exactly to you, embracing your particular forms, gently holding your skin in place to prevent wrinkle formation during exercising.
Please refer to illustration below. Today we are focusing on the Muscles of the scalp (Epicranius) :
- Frontalis, which raises eyebrows, wrinkles forehead, tenses and retracts scalp;
- Occipitalis, which tenses and retracts scalp, and
- Corrugator supercillii which pulls skin and wrinkles brow.
Illustration is courtesy of "Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology" F.H.Martini PHD
- 1. Stretch FacExer horizontally and press it firmly over eyebrows in order to stabilize skin. Try to lift eyebrows as far upward as is possible, working against the resistance created by FacExer. Your tongue is pressing roof of your mouth. Hold in this position for a count of 5. Repeat 10 times.
- 2. Stretch FacExer horizontally and place it firmly over the top of forehead (where your forehead meets hairline) . Draw down on the muscles of the forehead as you trying to separate the forehead from the hairline. Pull down eyebrows as hard as possible, working against resistance of FacExer.
Hold for the a count of 5. Repeat 10 times then return to position 1.
This exercise provides work out for head, upper face (forehead and muscles around your eyes), and neck muscles.
When initially beginning to exercise, perform one set of 5-10 repetitions of each exercise, and gradually increase number of sets over continued period of time until 5-15 sets are completed. We recommend you to vary repetition range performing three – four full exercising sessions a week: do five repetitions per set in your first workout, 10 repetitions per set in your second workout, and 15 repetitions per set in your third workout. When you are happy with the result, reduce amount of repetitions and exercise only in order to maintain your muscle tone and skin condition.
- Try to develop awareness when you are actually creasing forehead and the area between your eyebrows. Stop frowning and wrinkling forehead while you are talking. For me it is almost impossible – I wrinkled my forehead for more than 50 years, it is programmed in neuron connections of my brain. But I am trying to relax and maintain my facial and oral posture. A mirror is a great help to catch poor facial expressions on the face and a poor oral posture. Forehead wrinkles are very difficult to fight, they may not completely disappear, they might, but you will notice a vast improvement.
Moisturising, massage and acupressure pressure is a great addition to a method of exercising with FacExer in your daily routines:
- Massage scalp with your fingers, relax your face and release stress. Then place your FacExer against right eyebrow and press your eyebrow against FacExer 5 times. Repeat for left eyebrow. FacExer is a perfect instrument for gentle activation acupressure points. Locate Third Eye Point. This point can be found directly between the eyebrows, where the forehead and bridge of the nose meet. Place FacExer on this point. Press FacExer with your head for 60 seconds. Repeating it 2 to 3 times per day will uplift the spirit and improve facial posture.
Warning: Before beginning exercise program, you should always consult with your doctor or physician, particularly if you have or suspect any sort of medical condition that might be worsened by exercise. Although exercise is beneficial to most people, it can also exacerbate certain conditions, if in doubt, consult your doctor or physician.
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