Face Exercises | A Natural Way To Stay Youthful With Jack Lalanne


Someone with a lot of wisdom once said, “When you reach middle-age, you get the face that you deserve.” Perhaps that is right, in a philosophical sense, but it also has a scientific validity. We have all been there where we meet someone and subconsciously you just know that this person is happy, or that another person is a grouch. All of these things can be read directly from their faces. This happens because your face’s muscles are actually exercised into your predominant mood and eventually, your predominant mood literally becomes your face. However, all of that can be changed and reversed with face exercises.

We often think of exercising our bodies, but very rarely, our faces. Face exercises have proven to have a variety of benefits; some being – anti-aging, better skin tone, better muscular structure (women love a muscular jawline), improved blood flow, removal of a double chin and a variety of others. So, the question remains, why don’t we do it? Well, simply because we aren’t aware of it.

So, to get you started on your journey to a youthful and toned face, we’ll outline some exercises, with the assistance of 50’s health Guru Jack Lalanne, that you can try throughout your day for a few minutes a time. Be sure to check out his humorous video below.

  1. Jaw Exercise – Opening

You start by opening up your mouth as wide as you can and then pursing your lips as tightly as you can.

Do this for 3 sets of 10, rest, and then 3 sets of 10 again.

Jack Lalanne Doing Jaw Opening Exercise

Simply open your mouth as wide as possible and then purse your lips as tight as you can.

  1. Jaw Exercise- Side to Side

As a continuation of the last exercise, purse your lips together tightly and move them from side to side.

Do this for 3 sets of 10, rest, and then 3 sets of 10 again.

Jack Lalanne doing side to side jaw exercise

This exercise helps to tone your cheeks and jawline.

  1. Eye Squeeze

Start off with putting your fingers on the corners of your eyes to create a bit of resistance and then squeeze them shut. You’ll feel the muscles pulling and working out.

Do 3 sets of 10, rest, and then 3 sets of 10 again.

Jack Lalanne doing eye squeeze exercise

By placing your fingers on the corners of your eyes, you create some resistance for the muscles.

  1. Brow Scrunch

Place your fingers on your eyebrows, to give a bit of resistance, and scrunch your eyes closed. You’ll feel the muscles in your brow contracting and expanding.

Do 3 sets of 10, rest, and then 3 sets of 10 again.

Jack Lalanne Doing brow scrunch

This exercise tightens the muscles in your brow and lifts them for a better look.

  1. Full Face Scrunch

You do this exercise by opening your mouth and eyes as wide as you can and then scrunching them closed as tightly as you can.

Do 3 sets of 10, rest, and then 3 sets of 10 again.

Jack Lalanne doing full face scrunch

The full face scrunch tightens all the muscles in your face and aids in circulation for a healthier skin.

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