Can Face Exercises Really Tighten the Skin?

by Maryanne

Do face exercises really help tighten your facial skin? My biggest fear is that I'll just make matters worse and stretch out my skin if I do the wrong ones. How do I know which are safe?

Then I thought about trying those at-home face lift machines. Do micro-electronic face exercise machines work?

Also, what's the hardest areas of the face to firm-up? I really need help around my eyes and jowls.



Hi Barb,

There is no doubt in my mind that face tightening exercises work. Take a look at the stunning before and after picture below!

Just check out the picture below: This woman is Carolyn owner and creator of Carolyn's Facial Fitness (CFF) looks younger in her early 60s than she did in her early 50s!

Her results are like a non-surgical facelift. Wouldn't you agree?

If you've ever wondered if face exercises are worth your time and trouble - let me share some facts and results with you.

It all started with my mom. She sparked my interest in facial exercises when she bought me an micro-electronic facial exercise machine that stimulated underlying facial muscles to help firm and lift the face.

You asked if those micro-electronic face exercise machines work?

Not for me. I really didn't see a difference. Plus, the one I had stung and hurt if I didn't constantly apply a special gel to keep my skin moist.

It’s no surprise this face exercise machine soon found a home in the back of my closet!

But, I was intrigued by the idea of exercising the face to lift and firm it. So sometime in my early 40s I started looking into the benefits of face tightening exercises...wondering if they really worked.

Over the next several years, I bought and tried many different types of face exercise programs.

The I settled on is CFF and as you can see from the pictures below, they did make a difference.

There is about an eight year difference between the before and after.

Personally, I feel that not only has there been little change over the last 8 years, but some areas have improved. Especially the following:

My chin and jaw line is more defined. And there is less droop under the chin area. That's a good sign, because these are areas that age quickly once we're over 50!

You asked about the hardest area to firm?

Hardest area to firm? Eyes, jowls, and neck. While they are the hardest to fix once things started to head south, it's not impossible to improve those areas. The best thing you can do is start early and don't wait until you see signs of aging - like I did!

Note: While not perfect, you can see an improvement in my under eye wrinkles after a few months of face tightening exercises.

The sooner you start face exercises, the better the results.

It's important to start as soon as possible before certain stubborn wrinkles set in. Because even after facial muscles firm up, the skin often takes longer to catch up. This is where facial massaging comes in.

So, in addition to facial exercises, I'm also doing the suggested massages - especially the Neck Brush to address stubborn neck lines.

To be honest, I didn't realize how essential facial massages are for successful results.

Read: Why these simple Face Exercise Tips make a huge difference.

Non-Surgical Face Lift

I think you can gain tremendous benefits from facial exercises as long as you select a program that actually builds (not just tones) muscle, massages the skin, and addresses facial bone loss issues.

One reason our face ages with time is due facial bone loss. When our facial bones shrink and thin, the skin and muscle will tend to sag.

You can read more anti-aging benefits of facial bone remodeling and see what your facial bones look like as you age here at this link.

Don't be afraid to try face tightening exercises

Facial exercising may be somewhat controversial. Some people believe they work and others are afraid to try them.

Personally, I believe it's a matter of choosing an exercise program that's designed correctly, so you don't wind up overbuilding certain areas of the face.

And, of course, it's important to pick a program that you'll enjoy doing on a consistent basis. Shop around on-line and preview the many different face exercise programs available.

Many sites will offer a preview or sample exercises so you can see if this is something you feel comfortable doing. You can learn more about the program I chose here at this link.

I hope this helps answer your questions about face exercises and skin tightening results. 😊

Additional Reading:

- Get sample cheek exercises here

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