For many of us, wrinkles are just a sign that we are getting older. However, according to Web MD, there are other contributors as well. Those deep “11” wrinkles that form on your forehead and the branch-like creases near the eyes become more prominent by habitual muscle contractions. Smiling, frowning, and squinting can make them more noticeable. Other things such as sun exposure, skin care, and heredity can also play a role in development.
While wrinkles can be proof of a life well lived, many of us want to limit just how obvious that evidence is. If you are looking to soften and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, read on for a few natural remedies.
Facial aerobics have been proven to increase blood flow to the skin and stretch out your face to reduce lines formed by repetitive facial movements. An article from Genius Beauty suggests completing the following exercise 15 minutes per day:
Exercise 1: Stretch your mouth out in a closed smiling position. Hold the pose for 2 seconds
Exercise 2: Make a prominent kissing face where your mouth is nearly touching your nose. Hold for 2 seconds.
Exercise 3: Pull your lips forward and downward holding for 2 seconds.
Repeat this cycle 20 times to stretch and strengthen your facial muscles. This targets deep lines around the mouth.