I was in my mid-20s when I started to notice faint wrinkles on my face. I was worried and asked myself if facial exercises I was doing to slim the face (I read that such exercises may help) were guilty.
I read and researched almost every bit of information on the internet. And I found the following:
Face exercises may cause wrinkles. Forehead wrinkles, laugh lines and other facial lines come from using your face muscles. If you laugh a lot, you will get laugh lines – guaranteed.
Face Yoga can cause wrinkles, too. Botox and similar treatments are freezing muscles on your face to prevent movement and hence wrinkles. Even in the ancient Egypt women were taught not show any emotions to avoid wrinkles. Scientists say that constant smiling is making you look at least two years older.
Now, if you do any face exercise for a short time, it won’t matter much. If you do facial exercises for a year or more, you’re in hot water.
But, face massage, for example, can help you to reduce face muscles tension and remove some wrinkles. It will help to moisturize your face regularly, and always use sunscreen to protect your skin from damage and aging.
Not every moisturizing cream is equal, though. Using myself as a guinea pig, I found what works for me. Having said that, everyone is different and has different skin, but I’ll tell you my product choices anyway (for light, thin skin to be exact).
First, Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream.
This one is amazing! But it’s often out of stock and not cheap. But I give him the first place, light years ahead of the competition!
The second choice is Weleda Skin Food.
It is relatively cheap. Many celebrities like Julia Roberts, for example, swear by it.
I haven’t tried very expensive products, though. If you can test them, that’s great. Maybe you’ll find what’s even better for you.
So, face exercises are not the best idea to follow; it seems.
Sarah White for Skin Makeover Store