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Facial exercise can make you look younger!

Published on January 9, 2019
Mature woman sitting in countryside

You already know that working out your body can make you look and feel better. Now evidence that facial exercises can make you look younger. In this study, women aged 40-65 years old were given facial exercises to perform for 30 minutes for at least 3-4 times per week, for a total of 20 weeks. Of 27 enrolled volunteers 11 dropped out. (It takes a lot of commitment to work out your face for 30 minutes each day!). However the remaining 16 patients had a statistically significant effect. Comparing before and after photos the the women looked about 2 years younger. (Mean estimated age before study 50.8 years, mean estimated age after study 48.1). Admittedly not be a huge difference and maintaining a regimen of 30 minutes daily facial exercises my be too much of a commitment for many people. However for those who can keep it up, there is a free, non-invasive way to take a couple of years off!

Association of Facial Exercise With the Appearance of Aging
Murad Alam, MD, MSCI, MBA1,2,3; Anne J. Walter, MD, MBA1,7; Amelia Geisler, BS1; et al Wanjarus Roongpisuthipong, MD1,4; Gary Sikorski5; Rebecca Tung, MD6; Emily Poon, PhD1
JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(3):365-367. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.5142

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