A small pilot study suggests that daily facial exercises may make you look younger.
In this study 27 women aged 40 to 65 were given an exercise regimen for their facial muscles that they were to do every day for a total of 20 weeks. Of the 27 who started only 16 completed the program, but those women who completed it were judged to look an average of 3 years younger than they did before they started. Which of the exercises were responsible for the improvement and whether the results can be duplicated in a lager controlled study is yet to be determined. None the less its interesting to think how in a search for a more youthful appearance we might end up trying to avoid wrinkles, by paralyzing muscles with Botox and at the same time building up other muscles through facial exercises to keep a younger looking fuller face!
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 alWanjarus Roongpisuthipong, MD1,4; Gary Sikorski5; Rebecca Tung, MD6; Emily Poon, PhD1
JAMA Dermatol. Published online January 3, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.5142