You work out for your body, trying to attain your optimum shape and size, sometimes concentrating on specific areas, for maybe a washboard flat stomach, or a toned shapely back; then why not for your face? Facial muscles need to be worked on as regularly as any other part of the body, and lips being a prominent feature of your face, you need to work extra hard on them. After all, though everyone may not have a pout like Angelina Jolie, all of us owe it to ourselves to bring what we have to its utmost beauty. The right exercises can ensure that.
Asha Bachanni, aesthetic consultant and founder of Face Gym India, says that lip exercises can start as early as eighteen years of age, and can then be continued for the rest of our lives. At a young age, these exercises help in cell renewal. With age, they rejuvenate the cells, helping to minimize signs of ageing. She suggests a few exercises that should be practised regularly. She recommends doing them at least five times a week for great results.
It is a well- documented fact that lips become thinner with progressive age. According to Ms Bachanni, practising these exercises everyday will not only help maintain the volume, but will also prevent loosening of muscles surrounding the lip area. However, she emphasises that already thin lips will not gain volume with these exercises, because muscle mass in all other parts of the body can be made to increase with exercise, but not so with lips.
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