Good news for beauty lovers chasing the fountain of youth: Science just confirmed what aestheticians and dermatologists have known all along—doing these facial exercises regularly can actually make you look as much as three years younger.
You may not need to run straight for the first Botox-filled needle at your dermatologist’s office, because a 2018 study published in JAMA Dermatology revealed that regular facial exercises can make your skin look younger, giving you fuller and firmer upper and lower cheeks. That’s great news for people who are seriously committed to natural beauty and saving loads of cash on pricey beauty products.
Do face exercises work for the average woman, though? You’ll be pleased to know that the women who took part in the study looked an average of three years younger after 20 weeks of exercise, as rated by dermatologists. However, the regimen in the study was fairly rigorous: The participants did 30 minutes of facial exercises 30 minutes a day, every other day for two and a half months.