The Simple Face Lift

Workouts for your complexion as well as body

You know that exercise is brilliant for the body, but did you know it can really improve your skin too? It’s true! Exercise helps increase the heart rate and increases blood flow to the surface of the skin. So skin can look less sallow and more radiant as a result!
 
That’s why we’ve worked with Simple Fitness Expert, Anna Reich, to develop an innovative programme of exercises specifically designed to have a positive impact on your skin as well as your body - from ‘anti-ageing facial workouts’ to exercises which target each section of the body.


Simple skin benefits...
 
• Regular keep-fit sessions can help relieve fatigue and improve posture which can alleviate stress. When we feel less stressed it can show improvements in our skin too!
 
• Stretching exercises are great for de-stressing and encouraging better sleep. And the more sleep we get, the more time our body has to repair and regenerate, helping us look younger for longer and help reduce stress-induced wrinkles and dark circles.
 
So what are you waiting for?!

Exercise 1: The owl Read more

Main Muscles Worked:
Forehead (Frontalis)
Sets, repetitions & time:
Repeat 3 times.
• Make a big C shapes with your thumbs and index fingers and then place your index finger just above and parallel to your eyebrows and your thumbs along the top of your cheek bones.
• Open your eyes wide and look up. Start to pull down with the index fingers whilst simultaneously trying to raise your eyebrows.
• Maintain this resistance for 2 seconds and repeat 3 times.
• Do once more and hold for 10 seconds.

Exercise 2: Puffer Fish Read more

Main Muscles Worked:
Cheeks (Buccinators)
Sets, repetitions & time:
2 x 30 seconds.
• Puff out your cheeks as much as you can and then gently begin tapping them with your hands.
• Do this and tap for 30 seconds.

Exercise 3: Flirty Eyes Read more

Main Muscles Worked:
Eyes (Orbicularis Oculi) and Eyebrows (Corrugator)
Sets, repetitions & time:
2 x 30 seconds
• Place your fingers laterally under your eyes with fingers pointing towards your nose.
• Look upwards and begin fluttering your upper eyelids only.
• Keep this motion going for 30 seconds then close your eyes for a moment and repeat once more.

Exercise 4: Kiss The Sky Read more

Main Muscles Worked:
Lips (Obicularis Oris)
Sets, repetitions & time:
Repeat 10 times
• Tilt your head back gently and kiss the sky 10 times.
• The kissing motion should be loud and exaggerated.
• After your tenth kiss, exhale via one long, prolonged kiss.
• Relax and then repeat twice more.
Anna Reich
Simple says… natural beauty comes from goodness