The maintenance of a firm face is the symbol of youth and vigor, whereas when one goes into the older period of one’s life the face starts to sag and wrinkles form. Daily facial and smile exercies will help to combat the effects of age, gravity, and disuse.
During the progression of age most people lose control of many muscles that are not the primary “movers” and only help to reinforce faical movement. Muscle awareness will be achieved through these exercies, enabling the control of facial movements that normally only respond to a reflex action.
This exercise focuses on producing a voluntary smile that will work the facial muscles in control of elevation and retraction of the mouth. This should be done while looking in a mirror, either sitting or standing, whichever you prefer. This exercise has been advocated by Gibson in his Smile Power Institute that one practicing for only a few days, five times a day, complete control and range of motion can be achieved in one’s smile.
After these exercises have been complete, one will have a major improvement on one’s smile and will increase one’s attractive power. This is occurring because just as in normal muscle-building exercises, one uses weights as resistance, and in this exercise one uses their fingers as “weights”.
The quadratus labli superioris is probably the key muscle for keeping a young, healthy apperance. Without proper working and the gradual loss of its strength when unused adds to the sagging of the face and other undesirable appearance qualities. These two exercies have to be performed following the smile exercises. After 3-5 months results should show up in varying degrees.