These Insane Before-After Photos Just Proved Facial Exercise Really Does Work

While aging is a phenomenon that's natural, expected, and good, it's okay to try products and routines that promise younger-looking skin. Of course, there are cosmetic procedures you can undertake to smooth wrinkles, lift the skin, and more, but plastic surgery isn't for everyone. In that case, try facial exercises, which, according to The New York Times, have been lauded for providing results that some people call "nonsurgical face-lifts."

If that doesn't convince you to include a facial exercise habit into your beauty routine, maybe you need some scientific proof—like this new study recently published in JAMA Dermatology. In it, researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago investigated the efficacy of facial massage in preventing or reversing the physical signs of aging in middle-aged women's faces. The results were kind of insane. Keep scrolling to see a before-and-after photo from the study.