It was once believed that facial exercises would do wonders for toning and shaping your facial skin. However, Dr. Schultz explains why facial exercises can actually make you lose tone and increase lines and wrinkles. The logic behind facial exercises makes sense: When we think of conventional exercise of our bodies, the muscle contractions tone and tighten. But when we do facial exercises, we stretch the skin and cause premature failure of the elastic fibers — which makes your skin sag and stretch out sooner. So, per the doctor’s orders, you have a good excuse to skip your (facial) exercises.