Eating right and being physically active are a few examples of good habits that can help your body stay fit and young. But this is also true for our facial muscles which tend to lose their firmness as we age.
This is a compilation of useful exercises that is guaranteed to take back your beautiful firm skin, without any expensive, potentially harmful procedures.
1. Warming up the muscles
You’ll need to warm up your facial muscles before the workout. To get started, move your lower jaw back and forth, after that move side to side. You should do this smoothly and slowly and remember don’t move your jaw with sudden jerks. Repeat this for 8-10 times.
2. The scoop
Open your mouth, and roll the bottom of your lip over your lower teeth. Envision you’re using your lower jaw to scoop water. Move your head down in a scooping movement, and close your mouth while lifting your head. Be sure that your lips’ corners are relaxed during the exercise. Repeat this 5-7 times.
3. Touch your nose
A “double chin” is often related to weak hyoid muscles; therefore, they also need to be kept firm and strong. Stick out your tongue and attempt to touch your nose with the tip of your tongue. Keep your lips free from tension; you want to feel the stretch under your jaw and at the front of your neck, not up by your mouth. Do this 5 times.
4. The perfect oval face
If you wanna to retain a more youthful look over your face, and keep your cheeks looking plump, this is the best activity for those side muscles: turn your head to the left, and put your lower jaw forward, stretching your neck so you can feel the extension of the muscles from the base of your neck, all the way up to your cheeks. Turn your head to the right and repeat the same motion. Repeat 5 times each side.
5. “Kiss the giraffe”
Envision you are going to kiss a giraffe (or somebody who is exceptionally tall).
Lift your face up toward the imagined giraffe. Move your lower jaw slightly forward, and put your lips forward, too, as though you’re going to kiss somebody. You should feel your neck’s tension if you do this right. Hold the position for 5 to 8 seconds, and then relax for the same. Continue doing this 5 times.
For this workout, clench your hands into fists and place them under your jaw. Push your lower jaw slowly down on your fists, and strain your muscles against the resistant force of your hands, gradually increasing the force as you press. Keep the position for 3 seconds once you reach the maximum pressure you are comfortable with. Unwind, pausing for a few seconds rest, and repeat the practice 5-7 times.
Clench your teeth and extend the edges of your lips as wide as possible. Force your tongue up against your hard palate and continuously expand the pressing force. You’ll know you’re doing it right when you feel a strong tension in your chin muscles. Hold the position for 5 seconds, then unwind for 3 seconds. Repeat 5-8 times.
8. Puffy cheeks
Breathe in deeply through your mouth, then close the air in, puffing up your cheeks. Next, press your hands on your cheeks until you feel pressure in your muscles. Hold for 3-5 seconds, exhale and unwind. Repeat the practice 5-6 times.