Loss of muscle tone as you age can make your face look saggy, especially your jowls. A lot of women resort to plastic surgery to have the affected areas tightened, causing loose skin to go away instantly. However, undergoing the knife does not come cheap, and it also involves certain risks.
Don’t let your sagging jowls and your unwillingness to pay for an invasive and risky procedure leave you down in the dumps. There are certain exercises that can help in dealing with drooping flesh along the jaw line. It’s true that the results won’t look as dramatic and instantaneous as paying a plastic surgeon. However, religiously doing them can provide some noticeable improvement after some time. Read on to get to know the best exercises for sagging jowls!
Sit straight so that you may be able to really zoom in on your jowls. Pucker your lips and try to take your upper lip towards the tip of your nose. While doing this, try to do a closed-lip smile. You know that you are doing it correctly if you feel the muscles along the jaw line tightening up. Hold it for about 10 seconds and release. Do everything 5 times.
Stick Out Your Tongue
This is one of the simplest exercises for sagging jowls. All you have to do is look up to the ceiling, open your mouth and stick out your tongue. Have it pointing towards the ceiling and make sure that you are sticking it out as far as you can. Do you feel tightness under the chin, in front of your neck and along your jaw? Good. You are doing it correctly.
Faking a Yawn
Performing this exercise is good at tightening not only your sagging jowls but also loose skin in the neck area. All you need to do is open your mouth really wide just like when you’re yawning. However, you should slowly close your mouth which should take about 20 seconds. Just before your mouth completely closes, do a couple more sets.
Kiss the Ceiling
This exercise also requires you to be seated. Get started by having your chin pointed towards the ceiling. Afterwards, purse your lips and attempt to give the ceiling a smack. This move will surely leave a tight feeling along the jaw line. After about 5 seconds, release and relax. Do everything from start to finish 5 times.
Chewing While Looking Up
Doing this particular exercise is very good at dealing with saggy skin right under your chin. While standing up or sitting down, point your chin towards the direction of the ceiling. Tilt your head as far back as you can but without straining your neck. Do a chewing motion for about 15 to 20 seconds. Rest for a while. Repeat as many times as you can.
Alternate Cheek Puffs
Puffing up one cheek at a time is an excellent way to tighten both your cheeks and jowls. This exercise may be performed whether you are standing or sitting. Take a deep breath, close your mouth and puff up one of your cheeks, and then switch to the other one. Do this alternating puffing up as many times as you can until you can no longer hold your breath.