Eating well and being active are some examples of good habits that can help your body stay young and fit. But this is also true for facial muscles, which tend to lose their firmness as we age.
With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the best exercises designed to help restore your face to its former glory.
Warming Up The Muscles
Just like before any other workout, you will want to warm up your facial muscles.
To do this, move your lower jaw back and forth and then side to side. All movements should be done slowly and smoothly, without sudden blows. Repeat the exercise 8 to 10 times.
Open your mouth and roll your lower lip over your lower teeth. Imagine you need to scoop out a shell of water with your jaw. Move your head down in a digging motion and close your mouth as you lift your head.
When performing this exercise, make sure that the corners of your lips are completely relaxed. Repeat 5-7 times.
Touch Your Nose
The double chin is also associated with weakness of the hyoid muscles. That is why it is also necessary to strengthen them.
Extend your tongue as far as possible and try to reach your nose with the tip of your tongue. Keep your lips relaxed. Repeat 5 times.
The Perfect Oval Face
If you want to return the shape of your face to a more youthful appearance and lift your cheeks, do the following exercise: turn your head to the left and pull your jaw forward, straining your neck muscles.
You should feel the muscles on the left of your neck stretch. Then turn your head to the right and do the same movement. Repeat 5 times on each side.
“Kiss The Giraffe”
Imagine that you need to kiss a giraffe (or someone very tall).
Raise your face and look at the ceiling. Bring your lower jaw slightly forward and purse your lips as if you were going to kiss someone.
If you are doing the exercise correctly, you should feel a strong tension in your neck. Hold for 5 to 8 seconds and release. Repeat 5 times.
For this exercise, you need to make two fists and place them directly under your chin. Then start moving your jaw slightly down over your wrists and force your muscles as you overcome the resistance.
The pressing force should gradually increase. When you reach maximum resistance, press and hold for 3 seconds. Then relax and repeat the exercise 5 to 7 times.