Firmer, fuller cheeks can really give you a more youthful appearance. Plus, when you lift sagging cheeks, the lower part of the face gets a small lift too.
These facial cheek exercises will help you get fuller, more shapely cheek contours. But it's important to do a complete facial exercise workout a few times a week for the best results and a beautiful, elegant look as you age.
With a regular facial workout program, you'll get a nice even build all-over your face, neck and even chest (decolletage).
For rounder cheeks, try the bonus workout called the Cheek Shaper, courtesy of Carolyn's Facial Fitness.
The Cheek Shaper - designed by Carolyn helps enhance the cheeks from the bottom too. This exercise will even out uneven cheek building and be sure you build your cheeks evenly and in balance.
Here is another simple cheek exercise that can help firm and lift the cheeks and tighten the lower half of the face.
This cheek exercise is actually straight from Carolyn's Facial Fitness program.
She adds an interesting twist to this and suggests doing these exercises lying down for the best results. This allows you to take advantage of gravity for faster results.
Start with a clean face. P.S. If you lie flat on the floor or in bed (without a pillow) the gravity will add even more resistance for better cheek firming.
To create more resistance, use the butt of your palms instead of fingers to push your cheek muscles down.
And try raising your head a few inches off the floor at the same time you're pushing down on your cheeks. Then lower your head back to the floor and release/relax.
Results - Aside from a little soreness, most people see results within a couple of weeks. Yes, a couple of weeks! Cheek muscles build quickly for most people.
Almost all of Carolyn's facial exercises require you to make what she calls the "Long O" face by wrapping your upper and lower lips around your teeth and then smiling.
Why do this? Because it helps keep your face muscles taut so you don't pull and tug on the skin, but you're able to isolate and work the muscle.
Plus, this movement alone helps tighten cheek muscles even before you do the exercise.
Here is a video explaining the long "O" face technique.
Most experts in the facial exercise field warn about exercising only one area of the face (i.e. spot training).
It’s fine to do extra exercises for troubled spots or if you want faster results in a particular area. But it's best to do them in along with a complete facial exercise program. Why, because:
Do cheek exercises work? Yes. Facial exercises can enhance your cheeks, as you can see from my before and after pictures.
Cheek muscles can build up easily. That's why you only want to do these a few times a week. More is not better. And, by doing them too often can cause an overbuilt, awkward appearance.
Perform the extra cheek exercises no more than 2-3 times a week, spaced out over the course of 7 days.
For best results: Experts in the facial exercising field highly recommended you perform a full facial workout - in conjunction with spot training with cheek exercises. This combination ensures you get a beautiful balanced look.
A pilot study published in the JAMA Dermatology showed that after 20 weeks of steady facial exercising, there was a significant improvement in upper and lower cheek fullness. And study participants were highly satisfied with their results.
NOTE: Researches state that since the sample group was small and there was no control group to compare the results; further research is warranted to fully asses the findings. But, I say, just
look at your before and after pictures.
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