How can I get firmer facial muscles and get rid of turkey neck and jowls. Help!
I have sagging jowls and the start of a “turkey neck”, and just started doing full face/neck exercises. I am hoping it will help firm-up my facial muscles and lift and firm my lower face and neck.
I'm on a diet and plan to lose 10 lbs, so I guess the skin will become even more saggy in my lower face area. I'm hoping the face exercises would tighten some of the loose skin.
What do you think? I hate what I see in the mirror. I’m feeling so depressed.
I know how you feel, but don’t be depressed.
If you follow a complete face/neck exercise that also includes massaging the skin, you’ll get some results. But note: It takes time, but I’ve been there, and I know it works.
Here is a tip: Make sure you take pictures at least two times a month - spaced out evenly - like every two weeks.
Take a picture of your full face and one of the lower face/neck area.
So you can see your progression, which will help keep you motivated. Little remarkable changes will be taking place within about 4-6 weeks, but chances are you won’t see them because you see yourself every day.
But, boy, you will notice them in the pictures!
About the pictures: To get a really accurate reading of your changes, everything has to be the same. Use the same camera each time, take the picture in the same place, at the same time of day, with the same lighting, and with the same hairstyle.
Find a place in your house where your picture comes out of the clearest and has the best lighting.
About Weight Loss: When you lose the extra weight, be prepared to see a little bit of sagging, especially if you’re over a certain age. But, keep moving on with your exercises, and the skin will tighten back up again.
Last year I lost about 7 pounds and noticed my face started looking a bit saggy around the lower face/neck. I increased my face workout to 3 times a week again, did a few bonus workouts, and it firmed up in a few months.
When I say I increased my workout, what I mean is - I’ve been doing face exercises for years.
After a certain point, you don’t have to do them weekly; you can cut back to a few times a month for maintenance.
But it would also help if you massage your face and neck weekly.
If you click on this link you'll see my before and after pictures and you'll find some FREE neck massage videos that can help.
Good luck and let me know how it goes.
Stick with it; it works!