In this article, I'll show you two jowl exercises that can help you say goodbye to a sagging jawline and hello to a firmer lower face.
And, as a bonus, these exercises can also give your cheeks a nice shape and lift.
You'll learn what jowls are, why the jawline sags with age, and how to prevent and firm it naturally without surgery.
So, let's dive into the secrets of achieving a beautifully contoured jawline!
Jowls are those droopy areas of skin that are located below the cheeks and mouth on each side of your face.
If you have saggy jowls, then you probably have nasolabia folds, which are those folds near the nose area.
They sometimes start out looking like shaded areas of indentations and eventually become skin folds that you can actually grab and pinch.
Everyone gets them, as they're a natural part of an aging face.
Several factors contribute to the formation and sagging of the jawline as we age. But, four of the most common causes for sagging are:
1. Loss of skin firmness:
Our skin becomes thinner and has less bounce or elasticity.
2. Loss of facial fat pads:
As we get older, the fat pads located in the upper mid-face area diminish and shift. Especially around the cheek area.
When this happens, the fat pads that once provided support and structure to the face start to shift downward over time, contributing to the appearance of excess folds around the jawline.
3. Facial skeletal aging:
The bones in the face undergo a process called bone resorption, which means facial bones become less dense and shrink in size. This is especially true of the mid and lower face area.
This reduction in bone volume means a loss of support for the soft tissues of the face, like muscle, fat and skin.
And guess where they go? South!
They head downward, contributing to a less firm jawline, causing saggy pouches around and below the mouth.
4. Weaken facial muscles:
Facial muscles weaken and sag with age due to a combination of factors, including natural aging processes and lifestyle influences.
The reduced muscle mass means less support to the skin and underlying structures. Which can cause the face to sag, adding volume and fullness to the jawline.
Why do face and jowl exercises work? Because they address many of the issues that cause facial aging and contribute to a sagging face.
The face & jowl exercises suggested in this article also massage the skin, stimulating the production of collagen, improving elasticity, texture, and firmness. And can reduce the appearance of fine lines.
It's a simple, non-invasive, natural method to promote healthier and more radiant skin.
Muscles become more resilient and better able to support your skin and other facial structures. Firmer, stronger muscles lead to a more lifted and toned appearance. It can also help age related facial sagging.
Stronger facial muscles can provide better support for underlying structures, including the fat pads. This enhanced support may help the fat pads stay in their natural positions and reduce the appearance of sagging.
These changes are a natural part of the aging process. And there are various cosmetic procedures and skincare treatments to help address this issue that offer very good results.
However, they can be expensive as they often require repeated treatments to maintain results.
But, if you're looking for a cheaper, long-lasting treatment that you can do over and over at home for free, facial jowl exercises can be a great option.
Keep in mind that at-home, natural face exercises will not offer the dramatic results in-office procedures or surgery can. But they work and results are noticeable. As you can see in my before and after picture above.
It's important to note that while facial exercises can help firm saggy jowls, it may not fix them to your desired results. Visit this page to learn which facial exercises can help.
And the effectiveness may vary from person to person. The results may also be influenced by factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and the degree of muscle weakening or fat pad displacement.
To achieve the best results, consider combining facial exercises with other skincare practices like facial massages, a healthy lifestyle and diet, and regular use of sunscreen to protect the skin from sun damage, which can contribute to aging effects.
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