Sculpted cheekbones, tighter skin, increased fullness in cheeks – um, naturally? Yes. Studies have shown you can improve the appearance of your cheekbones and face by using facial exercises. You’re welcome.
9 Exercises to get your face workout on
Sit up straight and drop your lower jaw down as far as you can comfortably. Then, stick out your lower jaw to create some tension in the cheeks near your ears. Hold it like this and continue feeling the tension in your cheeks for up to ten seconds, then relax your jaw and move it back inwards. Repeat the exercise ten times regularly to get the best results.
Smiling isn’t just a great way to convey a happy emotion or greet somebody. It can also be a great exercise for your face. All you need to do is smile as widely as you can while keeping your mouth closed. Hold the smile for around ten seconds before relaxing your face. Doing this every day will not only help you feel happier and be in a better mood, but it can also uplift your facial structure.
Tongue exercises can be an ideal way to work on the muscles located below the apple of your cheeks and other muscles in your face. You may want to try mewing to improve your jaw posture, which is done by moving your tongue to the roof of your mouth with your mouth closed and gently pressing it to feel a little pressure in your jaw. You can also stick out your tongue and stretch it like you’re trying to touch your chin to exercise several facial muscles.
Making exaggerated expressions while pronouncing the letters ‘X’ and ‘O’ is a great exercise for your facial muscles. It can help to strengthen the muscles and target fat from your cheeks. Plus, the exaggerated motions can make you laugh, which is another great exercise for your facial muscles and will lift your mood.
This is a great exercise to try if you want to work on the upper cheek muscles and give your face a leaner look. Start by pulling your cheek muscles up towards your eyes without changing the position of your lips. Then, raise the corners of the lips to push the cheeks up further from below. Repeat ten times regularly to see the best results.
You can work out the muscles in the upper and middle part of your cheeks by performing the ‘puffy face’ exercise. Close your mouth and puff your cheeks with air, then move the air from one cheek to the other while holding it in your mouth for five seconds.
It’s not just for selfies – pouting can also be a great facial exercise to improve the muscles in your cheeks. It’s a great option for working all of the areas of the cheeks at the same time. All you need to do is purse your lips and suck in your cheeks. Exaggerate it as much as possible and try to push out the outer corners of your lips into a smile before holding it for ten seconds.
If your chin and jawline is the main area of concern when it comes to your face, chin lifts can help. You can perform this exercise while either sitting or standing. Start by tilting your head towards the ceiling and keeping your eyes focused on it. Tighten your lips as if you’re about to kiss and hold it for a count of five seconds before relaxing.
Another great exercise for your jawline and chin is neck rolling. Start in a straight position with your head positioned normally before gently bending your head to one side and lining with your chin. Then slowly turn your head so that it makes a complete circular rotation. Be sure to keep your shoulders down and spine straight.