Sometimes i get questions from new friends about exercising the facial muscles.
I came across a good article recently, written by Deborah Green at livestrong.com/article/354056-ways-to-exercise-your-face which addresses some of the issues. It begins:
Since facial exercises can help build muscle tone and improve circulation, they are often employed as a means of gaining a more youthful appearance. Building the facial muscles can lead to the covering skin becoming more taut.
I’m also asked about how exactly this works, and what is the best way to do this. The article continues:
Facial resistance training works by causing the muscles to contract against an external force, such as your fingers or a device specifically designed to train the face.
Often i’m asked to give an example of a face exercise so that people can try them out for themselves. The article helpfully provides an excellent example of an exercise for the neck:
Tilt your head back and look up at the ceiling. Press your tongue to the roof of your mouth while swallowing. Tilt your head to the left and swallow again, then repeat, tilting your head to the right. The exercise should be repeated four times in each direction.
You should feel a strong ‘pull’ on the skin, connective tissue and muscles of the neck area and jawline. Over a period of time, this exercise can strongly help with a double chin and scrawny looking neck.
You can find out more by reading more about good facial exercises and understanding the information provided.