Did you know that there is a simple exercise that tones and firms your chin and jaw line areas? If followed diligently, this exercise produces noticeable results in as little as three days. Read below to learn how.
Why do the chin and jaw areas sag and wrinkle on some people?
According to the Journal of Applied Physiology (Vol. 86, Issue 1, 188-194, Jan 99), after the age of 50, muscles that are not used frequently atrophy, including facial muscles.
The muscles that support the area under the mouth, including the chin and frontal jaw line are the triangularis, depressor, labii, mentalis, and platysma. Their exact positioning on the face is shown in the above photo. When these muscles atrophy from age and reduced use, the skin covering these muscles becomes prone to sag and wrinkles. Any facial skin that has insufficient muscle tone or collagen beneath it tends to sag and/or wrinkle. Skin that has plump underlying muscles does not wrinkle or sag easily. The simple “chin & jaw toning” facial exercise described below will eliminate sag, wrinkles, and jowls in the chin and jaw line areas of the face.
It is important to note that if your condition is being caused from a large amount of recent weight loss beyond the age of 45, it might be necessary to have the excess skin “snipped” by a plastic surgeon. However, before doing so, try the below-described exercise first, because there is a possibility that it may work sufficiently at reducing weight-loss-produced sags in the chin and jaw areas.
What will the “chin & jaw toning exercise” do to a face?
The below-described “chin & jaw toning exercise” is considered a natural cure for wrinkles, sagging skin, and “jowls” in the chin and jaw-line areas of the face. No expensive equipment is required, no drugs, no doctors, no cosmetics, no chemicals, nothing to buy.
The below “chin & jaw toning exercise” will build up a “cushion” or “padding” of muscle beneath the skin by implementing an isometric tensioning exercise that firms all muscles below the mouth and up part of the jaw line, as shown in the above photo. This muscle building will not alter the appearance of the face. The newly-toned-up muscles will not be obvious in any way, except that they will make that area of the face appear younger. Toning these muscles will cause a youthful firmness that prevents the skin from being able to wrinkle or sag easily. It will take years off of the appearance of that portion of the face. Isometric exercises work very effectively in eliminating wrinkles, sagging skin, and jowls in the chin and jaw line areas of the face.
After building up the muscles that eliminate jowls, wrinkles, and sagging skin, less time and attention will be needed to maintain that level of muscle tone. It is easier to maintain muscle than to build it.
How To Perform the Isometric Tension Exercise that Eliminates Jowls, Wrinkles, and Sag in the Chin and Jaw Line Areas of the Face:
Get in front of a mirror the first few times you practice this exercise, to make sure you are not wrinkling your face while performing the exercise. It is important to avoid creating more wrinkles.
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To perform this exercise, sit or stand and look straight ahead. Close your lips, and do not open your mouth during this exercise. Now tension all the muscles you possibly can below your mouth and along your jaw line. Do this without wrinkling your lips or causing wrinkles anywhere on your face. You should feel tension in your neck also, which is fine. Move your lower jaw slightly forward to achieve even more muscle tension. Hold the tension position for a minimum of 10 minutes. If 10 minutes is not possible at first, try for as long as possible, then repeat so that the accumulated amount of muscle-tension minutes adds up to at least 10 minutes (or more).
The first few times you do this, it may be helpful to use your fingers to feel the tightness of these muscles in your chin and jaw line. You will know that you are tensioning the chin and jaw-line muscles, because they will feel hard to the touch. Use your fingers to feel the hardness of these muscle groups as you tension them. Tensioning a muscle, tones and builds it. At first, this exercise will seem awkward. But with time, it becomes very easy and can be accomplished while watching TV, surfing the internet, driving, reading, or in the restroom.
Tension these muscles (triangularis, depressor labii, mentalis, and platysma) for a minimum of 10 minutes per day. More time (20-30 minutes or more) will produce faster results that can be noticed in as little as 3 days.
Once the desired level of muscle is achieved, muscle tone can be maintained permanently by practicing the “chin & jaw toning exercise” for 5 minutes daily, or 10 minutes every other day. Although for many, this amount of time is adequate. For some, less time is required, and for others additional time may be necessary if wrinkles or sags begin to reappear. In these cases, increase the maintenance time as necessary. Each person can find their own exact number of “maintenance” minutes. Most people are absolutely delighted with the results and are very thankful to have found a natural cure that eliminates wrinkles, sagging skin, and jowls, resulting in a more youthful facial appearance.