When it comes to self-care, there are many diet and grooming habits you can do that will keep your face looking younger. Maintaining a healthy diet, keeping your skin clear and targeting wrinkles are all important for a youthful appearance. An additional easy step to add to your regimen is facial exercises, which can tighten the loose skin under your legs. They’re quick and easy to do, and if you do them regularly, you’ll see a difference before you know it! Keep reading to learn more about these easy facial exercises.
We learned some effective tightening tips and facial exercises from Dr. Harikiran Chekuri, Medical Chief of ClinicSpots, as well as Rachel Roff, Licensed Esthetician and the Founder and CEO of Urban Skin Rx®. Roff says Eat this, not that!“Since loose rolls are a result of loss of volume and elasticity, it’s important to pair the exercises with a skin care regimen that includes a daily moisturizer and a product high in retinol for best results.”
With that in mind, if you’re ready to start working on loose facial skin, check out the following four easy facial exercises. Not only are they easy to do, but they will also be more effective at tightening your legs.
Jaw release exercise
The jaw release exercise is useful for toning the muscles around your neck and jaw line. Doing this consistently will reduce loose skin and your appearance. Dr. Chekuri highly recommends this exercise.
To perform this particular targeting move, Chekuri instructs you to open your mouth as wide as you can and then slowly close it. As you close your mouth, be sure to relax your jaw. For best results, repeat this 10 times during each facial workout.
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Cheek lift exercise
Dr. Chekuri also notes that the Cheek Lift exercise does exactly what it sounds like it will do. The added benefit? Performing the cheek lift exercise will help to tone the cheek muscles, which will lift this sagging skin and reduce the appearance of your hugs. Another option you can add to this move is to suck on each cheek and hold that position for several seconds before letting go. Repeat this 10 times during your regular facial exercise.
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The Chin Press
The Chin Press is a great way to improve abdominal elasticity and also reduce the appearance of loose looking skin. Roff recommends completing each exercise for one minute on each repetition to boost your skin’s elasticity.
To perform a chin press, Roff advises first making a fist and then placing your hand under your chin. Once you do this, open your mouth and then close it. Create resistance by pressing your fist into your chin. Make sure you apply gentle pressure, but hold the pressure for a full minute. Once you’ve done this, rest for 10 seconds before doing another set. Do 3 sets of each facial workout.
While we have no doubt that your smile can light up a room, it can also be used as an exercise to tighten your pout. Roff explains that by performing this activity regularly, you’ll start to see a smoother jaw line and fewer wrinkles.
Start this movement with your index finger resting on the center of your chin. Then smile to wrap your mouth around your teeth. Then open and close your mouth while lifting your jaw back. As you begin to tilt your chin toward the sky, apply gentle pressure with your index finger. Make sure you don’t overwork the muscles in your neck! Finally, continue to open and close your mouth while gradually moving your head down to the starting position.