You put all the possibilities on your side to draw your biceps, your abs and other quads, but have you ever thought about strengthening your jaw and the oval of your face? Reshaping the muscles of the face allows you to show off a more beautiful, younger and more masculine jawline. Here are 5 good habits to adopt to strengthen your jaw and lower face.
laugh and smile
Start with the easiest exercise to perform and available to everyone! Laughing or smiling is a great exercise to stimulate all the lower and middle parts of your face.
Raise your head and look at the ceiling. Raise your chin as if you wanted to kiss the ceiling until the skin of your neck tenses. Set your shoulders well back and keep your back straight. Hold this «kiss» for 5 seconds and then release. Repeat this movement at least 10 times in a row. This is an excellent exercise to increase firmness in your neck and lower face.
Suck in the cheeks with your mouth (like when you imitated a fish when you were a child) and try to smile. Hold this fish face for at least 5 seconds, release, and then repeat the motion about 10 times in a row. It is not uncommon to feel a slight discomfort in the jaw at the end of the exercise, it simply means that your muscles have worked well. Unless it’s something else entirely and you need to see your dentist ASAP (for how to relieve a cavity, it’s here)! Joking aside, this is a super easy exercise to do anytime of the day to tone your cheeks and jawline.
A simple and discreet exercise that will go completely unnoticed if you do it on public transport, at work, etc. Clench your jaw for about 10 seconds and then release it. Do 10-15 contractions to start with (later, when your jaw has slowly adjusted, you can increase the number of contractions). Repeat the exercise as many times as you want and support it during the same day. A feeling of discomfort may appear, which will disappear on its own after the exercise is over.
Rest your elbow on a table and rest your chin on your fist. Try to open your mouth while creating resistance with your fist. Hold then release. Repeat as many times as you want. This exercise will strengthen your jaw and the area under your chin.
These 5 very simple little exercises are a great base to start building your jaw. To achieve the best, we recommend that you stand in front of a mirror, with your back straight. Please note that results can be seen quite quickly if you are diligent. And don’t hesitate to take a short trip to your dentist to relieve a cavity or any other oral problem that might interfere with performing these exercises. It’s your turn !