Sagging skin in the jowl area can be a sign of aging. As women get older, their facial skin loses elasticity. Although this can be corrected with surgery, there are less invasive ways to tighten the muscles in your face. Facial exercises can help to restore jowls to their original state. No exercise is considered better than another to exercise the jowl area.

Pucker Up

When cheeks lose their muscle tone, the skin in that area starts to sag. It’s important to exercise these cheek muscles by sitting upright and puckering your lips. Hold the expression for 10 seconds, rest for 10 seconds and repeat.

Next, make a pout using your cheek muscles. Place your fingers on your cheeks to make sure the muscles are in use. Hold this pose for 10 seconds at a time as well.

Suck It In

Another facial exercise helps to define the cheekbones. Suck in your cheeks for 10 seconds. Rest your face in a relaxed smile for 10 seconds, and then repeat the expression 10 times.

Wiggle Your Nose

It is sometimes necessary to watch yourself as you perform the exercises to make sure they are effective. While standing in front of a mirror, smile as widely as possible. Make sure your lips stay closed as you smile. Once you are smiling, scrunch up your nose so the muscles in your cheeks begin moving. Hold the smile and scrunched nose pose for five seconds at a time. Repeat the exercise 10 times.

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