Some people argue that facial exercises do not help much when you are trying to lose the weight in your face. However, that is not true; in fact, it has been revealed that engaging in facial exercises twice daily for eight weeks can improve facial rejuvenation and muscle thickness. Constantly contracting and expanding your face as commonly done in other body workouts helps to burn fat in those areas. The contraction of the facial muscle can also help to improve blood circulation in your face. This aids in detoxifying the fat and getting rid of it. Facial exercises also strengthen your facial muscles and they go a long way in preventing or controlling double chin. Facial exercises include the following.
1. Chin Lifts for Double Chin
This exercise is recommended for people who want to get rid of a double chin. You can do this exercise while sitting or standing, whichever makes you comfortable. The first step is to lift your chin and fix your eyes on the ceiling. You will then move your lower lip inwards while maintaining the position of your chin. Keep this up for 10 seconds and then proceed to smile while in that position. Hold it for 10 seconds and then release. You can repeat this 10 to 12 times. This exercise will work your muscles; if you do not feel your muscles work, you are not doing it well. The idea behind this workout is to stretch the muscles in the upper part of your neck, face, and jaw. Your neckline should be well toned if you do this regularly and efficiently.
2. The Fish Face
If you do this exercise well, your face should look just like the name suggests. To do this, you need to suck in your cheeks and hold for 10 to 15 seconds. You should repeat this 10 to 15 times.
3. Open Wide
Another exercise to consider is the open wide exercise. This is simple; all you need to do is to drop your chin and allow your tongue to rest on the lower part of your teeth. You should try as much as possible to drop your jaw as wide as you can. Keep this up for 10 seconds and repeat the process up to 15 times.
4. Try Saying X and O
This is pretty simple. Just say X and then O. You will realize that saying X makes you open your mouth wide and then saying O makes your close your mouth. When saying the X, try to open your mouth as wide as you can and do same for when saying the O. Close your mouth as much as you can. This means your facial muscle will be expanding and contracting in the process. Repeat the process for three to five minutes.
5. Swishing Water or Mouthwash
Keep water or mouthwash in your mouth and swish it for some time. You can do it 3 times a day to achieve a good result. When doing it, do a mental count, at least 20 counts at every session. Swishing water in your mouth exercise your jaw and helps to define them.
6. Puffing in and out
One of the most popular facial exercises is puffing out your cheeks and then letting the air out from one cheek before doing the same to the other.