Have you looked into the mirror only to discover that your face has begun to slip and slide in a downward direction and there’s skin hanging and dangling along your jaw? Well, that, according to Webster’s dictionary is the definition of a jowl.
You do not have to be overweight to see the slackening signs of age on your face; this slackening is due to atrophied facial muscles that pool into other muscles and muscle groups. Interestingly, the facial skin is attached directly to the facial muscles so when your facial muscles begin to lose their tone and vitality, you will notice that your skin begins to behave differently. You may begin to look drawn, tired, and somewhat haggard.
The resemblance to an older family member might become apparent as you wonder just how in the world Aunt Hilda’s jowls came to live on your face. This type of aging is not hereditary; if you are over the age of twenty-five, your once-tight facial muscles are beginning to battle with Mother Nature. If you see jowls, you might also be saddened to see sagging eyelids and cheeks that no longer portray apples when you smile.
By now you have probably realized that jowls cannot be disguised using makeup or skincare items. No matter how sophisticated a product sounds or how promising the claims, jowls, pouches, the dreaded wattle, and more are real signs of aging that need more than just topical applications. To rid your face of jowls and pouches, double chins, droopy foreheads, etc., requires deep-muscle treatments using specialized facial exercises.
Of course, there are invasive modalities offered by some physicians that may have you running scared, and you should! Cutting perfectly healthy tissue or injecting chemicals into areas that can easily affect the brain is not the easy answer to aging. If you opt for these types of unnatural fixes, you may find that the cookie-cutter norm does not suit you. At first glance, you may look unrecognizable to your friends, family, and coworkers and there is no camouflaging face work of this type.
Aging that is propped up using injections with untested ingredients that plump and paralyze will not stop the downward slide of muscles and skin. Choosing surgery will not stop aging in your face either. The muscles and skin will continue to make their way south. Your face may look misshapen after using these modes of treatment as hidden sutures coupled with the waning effects of injections take their toll on your once-pristine face and before you know it, you might look and feel pretty discouraged with your appearance.
Rather than use costly, risky, and scary methods that may not produce the desired effect, just know that by using safe, sane, and tested natural methods can work quickly to lift, tone, and tighten sagging facial features. Facial exercise, using your thumbs and fingers as age erasers, requires only minutes each day in front of a mirror. There is no pain, no back-breaking outlay of cash, and certainly no risk of your good health when you choose this natural method over injections and surgery.
The results are what count and with easy isometric movements, your results will be easily garnered and they are lasting results that will keep you looking substantially younger than your peers. You will hardly believe your eyes as your face begins rehabilitation; slowly at first using only two exercises for the upper eyes and upper cheeks. Week after week, when more exercises are added, your entire face and neck will lift and tighten. You can look ten to fifteen years younger in about nine to twelve weeks.
Our small facial muscles weave over and under each other and attach to bone on one end in our hairline. Just as muscles in our bodies enjoy a workout, the muscles in our faces benefit from the oxygenated blood and the plumped-up skin improvement is almost instantly apparent.
Mark Berman, MD, of Santa Monica, California, has studied facial exercise and has this to say: “I’ve seen the results and they’re really quite impressive. And actually if you think about it, this makes sense medically. After all, when you exercise your body, you’re going to tone and tighten the muscles in your body. So why not apply the same principles to your face? If you stay with the program, it should work indefinitely. Whether you’re thirty or seventy, you’re going to see a definite change … I’ve seen the results, and it works!”
Disguising jowls or rather reducing the appearance of jowls and other facial flaws caused by sagging muscles is possible using facial exercise only a few minutes each day. What do you have to lose? Only that tired-looking face that keeps you looking old. Your appearance will greatly improve and your confidence will soar.