Regular gym goers work on different body parts on different days to help tone them better. But what about your face? Though working out regularly will help cut out the chubbiness, if you want to sculpt your face quickly, it makes sense to exercise the facial muscles as well. There are 57 facial muscles and simple exercises targeted specifically to work them out can go a long way in giving one a leaner and sleek face. Not just this, these exercises improve blood circulation which adds an overall glow to one’s face and keep signs of ageing at bay. Below are four exercises recommended by world leading Face Yoga Expert Danielle Collins to help lose fat from your face.
Admit it, chubby cheeks look good only on babies. After a point, you need to lose that baby fat from your face. The first thing that can make your face look less lean are your cheeks. In order to tone them, Danielle recommends trying the ‘rosy glow’ exercise. Here’s how it’s done. Gently pinch your cheeks all over the cheek area with your thumb and your first two fingers for thirty seconds. This will not only make the cheek area firmer but with also boost circulation encouraging production of collagen which will give your cheeks a rosy complexion.
To tone the area around the mouth
Want to make your lips appear poutier? Then tone the area surrounding it. The ‘tongue twister’ pose helps you firm these muscles and also smooth out the smile creases and fine lines, giving you a younger looking and toned face. To do this pose, trace your tongue around the inside of your lips three times. Repeat in the opposite direction.
To get rid of double chin
Notice an extra layer of fat under your chin? You have double chin which is tough to get rid of as a lot of fat has accumulated over a period of time. Also, it makes your face look rounder in appearance. In order to get rid of it, try ‘kiss the sky’ pose. Tilt your head back and make a kissing sound and action towards the ceiling. Do this twice a day for a minute each time to get rid of your double chin.
For a well-defined jaw line
One thing that helps the face look sleek is a well-defined jaw line. This means, the muscles in the lower part of the face have to be strengthened and worked on. The ‘smile smoother’ exercise helps in doing this. To do this, hide your teeth with your lips and then make a small ‘O’ shape with your mouth. Then, keeping your lips as tense as possible, smile as wide as you can. Keep hiding your teeth. Then go back to the ‘O’ shape. Keep this going by repeating this changing of shape of the mouth. Then, hold the smile shape and place your index finger on your chin. Then start to move your jaw up and down almost as though you are scooping something up with it. As you do this, start to tilt your head slowly back. Then relax and repeat twice more. This exercise also helps in lifting the cheek area and reducing fine lines between the nose and mouth corners.