Let's discuss Jowl, a common problem area that's difficult to improve using face yoga, self-care methods, or medical treatments. The cheek muscle is responsible for lifting the cheeks and jowls, and it cannot be fixed with just a gel. It's crucial to lift up the muscle, but relaxing the depressor muscle is also important. This muscle is stronger than you think, and preventing saggy emotions and downward angles can help reduce jowl. While gravity plays a part, it's mostly due to the use of the saggy muscle.
1. DAO Stretch
This exercise stretches the muscle from the inside out and is more effective than a massage. Do not do this exercise if you have neck pain. Identify which side of your face has more sagging and place your fingers on your shoulder and orange muscle. Tilt your head 45 degrees, look up and lift your cheek muscle. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat on the other side. Come back slowly to avoid discomfort. For more exercises, check out the Koko Face Yoga app. It's important to maintain a tiny smile when your face is resting to prevent tension in the jaw. The "massive DAO stretch" exercise can help relieve tension that causes a saggy face and undefined jawline. Three tips for maintaining a relaxed face are tongue posture, space between the teeth, and a tiny smile.
2. Masseter Stretch
Many people, including myself, have overdeveloped masseter muscles due to stress, resulting in a "Bulldog face" with a undefined jawline and saggy cheeks. To prevent jaw tension and wrinkles, it's important to rest your face and perform exercises like the masseter stretch, which involves lifting and stretching the muscle. Massage is also crucial, with the masseter muscle being the most important to target. There are three layers to the masseter muscle, and a third layer was recently discovered in 2021. If interested in a massage routine, follow my other videos.
3. Face Posture / Tongue Posture
I've learned that the tongue should be up and flat, not hanging down, as this can cause tension in the face and neck muscles. Chin tension can also cause muscle depression, so it's important to reduce chin tension and keep the tongue up and flat when the face is at rest. This can reduce tension in the face and even the neck muscles. By mastering good face posture, we can achieve the best version of our face naturally, using natural self-care methods. It's important to keep our facial muscles relaxed and to move them in better ways to achieve our best face.
DAO stretch can help relieve tension that causes a saggy face and undefined jawline, while the masseter stretch can prevent jaw tension and wrinkles. Good face and tongue posture can also help reduce tension in the face and neck muscles. Practicing these exercises and techniques can lead to a more relaxed and toned face. Additionally, regular massage can target specific facial muscles and help maintain good facial tone. It's important to maintain good facial posture and relaxation to achieve the best version of our face naturally.