As we all know, we swallow food, drink, and saliva on a regular basis - about 600 times per day, in fact. Did you know that improper swallowing techniques can lead to aging of the face and wrinkles? To help prevent this, I will be sharing three tips for better swallowing that can help lift your skin and reduce wrinkles.
1. Three step swallow
I would like to share tips on how to swallow correctly to help prevent wrinkles and aging of the face. The first step is to align your upper teeth with your tongue when swallowing. Next, place the tip of your tongue on the "sweet spot" which is known as mewing. If you're not familiar with mewing, be sure to check out our mewing101 video for more information. The third step is to swallow slowly and smoothly, using a fluid motion similar to that of a ballet dancer. It's important to note that these tips may seem simple, but they can make a big difference in the way you swallow and can help
2. Keep the space between upper teeth and lower teeth
This is something that I personally did not realize I was doing wrong for the past 43 years. I learned about this recently, and it was shocking to me that I had been making this mistake for so long. In addition to keeping a small space between your upper and lower teeth while your face is at rest, it's also important to keep this space while swallowing. I learned recently that I had been clicking my upper and lower teeth together every time I swallowed, and it's something that I was doing for about 10 to 20 minutes per day. This may not seem like a lot, but when you consider that humans swallow about 600 times per day, it adds up.
3. Soft swallow
When swallowing, it's important to avoid using the neck muscles. If you use the neck muscles when swallowing, you're also using facial muscles and this can lead to lines and wrinkles on the neck. Instead, it's important to maintain good posture, keeping your head up and slightly elevated. This can help make swallowing softer and prevent the use of neck muscles. I personally believe that this is a major breakthrough in understanding how to improve swallowing technique and prevent wrinkles and aging of the face. However, I would like to know your thoughts and if you see a difference in your swallowing technique by following this tip.
If you're looking for additional exercises to improve your facial posture and reduce wrinkles, we recommend checking out our Koko Face Yoga app available for iPhone and Android. Additionally, for those who are interested in learning more about facial exercises, we also offer an instructor certification program. Whether you're interested in teaching classes or just want to improve your own understanding of facial muscles and posture, this program is a valuable resource.