In today's video, we'll discuss the "asymmetrical face solution" and three new steps to incorporate into your arm routine. This is an update to my previous video on yarn, which was part of the face posture series from last year.
1. Put fingers between two eyes when yawning
In preventing wrinkles is to identify which muscles you're using when you yawn. Use a mirror to check and then place a finger on the area to prevent tension and wrinkles. This should be done every time you yawn, regardless of how often it happens. This technique can also help prevent unsightly facial expressions. This is the same step as last year's version, but more steps will be introduced.
2. Smile up to activate cheek muscle
Let's move on to the jaw. Yawning can cause the jaw to drop, which can lead to dominant and non-dominant sides of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It's important to minimize this by avoiding excessive dropping of the jaw. Using a finger to support the jaw can also help. Dropping the jaw too much can lead to clicking sounds and damage to the TMJ. Instead of dropping the jaw downward when yawning, try to yawn upward and use your finger to support the jaw. This can also help reduce tension in the overworking muscles and activate sleeping muscles.
3. Mouth Exercise
Step three is crucial, and it only takes a few reps. Adjust the dominant side of your TMJ joint by doing a quick motion on the tighter side. This will help reduce asymmetry caused by repetitive chewing. You can do this after eating or every time you yawn. Remember to touch around your mouth to prevent lines and smile to activate cheek muscles and reduce tension. If you're concerned about facial asymmetry, know that it's impossible to have perfect symmetry due to the natural asymmetry of the TMJ joint. Don't worry about doing the bigger side more; focus on the tighter side.
To prevent wrinkles when yawning, place your fingers between your two eyes, and every time you yawn, touch around your mouth to prevent lines and smile to activate cheek muscles and reduce tension. Avoid dropping your jaw too much when yawning and instead, use a finger to support it. To minimize asymmetry caused by repetitive chewing, adjust the dominant side of your TMJ joint by doing a quick motion on the tighter side. Remember that it's impossible to have perfect facial symmetry due to the natural asymmetry of the TMJ joint. Thank you for watching, and stay tuned for more tips on maintaining a healthy and youthful face.