Jowls are as a result of aging as gravity pulls the fat from the face into the neck, and occurs when the skin on the face sags below the jaw line. The age at which your jowls may begin to sag is dependent on a few factors; they include skin type, genetics, and facial muscles. Jowls are a natural part of aging and when they begin to sag it can result in a change of the face shape There are several methods which can be used to reduce or eliminate jowls and they range from plastic surgery to exercise.
There are non-surgical methods such as skin grafting and wrinkle fillers. Certain things can prevent the onset of jowls such as lifestyle choices in that of getting a lot of sleep, drinking a lot of water, frequent chemical peels and sleeping on your back. It has been observed when a person prefers sleeping on a specific side, that side will have more sagging and wrinkling than the other.
While there are products which can accomplish the same such as sunblock containing Zinc Oxide, Alpha Hydroxy acids, and antioxidants. Plastic surgery can help to erase jowls by having a facelift, or cervicoplasty which is a method of removing excess skin from under the neck area. Or a combination of liposuction and cervicoplasty where the liposuction will remove the fat pockets in the jowls. The face has more than 50 muscles in the face and neck area: exercise is required to keep that area looking good. While plastic surgery may be a quicker option, one can consider exercise as it is cheaper; however, takes a longer time and requires dedication.
- Massage Technique: ensure that skin is thoroughly clean, rub massage oil unto the back of wrist. Then massage face using small circular motions. Continue for three (3) to four (4) minutes. Anti-aging techniques will help in minimizing jowls problem.
- Massage up Technique: place both wrist at bottom of chin and move upwards through the lymph path (up to the cheeks, under the eye, then across to just in front of the ears, and down to the collarbone). Repeat process three (3) times.
- While standing or sitting, lift face towards the ceiling. Pretend as though you are chewing gum, repeat at least 20 times. Do several times for the day.
- Tilt head back towards ceiling; pucker as though you were kissing. Hold for five (5) seconds. Then stick tongue out as far as possible, try to use the end of your tongue to touch chin. Hold for five (5) seconds; repeat both moves ten (10) times.
- Lie on bed with your head hanging off. Lift head towards chest holding for five (5) seconds. Return to initial position and repeat five (5) times.
- Open mouth as wide as possible. Place bottom lip over bottom teeth. Move lower jaw line up and down. Repeat this exercise 30 times.
- Place fingers at both sides of nostril. Smile as widely as possible and run fingers around smile, down to jaw line. Apply pressure to each spot for five (5) seconds, repeat 30 times.
Tips and Warnings
- Ensure massage oil is suitable for use on your face and will not cause breakout
Author: Jenny Richards is a freelance writer and content builder of http://www.deartips.com