As we get older, one of the things that you may notice first is that the skin around the jawline starts to lose tautness and even sag. They are eventually, unceremoniously referred to as jowls. Fortunately, you can take action and work on this area and its appearance to sculpt your jawline to have a more defined face shape for longer. Here are five actions that will make a difference.
Do Facial Exercises
There is a practice called Mewing, where you keep your tongue on the roof of your mouth. Furthermore, there’s even an app to help you get this right if you typically let your tongue rest behind your lower teeth. This is just one of many exercises you can do to help a sagging jawline. My mom used to do weird exercises to tighten her jawline. I thought they were so silly at the time, but I’ve actually started doing them as I’ve aged.
The first one was an exaggerated opening of the mouth done about 20 times several times a day. It helps to use the “OW” sound- as in ouch that hurts- while doing it. The second one is trying to touch your nose with your tongue about 20 times and also done a few times daily. You can find more facial exercises online if you want a full program to follow.
Getting regular spa treatments or massages helps to depuff and sculpt your face. There are specific massages that your practitioner can do to help your jaw look more defined instantly. With continued practice, these therapies can also help you maintain a more sculpted look.
You can also do some of these techniques at home. Ask your therapist if they can show you some easy ones. One of the best things about a sculpting facial massages is that they are incredibly relaxing, too. Plus, they can work out any chin, jaw, or facial muscle tension that adds to an aging look.
Use and Take Collagen
As we get older, we stop producing collagen at the rate we do when we are younger. This is why you see sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles. Collagen is responsible for skin elasticity, and it is what helps it bounce back and look plump and supple.
Using lotions and supplements with collagen is a great place to start, but for an extra boost, look at spa treatments with a collagen infusion. Collagen can be injected directly into the skin. A popular brand is called Sculptra®. “Sculptra® is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen. With Sculptra®, you’ll see a natural filling effect within the first couple of days, followed by a decrease in volume. At this point, the body slowly starts to produce its own collagen, re-establishing volume that has been lost over time.” You can check it out here www.coloradobeautyrn.com.
You can sculpt your jawline and other features with about three colors and some blending. There are videos from experts who are dedicated to teaching you how to carve out a sharp jaw. Contour is created with the optical illusion of lighter shades to look like the light is catching those areas and the darker shades to bring some shadow, and the combination offers a definition.
You’ll need to practice this so you can get the blending and the placement right. The wrong contours can change the shape and definition of your face in a way that you might not like.
Get a Hair Cut
You can have your hair cut in a way that compliments your face shape and can even help sculpt your jawline. You’ll need a hair stylist that knows what you are trying to achieve and is experienced enough to make it happen. Try different hairstyles online before you commit to anything, though. Take a photo of your face with your hair tied back and away from your face and then upload it to try different styles and colors and see which one works best for you.
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